Trump administration opens investigation over large uranium imports

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThe Trump administration is currently investigating large uranium imports in the belief that they may be a national security threat, which could cause for an increase in security measures for foreign products. Uranium is usually involved in the powering of electrical grids all across the country, as well as nuclear weapons and military submarines. According to the White House, due the fact that the product is so essential for the country’s safety, buying it mostly from other countries could create an unhealthy dependence on them.…

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Trump Criticizes European Union for Fining Google

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAlmost a week after his meeting with NATO countries, Donald Trump has continued to criticize the European Union. This time, he has attacked the EU over the record fine they have charged Google due to antitrust concerns. The EU has accused Google of abusing its power in the smartphone market via automatic installations and its attempts to promote the use of its search engine. Google is set to pay $5.1 billion, and it is expected that the EU’s charges will have a lasting change on…

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Africa Will Eliminate NTDs by 2020

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppBy 2020, Africa is projected to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Governments, private sector players, civil society organizations and the World Health Organization (WHO) are all playing an active role in this effort. Nearly 40 percent of these 1.5 million viral, parasitic and bacterial diseases are found in Sub-Saharan Africa. The most prevalent of these diseases are lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, onchocerciasis, and trachoma. Ghana has recently eliminated trachoma, and Togo eliminated lymphatic filariasis last year. According to WHO’s website, NTDs take around 170,000 lives…

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Putin hints at U.S.-Russia collaboration to stabilize oil prices

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAfter his highly controversial summit with President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the two administrations are planning to work on stabilizing oil prices. The value of oil has been quite volatile during the last couple of years, often changing and destabilizing its producers’ economic welfare. Last year, Russia partnered with OPEC and oil-producing countries for oil production, and ended up being in control of near half of the world’s oil supply. The potential cooperation with Washington would make sense, since President…

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German Foreign Minister: “We Can No Longer Completely Rely on the White House”

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppGermany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, recently stated that his country can no longer rely on the U.S. after President Trump called the European Union a “foe” of his administration. Heiko Maas told the German newspaper Funke: “We can no longer completely rely on the White House. To maintain our partnership with the USA we must readjust it. The first clear consequence can only be that we need to align ourselves even more closely in Europe. Europe must not let itself be divided however sharp the verbal…

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