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Debate Sharpens in Washington on Nuclear Pact With Iran

(VOA): Debate is intensifying in Washington on the merits and potential pitfalls, the risks and possible rewards, of the United States possibly pulling out of the international nuclear accord with Iran.   The U.S. Congress has decisions to make now that President Donald Trump has withheld..

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Debate Sharpens in Washington on Nuclear Pact With Iran

(VOA): Debate is sharpening in Washington on the merits and potential pitfalls, the risks and possible rewards, of the United States possibly pulling out of the international nuclear accord with Iran. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the U.S. Congress has decisions to make now that President..

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NY Times: Carter Willing to Travel to North Korea

(VOA): Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website Sunday. “I would go, yes,” Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an..

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Tillerson Promotes Closer Iraq-Saudi Ties

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday promoted improving ties between Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a way to counter Iran's growing military assertiveness in the region. Tillerson, participating in the initial meeting of the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Committee in Riyadh,..

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Trump Plans to Help With Russia Legal Bills

(VOA): President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election. A White House official confirmed the plan, which was first..

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US Warns About Attacks On Energy, Industrial Firms

(VOA): The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least..

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Indonesia Seeks Answers as General Denied Entry to US

(VOA): Indonesia is seeking clarification on why its military chief was denied entry to the United States, Jakarta said Sunday. Washington's deputy ambassador to Jakarta was summoned to explain the situation, Indonesian officials said. Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Gatot..

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Yemeni Journalist Denied Entry to US to Receive Award

(VOA): Prominent Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser has been denied entry to the United States to accept an award, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. In September, the CPJ announced that it would present its 2017 International Press Freedom award to Nasser, who has been living in..

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Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize – OpEd Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

It becomes increasingly clear that two Soviet spies, Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved..

John Brennan’s Police State USA – OpEd Saturday, October 21st, 2017