Angela Merkel

End of an Era: Merkel leaves big politics

October 30, 2018 Jennifer 0

On October 29, German’s Angela Merkel announced that she will step down as leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and that her current (fourth) term as chancellor would be her last. At the same time, she has no intensions to step down from a chancellor position early and will serve her term until the next Bundestag elections in 2021, according to DW. Continued…

US flag Midterm Elections 2018

Early Midterm Elections Voting Dates By State

October 22, 2018 Jennifer 0

The US Midterm Elections are approaching fast. If you are eligible to vote early but haven’t done so yet, you might still have a chance. It all depends on the State you are to vote in. There is no federal law bounding all states to have early voting on a certain date or for a given period of time. Each state has its own rules. Here is a simple table which shows when and if a state allows an early vote: Continued…

Kanye West and Trump in the White House

Kanye West praises Trump in the White House

October 12, 2018 Jennifer 1

Kanye West headed to the White House for the signing the Music Modernization Act. The signing happened on Thursday, October 11th. During the ceremony Kanye West used profanity and praised Trump. Continued…

St. Volodymyr's Cathedral Kyiv

333 years of fight. Ukrainian Church gets independence

October 11, 2018 Jennifer 0

Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a step closer to getting its long awaited independence. On October 11, the Holy and Sacred Synod discussed giving autocephaly to Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kyiv. In the official statement, the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod declared that it will grant Kyiv its long awaited independence which was illegally taken from it almost 333 years ago. Continued…

Economic Growth

What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and why is it important?

October 4, 2018 Jennifer 0

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the most commonly used indicators of country’s economics wealth. It is also commonly used as a key indicator of a size of economy. Most often it is expressed as a comparison to a previous period of time (usually quarter or year).

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USMCA

What is USMCA a.k.a. ‘New NAFTA’?

October 1, 2018 Jennifer 3

After more than a year of sever negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico agree to upgrade the North Free American Trade Agreement, a.k.a NAFTA. The original agreement was signed in 1994 and governed more than $1.2 trillion worth of trade on the North American continent. The new deal has gotten the new branding and will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or simply put USMCA (can we play a YMCA video somewhere here?). Continued…