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27 Oct 2018

Trump Ebola response: security officials have banned health experts from helping

One of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history shows no signs of slowing — and the Trump administration barred US health experts who want to help at the outbreak’s epicenter in the Democratic Republic of Congo from traveling there. The relatively tepid response from the US, at a time when the outbreak is spiraling, has former CDC officials and global health experts concerned. “I do worry that in the worst-case scenario, we could have an outbreak of tens of thousands of people,” said Daniel Bausch, the director of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, “and complete destabilization of an already unstable region.”
One of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history shows no signs of slowing — and the Trump administration barred US...

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19 Oct 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: Jared Kushner tells Trump to support Saudi Arabia – Vox

Jared Kushner reportedly told President Donald Trump to stand by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — despite mounting evidence that the royal was involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi two weeks ago. Kushner’s reasoning? International outrage over other incidents, like Saudi Arabia’s bombing of innocent children in Yemen and kidnapping of Lebanon’s prime minister, decreased with time.
Jared Kushner reportedly told President Donald Trump to stand by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman —...

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9 Oct 2018

North Korea didn’t make a big nuclear concessions, despite Pompeo’s comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made “significant progress” over the weekend toward dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The problem is it’s not clear what advancement he’s pointing to.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made “significant...

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20 Sep 2018

North and South Korea’s agreement is bad news for Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s agreement is bad for President Donald Trump’s denuclearization efforts. On the issue that matters most to the United States — the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear program — no one can claim much progress. Kim said he’d allow international inspectors into the country to watch as he destroys a missile engine testing site and a major nuclear facility, but experts say Pyongyang doesn’t actually need those specific sites anymore, which makes that a much less significant concession than it sounds.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s agreement is bad for President Donald...

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24 Aug 2018

White House may have squashed bipartisan Senate bill to stop election interference

A Republican-led, Democrat-supported bill to safeguard US elections from foreign interference is stuck in the bowels of Congress. Here’s a possible explanation: The White House doesn’t want it to pass. The Secure Elections Act, which Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) introduced, would have made significant changes to the way states protect their voting systems in three significant ways.
A Republican-led, Democrat-supported bill to safeguard US elections from foreign interference is stuck in the bowels of...

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6 Jun 2017

Experts to Trump: climate change threatens the US military

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has come under attack from elected officials across the United States and the CEOs of some of America's biggest companies. But it’s also likely to cause anger and unease at a surprising place: the Pentagon. That’s because some of the Defense Department’s top officials have already expressed their fears that a warming planet poses serious threats to the US. Defense Secretary James Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that climate change would make the world less stable and require the entire government to curb it.
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has come under attack from...

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6 Jun 2017

Trump’s defense secretary is trying to clean up the president’s messes. It’s not going well.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis spent the weekend trying to reassure jittery US allies in Singapore and Australia that President Trump has their back. The problem is that Trump keeps suggesting the opposite — and that the Pentagon chief’s credibility is suffering because his boss keeps contradicting him. email: alex.ward@vox.com
Secretary of Defense James Mattis spent the weekend trying to reassure jittery US allies in Singapore and Australia that...

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