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Trump’s Whirlwind Tour of Europe, UK and Russia

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Trump’s whirlwind tour of Europe, UK and Russia has left the world wondering whether America is keen to preserve the current liberal order. Trump’s description of Merkel as a captive of Russia and open condemnation of May’s brexit plans indicates more than a polite disagreement at the heart of the transatlantic alliance.
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Kenya’s 2018/2019 Budget is Tightened Nooses on the Necks of Despaired Citizens!

The tax proposals submitted through the 2018 Finance Bill are designed to generate an additional Ksh 27.5 billion in tax revenue for the FY 2018/19. The 2018/2019 budget deficit of Ksh 558.9 billion (equivalent to 5.7 percent of GDP) will be financed by net external financing amounting to Ksh 287.0 billion (equivalent to 3.0 percent of GDP)
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The Fight for the 21st Century has Begun

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“The trade conflict is really a war against China’s rise, to see who has the greater stamina. This is absolutely no time for irresolution or reticence.” This is how Chinese authorities, in a leaked circular, outlined to state media how they should cover the trade spat with the US. The economic fight of the century has now begun. After months of threats of tariffs, on July 6th the US imposed…
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The Crusade to Impose Secular Values Continues

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On Tuesday the 26th of June, the Senate of the Dutch Parliament passed the law which places a ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in some public places, including schools, hospitals, government buildings and on public transport. Anyone found wearing the veil will be criminalized and fined a sum of 400 euro.
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Russia and the US offer the Taliban to sit at the Negotiating Table

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On March 27, the TASS.ru news agency reported: "International Conference on Afghanistan “Peace process, security cooperation and regional connectivity” started in Tashkent. The event was opened by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The current conference is a logical continuation of the efforts of the international community to resolve the situation in Afghanistan.
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Hundreds of Diplomats are expelled in a New ‘Cold War’ after Putin’s Election as Russian President

Worsening US-Russia relations are “similar, to a large extent, to what we lived during the Cold War,” said the United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on the 29th of March, after the US announced that it was expelling 60 Russian diplomats. The expulsions were claimed to be in response to the poisoning in the UK of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on the 4th of March with a Russian military nerve agent…
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Trump’s Dismissal of his Foreign Minister and its Impact on America’s Foreign Policy

President Trump dismissed his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, by a twitter message on the 13th of March and announced CIA director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Then, just hours after Tillerson was fired, Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s undersecretary of public affairs was also fired by the White House for publicly contradicting the White House’s account of Tillerson’s removal
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