Trump agrees ‘not to terminate NAFTA at this time’

April 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact which he railed against as a candidate and as recently as last week declared was harmful to US workers. “It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation,” Trump said in a written statement that accompanied the readout of his phone calls. “It is an honor to deal with both President Pea …

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Why hasn’t North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The world is anxiously waiting for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. With every nuclear or missile test, North Korea gets closer to its stated goal of developing a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the United States. So what’s with the delay? USS Carl Vinson Navy strike group: What to know The pattern Domestic affairs and geopolitics are carefully considered when the secretive communist state conducts these tests. …

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What the French elections mean for Americans

April 24, 2017

Paris (CNN)The second round of the French elections was set seconds after the polls closed Sunday evening, pitting two of the most unconventional candidates for the presidency of a nation that prides itself on professionalism and continuity of its leaders. Emmanuel Macron, who heads no political party but rather a movement he launched less than a year ago, will go head-to-head against Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, who has never held national office in France, but who …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on March 6 in a challenge to President Donald Trump. Barack Obama was no master of world affairs either when he entered the Oval Office. But Obamas form of hubris to lecture the world on its moral failings was less perilous, at least in the short run. Making snap judgments about world leaders with nuclear weapons or even claimingthat you are making such judgments can complicate things quickly, and do irreversible damage in societies …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… Spanx-wearing ugly sister is pretty much ignored by its cantankerous siblings. Photos: 7 ways to enjoy Sydney Harbor College rivalry University of Alabama vs. Auburn University Classic college rivalries spring from all sorts of heady stuff — like which school has bred more world leaders, Nobel laureates or ivy leaves on its tony limestone walls over the last however many centuries. Some of these lingering spats even have to do with academics. But for those who think the most …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

WASHINGTON Richard Spencer, a top figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, was upset with President Donald Trumps military strike on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday night. Spencer, a big fan of both leaders, says he wants them to get along. So, he hinted that Trumps military attack would turn him away from the president in the next election to someone who seems like a startling alternative a Democrat and prominent booster of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… “It was another day you just had to battle and make a lot of pars and pick up the odd birdie here and there,” McIlroy told Sky Sports. “Going into the weekend. I feel like I can put a run of 31 or 32 together and get a bit closer to the leaders.” ‘Golf is tough’ The weekend cut fell at seven over and claimed defending champion Danny Willett, who followed up his opening 73 with a five-over 78. The Englishman, who began his second round with a …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… infrastructure bill. And a defense supplement. And 12 appropriation bills. Meanwhile, the White House already appears to be lashing out at Ryan, unable to accept that he and other congressional leaders cant just make Republicans pass the health care bill. For Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Republicans pumping the brakes on their health care legislation is a good sign. But theres still no evidence Republicans can bridge the divide in their conference on much of anything. Lawmakers appear no …

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How Trump is squandering his power with China and Egypt

April 5, 2017

(CNN)leaders of repressive governments, like Egypt’s and China’s, have long braced themselves for bilateral visits with American presidents and Cabinet officials, because they know they will be hearing about human rights and freedom of speech. They have to worry about protests, about the response from civil society and the uncensored press. This fear has long given American leaders of both parties the leverage to send a strong message to foreign leaders in support of our values. …

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Trump signals he won’t press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

April 3, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump will come face-to-face with the leaders of two nations accused of grave human rights abuses in a spate of high-level talks with foreign counterparts this week. It will be the first in-person opportunity for the new US leader to confront those issues as commander-in-chief. Initial signs, however, indicate Trump will say little on the matter during his talks with the Presidents of Egypt and China, at least in public, a dramatic shift away from the human rights …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… this one is well-earned and enduring. Moscow’s intentions have bedeviled world leaders for more than a century. Winston Churchill famously declared that even he, the celebrated political prognosticator, could not “forecast to you the action of Russia.” “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” he said in October 1939. Some time has passed, but the old chestnut holds up. A world war and Cold War later, the Soviet Union eventually collapsed under its …

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For GOP on health care, there’s no ‘moving on’

