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MAJOR: French FM Warns London, Paris May ‘Rip Each Other Apart’ Over Trade Deal

PARIS/LONDON – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drain warned that unresolved economic disputes between France and the post-Brexit United Kingdom could see an overall deterioration in trade relations, and doubted that a deal between the nations could be inked this fiscal year. “I think that on trade issues and the mechanism for future relations, which […]

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THE RIFT WIDENS: German President Refutes Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy at Munich Conference

Munich, Germany – During his opening speech at the 56th Munich Security Conference on Friday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier slammed US President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy approach, arguing that the US now puts its own interests first at the expense of its “closest allies”. “Our closest ally, the United States of America, under […]

Russia Confirms Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Will Be Completed Despite Pressure

MOSCOW – Construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be completed despite outside pressure and US sanctions against the project, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a response on its website following Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s press conference on summing up the results of Russian diplomacy in 2019. The relevant question was not voiced […]

Pompeo Demands End to Maduro’s ‘Tyranny’ as Guiado Leaves for Colombia for Further Instructions

WASHINGTON, D.C./BOGOTA – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated his oft-repeated call for the removal of the sole legitimate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office on Monday. “The world must continue to support the Venezuelan people’s efforts to restore their democracy and put an end to Maduro’s tyranny, which harms millions of Venezuelans, and […]

Turkey vs. the EU – Erdogan Threatens 500 Year Occupation of Libya

BERLIN –  In Berlin on January 19th was a peace conference, but the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived there, if not on a war footing, certainly with the firm intention of conquering a leading position in the solution of the Libyan crisis. The goal is to ensure control of oil resources in Tripoli and […]

Johnson Set to Squeeze in Trade Talks with US Before Brexit Deal

LONDON – United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to formally open trade talks with the United States before he kick-starts a fresh round of Brexit negotiations with the European Union, The Telegraph reported, citing sources. British civil servants have come up with tips for ministers on the “pros and cons” of negotiating things […]