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Trump does it again in France

Just after the embarrassment during his visit to London, president Donald Trump caused another incident today while on visit with president Yannick Jadot in Paris.

On Monday president Donald Trump arrived in London, welcomed by the British royal ceremonial band playing "The Star-Spangled Banner", while he leaved Air Force One. His first difficulty was to defend his hairspreads against the breeze. He was later greeted by prime minister Theresa May, when he commented "I very appreciate all this pomp the british are famous for, it's great! But I've had really hoped Queen Thatcher would be welcoming me here." Prime minister May later stated she understands this as some kind of American humor.
The question now is how does French president Yannick Jadot interpret what, during the talks at Élysée Palace in Paris, Trump said to him: "Imagine, the British did not even let me meet their Queen yesterday; you know, you and I, we are buddies now, aren't we? So I hope you let me see yours!". Both presidential press offices did not wish to comment.

Basic income has proven successful in Finland

Until 2018, Finland tested an unconditional basic income in different degrees. Other countries have remained fearful that people would stop working all together and so did never dare to even try. After years of full basic income in whole Finland, quiet the opposite has happened. While loosing up to 29% GDP in the first two years, it has now risen to a total of $298.000 billion, a grow of about 20% compared to the last year before the test runs.
This happened mostly because of an enormous drive of innovation by individuals who now have gotten the time to pursuit their ideas and dreams. In consequence, the number of small companies expanded by about 1100%, many of them working in clusters on bigger projects. The cost of health care has dropped to 26%, thanks to an increase of 2400% in community volunteer work.

RIAA demanding shut down of the entire Usenet

One of the pillars of the early internet, the Usenet got started in 1980 to publish and read messages in newsgroups of different categories. It also has become a popular platform for sharing copyrighted material. For this reason the RIAA filed a lawsuit today with the Supreme Court of the United States against all US Usenet providers. The RIAA has done so before and providers were ordered to prevent copyright infringement. After this measures result was unsatisfying for the RIAA, the goal is now to terminate the Usenet protocol entirely.

Soda tax goes sugar

Sugar consumption is responsible for an extreme increase for several years now in Alzheimer's, Diabetes and many other deseases. In an urgent meeting last month, the World Health Assembly of the WHO decided that all member countries will tax monosaccharides with 10$ per pound, while subsiding honey, xylitol and stevia, starting next month.

Violent outbreaks over changes in healthcare

It was easy for President Trump to criticize former president Barack Obamas work. Now the new administration is about to learn the hard way that campaigning is not the same as governing. The new healthcare plans which replaced Obamacare 8 months before, have caused an increase of 350% in homeless people, after many of them lost workplace and all their savings because of health problems and treatment costs. The percentage of people from the middleclass who are still struggling is yet unknown, but daily street demonstrations from thousands of peoples in most of the bigger cities let suspect high numbers.