Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

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Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from U.S. allies and business leaders.

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In defense of immigrants from “Third World Countries”

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

The other day, a friend of mine complained to me about America’s need for “White Immigrants” and that America needs these and not immigrants from “Third World Countries”, which prompted me to write this article.

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In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

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Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.

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Kenya national honors not for sycophants

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Joe Khamisi

A month ago, US President Barack Obama honored 21 citizens with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian citation presented to individuals for their meritorious contributions in a wide range of disciplines including music, the arts, science, philanthropy, civil service and others.

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Observations of an Expat: Bye Bye Kurds

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Tom Arms

Bye bye Kurds. That is the realpolitik message expected to be issued soon by the White House to one of the world’s saddest nationalities. It may not be as explicit as that, but the meaning will be clear.

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A Beacon of Justice, Security and Rule of Law: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Cynthia M. Lardner

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is widely viewed as the most powerful woman not only in the EU but in the world. Today, Ms. Merkel is confronted with widespread criticism primarily from fringe groups in Germany threatening Germany’s long-standing status as being a leader in justice, security and adherence to Rule of Law.

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A confidential letter to Mr. Obama

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Muhammad Aladdin

Dear Mr. Obama,

Well, I do not know how to begin this, or else, I have so many beginnings to such a letter.

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