Christmas Day 1991. As the collapse of the Soviet Union starts to become inevitable, the administration of George H.W. Bush took the first step to launch a new democratic era in Ukraine. Until that day, the official policy had been to leave Ukraine under Moscow’s umbrella, but this all changed in one swift announcement. The United States was recognizing Ukraine’s independence!
We are now 10 months away from the election with 14 Democratic candidates eager to run against Donald Trump in November.
For the past weeks, most critics and some supporters have accused Emmanuel Macron of being absent from the current “crisis”.
Until now, the U.S. foreign policy has been characterized by tension. But given the anxiety about President Donald Trump and what his administration might do – pull out of NATO, start a war with Iran or North Korea – it was something to be grateful for.
After a long consultation, the European Union decided this is the time of women. It is necessary a bit of time to formalize and then finalize the appointment, however, at the moment, it seems almost certain that next October 31st, Christine Lagarde (at the European Central Bank), Ursula von der Leyen (at the European Commission), Josep Borrell (as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), will be the new heads of the European institutions.
The agreement, which eliminated almost all tariffs on trade among the member countries came to effect on January 1, 1994. Like other trade pacts, the main purpose of NAFTA is to encourage economic activity among the three major economic powers in North America. By removing trade barriers, NAFTA increases the prospect of voluminous investment opportunities in the region.
Vladimir Putin – the modern Tsar of Russia– is serving as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. In between his presidential terms, he was also the Prime Minister of Russia under his close associate Dmitry Medvedev (Putin was barred from a third consecutive term by the Constitution). However, Vladimir Putin gained 76% of the March 2018 presidential vote and was re-elected for a six-year term that will end in 2024.
On December 10th Sanna Marin, 34, was sworn in as the world’s youngest prime minister.
Demonstrations and protests are not new in Iraq. The country has a long history of violence and unrest
Pollution is a big problem all around the world. It can cause or exacerbate health problems such as allergies, asthma, diseases such as cancer or heart disease, and even death. Pollution is harmful to humans and animals, and it also can affect crops, which puts our food supply at risk.
For the past weeks, most critics and some supporters have accused Emmanuel Macron of being absent from the current “crisis”. The French railways SNCF and Paris Metro RATP have been on strike for 30 days over a pension reform and Macron has barely addressed the situation.