The US has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea after accusing it of using nerve agent VX to kill Kim-Jong-nam, the half brother of Kim Jong-un. The move comes just a day after Pyongyang announced it would hold a leaders’ summit with South Korea and would consider giving up its nuclear weapons. Dr Catherine Jones comments
US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump's team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump's plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. Dr Markus Wagner Associate Professor of Law comments.
Students in the USA have staged a 'lie-in' outside the White House to demand reforms to gun laws, following the Florida school shooting which killed 17 people. Professor Tim Lockley, from the School of Comparative American Studies at the University of Warwick, comments on the story.
As Boris Johnson attempts to reassure voters that the UK's split from the EU is a cause for "hope not fear" Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, highlights potential trade arrangments the UK may face post-Brexit.
“The vote by the House and Senate to re-open the federal government and raise the federal debt ceiling are a rare example for bipartisanship in Washington... While this renews questions about the long-term fiscal sustainability of the United States, America just sent a powerful message that austerity is over.” Dr. Georg Löfflmann, Department of Politics and International Studies, comments on the bipartisan budget compromise.