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How ‘America First’ could turn into to ‘India First’

What is an H-1B visa? America is great because of its willingness to accept talented immigrants. That's what Nandan Nilekani, the billionaire co-founder of Infosys Technologies, would tell President Trump if he had the opportunity. "If you really want to keep the U.S. … globally

John Hockenberry, Former NPR Radio Host, Accused Of Sex Harassment

REX/Shutterstock Former National Public Radio host John Hockenberry is being accused of sexual harassment by some past colleagues, according to a New York magazine web story. The four-time Emmy winner and Peabody Awards recipient, who left his NPR show The Takeaway in August, is being accused in an article written by a one-time guest on his program. Author Suki Kim said

Donald Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn For Lying To FBI And Pence

On Saturday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit that he fired former national security advisor Michael Flynn for lying to Vice President Mike Pence and the FBI. This comes a day after Flynn pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials. Prior to his tweet, Trump had said that he dismissed Flynn for lying to Pence, but this is the first time
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Erdogan says US courts cannot put Turkey on trial

Courts in the United States cannot put Turkey on trial, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in reference to the case of a Turkish bank executive who has been charged with evading US sanctions on Iran. Already strained ties between NATO allies Ankara and Washington have deteriorated in recent weeks as Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is
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Middle East leaders paint ‘dark picture’ at Rome conference

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (AFP/file photo) When Italy organised a conference focused on the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, it promised to look beyond the turmoil roiling the region and instead promote a "positive agenda". But many of the 45 heads of state, ministers and business leaders who attended the annual
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France’s Macron calls on Iraq to dismantle all militias

Regional Kurdistan Government Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, right, leaves Elysee Palace after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, in Paris on Saturday (AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called for Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the government-sanctioned, Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a rare public call
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Sanaa streets empty as Saleh’s forces try to take capital from Houthis

SANAA, Yemen – Streets are empty, schools and universities announced a temporary holiday until further notice, people fled their houses in conflict zones, shops and companies were closed as military vehicles and fighters spread everywhere in the capital city on Saturday. Most residents stayed home as clashes broke out in the streets between former allies Ali Abdullah
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Merkel, Macron meet African leaders for AU-EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are among the European leaders who will sit down with their African counterparts for the two-day summit in the capital, Abidjan.The issue of human slave auctions in Libya is expected to be on the agenda, following recent reporting by CNN which revealed African migrants being sold as slaves in the capital,
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Macron on human trafficking in Africa

Melissa Bell asked French President Emmanuel Macron about human trafficking in Africa during a press conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast." data-link="" data-isshorturl="true" data-twitter-account="CNN" data-image-src="//"> Original

Poland: Patriotic, not authoritarian

This is a POLITICO debate. For the counterargument, click here. WARSAW — How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Lincoln’s famous question sought to ridicule those who wished to change the reality by rebranding the truth. I’m reminded of it by the ongoing, well-orchestrated campaign to brand the Polish government as a pro-fascist regime. Despite the