infrastructure

Zumwalt: Trump Spotlights a Threat Too Long Ignored

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on electromagnetic pulse weapons (EMP) on March 26, becoming the first among nine presidents knowledgeable about the threat to take it seriously.

he US military are in the process of testing a new electromagnetic gun that can fire ammo at 4,500mph.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Prepare for EMP Attack

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday directing the federal government to prepare a coordinated response plan in the event of an electromagnetic pulse attack (EMP). The order described the enormous damage such an attack could cause and noted the U.S. government currently lacks a coherent plan of action for responding to one.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up sign to supporters who applauded as he returned to the White House after spending the weekend in Florida March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump returns to Washington as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation …

Trump Says He’s Working with Democrats on Infrastructure

During a sit-down interview with Fox Business Network’s “Mornings” host Maria Bartiromo, President Donald Trump revealed that he was working with Democrats on infrastructure. Trump told Bartiromo that he believes he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “agree” on the

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Dem Rep Connolly: Healthcare, Infrastructure, Ethics, Checking Admin Part of Our Agenda

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) laid out the agenda for the incoming Democratic House majority, which includes improving Obamacare, infrastructure spending, stronger ethics rules, and providing “a constitutional check on the Trump administration.” Transcript as Follows:

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Maldives Seeks Help from India, U.S. to Escape Chinese Debt

The new president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, campaigned on criticism of his predecessor’s appetite for Chinese loans and investment. Solih signaled a strong desire to realign his country toward India and seek help from the India-U.S. alliance to relieve the burden of Chinese debt.

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives president-elect

California Republicans Cheer Donald Trump’s Water Memo

President Donald Trump signed a new memorandum Friday to provide more water to California’s farmers, lifting spirits in the Central Valley — and potentially lifting the fortunes of embattled Republican congressmen.

Trump water memo (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

North Korean Media Tout China’s ‘Belt and Road’

South Korea’s Yonhap News on Monday noticed North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun lavishing extraordinary praise on China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, an international infrastructure program China has invested a great deal of pride and money in.

N. Koreans visit Beijing to learn about China's reforms: ministry

China Gives South Africa $25 Billion in Stimulus Loans

The government of South Africa announced on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa secured another $10 billion in Chinese loans during his trip to Beijing last week, bring South Africa’s total economic stimulus and infrastructure financing from China up to $25 billion.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Lintao Zhang / Getty)

Kenya Drowning in Chinese Debt but President Kenyatta Wants More

China’s debt colonization of Africa is well underway, as one African nation after another takes out gigantic loans from Chinese banks to build infrastructure projects that appear financially unsustainable. Kenya is one of the most heavily indebted countries, but President Uhuru Kenyatta is on his way to Beijing for a summit at which he will reaffirm his commitment to the Belt and Road initiative.

Trump to host Kenyan leader Kenyatta at White House on Aug 27

China’s Debt Imperialism Behind Montenegro’s ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Chinese companies are hard at work on building a road through the mountains to connect Montenegro’s port city of Bar with Serbia. The project is incredibly expensive, leaving Montenegro struggling to pay off titanic debt to Chinese financiers. Critics call it another example of Chinese debt imperialism: the slow-motion conquest of smaller countries through the “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative by suckering them into taking loans from Beijing they will never be able to repay.

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro’s picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe.