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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

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China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration -

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Trump national security aide Flynn resigns over Russian contacts -

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Germany president: Steinmeier chosen by lawmakers -

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hilda Solis Resigns: Labor Secretary Announces She’ll Depart Obama Cabinet

Obama Addresses White House Forum On Women And The Economy

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is leaving her position in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, the Associated Press reports. The White House’s confirmed the development in a statement: Over her long career in public service – as an advocate for environmental justice in California, state legislator, member of Congress and Secretary of Labor – Hilda Solis has been a tireless champion for working families. Over the last four years, Secretary Solis has been a critical member of my economic team as we have worked to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and strengthen the economy for the middle…

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‘Abbas and Meshaal in Cairo for talks’

agreement between Fatah and Hamas  in Cairo, Egypt

The leaders of Fatah and Hamas are meeting in Cairo with the Egyptian president in the latest round of reconciliation talks between their long-divided factions. A spokesman for Mohamed Morsi’s office said the Egyptian leader will mediate Wednesday’s talks between Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority (PA) president, and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal. The two factions signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo in mid-2011, but the main points of the agreement have not been implemented. Officials from Hamas and Fatah said Wednesday’s talks would focus on setting up a unity government, which would pave the way for long-overdue parliamentary and presidential…

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Electoral pact blocks Berlusconi…

Italy

–Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has formed an alliance with the Northern League ahead of next month’s elections, a move that puts an end to his previously stated plan to run for the premiership. League leader Roberto Maroni confirmed the coalition pact on Monday, telling a news conference it “says explicitly that the candidate for prime minister will not be Silvio Berlusconi”. “Silvio Berlusconi accepted the request not to stand as prime minister,” he said. Earlier, in an interview on the Italian radio station RTL, scandal-plagued Berlusconi said he would prefer to be the economy minister The 76-year-old was convicted just months ago of…

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‘Palestine’ to be used in West Bank public documents

Palestinian President Abbas meets with Arab League Secretary-General Elaraby and Egyptian FM Amr upon their arrival in Ramallah

Mahmoud Abbas got a hero’s welcome in the West Bank after winning an upgraded status at the UN Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told West Bank officials to prepare to put the words “State of Palestine” on public documents, official media say. Until now passports, ID cards, driving licences and other documents have been stamped “Palestinian Authority”. In November, Mr Abbas led a successful campaign for the UN to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to that of an observer state. The status was previously that of a “non-member observer entity”. In a decree carried on Sunday by the official Wafa news…

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South Africa to send 400 soldiers to CAR

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Up to 400 armed South African soldiers have been deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) by President Jacob Zuma in a bid to help the country’s army as it faces threats from rebel groups. Zuma’s office issued a statement on Sunday saying the decision to send soldiers to the CAR is part of South Africa’s efforts “to bring about peace and stability in the region”. Several neighbouring countries have sent soldiers to prevent rebels from reaching Bangui, a city of 700,000. Chad has sent hundreds of forces who are fortifying the road to the capital, while Cameroon, Gabon and Republic of Congo have…

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Boehner has been reelected as the speaker of the House!

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QuestCinq.com  learned that John Boehner has been reelected as the speaker of the House of Representatives. QC notes 20 Women and 20 Latinos in the 113th Congress. The traditional white men politician had gone! –More to come!

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Senate approves bill to avert “fiscal cliff”

Senate

– The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, two hours after a December 31 deadline had lapsed, approved legislation aimed at averting the “fiscal cliff” by stopping most tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts that were due to begin with the new year. The House of Representatives still must approve the measure, possibly on Tuesday. –More to come   Source: QuestCinq and Agencies

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Obama enacts anti-Iran bill for the Americas

Diplomacy

President Barack Obama has signed a law to counter Iran’s alleged influence in Latin America, through a new diplomatic and political strategy to be designed by the State Department, the AFP news agency reported. Enacted on Friday, the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act, passed by lawmakers earlier this year, calls for the State Department to develop a plan within 180 days to “address Iran’s growing hostile presence and activity”. Although the strategy is confidential and only accessible to lawmakers, it must contain a public summary. The text also calls on the Department of Homeland Security to bolster surveillance at…

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Venezuelan VP heads to Cuba to visit ailing Chavez

Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez waves as he arrives at a school to cast his vote during the presidential election in Caracas

  By FABIOLA SANCHEZ The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday night that he was traveling to Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Havana. Maduro said during the inauguration of a state governor that he and other government officials would fly to Cuba late Friday. He did not specify how long he would be away but said Energy Minister Hector Navarro would be in charge of government affairs in the meantime. Maduro’s trip comes amid growing uncertainty about Chavez’s health. The Venezuelan leader has not been seen or…

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Central African Republic: Rebel forces Advance…

Central Africa

Francois Bozize, the embattled Central African Republic president, has urged the United States and France to help push back rebel forces who have advanced towards the capital Bangui. “We are asking our cousins the French and the United States, which are major powers, to help us push back the rebels to their initial positions in a way that will permit talks in Libreville to resolve this crisis,” Bozize told a crowd at a main square in Bangui on Thursday. French President Francois Hollande had said earlier on Thursday that French soldiers stationed in its former colony would not be used to defend Bozize’s government. The rebels already have seized…

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