Author: Jason Kinast

President Trump: ‘US Dollar Too Strong’

The US dollar took a hit on Wednesday after President Trump stated he believed the currency had become too high. He believes this is attributed to confidence in his presidency. The U.S. dollar index, a collection of the dollar versus other big currencies, dropped a massive 0.5 percent in less than 15 minutes at around 3:10 pm ET following President Trump’s tough words on the dollar, considered strange from a leader on their own country’s currency. The index stayed lower by about 0.5 percent in late-afternoon trading. The euro peaked a high of 1.0658 against the dollar, its highest since April 7. This moves...

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Nuclear Warning: US Navy Strike Team Deployed to Korean Peninsula

The United States Navy has deployed their top strike group to the Korean Peninsula in anticipation of a looming nuclear threat over Kim Jong-Un’s sabre-rattling nuclear threats. North Korea has caused dramatic tensions around the world with their nuclear weapons testing and made enemies of many Western nations. After the recent U.S. airstrike on Syria, North Korean officials condemned the actions, saying that “the US missile attack against Syria is a clear and intolerable act of aggression against a sovereign state and we strongly condemn it.” President Donald Trump has juggled with many ways to deal with Kim Jong-Un,...

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BREAKING: Suicide Bomber Targets Population Census Team in Lahore, Pakistan

Police are investigating a deadly attack targeting a census team and soldiers guarding them in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday Morning. At least four of those confirmed dead were soldiers guarding the census team. Twenty-two others were wounded in the bombing. A team carrying out Pakistan’s first census in just under 20 years was the primary target of the attack. Authorities had sealed off the area on Bedian Road in the capital of the Punjab province after the blast. Rescue officials claim the attack occurred just before 8:00 am local time. The attack on Wednesday Morning was executed amid a coinciding wave of bombings allegedly caused by Islamic radicals in...

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Social Democrat Steinmeier Sworn In As German President

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been officially inaugurated as Germany’s 12th president. Leading Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as Germany’s 12th president on February 12th, 2017. After Joachim Gauck had declined to take a 2nd term due to his age of 77 years. News.au  reports that Steinmeier took the oath of office at a joint session of both houses of parliament. He later gave his inaugural speech on Wednesday. Steinmeier was previously replaced in his post as foreign minister by Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel earlier this year. During his tenure as foreign minister, Steinmeier was particularly critical of President Donald Trump’s campaign. Being a proponent of...

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BREAKING: Article 50 To Be Triggered March 29th

March 29th, dubbed ‘Brexit Day’, will be the historic date in which British PM Theresa May officially triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Share this video https://t.co/AVMJuCSgBz — Jason A. Kinast (@JKinast18) March 20, 2017 The news comes amid rising tensions with Brussels over the looming negotiations over the UK’s exit. Downing Street has stated Article 50 will be processed next Wednesday. They also deny any possibility of a snap-general election before 2020, despite rumours the PM would hold one by May 4th. There are concerns that the...

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Brexit Bill: Article 50 Given Royal Assent

The Queen has signed the Brexit Bill, giving it Royal Assent to be passed at any time that PM Theresa May wishes, creating the foundation for the imminent triggering of Article 50. The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed by MPs and peers on Monday. The Notification of Withdrawal Bill was passed by MPs on Monday. This Bill gives the prime minister the ability to notify Brussels of the UK’s exit from the European Union, following a two year process of exit negotiations. PM Theresa May claims she will trigger Article 50 by the end of the...

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Malaysia PM: North Korea Responsible for Death of Kim Jong-Nam

The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has accused North Korea of murdering Kim Jong-nam. Amid a tense diplomatic debate over the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un’s half-brother at Kuala Lumpur at International Airport 2, the Malaysian government has condemned the North Korean government for the late Kim Jong-nam’s assassination. The ongoing row has resulted in travel bans from both countries. The North Korean government has prohibited Malaysian citizens from exiting the country. Malaysia has responded with a “tit-for-tat” ban amidst the rising tensions over the debate of Kim Jong-nam’s death. “What we are facing now is the result of...

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