Donald Trump is revealing with dropper the names of those who will be members of his future government. The latter is the banker Steven Mnuchin, a former official of Goldman Sachs, which announced on Wednesday who will be the new Treasury Secretary in the Executive of the Tycoon.
Mnuchin also confirmed the appointment of Wilbur Ross at the head of the Department of Commerce, responsible officer for managing US industrial policy. “We are very honored to have been appointed to these positions”, said Mnuchin. Their charges must be confirmed even by the team of the newly elected US President. Continue reading “Steven Mnuchin will be Treasury Secretary in the Government of Donald Trump”
The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, showed Tuesday her willingness to leave office before the end of her mandate if so decides by the National Assembly. Her decision comes after being involved in the biggest political and financial scandal of recent years in the Asian country and that tens of thousands of people have begun to the streets for weeks to demand her resignation.
During her third televised speech since come to light the case, the maligned president declared her intention to resign according to a timetable and procedures agreed by the political parties that minimizes the potential confusion arising from an unexpected transition of the government. In principle her mandate expires in February 2018. Continue reading “The president of South Korea is willing to resign if Parliament wants”
At least 75 people have been killed and six injured in the crash of the plane that was carrying the Chapecoense Brazilian football team, which has crashed in Cerro Gordo of the Union, in the department of Antioquia in Colombia, according to latest data provided by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos.
The crashed aircraft company Lamia, has come from Bolivia and has crashed in the area of Cerro Gordo of the Union, between the municipalities of La Union and La Ceja (Antioquia department, both near Rionegro, where is located the Jose Maria Cordoba airport) with 81 people on board. The plane was carrying members of the Brazilian Chapecoense football team. Continue reading “75 dead in plane crash of Chapecoense Brazil football team”
The Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, said his brother, President Raul Castro, in a speech on State television on Saturday.
The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution died on the night of Friday, November 25, at 22.29 hours, and his remains will be cremated “attending his express wish”, said Raul Castro, visibly thrilled. Continue reading “Fidel Castro dies at age 90”
After the interruption of Thanksgiving, the team of elected President Donald Trump continues to add new members to his administration. The tycoon has appointed lawyer and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC acronym) Don McGahn, White House counsel.
The president also elected former government official and an analyst on Fox News television network, KT McFarland, as Deputy National Security Adviser, as confirmed by the transition team to several US media. Continue reading “Donald Trump chooses KT McFarland and Don McGahn for key posts in his team”
President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, left Brussels and returns to Germany as candidate of the SPD in the region of North Rhine Westphalia. In recent weeks it had been much speculation with the possibility that Schulz, after a long period in the European Parliament, would like to try his luck in German politics, positioning even in the pools as the future head of the list of the party to challenge Angela Merkel in the autumn elections.
“In recent months there has been a lot of speculation about my future. I have taken my decision: I will not present myself for a third term as president of the European Parliament, but to the German Bundestag as leader of the SPD in North Rhine Westfamilia”, he explained. Continue reading “Martin Schulz leaves the European Parliament to return to the German politics”
The elected US President Donald Trump, will not proceed with the investigation against his rival in the election, Democrat Hillary Clinton, for the use of her private email when she was Secretary of State or by the practices of the Clinton Foundation, has revealed Tuesday an advisor of the NBC president.
According to this source, Trump has made this decision even though during the campaign promised to investigate the former first lady if he came to the White House and take her to jail. His campaign manager and senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, has come to confirm this. Continue reading “Trump will not move forward with investigations against Clinton”
The elected US president, Donald Trump, has announced its intention to withdraw from the agreement of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he described as a “potential disaster” for their national interests.
Trump, who during the election campaign had already expressed opposition to this treaty, has said that when he takes the White House next January, will seek to negotiate “bilateral investment treaty fair” that generate jobs for their country.
The TPP, an initiative that has been promoted by President Barack Obama, has not yet been ratified by the US Congress, which has met strong opposition from lawmakers from the Republican majority. Continue reading “Trump announces his intention to withdraw the United States from TPP”
The spectrum of the catastrophe of 2011 was reactivated this morning in Japan when a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake generated a small tsunami that hit to the Fukushima region, the same one that was destroyed in the previous tragedy.
Authorities reported no casualties but decreed the evacuation of the population in that area warning that the tsunami could generate waves up to three meters high. An hour after the earthquake, which occurred at six o’clock local time, several coastal enclaves confirmed rising tide phenomenon in the port of Sendai – 70 kilometers north of Fukushima – came to cause waves of one meter and 40 centimeters.
The company Tepco, which manages the Fukushima head office, acknowledged the presence of waves one meter high in the vicinity of the facilities that were destroyed in 2011, although said that this time had not caused any damage. Continue reading “An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude causes a small tsunami in the coast of Japan”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, repeat as a candidate of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the general elections next year to fight for what would be her fourth consecutive term, according to advanced several German media this Sunday.
It is foreseen that the chancellor appears this evening before the press in the frame of a meeting of the leadership of the CDU, at the end of which is expected to be officially announced her candidacy.
Angela Merkel, 62 and in front of the German government since 2005, knows that she has the support of a majority of Germans. According to a survey released today by the newspaper ‘Bild am Sonntag’, 55 percent of Germans want Merkel chosen again chancellor in September elections next year, by 39 percent which is positioned against it. Continue reading “Merkel will be presented as a candidate for a fourth term next year”