Daily Archive: Monday, February 20, 2017

UK defends Trump state visit offer despite protest

The British government stands by its decision to offer U.S. President Donald Trump a state visit, despite concerns by some British lawmakers and protests by several thousands outside Parliament. Nathan Frandino reports. ▲ Hide Transcript ▶ View Transcript UPSOUND: “No Trump, no Brexit, no racist EU exit.” Thousands of protesters gathering outside the UK parliament

Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailout

Mongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $5.5 billion bailout package, officials announced, as the debt-wracked country tries to stabilise its economy. The landlocked north Asian nation has been hit hard by a more than 50 percent fall over the past five years in the price of copper, its main