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North Korea: The US will regret 'letting such a depraved and stupid guy occupy the Oval Office'

_informq.push(['embed']); North Korea is calling President Trump an "old lunatic" and slamming his recent visit to South Korea as "nonsense." "A load of rubbish spouted by the old lunatic Trump during his recent visit to South Korea was a total of all nonsense and paradox so far," North Korea's stat

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 12:37:47

North Korean foreign minister heads to Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister will arrive in Cuba on Monday, in search of support amid unprecedented pressure from the United States and the international community to cease its nuclear weapons and missile programs. The Cuban foreign ministry, in a brief note on its web page, sa

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 13:55:47

Ben Cardin: The Full Transcript

Glasser: This is Susan Glasser, and welcome back this week to The Global POLITICO. I'm delighted to have as our guest Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. He's the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, which means he's right in the middle of everything that we want to talk about at The Glo

POLITICO - 2017-11-20 10:11:00

The U.S. begins bombing Taliban drug labs as Trump's Afghanistan strategy takes hold

A B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel during a sortie on Aug. 8. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden) The U.S. and Afghan air forces launched a series of strikes on narcotics laboratories in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, marking the beginning of what could be a long, expanded air war

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-20 17:36:00

Top Dem: Lawmakers taking 'more active role' in Trump foreign policy

Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinFacebook farce shows lawmaker deviousness, demagogueryDem senator wants details on Manafort's multiple passports US backs out of global oil anti-corruption effort MORE (D-Md.) says Congress is taking a more active role in foreign policy as it reviews the pre

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 14:35:31

Trump To Designate North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

The Trump administration is putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. President Trump told reporters on Monday that the Treasury Department will officially announce additional sanctions on the North Korean regime on Tuesday. North Korea had previously been designated a st

NPR - 2017-11-20 17:13:55

U.S. military on Okinawa confined to bases after fatal crash

U.S. service members on Okinawa have been banned from drinking and restricted to base or their off-base residences after a crash involving a Marine in which a local man died. In addition, all U.S. service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from buying or consuming alcohol on or off base aft

NBC NEWS - 2017-11-20 13:41:00

Will Mackin on Capturing the Weirdness of War

Your story this week, "The Lost Troop," is set in Afghanistan between September and December, 2008. Were you there then? I was between deployments and in Utah for most of that time. My job while deployed was to direct air strikes, so I'd train on bombing ranges all over the state. In addition to ref

THE NEW YORKER - 2017-11-20 10:01:00

Trump's recklessness is magnifying the military's political power - and independence

"This should calm some nerves," wrote Peter Daou, the former Hillary Clinton staffer and founder of Verrit. Daou was referring to a CNN report in which Gen. John Hyten, head of the US Strategic Command, warned that he would resist any illegal orders from President Donald Trump - or any president - t

VOX - 2017-11-20 13:30:01

Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events BERLIN - Only a couple of months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Europe's most powerful leader. Some even claimed that she had become the leader of th

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-20 09:36:00

Trump's Foreign Policy, One Year In

President Trump was elected on the promise to make America great again. As best as one can decipher from a campaign that consistently contradicted itself and was headed by a candidate with no real foreign policy experience, this meant prioritizing U.S. interests and security and improving America's

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-11-20 16:53:52

U.S. consular office in Zurich evacuated: Blick newspaper

November 20, 2017 / 9:15 AM / Updated 30 minutes ago ZURICH (Reuters) - A United States consular office in the Swiss financial capital Zurich was evacuated on Monday when staff found a suspicious package in the entrance, the Blick newspaper reported, citing staff from the facility. Police confirmed

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 09:15:30

Nafta's Renegotiation Risks National Security

It came straight from the mouth of Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray of Mexico, arguably the most influential member of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration: a Trump administration rejection of the North American Free Trade Agreement would undermine United States-Mexico security cooperation a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 10:45:18

Trump Says He Helped Free U.C.L.A. Players in China. Critics Ask, What About Activists?

The college basketball players, from left, Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill at a news conference in Los Angeles last week. They had been accused of shoplifting in China.Credit Lucy Nicholson/Reuters President Trump has suggested that he saved three American college basketball players, who h

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 15:20:29

Swiss police lift U.S. consular office evacuation

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police declared the U.S. consular office building in Zurich as safe, saying a "suspicious object" discovered on Monday morning that had prompted a brief evacuation of two buildings was found to be harmless. A street blockade was lifted and people were allowed to re-enter th

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 10:26:01

In Zimbabwe, Mugabe's party gathers to begin his impeachment

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A day after Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe defied the nation's calls to resign, lawmakers here frantically searched on Monday for a legal path to dismiss the long-ruling leader. Parliamentarians met in the afternoon to begin impeachment proceedings, even as questions were rai

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-20 13:48:00

'Germany Is Becoming More Normal'

Angela Merkel is traditionally known as Germany's "safe pair of hands," but when government-coalition talks unexpectedly collapsed late Sunday night after just four weeks, her future as the country's chancellor was suddenly in question. It began just before midnight local time, when the pro-business

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-11-20 17:45:56

Trump: Healthcare, infrastructure, welfare reforms up next after taxes

November 20, 2017 / 5:24 PM / Updated 2 hours ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to take up healthcare, infrastructure and welfare reform issues soon after Republicans' tax overhaul is finalized, which the party has pledged to complete by the end of the ye

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 17:24:19

Contrary to Trump Tweet, Senator Flake still undecided on tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that Senator Jeff Flake will oppose the Republican tax bill, but the senator's office says he has not yet made up his mind. "Senator Flake is still reviewing the tax reform bill on its merits. How he votes on it will have nothin

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 10:45:03

Swati Sharma Named Deputy Editor of TheAtlantic.com

Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2017)-The Atlantic is expanding its editorial leadership team with the hire of Swati Sharma as deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, announced today by Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg and TheAtlantic.com Editor Adrienne LaFrance. Sharma will begin with The Atlantic on Jan

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-11-20 15:06:00