CPTPP stands for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and is a trade agreement. The US pulled out of it last year, but it was signed by 11 countries on 08 March 2018 in Santiago Chile. The countries involved are New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Its main purpose is to slash trade tariffs between member countries, and reduce non-tariff measures that make trade more difficu
President Trump is currently on the hunt for a new economic advisor as his previous one, Gary Cohn, has stepped down from this position. It is speculated that Larry Kudlow is the top contender for this position. Cohn announced his resignation as head of the National Economic Council last week after he lost his battle to block the Trump administration's move to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum which was elaborated on in a previous post.
Ever think that all politicans are just older men and women? Think again! Meet Elise Stefanik. She is currently the youngest congresswoman in the United States. At 33 years old she is now a twice-elected government offical represented New York as a Republican. She has one of the highest approval ratings in her state and continues to vote on the behalf of her people even when it is not popular with the rest of her party. This was exemplified in her advocacy for Net Nuetralitiy
On February 6th SpaceX launched its newest rocket as a part of its long-term effort to plunge humanity towards interstellar colonization. The company which was founded by Elon Musk successfully launched and landed what is now the largest operating rocket in the world. Some say this is a milestone for humanity but others criticized the event considering that the rocket's payload was none other than Musk's own personal convertible
At approximately 12:45 pm on Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, several shots were fired at YouTube Headquarters in San Bruno, California. A total of four people were shot in the incident, including the suspect who shot and killed herself after wounding one male and two females. All three are currently receiving medical care, conditions ranging from critical to fair. One individual sustained a minor ankle injury while fleeing the scene. The suspect was believed to have had a motive, ho
As a result of a lawsuit in California, coffee companies such as Starbucks will now have to label their beverages with cancer warning labels. The risk of cancer resulting from these drinks were first taken into account when the Council for Education and Research on Toxics noticed that Acrylamide, a by-product of coffee roasting process, could cause a risk of having cancer, if taken at high dosages. The chemical is very commonly found in coffees, and at large quantities, which
The Antarctic Treaty is an agreement signed originally by countries that had active scientists and researchers in the Antarctic region on December 1, 1959. The 12 nations that were operative in studying and examining the Antarctic region are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, and the USSR. The 12 signatories claimed territories in the continent, and some of these territories overlap
Former South African president Jacob Zuma will still be prosecuted for bribery, fraud, and corruption in relation to the payments he received through the South African arms deal. After numerous criminal investigations, Zuma resigned last February after a decade in office. This means that he will not have the opportunity to use state resources as he tries to defend himself; will he get away with his actions this time around?
Resulting from failed transition of power, a civil war between the Yemenis government and the Houthi Rebels has been raging for the past 2.5 years. In 2017 the number of Yemenis people on the brink of starvation reached 8.4 million and the number of people without access to safe drinking water reached 16 million. A Saudi Arabia led coalition blocks crucial goods from entering the country, creating the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has resigned over vote-buying scandal. Pressure had been growing after footage of his allies offering opposition politicians financial rewards if they backed him in the upcoming impeachment vote was leaked. Though he has denied wrongdoing, he has nonetheless resigned to avoid hindering the country’s development. Lawmakers and party leaders in Congress will meet Thursday to discuss the issue of whether to accept his resignation and are ex