Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… transmitted diseases, including the battle with HIV, according to IPPF. “All the effort the United states has made over the years to support funding for HIV Aids initiatives is going to be affected by telling organizations who have received funding … that they cannot inform the patient about abortion,” says Melesse. She decides? Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to be one of the hardest-hit regions, says Marie Stopes International’s director of strategy, Maaike van Min. …

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President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

(CNN)In President Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” he writes about how important it is to know one’s market, to study hard. He wrote that he likes to gather as many disparate opinions and views about a potential real estate deal as he can before making any final decisions about how it will affect a given area or neighborhood. So it was a bit surprising to hear him say in an interview Thursday night that he expects South Korea to reimburse the United states …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… presidential spokesman Alex Huang said that she was responding to “hypothetical questions” in the interview and said Taiwan understands the United states’ priorities in affairs in Asia, adding there are no plans for a phone call between Tsai and Trump. Since coming to office, Trump’s rhetoric on China has improved dramatically as he seeks the country’s help in putting pressure on North Korea to stop its missile and nuclear tests. “Well, my problem is that …

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Venezuela says it will split from OAS as unrest continues

April 27, 2017

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Venezuela will withdraw from the Organization of American states (OAS), according to its foreign minister, who announced the decision on national television. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told VTV state television Wednesday that the beleaguered country, which is facing huge civil unrest, would take the unprecedented step of leaving the pan-American organization over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to interfere in its affairs by sidelining with the …

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Trump’s first 100 days on the global stage

April 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)The 45th president entered office raging against a post-WWII order built by the United states, pledging instead that he would put “America First. The US, President Donald Trump said during his campaign, could no longer afford to be the world’s policeman. On the stump he also dismissed core alliances in Europe and Asia, raged at trade pacts, derided international organizations such as the UN and trash-talked allies (Mexico) and competitors (China) alike. But since …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

… economic empowerment a signature issue. She’s participated in round table discussions on the topic at the White House and helped establish the United states Canada Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders and Female Entrepreneurs in February, along with her father and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In a document obtained by CNN Monday, the White House counted “helping women and minorities” as a key accomplishment during the first 100 days, citing the …

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French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign was targeted in recent weeks by hackers using methods similar to the hacks in the United states targeting the Democratic National Committee last year, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers. Tokyo-based cybersecurity firm Trend Micro says it discovered four phony Web domain names that were very similar to the domain names of the Macron campaign — presumably to try to trick careless campaign workers into …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

… aimed at dismantling the Waters of the United states rule, also known as WOTUS or the Clean Water Rule. Trump instructed the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider the environmental rule that designated which of the nations waterways should be protected under the federal Clean Water Act. The rule extended protection to 2 million miles of streams and 20 million acres of wetlandsthat hadnt been clearly covered under the original law.A repeal of the rule could threaten the drinking water …

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Will Trump follow his heart or his head on French election?

April 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sunday’s French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. In the latest blow to establishment party politics in the Western world, two outsider candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen — advanced from a crowded field to a run-off for the Elysee Palace on May 7. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics, rooted in anger over immigration policies, globalization and middle class …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… election on May 7. “It’s a political earthquake in this country and in Europe,” veteran French journalist Christine Ockrent told CNN. Why these French voters support Macron Europe Le Pen When it comes to Europe, Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, has been consistent in her message: “My way or no way.” If elected, she has said she will quickly begin negotiations with the other EU member states to change the nature …

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Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel

April 23, 2017

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… time specifically mentioned restrictions on agriculture imports and licensing and local content in mobile technology. Indonesia also remains on the priority watch list of the United states Trade Representative Special 301 report, which monitors the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement. What is important to Indonesia is that a win-win strategic partnership is one which not only focuses on the issues and problems, but can build on the high complementarity …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

(CNN)China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United states. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH “American officials did make some positive and constructive remarks… such as using whatever peaceful means possible to resolve the (Korean) Peninsula nuclear issue. This represents a general direction that we believe is correct and should be adhered to,” Lu said. Replay More Videos … …

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Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

… similar size and population for decades, running police states that use brute force to crush dissent. Dr. Leonid Petrov, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, notes that while Syria and North Korea are not ideologically aligned, both have “hereditary dynastical lines which control their respective countries with fear and repression.” Hafez al-Assad seized power in 1970 in a bloodless coup by military leaders, and for 29 years he dominated Syrian life …

