• 17 December 2018

Daily Brief

Russian spy pleads guilty

Russian spy pleads guilty

Maria Valeryevna Butina is a Russian political activist and an alleged spy who pleaded guilty on December 13, 2018, to conspiracy to act illegally as an unregistered Russian (foreign) agent, in the United States.

Trump’s inaugural committee under the radar

Trump’s inaugural committee under the radar

The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump was formally inaugurated on January 20th 2017. An estimate of 150,000 people attended the public ceremony on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Bangladesh briefly blocked 58 websites

Bangladesh briefly blocked 58 websites

The 2018 Bangladeshi general elections will be held in Bangladesh on 30th December 2018 to select members of Jatiya Sangsad. The previous general elections, which took place in 2014, were boycotted by the main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by three-time former Prime

Rajapaksa Resignation to End Crisis

Rajapaksa Resignation to End Crisis

Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The current constitution stipulates the political system as a republic and a unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system.

US changes China tariff schedule

US changes China tariff schedule

The United States and China are two of the largest economies in the world. Both countries consider the other as a partner in trade and an adversary in geopolitics. Diplomatic relations between the US and China was first established in 1844 with the Treaty of Wanghia.

Hong Kong urged to tighten Iran loop holes

Hong Kong urged to tighten Iran loop holes

U.S. policy toward Hong Kong is stated in the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, which stipulated that the U.S. would continue to treat Hong Kong apart from the People's Republic of China even after the 1997 transfer of sovereignty marking the end of British rule.

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