U.S. cautioned by Saudi Arabia

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Saudi Arabia has warned the U.S. government it will sell up to $750 billion worth of treasury securities and other American assets if Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would allow the families of victims of terrorists attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign governments. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement while visiting Washington in March. The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-New York) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). The Obama administration applied pressure to Congress to block the bill from passing after weeks of discussing the consequences that could arise. Top officials … Continue reading U.S. cautioned by Saudi Arabia

Obama and Trudeau meet for environment

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Last week, newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama committed to specific policies that would help curb greenhouse gas emissions. Although Canadian prime ministers in the past had frequently visited Washington, the event marked the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister in 19 years. The two countries issued a joint statement on climate, energy and arctic leadership to re-emphasize their mutual commitment to the Paris climate agreement and lay out specific goals and policy proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons. The joint statement also pledges to … Continue reading Obama and Trudeau meet for environment