President Trump Welcomes Clemson Tigers to White House

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump returned from his trip to New Orleans Monday to welcome the 2019 National Champion Clemson Tigers football team for to the White House for a ceremony Monday evening — where he treated them to some “American fast food” because of the partial government shutdown. “We went off and we…

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi declared winner of Congo’s election

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO — The Democratic Republic of the Congo electoral commission declared Felix ­Tshisekedi the winner of a contentious presidential election. Tshisekedi’s win was announced almost two weeks after the Dec. 30 election. He garnered just under 40 percent of votes cast in a field of 21 candidates. He will replace Joseph…

China grants first export licence for Finnish fish products

BEIJING, China — In connection with an export promotion visit by the Finnish Food Authority and Permanent Secretary Jaana Husu-Kallio from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, China has granted its first export licence for Finnish fish products. The export authorisation granted by the Chinese authorities is specific to certain establishments, and it currently applies…

India Parliament Passes landmark Bill, approve jobs quota for less well-off

NEW DELHI, India — The Indian parliament passed a landmark bill on Wednesday reserving 10 percent of government jobs for people outside high income brackets. Under the new amendment to the constitution, floated by Modi’s party days after those state defeats, people with an annual income below 800,000 rupees (8,891 pounds) and owning fewer than…

Jair Bolsonaro Sworn In As President Of Brazil

BRAZIL, South America — Brazil officially has a new President as Army captain and right-wing populist, Jair Bolsonaro, was sworn in as Brazil’s president on Tuesday. The 63-year-old, Bolsonaro, took the oath of office at 3:10 pm local time at a ceremony held at the National Congress building in the capital Brasilia along with his…

President Trump signs Criminal Justice reform Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump signed the Criminal Justice Reform Bill (First Step Act), into law today at the Oval Office. The First Step Act would expand job training and other programming aimed at reducing recidivism rates among federal prisoners. It also expands early-release programs and modifies sentencing laws, including mandatory minimum sentences for…

Finnish Jobseekers allowed to study without losing their unemployment benefit

HELSINKI, Finland — The Finnish Government just announced, the President of the Republic has approved an amendment to the Unemployment Security Act, extending the possibilities of unemployed jobseekers to pursue studies without losing their eligibility for unemployment benefit. The goal is to improve access to employment and facilitate the setting up of new businesses. The…

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday by a vote of 87-12, culminating years of negotiations. The policy which is sent to the Oval Office, awaits the signature of President Donald Trump. The House is expected to pass the bill this week. After yrs of bipartisan work w…