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November 22, 2017

Vladimir Putin has sought Donald Trump’s broad endorsement for his plan to bring the Syrian civil war to a close on largely Russian and Iranian terms, after the defeat of Islamic State and the repeated pushbacks of Syrian rebels.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

Censoring Climate Change

By Toly Rinberg & Andrew Bergman | The New York Times

The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web.

News

November 21, 2017

U.S. Sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean Organizations

By Joel Schectman & David Brunnstrom | Reuters

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade.

The Americas

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November 22, 2017

Europe

News

November 22, 2017

An appeal against a ban on Silvio Berlusconi holding public office is to be heard by the European court of human rights, in a move that could potentially see Italy’s scandal-tainted former prime minister leading the country again.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

Africa

News

November 22, 2017

The United States military killed more than 100 people identified by the Pentagon as being affiliated with the Islamic militant group al-Shabab, continuing a stepped-up pace of strikes against targets in Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

Middle East & North Africa

News

November 22, 2017

Opinion

November 22, 2017

A major blunder in NATO has brought bitter political rivals in Turkey into a rare demonstration of unity. Parties across the political spectrum are announcing their distrust of the international alliance.

Asia-Pacific

News

November 22, 2017

The foreign ministers of South Korea and China on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to repair strained relations ahead of a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Beijing next month and amid ongoing concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

All Quiet on the North Korean Front?

By Van Jackson | The Atlantic

It would be a mistake to interpret a lack of missile tests as a willingness to engage in denuclearization talks.

United States

News

November 22, 2017

Vladimir Putin has sought Donald Trump’s broad endorsement for his plan to bring the Syrian civil war to a close on largely Russian and Iranian terms, after the defeat of Islamic State and the repeated pushbacks of Syrian rebels.

The United States military killed more than 100 people identified by the Pentagon as being affiliated with the Islamic militant group al-Shabab, continuing a stepped-up pace of strikes against targets in Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Pentagon Reports Troop Surge in Middle East

By Jack Detsch | Al-Monitor

The number of U.S. soldiers and civilian support staff deployed to Syria and the broader Middle East surged by more than 30% over the summer, according to Pentagon figures.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

Censoring Climate Change

By Toly Rinberg & Andrew Bergman | The New York Times

The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web.

News

November 21, 2017

U.S. Sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean Organizations

By Joel Schectman & David Brunnstrom | Reuters

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade.

U.S. Treasury Sanctions ‘Large-Scale’ Iran Counterfeiting Ring

By Ian Talley | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on what the Treasury Department describes as a “large-scale” Iranian counterfeiting ring that it says is run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

More from WPR: State Department Workforce Hopes Tillerson Will Not Sacrifice Mission for Reforms

American and Afghan warplanes conducted a series of strikes on Sunday night at what American officials said were Taliban drug depots, as part of what is expected to be a sustained campaign targeting the group’s $200 million-a-year opium trade.

Trump Administration to End Provisional Residency Protection for 60,000 Haitians

By Karen DeYoung & Nick Miroff | The Washington Post

The Trump administration has given nearly 60,000 Haitians with provisional legal residency in the United States 18 months to leave, announcing Monday that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed them to remain in this country for more than seven years.

Opinion

November 21, 2017

Preparing for the Trump Trade Wars

By Bill Emmott | Project Syndicate

In the first 11 months of his presidency, Donald Trump has failed to back up his words—or tweets—with action on a variety of fronts. But the rest of the world's governments, and particularly those in Asia and Europe, would be mistaken to assume that he won't follow through on his promised "America First" trade agenda.

Trump Is Returning Cuba Policy to the Cold War

By Vicki Huddleston | The New York Times

A little more than a year ago, Cubans were exulting in the normalization of relations between their country and the United States after decades of trade and travel barriers. But on a recent trip to Havana, I found Cubans dismayed by President Trump’s reversal of the détente started by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

By Sophia Jones | The New York Times

The United States owes it to these women—who risk their lives every day to defend Afghan and United States interests—to not just push for further gender equality, but to do so wisely.

News

November 20, 2017

The Americas

News

November 22, 2017

Venezuela Arrests Top Execs of State-Owned Citgo

Latin American Herald Tribune

The top six executives at Citgo, the U.S. unit of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, were arrested on corruption charges, the Andean nation’s attorney general said on Tuesday.

Colombia sent a letter to the Venezuelan foreign ministry on Tuesday protesting the incursion of a military helicopter and troops from that nation over the border, the latest in a series of similar incidents that have drawn criticism from Colombia.

