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Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category

June 20th, 2017 - 9:42 pm § in Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS:new crown prince will be confirmed by  a public pledging of loyalty to Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday evening in Mecca.

Al Arabiya television reported that the promotion of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a royal decree said on Wednesday, in a promotion for King Salman’s 31-year-old son that confirms him as next rul[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 9:01 am § in Foreign Affairs, world

Nollywood goes Hollywood

NOLLYWOOD IS FALLING APART In a country where you can stumble upon crates of currency valued at about $1 billion at the airport, unattended, yet there are only 14 cinemas and the big attraction is not Nollywood. It’s Hollywood in Nigeria’s Nollywood turf. Because in Nigeria, if you want [...]

June 11th, 2017 - 10:30 am § in Foreign Affairs

Putin’s Opposition

The Kremlin critic Aleksei A. Navalny called for an anticorruption protest across Russia on Monday, and aims to run against President Vladimir V. Putin, if he can get on the ballot. Read Mr. Navalny’s Blog. [...]

June 9th, 2017 - 7:37 am § in Foreign Affairs

IRAN BLAMES US FOR ISIS ATTACKS IN TEHRAN

Iranian official calls Tehran attacks a Saudi-Israel-US plot Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns ISIS-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran will only fuel Iranians’ hatred toward the U.S. and Saudi Arabia • Senior general says Iran’s response to attacks “bu[...]

June 8th, 2017 - 1:40 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Why the State Department is Irrelevant

The bottleneck in Rex Tillerson’s State Department The former ExxonMobil chief is leaning heavily on two senior aides who, officials say, have cut him off from the rest of his 75,000-person staff. POLITI.CO[...]

June 5th, 2017 - 8:13 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Trump Alliance of Sunni Nation Expels Qatar From Its Alliance

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar … home of al Jazeera    (Based on report at CBS News) The countries in Trump’s anti Iran alliance accuse Qatar of being pro Iran, pro Hamas and (quietly) anti Israel.  Qatar has supported Hamas but denies support for movements to [...]

May 30th, 2017 - 7:23 pm § in Foreign Affairs

50 Years After Nigerian Civil War

THE IRONY OF MEMORIAL DAY: 50 Years Ago Today, Biafra Began What Was To Be a Failed Secession. America’s Memorial Day remembers the dead Union soldiers after our civil war.  The irony for immigrants from Nigeria  is that this day is also the anniversary Nigeria’s civil war.  Our war [...]

May 28th, 2017 - 9:15 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

THE TERRIBLE HANDSHAKE: Emmanuel Macron white-knuckle handshake showdown with Trump was “a moment of truth”

“my handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent.” PARIS (AP) – President Emmanuel  Macron added: “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either.” Macron’s office confirmed to The Associ[...]

May 24th, 2017 - 1:00 am § in Foreign Affairs, Jefferson

BANNED IN CHINA

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May 17th, 2017 - 7:51 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Politics

Putin offers to provide details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys

  MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, bringing scoffs on Capitol Hill that the Kremlin could help shed light on the disclosures of reportedly highly classifie[...]