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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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Police link 4th freeway shooting to same suspects in Detroit

Police link 4th freeway shooting to same suspects in Detroit

Michigan State Police officials say they now believe four shootings on Detroit’s freeway system are linked to the same suspect or suspects. The agency’s Metro Detroit post says a woman recently reported that her car was hit by gunfire on Thursday along Interstate 94 on the city’s east side. Police say the gunfire occurred on the same day and in ...

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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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The president is damaging our national security and standing in the world

The president is damaging our national security and standing in the world

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he agreed with President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but that the announcement should have been handled with greater diplomacy and as a way to advance the Middle East peace process. “We’ve seen this in so many places of the world, that Mr. Trump has no ...

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Bernie Sanders asks Trump to follow Franken and resign

Bernie Sanders asks Trump to follow Franken and resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suggested Sunday that Trump should follow in Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) footsteps and resign over the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against him. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women,” Sanders said on “Meet the Press.” “He might want to think about ...

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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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Trump attacked CNN again advised it to change the slogan

Trump attacked CNN again advised it to change the slogan

US President Donald Trump accused the US television channel CNN of spreading fake news. “CNN’s fake news made a brutal and deliberate mistake yesterday, let’s see if CNN is being fired responsible for this, or was it just incompetence?” wrote the American president on twitter. In another of his publications, Trump advised the television channel to change the slogan. “CNN’s ...

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Santa Barbara threatened by Thomas fire

Santa Barbara threatened by Thomas fire

Fanned by winds, the resurgent Thomas fire now threatens the coastal city of Santa Barbara and nearby Carpinteria. Firefighters earlier reported progress in containing the blaze, said to have devastated an area the size of Chicago. But while other fires hitting the state are largely controlled, the Thomas fire is just 15% contained. “The winds are kind of squirrely right ...

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Tear gas fired as rioting protesters break down US embassy gates in Beirut

Tear gas fired as rioting protesters break down US embassy gates in Beirut

A massive rally is taking place outside the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, with protesters rioting and shouting pro-Palestinian slogans in the wake of Washington’s decision on Jerusalem. Tear gas and water cannon have been deployed to control the crowd. The protesters, some waving Palestinian flags, threw projectiles at security forces and set fires in the street next to the ...

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