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Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

April 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The United states has lost its strategic patience with North Korea. So what’s a had-it-up-to-here superpower to do to stop a pariah nation bent on putting its nuclear weapons on top of a missile that could reach America? Tough talk, for sure. Lean on China to turn off its life support to its neighbor, for another. But for all the warnings that Trump will fix the showdown with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it’s so far unclear whether at its foundation, his …

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‘Leftovers’ Director Points To Trump As Possible End-Of-Days ‘Agent Of Destruction’

April 17, 2017

… that every generation of humans thought the world might end while they were alive. Thats kind of narcissistic and interesting. We were all feeling cocky and confident that Hillary Clinton was going to become the president of the United states, and that would be a step away from the apocalypse, he said. But that idea in The Leftovers is that the Sudden Departure forced everyone to reevaluate the world they lived in and suddenly understand that things were not as stable as they seemed. They were …

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Trump carves out tough commander-in-chief posture

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is getting a taste for pulling the trigger. In just the last week, the rookie commander-in-chief has presided over the use of some of the most powerful weaponry in the US arsenal, sending a signal that he is one President who relishes ordering the use of deadly force. It’s clear that he believes Washington and the rest of the world are watching. First, Trump dispatched Tomahawk cruise missiles to slam into an airfield belonging to President Bashar …

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Trump’s saber-rattling is North Korea’s propaganda dream come true

April 13, 2017

… administrations have been attacking those countries who haven’t gotten nuclear weapons, and the Trump administration is no different from previous US governments in pinpointing those non-nuclear states,” a North Korean official told CNN. Pyongyang fears that if it was not nuclear armed, it would suffer the same fate as Syria and plunge into chaos and civil war. Relative calm South of the border, the situation is much different. On Tuesday, officials sought to reassure South …

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White House: Federal hiring freeze over, ‘surgical’ cuts begin

April 13, 2017

… you drain the swamp.” Trump proposes eliminating after-school program “The executive branch of government has never been rebuilt. It has grown organically” for decades, Mulvaney said. “The President of the United states has asked all of us in the executive branch to start from scratch.” The subtext in this order is clear: Trump wants the government to run more like a for-profit business. And that was outlined by Mulvaney on Tuesday, who said …

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Trump nominates John Sullivan for No. 2 spot at State

April 12, 2017

… chairman of the United states-Iraq Business Dialogue, a government advisory committee that dealt with US-Iraq economic relations. He also held senior positions at the Justice, Defense, and Commerce departments, including as deputy secretary and general counsel at Commerce, deputy general counsel at Defense and counselor to Assistant Attorney General J. Michael Luttig. …

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Americans back the Syria bombing. They’re much more divided on what comes next

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Nearly six in 10 Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to strike at a Syrian air base from which chemical attacks were launched last week, according to a new CBS News national poll. But that’s where consensus — or even the appearance of consensus — ends. When prompted with four competing options about what the United states should do next, none of the quartet get more than 30 percent support from the public. Three in 10 say that they want …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… actors were all students with hearing loss. And since then, the No Limits group has produced 100 plays in 13 states and includes three education centers. Its founder is a CNN hero who wants to give all students the tools to do well in life. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MICHELLE CHRISTIE, CNN HERO: A child with a hearing loss can achieve anything. When you grow up, what do you want to be? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want to be a successful businessman. CHRISTIE: Hearing loss does not impact your intellect. But …

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Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… interest, or to defend the interest of the United states, or whether theres more, Cornyn told reporters after a briefing from Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ill let the international lawyers look at the details of how they view it, said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). It can be argued on both sides, Tester told reporters. I think we need an [Authorization for the Use of Military Force] that actually addresses this issue. We dont have one right now. Tom Williams …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… did it. SEN. HARRY REID (D), NEVADA: It’s time to get the Senate working again, not for the good of the current Democratic majority or some future Republican majority, but for the good of the United states of America. CILLIZZA: The filibuster, whether real or threaten, had always been a way that the Senate distinguish itself from the House. The House very much runs in a “majority rule” rule. If you have the votes, you have the votes. In the Senate, in order to close off that …

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