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    What Trump’s Foreign-Aid Budget Means to the Rest of the World
    Apr04

    What Trump’s Foreign-Aid Budget Means to the Rest of the World

    The Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2018 sent shockwaves across the country, but when it came to one slice of the funding, the international-affairs budget, those waves extended across the globe.The proposed 31 percent cut affects the U.S. bilateral foreign-aid accounts; funding for the United Nations, World Bank, and other...

    3 tigers rescued from maggot-infested crate at Beirut airport
    Apr04

    3 tigers rescued from maggot-infested crate at Beirut airport

    ​Three Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria were rescued by a Lebanese animal rights group after being trapped in an unmarked, maggot-infested crate in Beirut’s airport for almost a week. …read more Source:...

    Freedom House Warns Of Effects Of ‘False Promise Of Populism’ On Postcommunist World
    Apr04

    Freedom House Warns Of Effects Of ‘False Promise Of Populism’ On Postcommunist World

    Populists’ recent successes at the polls in the West have increased fears of instability in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia against a backdrop of setbacks for democratic governance, democracy monitor Freedom House has warned. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Chief Urges European Nations To Increase Defense Spending
    Apr04

    NATO Chief Urges European Nations To Increase Defense Spending

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Germany and other European nations to spend more on their defense. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Belarus Heal Ties in Shadow of Metro Bombing
    Apr04

    Russia, Belarus Heal Ties in Shadow of Metro Bombing

    The presidents of Russia and Belarus said on Monday they had resolved all disputes over energy, signaling a rapprochement at a time when both leaders are grappling with street protests and the threat of new Western sanctions hangs over Minsk. At a meeting in St. Petersburg, held while the Russian city was reeling from a deadly bombing on a metro...

    Why Is Kim Jong-un Our Problem?
    Apr04

    Why Is Kim Jong-un Our Problem?

    “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, may test another atom bomb. China shares a border with North Korea. We do not. Why then is this our problem to “solve”? And why is North Korea building...

    Kushner Iraq trip part of wider Pentagon outreach to Trump
    Apr04

    Kushner Iraq trip part of wider Pentagon outreach to Trump

    The arrival in Iraq on Monday of Jared Kushner as part of a senior U.S. military delegation is the latest example of a conscious outreach campaign by the Pentagon to President Donald Trump and his inner circle, according to several administration officials with direct knowledge.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of...

    Whose Responsibility Is It To Deal With The North Korean Threat?
    Apr04

    Whose Responsibility Is It To Deal With The North Korean Threat?

    Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet at Mar-a-Lago April 6-7, with the Chinese trade surplus and the North Korean threat highest on the agenda. Which country should take the lead in dealing with Kim Jong-un’s regime is the more consequential by far.Beijing, to everyone’s dismay, has refused to act decisively against the...

    The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia
    Apr04

    The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

    Photo by SSgt Ian Houlding GBR Army On January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos...

    IMF Urges Kyiv to Do More on Corruption, Pensions After New Aid
    Apr03

    IMF Urges Kyiv to Do More on Corruption, Pensions After New Aid

    The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine on Monday to raise the pension age and do more to tackle corruption after announcing the payout of $1 billion in new aid to the war-torn country. The IMF is propping up Ukraine’s economy with a $17.5 billion bailout, helping it climb out of recession following the annexation of Crimea by Russia...