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Trump Chairs Security Council Meeting

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US President Donald Trump chaired the United Nations Security Council meeting Wednesday morning, September 26 (AP1). This comes after his address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25 (BBC). His address focused on US sovereignty, Iran’s expanding influence and negotiations with North Korea (AP1). He lauded American patriotism, requesting the ability to operate self-sufficiently […]

Chinese Investment in Africa

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Chinese President Xi Jingping at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, pledges another $60 billion to be used in Africa for development projects within the continent. Xi announced that the money will be used for initiatives including building more infrastructure and giving scholarships to Africans for education. China lent $125 billion to Africa between 2000-2016 (BBC). […]

Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas Found

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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – an independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. – recently identified China’s foam insulation industry as the source of the reappearance of the ozone-depleting gas, CFC-11 (EIA). The gas made a reappearance in the atmosphere two months ago in May 2018 after decades of steady decline, and […]

Venezuelan Government Wins Easier Debt Terms with Russia, China

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The Russian and Venezuelan governments signed an agreement on Wednesday confirming a ten-year payment plan for Venezuela’s 3.15 billion dollar debt to Russia (WP). Venezuelan payments to the Russian government will remain nominal during the first six years, allowing for economic stabilization and development, reported the Russian Finance Ministry. A day later, Geng Shuang, the […]