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Elizabeth Shackelford slammed Trump administration and Rex Tillerson in resignation letter

Elizabeth Shackelford slammed Trump administration and Rex Tillerson in resignation letter

A U.S. Foreign Service officer slammed the Trump administration and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a letter announcing her departure from the State Department. In the letter, which was first reported by Foreign Policy, Elizabeth Shackelford criticized the administration for the “stinging disrespect” she argues it shows the diplomatic corps. “I have deep respect for the career Foreign and Civil Service staff who, ...

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Palestinian president to cancel meeting with Mike Pence over Jerusalem decision

Palestinian president to cancel meeting with Mike Pence over Jerusalem decision

Palestinian leaders plan to snub Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the region later this month after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas canceled his Dec. 19th meeting with Pence during his trip to the Middle East, citing the Jerusalem decision as his reasoning, according to Reuters. Another meeting with Egypt’s ...

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Arab states: recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a dangerous decision

Arab states: recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a dangerous decision

Twenty-two Arab states including close US allies have urged Donald Trump to reconsider a “dangerous” decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Arab League warned the move “deepens tension, ignites anger and threatens to plunge region into more violence and chaos,” in a strongly critical statement issued following an emergency meeting attended by the foreign ministers of each member nation. The White House announcement about ...

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Haley on Trump accusers: they should be heard

Haley on Trump accusers: they should be heard

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior “should be heard,” including President Donald Trump’s accusers. Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Haley was asked by moderator John Dickerson about the cultural reckoning that is happening on the issue of sexual harassment and assault, including the recent resignations ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan calls Israel a “terrorist state”

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described Israel on Monday as a “terrorist state” in carrying out its bombardment of Gaza, underlining hostility for Ankara’s former ally since relations between them collapsed in 2010. His comments came after nearly a week of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel and Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. An Israeli missile ...

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Tillerson faced questions from allies about the president’s controversial decisions

Tillerson faced questions from allies about the president’s controversial decisions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his week in Europe sought to shoot down any perceptions of distance between him and President Donald Trump. He faced questions from allies at every turn about the president’s most controversial decisions, including his bombshell midweek announcement that the U.S. was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Tillerson defiantly made his way ...

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Roy Moore campaign releases the voice of Donald Trump’s endorsement

Roy Moore campaign releases the voice of Donald Trump’s endorsement

Roy Moore’s campaign is set to run a robocall featuring the voice of President Donald Trump, in what would be Trump’s most direct involvement with Moore’s campaign efforts to date. Alabama voters will begin receiving calls with the president’s endorsement starting Sunday, according to a Moore campaign official. “We need Roy voting for us and stopping illegal immigration and crime, ...

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Pennsylvania Dem linked to gambling ring awaits sentencing

Pennsylvania Dem linked to gambling ring awaits sentencing

Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely – who resigned last month – is awaiting sentencing on corruption charges in relation to an illegal gambling machine ring. Gergely, 48, a Democrat from Allegheny County who served in the state House for seven terms, is set to appear in court Monday for his sentencing on charges of conspiracy and violating the state’s ...

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Trump has to live with the consequences of his Israel decision

Trump has to live with the consequences of his Israel decision

At ground zero, by Jerusalem’s Old City walls, reaction to President Trump’s declaration that the United States now recognizes the city as being Israel’s capital is both mixed and muted. A small group of Palestinian women sat chanting outside the ancient Damascus Gate and youths who in other cities might be described as feral baited police, in an almost ritualized ...

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Iraq formally declares end to fight against Islamic State

  Extremist group driven from all Iraqi territory, says prime minister, but surviving militants could launch guerrilla war Iraq has formally declared its fight against Islamic State over after three years of heavy combat, although surviving militants are widely expected to launch a guerrilla war. Isis has been driven from all the territory it once held inside Iraq, the prime minister, Haider ...

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