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U.S., Russian Diplomats Discuss Ways For Syria To Rejoin 'International Community'

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Top U.S. and Russian diplomats are considering measures that could eventually allow Syria “to move back into the international community” if it agrees to a series of steps to help end the country’s long civil war. Jim Jeffrey, the U.S. special representative for Syria engagement, on May 29 told reporters following a closed-door UN Security […]

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Facing War-Weary Base, Trump Shifting to a More Diplomatic Approach

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Despite trying to give the appearance of boundless confidence in his foreign policy, President Trump appears very aware that a lot of Americans, including parts of his political base, are profoundly uncomfortable with the war-mongering tone of recent months. Between Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, the US has seemed on the brink of a huge […]

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Egypt Pulls Out of Trump’s Proposed ‘Arab NATO’

April 12, 2019           |                                       

President Trump’s push to create an “Arab NATO” with the express purposes of fighting Iran seems to be crumbling, as Egypt has withdrawn from talks on the matter and will not be joining any endeavor, if one ever exists. Egyptian officials openly doubted the seriousness of the proposal, saying there is still no blueprint for […]

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Pentagon to Extend ‘Defeat ISIS’ Coalition

April 10, 2019           |                                       

The Trump Administration has made much of its military defeat of ISIS, portraying the group as virtually wiped out and hyping the victory in Syria to such a point that for a time he was even intending to withdraw from Syria outright. Having backed away from the Syria pullout, the Pentagon is now hard at […]

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Bolton: US May Sanction Foreign Companies for Doing Business With Venezuela

March 30, 2019           |                                       

According to John Bolton, the Trump Administration remains committed to imposing regime change in Venezuela. In the near term, this is likely to mean a major new round of sanctions aimed at punishing foreign companies that do business with Venezuela. This would be a major shift. Current US sanctions are aimed at preventing Venezuela from […]

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Starting Monday, posts on Facebook and Instagram that promote white nationalism and white supremacy will be removed, according to a statement issued by the social media network. It’s an about-face for Facebook, whose operators have been hesitant to constrain user activity. “As abhorrent as some of this content can be, I do think that it […]

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Musician Draco Rosa on learning from adversity and uncertainty, doing things for the right reasons, and always looking towards the light. How do you think your creative process and songwriting have evolved throughout your career, from your time in the boy band Menudo to being a solo artist? Well, you know, it’s been interesting. There […]

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[embedded content]Here we are in the Ides of December, and there is some Trash to be talked. Because someone accused me of not knowing or caring about the NBA in the last trash, let’s open with that. The Phoenix Suns were once a model franchise, started and run by Jerry Colangelo. They never won a […]

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How the More Than Me Charity Gamed the Internet and Hollywood to Win a Million Dollars

December 10, 2018           |                                       

This story was co-published with Time magazine. It was the breakthrough moment for More Than Me. On Dec. 7, 2012, Katie Meyler’s tiny New Jersey-based charity defeated 24 other nonprofits to win $1 million at the Chase American Giving Awards, a weeklong competition for Facebook votes that culminated in a star-studded, nationally televised event. Most […]

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Woodward: “No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched Hard For Two Years”

September 18, 2018           |                                       

Bob Woodward’s book Fury has been a sensation in many respects. But one aspect has barely been mentioned. After two years of exhaustive research for his book, Woodward says that he has found no evidence of collusion between Putin’s government and Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. Zilch, nada, zero. And Woodward strained very hard looking […]

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The FARC are still present in the territory. Image: losirreverentes.com The various social problems currently at play on the border between Ecuador and Colombia generate complex situations which affect a vulnerable population. The history of the last 30 years and the economic, social and political changes that have recently occurred in Ecuador and Colombia increase […]

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