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Trump downplays epidemic fears as virus spreads around world

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has played down fears of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States, even as infections ricochet around the world, prompting Saudi Arabia to ban pilgrims from visiting Islam’s holiest sites. China is no longer the only breeding ground for the deadly …

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Trump’s Middle East plan

It has nothing to do with peace | FRED KAPLAN | President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled their Middle East peace plan on Jan.28. While it’s more substantive than many expected, it doesn’t amount to a peace plan at all. First, the fact that the Palestinians played …

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Kenya leader warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

Washington, United States | AFP | Kenya’s president said Wednesday that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent’s divisions. President Uhuru Kenyatta was speaking on a visit to Washington, where speculation has built that the United …

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Truth about Trump economy

Trump may be a good president for the top 1% but he has not been good for everyone else COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | As the world’s business elites trekked to Davos for their annual gathering, people should have been asking a simple question: Have they overcome their infatuation …

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Trump Mideast plan faces dim prospects

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has boasted that his Middle East plan will find support but most experts believe its unabashed backing of Israel and tough conditions for the creation of a Palestinian state mean it is doomed to fail. “It is a non-starter,” said Steven Cook, …

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US top court sides with Trump on immigrant welfare benefits

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to proceed with a rule that aims to deny permanent residency and citizenship to immigrants who claim welfare benefits. The top chamber’s five conservative justices outvoted their four progressive colleagues to support a request by …

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America’s war with Iran

Many think it is now more likely as Republicans rally behind Trump’s killing of top Iranian general | THE INDEPENDENT | Republicans of all stripes are standing solidly in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian general—even though some believe it makes war more likely. Conversations …

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Trump trial looms as Pelosi to send charges to Senate on Wednesday

Washington, United States | AFP | The US House of Representatives will transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, setting the stage for the US leader’s trial for abuse of power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced. “Tomorrow, we will transmit those articles & name …

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Trump backs off threat to bomb Iran’s cultural sites

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his earlier insistence that he has the right to order the bombing of Iran’s cultural treasures during a war. Facing strong criticism that such attacks would be a war crime, Trump said he was “OK” with …

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