Are the U.S. Allies and the European Union Heading for a Trade War?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppThe Trump administration, with a series of protectionist trade measures, has received much contention and anger from many of its allies including Canada, the European Union and Australia. The high levels of new tariffs against steel and aluminum have left many countries feeling challenged and threatened. Despite the fact the United States have engaged in good relations with its allies for the past decades, President Trump seems to be single-handedly reversing these trade efforts and challenging the norms of international trade. This…

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Toronto Van Plows Into Pedestrians, Leaves Bloody Carnage

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppA tragic happening took place in Toronto on Monday, killing at least ten and injuring at least fifteen, according to authorities. A white rental Ryder van began its killing spree by running over a pedestrian and then started plowing into people on the sidewalk. This incident was not deemed as terrorism, even though the driver committed this crime intentionally. The police force ensures the people that “The city is safe”, clearing the air of fear and wariness in Toronto. The driver was…

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Middle Class Job Market Shrinking Due to Dwindling Public Sector

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppFactory towns, like Oklahoma City, have been suffering a great loss of middle-income jobs, influencing its political picture and policies on tariffs and immigration. This loss and disappearance of middle-class jobs could be attributed to not only globalization and automation but also the dwindling of the public sector in general. Middle-class jobs have been the comfortable option for many Americans in the past, including being a teacher, firefighter, bus driver, etc. However, the provision of these jobs was deeply dependent on the…

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Why Does China Fear Repercussions From North Korea’s Negotiations?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppThe recent shift in the relationship between North Korea and the United States may have been a good news and sign to a majority of the world, but not to China. It seems China is finding umbrage from being excluded from this conversation between the two powers and feels powerless in determining where the negotiations steer towards. Many Chinese experts fear that North Korea would strive towards lessening its reliance on China and channel these security and trade needs towards South Korea…

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North Korea No Longer Demands Withdrawal of American Troops

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppKim Jong-un, after opening up to the possibility of meetings with China and potentially the United States, has demonstrated more efforts and openness towards negotiations of denuclearization with Washington as he withdrew the demand for American troops to clear out from South Korea this Thursday. This decision came as a surprise as North Korea has repeatedly demanded that the 28,500 American troops in South Korea to be removed and refused any negotiations regarding its nuclear developments until it was done. The United…

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