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EU Hails Democrats’ Gains in the Midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00am 11/8/2018 at 11:00am
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Doing away with diplomatic niceties, the top European Union officials have welcomed the gains made by the Democrats in the US midterm elections. Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans hailed the electoral results while attacking the Trump administration for its “racism” and “rudeness.” “Inspired by voters in the U.S....

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SWIFT Suspends Some of Iran’s Access as Trump Admin Restores Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/5/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has officially restored sanctions on Iran that went away with the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

At the same time, SWIFT, a financial messaging service based in Belgium, announced it will suspend “some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest...

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North Korea warns it will resurrect nuclear program if U.S. doesn’t lift sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:30pm 11/4/2018 at 3:30pm
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What is the status of the Singapore Summit agreement five months after the historic deal was signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un?

The American press is highlighting a set-back on the path to peace.  North Korean officials are warning that the nation will begin strengthening its nuclear...

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Top Chinese Bank to Halt Iranian Payments Ahead of US Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:00am 10/24/2018 at 9:00am
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A leading Chinese bank, which acted as the main conduit for payments to Iran, is halting financial transactions with the Islamic Republic, Reuters news agency reports. The state-owned Bank of Kunlun’s decision was made “under pressure” of impending U.S. sanctions due to take effect early November, news reports disclose.

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Poland Signs US Gas Deal to Ease Dependence on Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00am 10/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Poland has signed a long-term gas deal to buy natural gas from the United States to ease its reliance on Moscow.

Polish state-run energy company PGNiG signed a 20-year supply contract with Louisiana-based Venture Global LNG. “Today we can fulfill our efforts to improve the sovereignty, security, and competitiveness of our gas sector,” Polish...

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US planning to hold second summit with North Korea “as soon as possible”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/9/2018 at 4:00pm
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When reporting on the landmines removal from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, I noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way for a meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula.

It appears the meeting was a success.

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Trump completes first trade deal with new agreement with South Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/29/2018 at 2:00pm
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Fresh off his visit to North Korea and ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a free-trade agreement with the United States, marking the first time the President Donald Trump has finalized a major trade deal since entering office.

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Trump Admin Sets Lowest Cap Ever on Admission of Refugees to U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00am 9/19/2018 at 11:00am
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The Trump administration is capping the number of refugees which will be allowed into the U.S. at 30,000 in 2019, a record low. Liberal critics will undoubtedly cite this as evidence of xenophobia but that misses the point entirely.

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India Cuts Iranian Oil Imports Ahead of November Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/16/2018 at 12:00pm
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India, the second biggest oil customer for Iran, has begun cutting Iranian crude oil imports ahead of the November deadline set by the Trump administration, Indian newspapers report. The United States is expected to impose a fresh round of crippling sanction on Tehran in early November, targeting the country’s oil industry...

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South Korean Official: “Leaders will discuss specific denuke measures in Pyongyang”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/15/2018 at 12:00pm
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Next week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to head to Pyongyang for the first time with the goal of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

“At this stage, I believe it is most important to put a complete end to...

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John Kerry Should be Made to Answer for His Meetings With Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00am 9/15/2018 at 10:00am

Former Secretary of State John Kerry recently admitted that he has had meetings with officials from Iran since leaving office. One of the points Kerry relayed to them was that they should wait out the Trump presidency. It’s nearly impossible to imagine the firestorm this would set off among Democrats and...

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Trump blasts China while calling off Pompeo’s North Korea trip

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/26/2018 at 6:00pm
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The last time we visited the Korean Peninsula, South Korean officials firmly stated that they want the U.S. and China to declare a formal end to the Korean War, and the two Koreas seem to be moving forward on a peace-first approach.

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Germany Calls on the EU to Form a ‘Counterweight’ to the U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:00am 8/24/2018 at 9:00am
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has laid out an ambitious plan to counter the United State at the world stage.

In an article titled “Making Plans for a New World Order,” Minister Mass talked about forming a “counterweight” to...

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Seoul wants U.S., China to formally declare an end to the Korean War

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/18/2018 at 4:00pm
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I have been watching events on the Korean Peninsula since the conclusion of the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, trying to determine what the eventual outcome of that meeting would be.

I have come to the conclusion that the two Koreas are like the children...

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US Targets Chinese, Russian Firms for Breaking North Korea Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/16/2018 at 1:00pm
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The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies for violating the trade restrictions on North Korea. The move highlights President Donald Trump’s strategy to keep tightening the screws on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

The Treasury Department blacklisted a Russian port agency and two Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North...

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Amid Turkey’s Economic Meltdown, Erdogan Announces Boycott of US Goods

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:00am 8/14/2018 at 10:00am
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With the Turkish currency in free fall, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a boycott of US-made electronic goods. Showing defiance in the wake of the recent US sanctions imposed in a dispute over the detention of an American pastor, Erdogan accused US President Donald Trump of waging “economic warfare” against the country.

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Trump Authorizes More Tariffs Against Turkey Over Defense Policy, Imprisonment of American Pastor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/10/2018 at 1:00pm
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