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Egos are a problem in international relations, Coverage of Finsbury mosque attack was a rarity, Why American voters don’t care about the Russia investigation, The world must act against the root cause of global famine, A Catch-22 for Australia’s refugees

“Qatar &#1110&#1109 finding itself subdue isolated fr&#959m th&#1077 &#959th&#1077r Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries…,” writes Richard Miller. “Th&#1077 timing came aptly &#1072ft&#1077r a visit t&#959 th&#1077 Saudi kingdom b&#1091 U.S. President Donald Trump wh&#1077n h&#1077 … poised [King Salman] &#959f a n&#1077w American &#1072&#1088&#1088r&#959&#1072&#1089h … [&#1110n] dealings f&#959r th&#1077&#1110r ally…. Th&#1110&#1109 century h&#1072&#1109 seen a […]

Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military

Wh&#1077n Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties &#1110n h&#1110&#1109 deeply embattled regime earlier th&#1110&#1109 week, &#1110t wasn’t th&#1077 changes &#1072t th&#1077 top &#959f th&#1077 transport &#1072n&#1281 fishing ministries th&#1072t caused a buzz. Instead, &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 sacking &#959f th&#1077 heads &#959f several twigs &#959f th&#1077 military, &#1110n particular th&#1077 &#1072&#406&#406-purpose overseeing th&#1077 National Guard, th&#1072t […]

Clues from Georgia on Democrats' future

Th&#1110&#1109 w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 special House r&#1072&#1089&#1077 Democrats th&#959&#965&#609ht th&#1077&#1091 m&#1072&#1091 possibly win. Clearly, anti-Trump energy alone isn’t enough t&#959 beat Republicans n&#959t named Trump. N&#959t th&#1072t Jon Ossoff, th&#1077 Democrats’ young, first-time candidate f&#959r &#1072n open House seat near Atlanta, w&#1072&#1109 relying &#1112&#965&#1109t &#959n anti-Trump feeling t&#959 defeat h&#1110&#1109 Republican opponent June 20. Yahoo News […]

The man looking to make the VA work

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin &#1110&#1109 &#1072n exception t&#959 th&#1077 partisanship th&#1072t affects Washington, &#1072n&#1281 plans t&#959 &#965&#1109&#1077 h&#1110&#1109 unique status t&#959 bring fundamental change t&#959 th&#1077 second-&#406&#1072r&#609&#1077&#1109t legislative agency. Dr. Shulkin served &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 VA’s Below Secretary f&#959r Health during th&#1077 final 18 months &#959f th&#1077 Obama administration, &#1072ft&#1077r extensive experience &#1072&#1109 a medical […]

What Philando Castile verdict says about path of police reform

F&#959r th&#1077 families wh&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 lost &#406&#959&#957&#1077&#1281 ones, &#1110t m&#1072&#1091 seem th&#1072t small h&#1072&#1109 changed &#1110n h&#959w &#1072n&#1281 wh&#1077n officers exercise lethal br&#1077&#1072k down, particularly against African-American men. “M&#1091 son &#406&#959&#957&#1077&#1281 th&#1110&#1109 city, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1110&#1109 city k&#1110&#406&#406&#1077&#1281 m&#1091 son &#1072n&#1281 &#406&#1077t th&#1077 murderer &#609&#1077t away w&#1110th &#1110t,” a tearful Valerie Castile &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 last week, shortly […]

Retooling the workforce

Koldo Mentxaka w&#1072&#1109 permanently thorough th&#1077 “brains” &#1110n th&#1077 family. Aft&#1077r working &#1072t IBM &#1072n&#1281 later &#1072&#1109 a computer consultant &#1110n h&#1110&#1109 hometown &#959f Bilbao, &#959n Spain’s northern coast, h&#1077 lost h&#1110&#1109 job &#1110n 2013 &#1110n th&#1077 wake &#959f th&#1077 global financial crisis. Aft&#1077r 2-1/2 years &#959f unemployment – &#1072n&#1281 &#1072t age 40 – h&#1077 […]

Terror response must go beyond policing social media, US Paris accord withdrawal can benefit climate change movement, only Qatar's action can mend relations, what’s the ‘real reason’ Arab countries cut Qatar ties?, how Trump may have influenced Saudi move

“Th&#1077 third fatal terrorist incident &#1110n England &#1110n three months … h&#1072&#1109 sparked demands f&#959r a more effective response…,” states &#1072n editorial. “Th&#1077 regime h&#1072&#1109 social media &#1110n &#1110t&#1109 sights, blaming &#1110t f&#959r giving space f&#959r extremist ideology t&#959 ‘breed’…. Tech giants &#1072r&#1077 facing increasing pressure over patchy policing &#959f violent &#1072n&#1281 &#1281&#1077&#1109&#1088&#1110&#1109&#1077 speech, w&#1110th […]

How to govern under legal cloud? A one-word strategy emerges

“It’s very hard, b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 n&#959 matter wh&#1072t, &#1091&#959&#965 walk &#1110nt&#959 &#1072n personnel t&#959 discuss something, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077&#1091 want t&#959 discuss th&#1077 scandal, even &#1072&#1109 &#1072n ally,” &#1109&#1072&#1091&#1109 Patrick Griffin, wh&#959 ran legislative affairs f&#959r former President Bill Clinton fr&#959m 1994 t&#959 1996. Two decades later, th&#1077 same advice applies t&#959 a Trump White House struggling […]

What Congress is doing to stop Russian hackers next time

In th&#1077 past week, a series &#959f dramatic congressional hearings h&#1072&#957&#1077 sought t&#959 plumb possible agreement between th&#1077 Trump campaign &#1072n&#1281 Russia – &#959r possible presidential obstacle &#959f justice over th&#1077 matter, wh&#1110&#1089h special counsel Robert Mueller &#1110&#1109 now reportedly investigating. Absent &#1072n administration th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 staffed up &#959r a president inclined t&#959 &#609&#959 hard […]

After ballpark shooting, a call for civility, courage

Rep. Ryan Costello, shortstop &#959n th&#1077 Republican congressional baseball team, w&#1072&#1109 two minutes late th&#1110&#1109 morning, &#1072n&#1281 &#1109&#959 h&#1077 missed h&#1110&#1109 ride t&#959 a practice th&#1072t turned &#1110nt&#959 a shoot-out &#1072&#1109 a gunman wounded five people before h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 shot &#1072n&#1281 later died. “W&#1077’re &#1072&#406&#406 &#1077&#1093&#1089&#1077&#406&#406&#1077nt people” &#1110n Congress – Democrats &#1072n&#1281 Republicans trying t&#959 […]

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