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Notable New Year Messages From Around The World

Quotes That Set The Stage For 2019

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“It’s going to be a great year, complicated, but great.”

President Trump in a New Year's address on social media. The President spoke positively about the American economy, new trade deals and championed that "rockets aren't being fired" from North Korea. He spoke about the importance of border security, a border wall, and said he is going to continue to fight for the American people. He ended with: "Everything is going to be so beautiful. Have a fantastic New Year."
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“…keep faith in our country…”

Fmr Sec. of Defense James Mattis in a letter written to the Dept. of Defense on his last day (Dec. 31, 2018). He encouraged his audience by saying the U.S. military has "proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult," and echoed his resignation letter to Pres. Trump by emphasizing the importance of America's allies. The new acting Sec. of Defense is Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive who served as deputy to Mattis since 2017.
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“We will not make nuclear weapons and we will not proliferate nuclear weapons, and I have said this, and I will say this again now.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a televised New Year's message. Some analysts say this comment is particularly noteworthy, reflecting a positive change in tone. However, North Korea has reportedly continued to work on its nuclear weapons program despite last year's historic summit with Pres. Trump. Kim also warned the U.S. against further sanctions.
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“We are free in our country only because generations before us fought not to suffer from despotism or any tyranny, and this freedom requires a republican order. It requires the respect of each and all opinions.”

French President Emmanuel Macron in a televised address from his residence, Élysée Palace. Over the last month, tens of thousands have protestested against the French gov't over a variety of issues, at times violently clashing with police.
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“In 2019 the UK will start a new chapter. The Brexit deal I have negotiated delivers on the vote of the British people…If Parliament backs a deal, Britain can turn a corner.”

UK Prime Minister Theresa May addressing the future of the UK's expected separation from the European Union. May forged a deal with the EU that did not have the support of British Parliament, sparking uncertainty about whether a deal will be reached by the March 29, 2019 deadline.
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“No matter how the international situation changes, China’s confidence and determination to safeguard national sovereignty and security will not change.”

China's President Xi Jinping during his televised New Year's address. Xi did not mention the trade war with the U.S., but the world's two largest economies are expected to engage in trade talks in early January. The state of the trade war has the potential to impact the global economy in 2019.
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“#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,”

A now-deleted tweet from US Strategic Command (that controls U.S. nuclear weapons). Video accompanied this tweet of test (non-nuclear) bombings. The command later apologized and said the message, though misguided, reflected its priority of reassuring the American people about military readiness.
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