Protests continue in Mexico as thousands rally against fuel price hike

Protests continue in Mexico as thousands rally against fuel price hike

Thousands marched in Mexico City against gasoline price hikes despite Mexicos President Enrique Pena Nietos promises to contain the effects. In response, Pena Nieto has announced that his government, businesses and union leaders are pledging to keep the price of staple goods stable. The rise in gasoline prices is part of a liberalisation programme aimed at gradually bringing prices up to market level. Jan 10, 2017
Boris Johnson jets to US to improve UK ties to Trump administration

Boris Johnson jets to US to improve UK ties to Trump administration

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has declared that Britain will be ‘first in line’ for a trade deal with the US. Johnson jetted to New York on 8 January to meet with Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, who will serve as a senior White House adviser, and chief strategist Steve Bannon. He also flew to Washington to meet with senior Congressional leaders. Barack Obama had warned that Britain would be ‘at the back of the queue’ before the EU referendum vote. Jan 10, 2017
Donald Trump names millionaire son-in-law as White House top adviser

Donald Trump names millionaire son-in-law as White House top adviser

The US president-elect has appointed millionaire Jared Kushner for a top job in the White House. The 35-year-old is married to Ivanka Trump and is a property developer with a wide range of business interests. The US federal ethics laws do not allow government employees to make profits from any businesses. Jan 10, 2017