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Ukrainian President Kicks Out ‘Rogue’ Official From Meeting Over Criminal Record

July 11, 2019           |                                       

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy booted a regional government official with a criminal record from a meeting that was broadcast on live television. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukrainian-president-kicks-out-rogue-official-from-meeting-over-criminal-record/30049223.html

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Ukrainian President Kicks Out ‘Rogue’ Official From Meeting Over Criminal Record

July 11, 2019           |                                       

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy booted a regional government official with a criminal record from a meeting that was broadcast on live television. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukrainian-president-kicks-out-rogue-official-from-meeting-over-criminal-record/30049223.html

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Pompeo: U.S. Working ‘To Bring Afghans To The Negotiating Table’

June 25, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to reporters in Kabul during an unannounced visit on June 25. Following a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Pompeo said the United States’ goal in ongoing peace talks with the Taliban is to help Afghans “decide the future of their country.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-pompeo-peace-talks/30019733.html

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has been secretly assisting Volkswagen’s efforts to defeat the United Auto Workers organizing drive in Chattanooga, according to emails obtained through the state’s public records law. At least three of Lee’s policy staffers exchanged emails shortly after UAW’s April 9 petition to represent Volkswagen’s hourly workers at the German company’s […]

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Bolton Accuses Iran of Seeking Nukes

May 29, 2019           |                                       

On Wednesday from Abu Dhabi, National Security Advisor John Bolton commented on Iran backing out of the nuclear deal, “There’s no reason for them to do any of that unless that’s part of an effort to reduce the breakout time to produce nuclear weapons.” The United States backed out of the nuclear deal over a […]

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North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia

April 22, 2019           |                                       

SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea on Tuesday confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The summit would come at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal, following a recent North Korean weapons test that likely signals Kim’s growing frustration […]

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<!– –> (John Moore/Getty Images) Special counsel Robert Mueller considered bringing campaign finance charges to Trump campaign officials in connection with their June 2016 Trump Tower meeting but ultimately could not establish the value of information offered by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Specifically, Mueller looked at whether the meeting would invoke the ban on campaign […]

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In April 2016, at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a grinning Matteo Salvini – now deputy prime minister of Italy, and the leader of its far-right Lega party – photobombed another then-rising star of the populist right, Donald Trump. For the social media-savvy Salvini, it was a brilliant piece of publicity. It also caught […]

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Taliban Say UN Temporarily Lifts Sanctions On Members Of Negotiating Team

April 11, 2019           |                                       

KABUL — A Taliban spokesman says the UN Security Council has at least temporarily removed sanctions on members of the militant group’s negotiating team. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid late on April 11 told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal and the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that the Taliban’s negotiation team in Qatar had been informed by the Security Council […]

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Join Kim Dotcom in an emergency meeting on the day Julian Assange was arrested. [embedded content]

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In the latest contest between Democrats and the administration, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Rep. Maxine Waters that he wouldn’t come back to Congress if forced to stay past 5:15pm. The comment came as part of a testy exchange between Mnuchin and the California Democrat during Mnuchin’s testimony to the House Committee on Financial Services […]

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State Turns Up Heat in Fight With Elections Board

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes escalated her fight with the State Board of Elections this week when she removed its executive director from a national committee devoted to improving the country’s voting systems and better protecting them from cyberattacks. Grimes took the action against the executive director, Jared Dearing, just days before he […]

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UN To Press Ahead With Libya Election Conference Amid Uptick In Fighting

April 6, 2019           |                                       

The United Nations says it will press ahead with a national conference next week on possible Libyan elections even as the country teeters on the brink of civil war. Forces of Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar made a dramatic move toward the capital of Tripoli on April 6, taking the former international airport. That prompted foreign […]

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India is a parliamentary democracy, though those covering the current election campaign may think that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a presidential candidate. Modi has run a somewhat presidential form of government with the symbolic presence of his cabinet colleagues. His office has concentrated all power. And neither his party nor its mentor organisation utters […]

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