Globalist forces on both sides of the Channel remain determined to derail Brexit at any cost. Brussels has done everything in its power to make the UK’s departure from the EU as difficult, unpalatable and lengthy as possible. And globalists within the UK have been only too happy to pitch in.
For the last two years, the US hasn’t had an ambassador based in Australia. Sure, we’ve had acting ones, but this’ll be the first under US President Donald Trump.
In what will likely turn out to be little but a symbolic proposal, Democrats in the US House of Representatives manoeuvred to pass legislation to end a 13-day partial government shutdown.
South Korea’s spy agency says that Jo went into hiding with his wife in early November. Though where they are now and what they are planning, are questions likely costing North Korean intelligence agents some lost sleep.
A former army captain, Bolsonaro is known for admiring Brazil’s 1964–85 military dictatorship. After the lawmakers diatribes against the media and political opponents caused uneasiness, he has promised in his first comments as president that he will adhere to democratic norms, RAW reports.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has accused China of taking advantage of her country’s democracy to interfere in its politics and society. In her New Year message, Tsai said that interference like this from Beijing was ‘one of the greatest challenges’.
There’s genuine cause to say ‘Happy New Year’, with 2019 bringing in a new round of tariff cuts on Aussie exports. On 1 January, 1500 products included in Australia’s free trade agreement with China and Korea had their export tariffs removed or reduced.
We won’t deny it. Removing nuclear weapons from North Korea’s arsenal has hardly been a smooth and simple process. But nobody said it would be.
It’s true that little progress has been made in ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons since the historic summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump on 12 June last year.
For those whose wealth and careers depend on the multi-trillion-dollar defence and espionage industries, US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of Syria signals a worrying trend. And these ‘Deep State’ forces wasted little time and effort disparaging Trump for his bold decision.
Let’s give embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May the benefit of the doubt by believing she really is trying her best to secure a decent exit from the EU. But that doesn’t mean we should believe Brexit will ever transpire.
Both Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump have tremendous incentives to bridge their disagreements. Neither side will get everything they want. But by moving towards the middle, both sides —and their leaders — will emerge as winners.
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China continues to send positive signs it is willing to make concessions in its trade dispute with the US. But the major sticking point remains China’s controversial rules forcing foreign companies to give up sensitive technology to do business in the country.
The global military industry is worth trillions of dollars per year. The US military budget alone runs close to AU$1 trillion per year. And this doesn’t include the shadier budgets of the world’s intelligence organisations.
New York’s Democrat Senator Kevin Parker sent a tweet to Republican Senate aide Candice Giove. He only bothered writing two words: ‘Kill yourself!’
You’d be forgiven for thinking that New York’s Democrats spend most of their time and effort working against US President Donald Trump. It’s as if they don’t have a state to govern.
As yet, there has been no consensus as to how much the annual migrant intake should be reduced. Though concerns about the crushing congestion in the capital cities and a lack of policies to allow for better integration of new migrants are mounting.
Trump and Congress remain embroiled in a feud over his proposed US–Mexico border wall. And now they have four days to reach a deal. Four days until the biggest promise Trump projected will come to a deciding head.
According to new defence guidelines, Japan is planning its first aircraft carrier and increasing their weapon capabilities in order to counter potential threats from North Korea and China.
Trump has mentioned in the past of his desire to create a ‘Space Force’ as an independent armed service branch. And while it isn’t exactly what he had in mind, the Space Command certainly brings Trump a lot closer to achieving that goal.
Many other nations, Australia included, have legalised the medicinal use of marijuana. Yet its recreational use is still criminal, depriving their governments of millions and even billions of dollars in tax revenue. Instead, this money fuels the black-market, enriching criminals.
Recently, Kiwi farmers have seen a growing number of suspected cattle infected with the disease. Lawmakers are now attempting something that no country has ever been able to do, and that’s mass-eradication of the disease.
The United States has used a World Trade Organization (WTO) session dedicated to its own trade policies to attack China.
Almost two and a half years later, their decision has not been honoured. And as our publisher Kris Sayce has said since July 2016, it almost certainly never will be.
While the funding for that wall remains in limbo, Trump is not backing down, as AP reports. In fact, it’s more likely there will be a ‘shutting down’ rather than a ‘backing down’ during the next phase of this fight for the wall.
In order to distance themselves from what they deem dangerous meddling and propaganda, Ukraine has now chosen the leader of a new national church — signifying a historic split from Russia.
As The Australian Tribune has been writing since mid-year, we believe the trade war will come to an end with a fizzle…not a bang. And it’s likely to end before the end of the southern hemisphere’s summer.
Theresa May has pushed back the Brexit showdown until after the new year, following a bruising no-confidence vote from her party’s MPs on Wednesday.
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