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Tillerson on Reports of Ouster: ‘It’s Laughable’

byPam Key1 Dec 20170 1 Dec, 20171 Dec, 2017 Friday while welcoming Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said reports of his pending departure were “laughable.” When asked about reports the Trump administration is seeking his resignation, Tillerson said, “It’s laughable.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on
Asia

Historic Papal Mass in Buddhist Myanmar

The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and the first ever by a sitting Pope, comes amid allegations of ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.In his sermon, the Pope said: "I know that many in Myanmar bear the wounds of violence, wounds both visible and invisible…We think that healing can come
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Egypt attack is tragic evidence of ‘new normal’

The murder of at least 305 practicing Sufis in Egypt on Friday not only represents a dangerous escalation of violence in the Sinai, it also reflects a dramatic expansion of terrorism across North Africa and the Middle East over the past five years. The savage attack on worshipers in Bir al-Abed is a reminder that the vast majority of terrorist-related killings don’t occur
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Antonio Conte accuses Premier League of conspiracy against Chelsea over fixture schedule

Antonio Conte is unhappy with Chelsea’s Premier League fixture schedule (Picture: Getty) Antonio Conte has suggested there is a conspiracy against his Chelsea side in another attack on the Premier League fixture list. The former Italy boss has frequently questioned the scheduling of domestic games and the disparity in rest between his side and their opponents. Chelsea
Middle East

US-Iran sanctions trial may hamper Turkey’s struggling economy

Turkey's main financial district, behind a residential neighborhood in Istanbul, 30 November (Reuters) A bad economic situation is quickly deteriorating for Turkey. Already the country is suffering from high inflation, large trade deficits, and a plummeting currency. But now a US sanctions-busting trial has cast a spotlight on the alleged corruption and malfeasance
Business

Russia continues stocking up on gold under Putin’s strategy

Published time: 2 Dec, 2017 06:34 The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is increasing the country’s gold reserves to meet a goal set by President Vladimir Putin to make Russia less vulnerable to geopolitical risks. As of November, Russia had 1,801 tons of gold accounting for 17.3 percent of all reserves. Russia is the sixth largest gold owner after the United States,
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Limbaugh: Timing of Flynn Charges ‘May Not Be Coincidental’ — ‘Look at All the News It Has Swept Off the Front Pages’

byJeff Poor1 Dec 20170 1 Dec, 20171 Dec, 2017 Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh questioned the timing of the announcement former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had been charged by special counsel Robert Mueller for lying to the FBI. Limbaugh suggested the timing of the news was to draw the attention away from
Middle East

Trump may recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital next week

US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after delivering statements in Jerusalem in May (AFP) President Donald Trump may announce next week that the United States will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior administration official said on Friday, a move that would upend decades of American policy and