The Daily Populous

Saturday January 30th, 2021 evening edition

image for Joe Biden's administration doesn't trust Boris Johnson because of his ties to Trump

Boris Johnson has an uphill battle to shake off his associations with Trump and build a relationship with Biden.

Allies of Biden say the prime minister's past comments and ties to Trump are a hurdle to the two men building a strong relationship.

The tone was markedly different from Johnson's reaction to removing the bust by Biden's predecessor Barack Obama back in 2016.

"Joe has a long memory," about such things, one source in Biden's campaign told Insider last year.

However, Johnson's ties to Trump, both personally and in his political style, remain a source of distrust among Biden's allies.

Biden last year compared Boris Johnson to a "physical and emotional clone" of Donald Trump, and shaking off those associations is proving to be an uphill battle for Johnson.

While many world leaders attempted to forge close relations with Trump, Johnson went further, repeatedly speaking admiringly of the former president. »

Italy permanently halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Authored by
image for

Italy has halted the sale of thousands of missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to their involvement in the Yemen conflict, making permanent an 18-month temporary suspension.

Italy’s latest figures – dating to 2019 – show Saudi Arabia and the UAE ranked 10th and 11th in the list of the biggest markets for Italian arms exports.

Exports to Saudi Arabia were worth 105.4 million euros ($128m), while those to the UAE were worth 89.9 million euros ($109.1m). »

Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

Authored by
image for

“With the economic divide, I mean, I want to see a $15 minimum wage.

“The real way to appreciate this work is to raise the minimum wage to $15,” she said.

Currently, 29 states and Washington, D.C., have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. »

Here’s Why You Don’t See Blimps Anymore

Authored by

Fifty-one years before the Wright brothers’ first flight, blimps claimed to be the future of air transportation.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, only 128 people in the United States are qualified to fly airships.

So if you ever happen to see a blimp floating up above you, know that it’s a rare sight to see. »