European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands to drop the Brexit backstop came with no "realistic alternatives" and amounted to seeking a return to controls along the sensitive Irish border.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani weighed in on a dossier related to a 120,000-ton cargo of contaminated corn from Brazil that had been stranded for three years at customs yards south of Iran, saying the grains should be annihilated if they cannot be returned to the point of loading.
The US government says the economy grew more slowly in 2018 than it previously estimated, downgrading its estimate from 3% to 2.5%. President Donald Trump had frequently boasted of the 3% growth figure as evidence that his policies invigorated the economy.
US authorities will begin detaining thousands of undocumented immigrants and their family members in 10 American cities, fulfilling a hardline immigration stance from US President Donald Trump which will be a key issue in his 2020 re-election campaign.
Mexico’s moderate Finance Minister Carlos Urzua resigned on Tuesday with a letter that shocked markets by citing ‘extremism’ in economic policy, before President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador quickly named a well-regarded deputy minister to replace him.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century,” will fail just like a recently concluded US-backed economic workshop in Bahrain.
US President Donald Trump insists that American military forces need to stage a major parade on July 4 to mark the Independence Day a more special occasion, a demand that experts have warned would prove costly for taxpayers.