The giant’s shout.

U.S. Weapon

          Pentagon ask for major budget increase amid threats from Russia, China and North Korea. Is it time to prepare for war? The Pentagon is asking for a major boost in military spending for 2019, requesting Congress approve a budget of $686 billion — one of the largest in the Defense Department’s history. President Donald Trump said the US military would be the strongest its ever been, including “increasing arsenals of virtually every weapon.” No one know who is the strongest. But what a huge budget like that?  

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The NAFTA talks just got even harder

NAFTA

          The United States, Canada and Mexico return to the negotiating table Tuesday for talks on rewriting the three-nation trade agreement, one day after President Trump applied tariffs that will hurt Mexico, among other countries. NAFTA talks were already complicated by tariffs that the United States imposed on Canadian paper two weeks ago. Canadian officials called those “unfair and unwarranted.” Mexico is one of the biggest exporters of washing machines to the United States. Its economy ministry vowed to use “all legal resources available in response to the U.S. decision.” The three countries are…

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‘Almost inevitable cold war’ between the US and China

Cold War

                    North Korea called itself a nuclear power on Monday, but the question now is whether U.S. President Donald Trump recognizes the rogue regime as one. That’s an important development to watch as actions taken by Trump against North Korea will likely result in a cold war between the U.S. and China. Such a turn of events between the two major powers would have global implications, pointing to how it would affect worldwide trade and investment. U.S. may try to contain North Korea by having “rings of missiles throughout the Asia Pacific region pointing at…

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Christmas message : Pope calls for peace for Jerusalem

Pope peace

          Pope Francis has used his traditional Christmas Day message to call for “peace for Jerusalem” and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “On this festive day let us ask the lord for peace for Jerusalem and for all the Holy Land,” he told the crowd. “We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians,” he said in his address, delivered from the balcony of…

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Trump’s New Refugee Policy Targets These 11 Countries

Trump Ban

          President Donald Trump’s 11-nation refugee ban was partially blocked by a judge who found that it violated federal rule-making requirements. Demonstrators stand in a parking garage holding signs and an upside down American flag outside of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) airport to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. The Trump administration issued an order Tuesday that resumed the resettlement of refuges in the United States, but said the applications of citizens from 11…

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Doug Jones win in Alabama is a ‘wake up call’

Doug Jones win in Alabama

          Doug Jones win in Alabama is a ‘wake up call’ for Democrats to “do better’ for black voters. “When the vote is this close … it’s not over,” Moore told supporters after Jones declared victory. The results are nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump and a disaster for Republicans in Washington as the reliably red state of Alabama elected its first Democratic senator since the early 1990s. “That Republicans lost in one of the most Republican states in the nation is a wake-up call no matter how flawed their candidate…

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Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Jerusalem

          Middle Eastern might unstable again. Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He also expected to approve moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but not for several years and the United States, will gain given that the decision marks a sharp foreign policy turn and comes with such high risks.           Trump is to sign a national security waiver delaying a move of the embassy, since the United States does not have an embassy structure in Jerusalem to move into. A senior administration official said it could take three…

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