Police in Trump-supporting towns aid immigration officials in crackdown

BENSALEM, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Dozens of police departments in the United States have been granted new powers, or are seeking them, to check the immigration status of people they arrest, aiding President Donald Trump’s broad crackdown on people living in … Read More

Senators Begin Deal-Making to Secure Tax Votes

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From left, Senators Tim Scott, Patrick J. Toomey, John Cornyn and Orrin G. Hatch, members of the finance committee, spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Monday. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — … Read More

Angela Merkel’s CDU backs German government ‘grand coalition’ strategy

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The Christian Democratic Union led by Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown its support behind pursuing a new alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD). Merkel has stressed the importance of a stable German government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Monday for “serious, … Read More

Britain and Ireland remain at odds over Brexit and the border with Northern Ireland

Anti-Brexit protesters wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Nov. 14, 2017. Credit: Peter Nicholls/Reuters Ireland and Britain remained at odds on Monday on how to progress talks on the Irish border with a week … Read More

A Deeper Look at Turkey-Russia Relations

Op-Ed Despite the fact that, historically, Moscow and Ankara have been geopolitical rivals, there are now a number of common interests driving both countries to work more closely. The first arena of cooperation is the Syrian battlefield. Although the two … Read More

Analysis Sinai Attack: Astonishing Egyptian Failure Has Israel Worried

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The ineffectiveness cries out to the heavens, especially considering reports that Israel helped Egypt with intelligence and the use of drones against ISIS strongholds. The massacre of worshippers at a mosque in Sinai on Friday – the deadliest jihadi terror … Read More

NKorea Terror Threat Is Real, Immediate, and Unacceptable

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On April 15, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waved during a military parade in Pyongyang. The country’s nuclear and missile programs have come at a severe cost. Even so, the North has managed to march ever closer to … Read More

Germany grapples with integration after opening its borders

BERLIN — Anas Maghrebi rolled his drumsticks back and forth between his thumb and forefinger. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter fled Syria’s civil war and landed on the Greek island of Lesbos in September 2015, at the peak of Europe’s migrant crisis. … Read More

Mount Agung: 100,000 told to evacuate as Bali volcano spews huge ash cloud

Heightened seismic activity, mudflows and confirmation the volcano is shifting into magmatic phase prompts warnings and airport closures. A large eruption of Bali’s restless Mount Agung volcano could be imminent, Indonesian officials have said as they called for 100,000 people … Read More

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