On 10th March 2019, a barely four-month-old Boeing 737 max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines, with 157 people on board took off from Bole International airport in the Ethiopian capital Addis-Ababa destined for Nairobi Kenya. In what was expected to be about a 2 hours flight ended in a crash only six minutes later killing all 157 passengers and crew.
The UK was supposed to leave the EU on March 29th, so this week marked the start of what was supposed to be Britain’s last two weeks in the EU. But with the British Parliament still torn in two, every proposed deal has been declined, and the UK is no closer to having a solid Brexit plan.
NATO and Trump’s Administration: not so obsolete after all -By Ivana Martac The importance of transatlantic bond may not be the highest priority of current US administration, but at the same time, it is not entirely true that the current state of the transatlantic partnership is all gloomy at the moment. The purpose of this […]
With repression and evasive actions, Maduro’s dictatorship continues in Venezuela -By Jaime Luis Zapata Since our last post about the Venezuelan crisis, things have evolved rather quickly. An eventful breaking point was the humanitarian aid standoff on February 23. International donors, among them the United States and Canada, sent aid to help around 300,000 Venezuelans […]
Yellow Vest protests and German/French agreement Update The Yellow vest protests in France started in November 2018 to protest higher fuel prices from French President Macron’s green tax on fuel that went into effect at the beginning of 2019. The protests which have been ongoing and violent have remained a thorn in Macron’s presidency because 72 […]
The Venezuelan Crisis: An Update On The Stand-Off Venezuela has been front page news for quite a while now, especially since the inauguration of President Maduro on 10th January. Rather than consolidate Maduro’s presidency, the inauguration sparked a series of events that led to Venezuela having not one, but two Presidents. Maduro became President after […]
Everything You Need To Know About The Crisis In Venezuela Not so long ago Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America. It had a strong economy and a democratic government. But the recent crisis has sent the country spiraling out of control. For many years the public has been growing angry at the level […]
Trump TradeDeal With ChinaSparks Higher U.S. Stock, OilPrices By Jim Owen A stock market surge, along with rising oil prices, has resulted from a renegotiation of the U.S.-China trade agreement. The countries’ presidents, Donald Trump, and Xi Jinping, discussed the deal during a dinner meeting at the recent G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They agreed to suspend trade tariffs for at […]
The Yellow Vest Movement against President Macron Fuel Tax reform France, Europe, and the world were taken by surprise as thousands of French citizens took to the streets of every part of France in protest to the proposed fuel tax increment policy of President Emmanuel Macron. The protest which cut across most low and middle class french […]
What Brexit means for UK trade and economy? Since Britain voted to leave the EU back in 2016, the British government have been frantically negotiating a plan for what happens post-Brexit. But it seems Brexit has been faced with obstacles every step of the way. When Brexit was announced, conservative David Cameron (the then-current Prime […]