November 21, 2017

Trump Administration to End Provisional Residency Protection for 60,000 Haitians

By Karen DeYoung & Nick Miroff | The Washington Post

The Trump administration has given nearly 60,000 Haitians with provisional legal residency in the United States 18 months to leave, announcing Monday that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed them to remain in this country for more than seven years.

The armed forces began distributing materials on Monday for next week’s general elections in Honduras, where President Juan Orlando Hernandez is seeking re-election amid opposition claims that the move is illegal.

Opinion

November 21, 2017

Trump Is Returning Cuba Policy to the Cold War

By Vicki Huddleston | The New York Times

A little more than a year ago, Cubans were exulting in the normalization of relations between their country and the United States after decades of trade and travel barriers. But on a recent trip to Havana, I found Cubans dismayed by President Trump’s reversal of the détente started by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

The Hypocrisy of Evo Morales

By José Miguel Vivanco & Juan Pappier | The New York Times

President Evo Morales of Bolivia seems obsessed with staying in power.

Europe

News

November 22, 2017

Vladimir Putin has sought Donald Trump’s broad endorsement for his plan to bring the Syrian civil war to a close on largely Russian and Iranian terms, after the defeat of Islamic State and the repeated pushbacks of Syrian rebels.

An appeal against a ban on Silvio Berlusconi holding public office is to be heard by the European court of human rights, in a move that could potentially see Italy’s scandal-tainted former prime minister leading the country again.

Dozens of armed people in combat fatigues have deployed to main administrative buildings in Luhansk, a major city in rebel-controlled territories in eastern Ukraine, in a sign of a split in the rebel leadership.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

News

November 21, 2017

Opinion

November 21, 2017

News

November 20, 2017

Africa

News

November 22, 2017

The United States military killed more than 100 people identified by the Pentagon as being affiliated with the Islamic militant group al-Shabab, continuing a stepped-up pace of strikes against targets in Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

News

November 21, 2017

The barely functioning Libyan parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a new United Nations action plan, which is aimed at giving new life to stalled political talks and healing the country's deep divisions.

Somaliland Ruling Party Candidate Wins Nov. 13 Polls

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban | Africa News

Muse Bihi Abdi, the candidate for Somaliland’s ruling party, has been declared winner of the November 13 presidential elections, local media sources have reported.

Opinion

November 21, 2017

Middle East & North Africa

News

November 22, 2017

Pentagon Reports Troop Surge in Middle East

By Jack Detsch | Al-Monitor

The number of U.S. soldiers and civilian support staff deployed to Syria and the broader Middle East surged by more than 30% over the summer, according to Pentagon figures.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

A major blunder in NATO has brought bitter political rivals in Turkey into a rare demonstration of unity. Parties across the political spectrum are announcing their distrust of the international alliance.

News

November 21, 2017

U.S. Treasury Sanctions ‘Large-Scale’ Iran Counterfeiting Ring

By Ian Talley | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on what the Treasury Department describes as a “large-scale” Iranian counterfeiting ring that it says is run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Iran’s President Declares End of Islamic State

By Babak Dehghanpisheh | Reuters

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

The barely functioning Libyan parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a new United Nations action plan, which is aimed at giving new life to stalled political talks and healing the country's deep divisions.

Israel plans to deport tens of thousands of asylum seekers to a third country in Africa under threat of indefinite detention, a move that local human rights activists say violates international and Israeli laws.

Opinion

November 21, 2017

Asia-Pacific

News

November 22, 2017

The foreign ministers of South Korea and China on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to repair strained relations ahead of a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Beijing next month and amid ongoing concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Opinion

November 22, 2017

All Quiet on the North Korean Front?

By Van Jackson | The Atlantic

It would be a mistake to interpret a lack of missile tests as a willingness to engage in denuclearization talks.

News

November 21, 2017

U.S. Sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean Organizations

By Joel Schectman & David Brunnstrom | Reuters

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade.

Despite President Donald Trump's lobby for stronger punitive actions against North Korea, only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles when they gathered for an annual summit in Manila last week.

American and Afghan warplanes conducted a series of strikes on Sunday night at what American officials said were Taliban drug depots, as part of what is expected to be a sustained campaign targeting the group’s $200 million-a-year opium trade.

Opinion

November 21, 2017

The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

By Sophia Jones | The New York Times

The United States owes it to these women—who risk their lives every day to defend Afghan and United States interests—to not just push for further gender equality, but to do so wisely.

News

November 20, 2017

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