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UN votes againt USA, Palestinian cause wins

‘Victory for Palestine’: UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to nine, with 35 abstentions, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. President Donald Trump had warned ahead of the vote in the 193-nation assembly that “we’re watching” and threatened …

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Prepare for another Trump Iran blunder

Prepare for another Trump Iran blunder

President Donald Trump is planning to decertify Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Washington Post reported. If fully honored, that agreement would prevent Iran from ever acquiring nuclear weapons. However, the specifics of what the United States would or and would not do, especially regarding the re-imposition of sanctions, will have to await the president’s planned …

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Afghanistan wants Chabahar port ready ASAP

Afghanistan asks India to speed up development of Chabahar port Afghanistan’s foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan. The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India to transport …

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A Shake-Up on the Trump Legal Teams

A Shake-Up on the Trump Legal Teams

As the Russia investigation took center stage once again in the headlines, Jared Kushner reshuffled his legal team while his father-in-law added a new face to the battalion of lawyers representing him in the sprawling federal inquiry. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his top White House advisers, tapped high-profile trial lawyer Abbe Lowell to take over his representation …

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The shrinking gap in national security and trade

The shrinking gap in national security and trade

Removing barriers to international trade has both upside and downside. Donald Trump is now president in part because he focused on the downside: lost US jobs, closed factories, blighted communities. Even more important, he’s fundamentally changing the way government looks at trade policy. Trade negotiations have long had the implicit goal of promoting peace. It’s a fact that nations with …

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USA launches missiles attack on Syria

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country’s bloody civil war in 2011. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent …

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Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

U.S. President Donald Trump has emphasized that a central focus of his administration will be to wipe the so-called Islamic State “from the face of the Earth.” Key presidential advisers like Steve Bannon have spoken of Islam as the enemy of the United States and the West. And now Trump has signed a second Muslim-focused travel ban involving six nations …

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Stronger economy key to US national security

Stronger economy key to US national security

Reducing Amer­i­ca’s huge trade deficits would deliver stronger economic growth and improve national security, the White House trade adviser said in a speech that underscored the Trump administration’s harsh view of recent US trade policies. Speaking at a National Association of Business Economics conference, Peter Navarro argued on Monday that China and other trading partners use the proceeds from export …

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