Angela Merkel Wins Mandate For 4th Term as German Chancellor

GERMANY– Angela Merkel will return for a fourth term Sunday after preliminary results show German voters awarded her a mandate. Merkel had campaigned on her record as a highly respected leader not only in Germany, but also internationally, as well as record low unemployment and strong economic growth. “Merkel has become a very polarizing figure,…

Rep. Lawrence Named Co-Chair of Jobs for America Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence announced that she will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. The Congresswoman will serve as co-chair for the Jobs…

Poland and Sweden look to strengthen cooperation at “Stockholm Tech Fest”

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — To wrap up their participation at the 2017 Stockholm Tech Fest, the Polish Embassy (Stockholm) hosted Innovation Day – “Poland’s engine for growth and development” at the Congress Waterfront Center on Tuesday. The event brought together from both countries some of the brightest in the field of innovation as they discussed creating…

President Trump visits Houston, Texas – Offers Words of Endearment

HOUSTON, Texas — President Donald Trump and the first lady visited with storm victims at the NRG Center in Houston on Saturday. The president was seen shaking hands and hugging children during a half-dozen events in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Trump looked upon the damage firsthand, consulted with emergency management officials and personally imprinted his…

President Trump donates $500K to Fulbright Finland Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Finland celebrated its 100th year of Independence as a state, United States President made a donation on behalf of the American people to its Finnish ally and the Fulbright Finland Foundation. President Trump welcomed Finnish President Niinistö to the White House where they conducted several meetings. “The foundation of our friendship…

Medical marijuana gets the green light in Tampa

TAMPA BAY, Florida – In a 6-1 vote, council members approved an ordinance regulating dispensaries and processing facilities within city limits in Tampa, Florida. Councilman Charlie Miranda was the only person to vote against the ordinance. The ordinance bans dispensaries and grow facilities 500 feet from a school, but it also lets owners request an…

Karin Olofsdotter named Ambassador in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Swedish government announced that Karin Olofdotter Ambassador in Washington D.C. Ms Olofsdotter currently holds the post Director-General for Trade Policy. She has previously been head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ Department for Promotion of Sweden, Trade and CSR, Ambassador in Budapest and head of the MFA’s Ministers Office. She has…

Donald Trump receives Superbowl ring from Patriots

WASHINGTON D.C. – According to the USA Today, President Donald Trump earned himself a Super Bowl ring during the New England Patriots visit to the White House.Team owner Robert Kraft Trump have been longtime friends. The New England Patriots spokesperson said that Trump went above and beyond with his treatment of the team during the…

Drug Possession Is No Longer A Felony Offense In Oregon

OREGON – Governor Kate Brown (D) signed a new law in Oregon that persons in possession of illegal drugs will no longer be subject to felony charges. HB 2355 went into law this week, effectively downgrading first-time simple drug possession offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, which will now carry a maximum penalty of one year…