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EU's Tusk Continues Central Asian Tour With Kazakh Talks

May 31, 2019           |                                       

NUR-SULTAN — European Council President Donald Tusk has continued his Central Asian tour with a visit to Kazakhstan, where he held talks with interim President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev. Toqaev said at the May 31 talks that his country will continue its “course toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership with the European Union,” according to the Kazakh […]

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Addressing Ireland’s parliament in Dublin on Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized control of American foreign policy in relation to Brexit, saying that Congress would block any new trade deal with the United Kingdom if Britain’s exit from the European Union threatens the peace in Northern Ireland. After introducing the slew of Irish-American lawmakers […]

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The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to […]

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Trouble seems to haunt Russia’s long European border from the Barents Sea to the Caspian. In Northern Norway, local authorities complain that Russia is jamming GPS-signals, thereby jeopardising possible search and rescue operations on land and sea in the high north. Further south, Estonian officials claimed that GPS-jamming on the border in 2014 was followed […]

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Some years ago I had an opportunity to interview several students of mine who’d come to the U.S. as part of the Bracero Program in the 1950s. As such, they were witness to the massive assault on the Latino community called Operation Wetback. Two aspects of what I learned from them about those years stood […]

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In Trump’s America, Even Nielsen Wasn’t Cruel Enough

April 12, 2019           |                                       

Kirstjen Nielsen’s cruelty toward immigrants over the past year was apparently not enough for President Donald Trump. Nielsen, the Department of Homeland Security secretary who resigned under pressure Monday after holding her position for just over a year, left behind a legacy stained by the forced separation of thousands of migrant families. Under her watch […]

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ProPublica’s “Zero Tolerance” Series Wins Paul Tobenkin Award

April 11, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica reporters Ginger Thompson, Michael Grabell and Topher Sanders are the recipients of this year’s Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award for their stories in the “Zero Tolerance” series examining the Trump administration’s immigration policy at the border. Administered by Columbia Journalism School, the Tobenkin Award recognizes outstanding achievements in reporting on racial or religious hatred, intolerance […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 11, 2019 Snarling Donald Trump, after being selected as President by the Electoral College, brought one undeniable quality to the office – a lifetime of bullying people below him. During his career as a failed gambling czar and corporate welfare king, deceitful Donald bullied his employees, (many of whom are undocumented), consumers, […]

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Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Resigns

April 7, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people familiar with the decision said. President Donald Trump thanked her for her work in a tweet and announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin […]

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Twin Explosions Kill At Least Three In Eastern Afghanistan

April 6, 2019           |                                       

An Afghan official says twin explosions in the country’s east have killed at least three people and wounded 10 others. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, said those killed in the blasts in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, on April 6 were civilians. It was not clear what caused the explosions. Jalalabad, […]

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Democrats File Suit Against Border Wall Spending

April 5, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the border (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Democrats have filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from spending more money than Congress has approved to erect barriers along the southwestern border. Democrats say Trump’s attempt to transfer billions of dollars from several programs […]

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Ukraine Bans All Flights To Russia After Opposition Politicians' Moscow Visit

April 3, 2019           |                                       

The Ukrainian government has banned unscheduled flights to Russia after a recent visit to Moscow by two opposition politicians. The action was initiated by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who said on April 3 that presidential candidate Yuriy Boiko and Opposition Platform — For Life party official Viktor Medvedchuk had “used a loophole in Ukraine’s […]

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Pakistan Says Three Soldiers Killed In Kashmir Clash With India

April 2, 2019           |                                       

Pakistani officials say three of their soldiers were killed when India targeted its military in the disputed Kashmir region. The Pakistani military said in a statement on April 2 that several of its soldiers were also injured in the overnight attack. The statement said the Pakistani Army “responded effectively” after the Indian mortar attack on […]

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