Thursday, January 18, 2018

Trump didn’t Go after China on Day One

by Heather Long, CNN MONEY Donald Trump pledged to get tough on China on Day One in office. It didn't happen. He specifically promised to call China out for being a "currency manipulator." It's...

Trump Signs Executive Order on TPP

By Elena Holodny, BUSINESS INSIDER President Donald Trump has signed an executive order regarding his intent to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. It's a "great thing for the...

Senate Committee Approves Tillerson for Secretary of State

By Nicole Gaouette, CNN POLITICS NEWS Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson won the backing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday to be secretary of state when it voted 11-10...

Syria Talks Set to Begin in Astana as Ceasefire Holds

By Zena Tahhan & Dylan Collins, AlJazeera News The Astana meeting marks a distinct change from what has previously been a diplomatic process led by UN, say analysts. Astana, Kazakhstan -  Key...

America’s Secret War in Laos

By Joshua Kurlantzick, The Economist A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. THE bombing of Laos in the 1960s and early...
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What to Expect in Trump’s First 100 Days

By Michael A. Memoli, LA Times President Trump’s unorthodox quest for the White House was fueled by his disregard for convention and the nagging sense that he — and ultimately his supporters...

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill to Boost Erdogan Powers

By Assosiated Press Staff, AP News ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that...

Mexico Extradites Top Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

By REUTERS staff Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited from a prison in northern Mexico to the United States, the Mexican government said on Thursday,...