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‘Major Announcement’: Is Donald Trump Preparing to Declare a National Emergency to Gain Wall Funding?

Image: Shutterstock U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to make a ‘major announcement’ on Saturday afternoon. This comes as the partial government shutdown nears the one-month mark. Without going into much detail, Trump said the focus of the announcement would be on the partial government shutdown and the ‘Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border’: I will be making… Read More »

Why the Huawei Scandal Will Reignite the US-China Trade War

The Huawei scandal could inflame the U.S.-China trade war. | Source: Shutterstock A widening federal probe of China’s Huawei Technologies Co. could spark renewed tensions between Washington and Beijing at a critical juncture in their negotiations to end the trade war. According to The Wall Street Journal, federal prosecutors are already in hot pursuit of a criminal investigation… Read More »

Back Pay? No Way: U.S. Federal Contractors Losing $200 Million in Daily Revenue Due to Government Shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump. Image from Shutterstock U.S. federal government contractors could be losing up to $200 million in delayed or foregone revenue each day the shutdown drags on. In some cases, some contractors have completed work but their invoices can’t be processed as the responsible government agencies, departments or offices are closed. This is now beginning to… Read More »

Banks Warn of Impending 1930s-Type ‘Catastrophe’ As No-Deal Brexit Looms

UK Finance CEO Stephen Jones has issued a stark warning ahead of the March 29 deadline for exiting the EU, describing the scenario of a no-deal Brexit as a “catastrophe”. In an interview with the UK’s Channel 4 News, Jones stated that leaving the EU without a deal would not only lead to the replacement of London as… Read More »

Bitcoin is a Tool for ‘Peaceful Revolution’: Crypto Developer Jimmy Song

Jimmy Song (second from the right) believes bitcoin can be used to promote peaceful revolutions. | Source: Wikimedia Commons Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song says the original cryptocurrency can be a powerful tool to usher in a “peaceful revolution.” Song made the remarks during an interview with RT’s business host Max Keiser. “The biggest thing bitcoin brings is the decentralization… Read More »

Newsflash: Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Has Been Rejected – What now?

UK Members of Parliament have voted on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposition. May’s Brexit deal has been rejected. The rejection of the deal could now result in a “hard Brexit,” an exit from the EU with no formal agreement on debt, trade, and what will happen to UK citizens living in Europe. There are other likely outcomes… Read More »

Trump Rejects GOP Proposal to Temporarily End Government Shutdown

US President Donald Trump has turned down a proposal by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to bring the ongoing government shutdown to an end by temporarily reopening shuttered government departments while carrying on with negotiations for a proposed southern border wall. Deadlock as Shutdown Enters Day 24 Speaking earlier today to reporters in the White House ahead of a trip… Read More »