Your Friday Briefing

Good evening. Here’s today’s briefing.

  1. The shutdown of the US federal government continues among growing tensions from both sides. Just to be clear, the US is close to ending the fourth week of the shutdown with no foreseeable light at the end of the tunnel.
  2. In the late hours of Thursday, US President Donald Trump suspended Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s trip to the economic summit in Davos, Switzerland. This was seemingly a response to Pelosi’s calls for postponing the State of the Union until the end of the shutdown, citing security reasons.
  3. The Los Angeles teacher’s strike continues on.
  4. The African Union is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to postpone the announcement of it’s election results, amid increasing unrest in the country regarding the Presidential candidates. The election symbolizes a peaceful transfer of power after years of dictatorship.
  5. The Trump administration announced in a statement that the President would be meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in February.

This day is over. This briefing will no longer be updated.

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