March 29, 2017

(CNN)What a fiasco. On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan trudged to the White House to tell President Donald Trump Republican leaders didn’t have the votes to pass their health care bill. Then, moments before a scheduled vote, leadership withdrew the bill. Paul Ryan says it was a “setback” and that Republicans are “moving on” from health care. Meanwhile, Donald Trump says Obamacare will explode and it won’t be pretty. “We will be living with …

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… } Click to see content: daysoffschool_birmingham Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “It is important that children miss as little time at school as possible. “The cumulative effect of missed days can be harmful to children’s education. The best way to ensure children are learning and progressing is for them to attend school during term time. “However, the system of fines is clearly too blunt an instrument and in many …

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

March 23, 2017

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the current GOP health care plan. …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… the Gibbses might feel better off. But the Secrists, just as surely, would suffer. The American Health Care Act, the bill that House Republican leaders hope to bring to a floor vote next week, is the proof. If it were to become law,a family like the Gibbses could end up spending less on their health insurance premiums, in exchange for a policy that would cover less. The family would also benefit from substantial new tax breaks the GOP proposal would make available to them. But a family like the …

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Van Jones: Trump’s Budget ‘Drops A Bomb Financially’ On His Own Supporters

March 18, 2017

… D.C. insiders that he ran against. Two days later, Trump was back to his old self, unleashing tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his Trump Tower phones during the campaign. Congressional intelligence committee leaders said this week the presidents allegation appears unfounded. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Wave Deluxe Full Pay Unlimited Submissions, Unlimited Renders, Monthy Characters, Scenes and TemplatesFlickDramatizer Turn dull …

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Private Land Gift Drives Vast Expansion Of Chile’s National Parks

March 16, 2017

… help create what will become Argentinas largest nature preserve. In her comments Wednesday, Bachelet praised the late Douglas Tompkins, calling him a Chilean at heart. Butler told HuffPost hes not only excited about the unprecedented scale of the effort in Chile, but also about the boldness at which these two female conservation leaders are approaching expanding the countrys national park system. He said he sees a striking difference in how U.S. President Donald Trumps administration lacks …

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Which Republicans are opposing the Obamacare repeal bill?

March 16, 2017

… declined to say whether the bill could pass the House without changes. Multiple GOP leadership aides declined to respond to Freedom Caucus estimates on the level of opposition to the bill, and indicated leaders planned to move toward a vote on the House floor next week. House GOP leaders find themselves in a tough position because of the range of concerns that rank-and-file members have raised. Conservatives say the legislation simply doesn’t go far enough in gutting Obamacare, …

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How South Korea’s political turmoil could upend ties with the US

March 11, 2017

… era from 1998 to 2008 was marked by fractures in the US-Korea alliance. The Sunshine Policy ended when conservative President Lee Myung-bak took power in 2008 and relations on the peninsula have stalled since. Liberal South Korean leaders such as Moon are critical of hard-line policies on North Korea, noting that they have not deterred the isolated regime’s weapon testing and nuclear ambitions. Their belief is that “engaging and interacting with North Korea is the sole way to change …

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Why Some Hindus Are Angry About Reza Aslan’s CNN Show ‘Believer’

March 9, 2017

A number of Hindu leaders and activists are angry about a new CNN show they say depicts their faith in a sensationalist manner. In the hour-long premier, Aslan sits down with an Aghori guru and ends up getting smeared with cremated ashes and drinking alcohol from a human skull. At one point, he takes a taste of whats presented to be cooked human brain tissue. It is unbelievably callous and reckless of CNN to be pushing sensational and grotesque images of bearded brown men and their morbid …

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CNN 10 – March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

… governmental power. It is required to, quote, “unswervingly adhere to the leaders of the Communist Party of China”. Our next topic today is slavery. Experts estimate there are more slaves today than there’d been at anytime in history. Forty-eight-point-five million people currently live in some form of bondage, according to the global slavery index. This includes people who are forced to work, forced in a marriage, bought and sold as commodities. The United Nations says human …

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