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.
Demonstrations and protests are not new in Iraq. The country has a long history of violence and unrest
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he is planning to sign a tentative trade agreement with China in Washington on January 15
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.