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Trump uses emergency powers to build the wall

US President Donald Trump has used emergency powers to bypass Congress to provide funding for his controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.   Having reached an interim agreement with Democrats to open federal agencies following a 35-day government shutdown, Mr Trump declared a state of emergency to finance the $5.7 billion required for the border…

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What is the Obama legacy? “Eight years of blunder, failure and incompetence”

Rather than unify the United States, Barack Obama leaves office with the country being more divided than when he started. His miserable legacy was confirmed with the election of his successor. Trump’s election was a symptom of a dissatisfied and disengaged electorate, in large part because of Obama’s policy blunders during his eight-year tenure. In…

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What is the Obama legacy? “A steady hand we will miss in years to come”

Before the U.S. is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the era of President Trump, it must first wave goodbye to its incumbent Commander-in-Chief. Barack Obama swept to victory in 2008, a young and charismatic Senator from Chicago, with the promise of change. 8 years and successful reelection campaign later, what legacy has President Obama left?…

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President Obama to expand Pacific Ocean marine conservation area

Last month Barack Obama signed a statement to expand a marine reserve in the south- central Pacific Ocean, aiming at protecting more of the world’s oceans. This reserve, which includes tropical islands and atolls such as Wake Island, Johnson Atoll, Jarvis Island and others, was previously established in 2006 by George Bush. The aim was…

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