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What if Trump refuses to accept defeat in 2020?

Editor's Note:Joshua A. Geltzer is executive director and visiting professor of law at Georgetown Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and an ASU future of war fellow at New America. He previously was senior director for counterterrorism and deputy legal adviser at the N

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'If nobody is listening, it is useless': Trump admin's social media campaign against Iran divides diplomats

(CNN)Jaws dropped at the State Department last November when President Donald Trump tweeted a "Game of Thrones"-style poster warning Iran that "Sanctions are coming." The tweet was the idea of political appointees at State, but many career diplomats were appalled and uncomfortable. As the rhetoric a

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Nigeria counting votes in presidential election dogged by delays

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday’s closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting hours in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.

REUTERS

Amid chaos and defiance, Venezuelan opposition faces off against security forces as Maduro digs in

A massive effort to break President Nicolás Maduro’s blockade of humanitarian aid descended into violence and chaos Saturday across the string of border flash points — showing both the growing defiance of Juan Guaidó and the U.S.-backed opposition but also Maduro’s willingness to fight back.

WASHINGTON POST

As trade deadline looms, U.S. and China sprint to seal a deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese negotiators met for a fifth straight day on Saturday as the two sides race against a March 1 deadline to reach agreement and prevent a further escalation in their trade war.

REUTERS

Funeral held for seven Syrian refugee children killed in Canada fire

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Saturday of seven Syrian refugee children killed in a house fire earlier this week in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax.

REUTERS

Trump nominates Kelly Craft as United Nations ambassador

President Donald Trump has selected a new nominee for United Nations ambassador, a week after his original pick, Heather Nauert, withdrew her name from consideration. Trump announced on Twitter Friday night that he planned to nominate Kelly Craft, who’s served as the US ambassador to Canada since Se

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Venezuela orders partial closure of Colombian border as U.S. plans to deliver aid

Venezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolás Maduro.

NBC NEWS

Puerto Rico governor, White House clash over meeting

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) and the White House are clashing as the governor seeks a meeting with President Trump to discuss disaster relief efforts on the island. Rosselló's office and the White House have pushed back on each other as the Puerto Rico governor seeks face-time with the pres

THE HILL

Bolton cancels South Korea trip 'to focus on events in Venezuela'

(CNN)US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Iran says it has many options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran’s regional influence could not be curbed as demanded by Washington.

REUTERS

What's the Trump Doctrine? Depends who you ask

Washington (CNN)On Dec. 19, President Donald Trump announced one of his most consequential foreign policy decisions: the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Syria. The snap decision ultimately prompted the departure of his well-regarded Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, and continues to confound lawm

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U.S., Russia to find ways to lift travel ban on Taliban leaders for peace talks

KABUL (Reuters) - The United States and Russia have agreed to explore options on securing travel waivers for Taliban negotiators to participate in talks to end the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. peace envoy said ahead of a fresh round of peace talks scheduled on Monday.

REUTERS

Trump taps Kelly Knight Craft as U.N. ambassador

If confirmed, Craft would fill a vacancy left after Nikki Haley resigned and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew from consideration. President Donald Trump on Friday night announced he will nominate current Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft as his next United Nations ambassado

POLITICO

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Hale

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Here's who has been charged in Robert Mueller's probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation shows signs of wrapping up. When it does, he will submit a report on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. That report, which is expected to be submitted so

CBS NEWS

The White House's new argument against collusion with Russia is nonsensical

(CNN)On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:. Johns: You said there was no need to collude with Russia but there have been so many indictments and contacts with Russians. How do you balance that?

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The Most Talked About Non-Topic at the Vatican? Homosexuality.

Called to the Vatican this week by Pope Francis to grapple with the crisis of child sexual abuse by clergy, nearly 200 leaders of the Roman Catholic Church sat for lectures on responsibility, accountability and transparency.

NEW YORK TIMES

Australia confirms Wikileaks' Assange has valid passport

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has confirmed that Julian Assange has a valid passport, a key development for the Wikileaks founder, who fears that Ecuador seeks to end his asylum in its London embassy and extradite him to the United States.

REUTERS

The Spotlight Effect: This Church Scandal Was Revealed by Outsiders

VATICAN CITY—Church officials reacted badly when investigative journalists at The Boston Globe in 2002 uncovered a pattern of sexual abuse of minors by clerics and a widespread culture of cover-up. One cardinal blamed the crisis on the “Jewish media” and decried a smear campaign against Boston’s Car

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