Connect with us

World News

Trump Accuses Canada’s Trudeau Of Being ‘Two-Faced’

Published

on

Trump Accuses Canada's Trudeau Of Being 'Two-Faced'

Some NATO leaders seem to have been caught unguarded on Tuesday evening after a footage recorded showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talking with other world leaders about US president, Donald Trump’s team’s jaws dropping “to the floor”

Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II during a reception in London at Buckingham Palace.

READ:  Iraqi Security Forces Use Live Fire To Disperse Baghdad Protesters

On Wednesday, Trump asked if he had heard Trudeau’s remarks about him, Trump said: “He’s two-faced”.

The US president said at a news conference alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, “I find him to be a very nice guy but you know the truth is that I called him out over the fact that he’s not paying 2% and I can see he’s not very happy about it.”

READ:  UN Calls On Libya To Crack Down On Militias

Trudeau played down the incident at a final news conference, saying he and Trump had enjoyed a great meeting and that the jaw-dropping comment was a reference to the announcement of the location of the next meeting of G7 leaders at the U.S. presidential retreat, Camp David.

The Canadian Prime Minister said “Last night I made a reference to the fact there was an unscheduled press conference before my meeting with President Trump, I was happy to take part in it but it was certainly notable”.

READ:  Trump Hosts First Iftar Dinner At White House

In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump announced he had canceled his scheduled news conference at the end of the NATO summit in Britain saying “We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!”

World News

India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses, PM Appeals For Calm

Published

on

By

India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses

Violent protests against a new law on illegal migrants entered a fifth day as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm as more than 100 protesting students have been injured in the country.

The country’s prime minister in a tweet on Monday said “I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that Citizenship Amendment Act does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. No Indian has anything to worry regarding this act. This act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.

READ:  South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba Resigns

Protests resumed in Delhi and several other cities on Monday over a new law that was passed by parliament last week.

Under the law, religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians in neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who have settled in India prior to 2015 will have a path to citizenship on grounds they faced persecution in those countries. Some critics say the law is anti-Muslim and violates India’s secular constitution.

The United Nations Human Rights office earlier this week voiced concern that the new law was fundamentally discriminatory in nature.

READ:  Two Dead, One Injured In Bosnia Freight Train Collision

On Sunday, police charged at demonstrators holding anti-citizenship law protests and fired tear gas at them in two federally-run universities, as buses were torched and roads were blocked.

Clashes erupted after police tried to disperse the demonstrators as they reached the Sarai Julena area near the university campus, with buses and private vehicles set on fire.

India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses

India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses

At least 100 people were wounded following the violence, although university authorities said the students did not take part in the burning of vehicles.

READ:  Many Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos Island

Local media reported that videos shot by students show police beating up students inside campus areas like bathrooms and the library.

Police have said that they did what was “necessary” to stop the protests.

Main opposition Congress party leader, Rahul Gandhi said, the Modi government was dividing up Indian society through the citizenship law and a plan to launch a national citizenship register.

In southern Delhi, some schools have been asked to remain closed on Monday.

Continue Reading

World News

EU Leaders Agree To 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

Published

on

By

EU Leaders Agree To 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

The European Union has left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement that will see carbon emissions reduced to zero by 2050.

This agreement came after hours of haggling with three eastern European member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power.

READ:  Labour MP, Fiona Onasanya Sentenced To Three Months In Jail

European Council new president, Charles Michel said the bloc was committed to the 2050 target but that “one member state at this stage cannot commit to implement this objective.

The conclusions also acknowledge the need to respect the rights of EU member states to decide on their own energy mix.

READ:  Botswana's Ruling Party BDP Wins General Election: Chief Justice

If the agreement had passed unanimously, Europe would have become the biggest economic bloc yet to set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Polish negotiators had reportedly pushed for a climate neutrality date of 2070 instead of 2050.

READ:  Many Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos Island

Poland relies on coal for almost 80 per cent of its electricity.

Continue Reading

World News

U.S. And China Agree To A ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

Published

on

By

U.S. And China Agree To A ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

US president Donald Trump has signed off on a phase-one trade deal with China, averting Sunday`s introduction of a new wave of US tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation.

The deal, presented to Trump by trade advisers, includes a promise by the Chinese to buy more us agricultural goods.

READ:  Iraqi Security Forces Use Live Fire To Disperse Baghdad Protesters

Officials also said they discussed possible reductions in existing duties on Chinese products. The terms have been agreed, but the legal text has not yet been finalized.

Trump has changed his mind on deals with china before. Negotiators have been working on the terms of the phase-one deal for months, after the president announced in October the two nations had reached an agreement that could be put on paper within weeks.

READ:  UN Calls On Libya To Crack Down On Militias

 

The US has added a 25 per cent duty on about $250 billion of Chinese products, and a 15 per cent levy on another u$110 billion of its imports over the course of the roughly 20-month trade war.

READ:  Dozens Injured As Turbulence Hits Air Canada Flight 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 African News Network. All Rights Reserved.

%d bloggers like this: