Foreign Policy

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Boko Haram Leader Warns Trump ‘War Has Just Begun’

11/14/2016 9:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a

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Can Trump Rip up The Iran Deal? Easier Said Than Done

11/13/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

    Washington (AFP) – As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the signature diplomatic breakthrough of Barack Obama’s second

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Trump May Not Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Advisor

11/13/2016 11:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

    According to the Times of Israel, Walid Phares, one of Trump’s foreign policy advisors have indicated that Trump might not move the United States

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Six Dead, Dozens Wounded as Taliban Strikes German Consulate

11/11/2016 9:32 AM Updated: 5 months ago

  Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) (AFP) – The death toll from a powerful Taliban truck bombing at the German consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif city rose to at least

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Canada PM Says Ready to Renegotiate NAFTA With Trump

11/10/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he is willing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which US President-elect Donald

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Could Trump Unravel Paris Climate Change Deal?

11/07/2016 10:40 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Paris (AFP) – Diplomats gather next week for a fresh round of UN climate talks in Morocco, but all eyes will be on the US where

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S. Korea’s ‘Female Rasputin’ Returns to Face Scandal

10/30/2016 2:01 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Seoul (AFP) – The woman at the heart of a lurid political scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye returned to the country Sunday to face

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US Orders Family of Istanbul Consulate Staff to Leave

10/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Washington (AFP) – The United States ordered the relatives of staff members in its consulate in Istanbul to leave the country Saturday, warning that “extremist groups”

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US Says up to 900 Jihadists Killed in Mosul Battle

10/27/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) – The United States said Thursday that up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq’s

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Kerry: New Ideas Discussed in Syria Meeting

10/15/2016 7:30 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Lausanne (AFP) – The United States, Russia and Syria’s neighbours discussed new ideas for reviving a ceasefire in the war-torn country at talks Saturday in Switzerland,

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Turkey, Israel Consider Building Gas Pipeline: Israeli Minister

10/13/2016 7:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey and Israel are to start examining the feasibility of building an undersea gas pipeline to pump Israeli gas to Turkish consumers and

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Warplanes Hit Aleppo Ahead of Diplomatic Resolutions

10/13/2016 7:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Beirut (AFP) – Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded Aleppo again on Thursday after two days of heavy bombardment that killed more than 70 civilians, as world

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World Powers to Try Again For Syria Ceasefire

10/12/2016 9:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Washington (AFP) – Despite repeated setbacks on the path to peace in war-wracked Syria, the United States and Russia will give diplomacy another chance, as Washington

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After 2 Debates, Israel Still Absent

10/11/2016 7:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

The second presidential debate was yesterday, and the entire 90 minutes went by without a single mention of Israel. In the first debate, the country was

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Did Jewish Aid Help Haiti After the Earthquake, and Will Aid Help Now?

10/10/2016 11:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on Tuesday, it killed more than 1,000 and destroyed over 30,000 homes. This Hurricane may be one of the worst the

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Gorbachev: Tensions Rising Between Russia and United States

10/10/2016 8:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Moscow (AFP) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a “dangerous point” as tensions between Russia and the United

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Israel’s Only Concern with Clinton? Obama

10/09/2016 4:40 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Email correspondence released by Wikileaks over the weekend sheds new light on Israeli attitudes toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the Jerusalem Post reported. The emails

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Palestinian Gunman Kills 2 in Jerusalem

10/09/2016 2:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem on Sunday and again as Israeli police chased him, killing an officer and a

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos delivers a speech in Bogota next to his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize (Photo: AFP/Guillermo Legaria) 0

Mixed Reaction in Columbia as President Wins Nobel

10/09/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Oslo (AFP) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a half-century war with the FARC

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Afghanistan in Numbers, 15 Years After US Invasion

10/07/2016 12:20 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Kabul (AFP) – Nearly a month after the September 11 attacks that killed 3,000 people, the US launched its first major salvo in the “war on