Angela Merkel

End of an Era: Merkel leaves big politics

October 30, 2018 Jennifer Hollister 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…

St. Volodymyr's Cathedral Kyiv

333 years of fight. Ukrainian Church gets independence

October 11, 2018 Jennifer Hollister 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…

USMCA

What is USMCA a.k.a. ‘New NAFTA’?

October 1, 2018 Jennifer Hollister 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…