Major-General Johnson commended Fiji’s continued support and participation in many venues across the region and appreciated Fiji’s area of focus and priorities in the areas of defence. From left- Maj. James Lax, Maj. Eria Davis, Maj. Gen. John Johnson, Pt. Ryan Bruan and SSG. Reaven Miranda at US Embassy in Suva on April, 2019. Photo: Ilaitia Ravuwai. At least 150 soldiers will participate in an exercise known as the “Pacific Pathways” that will directly enhance the capabilities of the Fijian Defence Force. This was confirmed by the Deputy Commanding General South United States Army Pacific Command, Major General John P Johnson, at a press briefing earlier. The exercise aims to strengthen both the Fijian Defence Force and United States Army. “The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will train the United States Army in jungle warfare while we will offer training in urban … [Read more...] about Fijian Defence Force To Enhance Capabilities With Help From The United States Army
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Ulster County, New York. Londonderry, New Hampshire. Newry, South Carolina. Antrim County, Michigan. Belfast, Maine. Over a quarter of a million men and women left ports in Belfast, Larne, Derry-Londonderry, and Newry for the ‘New World’ during the 18th century, and they brought with them more than the names of their hometowns. They also carried with them their hopes and dreams, their tireless work ethic, and their vibrant culture. These intangible gifts became an integral part of the warp and weft of American society.Northern Ireland has given America presidents, artists, industrialists, academics, and community leaders.The far-reaching influence of the people of Northern Ireland on the values and traditions of the United States runs deep, and is still felt across America today. The perilous seven-week journey once endured by our forefathers can now be completed in under seven hours, facilitating daily two-way tourism and modern commerce and, perhaps most importantly, … [Read more...] about A special relationship: the United States and Northern Ireland
This is the first time in Canadian diplomatic history that a prime minister has dismissed an ambassador. "The dismissal disorganized Ottawa's strategy to overcome tensions with Beijing", said Colin Robertson, former diplomat and vice president of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. His opinion has been cited by Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. © AP Photo / Mark Schiefelbein, FileChinese Envoy Accuses Canada of ‘White Supremacy’ in Huawei Arrest CaseIn the publication, he noted that Western allies, such as Australia and the United Kingdom, are closely monitoring Canada's strategy "because they may be in the same situation". The expert also acknowledged that Ottawa was at the centre of disagreements between two much more influential players — the United States, which is seeking the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, and China. The firing of Canada's ambassador has also elicited a … [Read more...] about Canadian Ambassador to China Fired to Please United States?
On 10 January, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second presidential term amid the months-long simmering political crisis in the Bolivarian Republic. However, on 22 January, the Venezuelan National Assembly refused to recognise Maduro as the country's leader, thus deepening the political unrest. Meanwhile, opposition leader Juan Guaido swore himself in as the interim president of the country, and Washington welcomed the move. The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23 января 2019 г. © Sputnik / Andrey SteninVenezuela Crisis: A Look Back at Three Times US Meddling Led to … [Read more...] about History Repeating? Analyst on How ‘Libyan Scenario’ is Unfolding in Venezuela
The history of WEF began in January 1971, when a professor at the University of Geneva Klaus Schwab brought together leading business people and politicians in Switzerland for the first time to discuss the prospects for developing European business on the world market. Such meetings were originally called the European Management Forum and drew participants only from western European countries. © Sputnik / Aleksey BabushkinDavos Poll: Public Trust in Nat'l Governments Falls WorldwideThe forum's topics have gradually been expanded over the years and started to include political and economic issues, the implications of technological progress, as well as problems concerning the debt of developing countries. In January 1974, political leaders were invited to the Swiss town of Davos for the first time. In 1976, the organisation introduced a permanent membership system. In 1987, the European … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About World Economic Forum in Davos