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Sudan Talks Collapse Amid Clashes in Khartoum

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Bashir, Omar Hassan Al-, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Khartoum (Sudan), Politics and Government, Sudan | 0 comments

The indefinite suspension came as a surprise. Early in the day, the two sides announced that they had agreed on a three-year transition to democratic rule.
Source: New York Times

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Alabama Governor Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Abortion, Alabama, illinois, Law and Legislation, Politics and Government, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), State Legislatures, Supreme Court (US) | 0 comments

Gov. Kay Ivey said the state will continue to follow the rule of law. Supporters hope the legislation will force a Supreme Court challenge to the nationwide right to an abortion.
Source: New York Times

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White House Reassesses Tariffs as It Focuses on China Fight

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Customs (Tariff), International Trade and World Market, North American Free Trade Agreement, Politics and Government, Steel and Iron, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

A potential thaw in trade relations with Canada, Mexico and Europe comes as tension between the United States and China grows.
Source: New York Times

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Your Thursday Briefing

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Baghdad (Iraq), China, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Politics and Government | 0 comments

Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Source: New York Times

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The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museums, Opioids and Opiates, OxyContin (Drug), Philanthropy, Politics and Government, Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family, Sackler, Raymond (1920-2017), Weiss, Daniel H | 0 comments

The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.
Source: New York Times

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In India’s Elections, Female Candidates Still Need Men’s Blessings

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Bharatiya Janata Party, elections, Haryana (India), India, Indian National Congress, Legislatures and Parliaments, Modi, Narendra, Politics and Government, Women and Girls | 0 comments

It’s a perplexing reality, as women have made it to the top much earlier than most of the Western democracies.
Source: New York Times

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New Brexit Defeat Plunges U.K.’s Theresa May Into Crisis

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in European Union, Great Britain, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit), Juncker, Jean-Claude, Legislatures and Parliaments, May, Theresa M, Politics and Government | 0 comments

Mrs. May lost a second vote on her plans to leave the European Union, and now faces unpalatable choices with time running out to avoid a chaotic exit.
Source: New York Times

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How Many Defeats Can Britain Take?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Conservative Party (Great Britain), European Union, Great Britain, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit), Juncker, Jean-Claude, Labour Party (Great Britain), Legislatures and Parliaments, May, Theresa M, Politics and Government | 0 comments

Brexit has trapped British politics. Burn it down and start fresh.
Source: New York Times

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China Says Detained Canadian Worked for Group Without Legal Registration

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Beijing (China), International Crisis Group, Ministry of State Security of the People's Republic of China, Political Prisoners, Politics and Government | 0 comments

The assertion was Beijing’s first official comment on the detention of Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat now working for a nongovernmental organization.
Source: New York Times

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Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site and Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Area Planning and Renewal, Cuomo, Andrew M, de Blasio, Bill, Democratic Socialists of America, Ed Wallace, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Long Island City (Queens, NY), Mark Weprin, New York City, New York State, Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria, Politics and Government, Relocation of Business, SKDKnickerbocker, Vandalism | 0 comments

The corporate giant has hired well-connected lobbyists to convince lawmakers and residents of the benefits of its new hub in Long Island City.
Source: New York Times

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