Author Archives: Sam

Lebanese Security Forces Clash With Protesters in Beirut

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who gathered in Beirut’s main square to protest the government’s management of the recent explosion that devastated large parts of the city. At the beginning of a planned protest, a small group of men started throwing stones at security forces as they tried to jump over barriers that were ...

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Immigrazione, diminuniscono le partenze dalla Tunisia

Sull’emergenza immigrazione è intervenuto il deputato alla Camera Eugenio Saitta del Movimento Cinque Stelle che ha evidenziato l’azione diplomatica portata avanti dal ministro degli Esteri Luigi Di Maio con le autorità tunisine. “I siciliani meritano sicurezza e non possono essere gli unici a sobbarcarsi l’onere dell’accoglienza. In questo senso non possiamo non sottolineare positivamente l’azione diplomatica del ministro Di Maio. ...

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Foreign Interference in the Libyan Civil War: Is Libya Going Adrift?

The civil war in Libya is taking a distinct trajectory, full of uncertainty and risks. Between July 27 and 29, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud paid visits to Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco to discuss the Libyan crisis. The tours, official but unplanned, aimed at addressing the Libyan civil war’s challenges and exchanging views on the possible ...

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‘Early Elections’ Tops Consultations to Form New Tunisian Govt

Ennahda Movement’s Shura Council continues Sunday, for the second day in a row, its meetings in Hammamet city, northeastern Tunisia, to discuss scenarios for forming the next government. Meanwhile, three premises have been suggested on members of the Council, which is the movement’s highest decision-making authority. The first is joining a new government coalition that may bring it together with ...

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Trump thinks he’s been given vast new powers. Now he’s going to use them

The good news is that President Donald Trump is aiming to help Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, signing executive actions to extend expanded unemployment benefits and assist renters and homeowners. The bad news is that he’s seizing new powers for the presidency to do it. The first thing reporters and experts wondered when Trump announced his executive actions, was, can he do that? It’s not clear! ...

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Jewish advocacy groups slam Trump’s pick for German ambassador for bigoted comments

Several Jewish advocacy groups are opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany in light of his incendiary comments, including some unearthed by  KFile, about Germany, the Holocaust and Jewish groups. The American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, J Street, the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism and B’nai B’rith have decried Trump’s choice of retired Army Col. ...

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Shortages threaten Trump’s plan for rapid coronavirus tests

The Trump administration is gambling that a new generation of fast, cheap coronavirus tests can bring the U.S. outbreak under control. The challenge now is getting enough of these tests to pursue that strategy. The rapid antigen tests, which hunt for proteins on the virus’ surface, give results in less than 30 minutes. They are less accurate than lab tests ...

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Top White House economic adviser defends Trump’s coronavirus executive actions

WashingtonThe White House’s top economic adviser on Sunday defended a series of executive actions President Donald Trump signed a day earlier to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, attempting to explain how states will be able to work with the federal government to provide assistance to Americans impacted by the crisis. Larry Kudlow told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” ...

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Donald Trump’s five revealing words

These five words may be the most un-Trumpian thing Donald Trump has ever said: “It is what it is.” He said it in an interview with Jonathan Swan, of Axios, who asked how Trump could argue that the Covid-19 pandemic was “under control” since “1,000 Americans are dying a day.” Trump responded, “They are dying, that’s true. And you have ...

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Australia sides with U.S. in South China Sea dispute

FOREIGN MINISTER Marise Payne has been lauded for showing Australia’s independent spirit. We have apparently shown the U.S. that we will not be drawn into any new “coalition of the willing” as America begins to shift its China policy from “containment” to something akin to “roll-back”. It would be nice if it were the case but is it really so? On the one hand, Australia ...

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