With the conflict with Mexico escalating the White House on Thursday appeared to endorse a 20% tax on all imports to the United States, only to insist a few hours later that it was not endorsing the plan.
Prime Minister Theresa May has told US Republicans the UK and America cannot return to failed military interventions to remake the world in our own image. Suggesting a UK foreign policy shift, she said those days were over but added that the US and UK should not stand idly by when the threat is real. However the two countries must renew the special relationship for this new age and lead together, again.
Spain will not put Gibraltar at the centre of Brexit negotiations, the country’s Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis Quecedo, said in an interview with the Financial Times. Dastis Quecedo told the newspaper that the EU should start trade talks with Britain relatively soon and had no plan to impose a “punitive” Brexit deal that would weaken London as a financial centre.
Argentine province Tierra del Fuego announced its rejection to the government's decision to make national holiday Malvinas Veterans Day, 2 April, a floating holiday anticipating it will bring up the issue in Congress.
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief White House strategist, went on a tirade against the media during an interview with The New York Times. Bannon, who spearheaded the far-right website Breitbart News until he took over as Trump's campaign CEO in August, lambasted the press and said it had been humiliated by the results of the 2016 election.