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The president’s shift has less to do with a sudden embrace of foreign aid than a desire to block Beijing’s plan for economic, technological and political dominance.“My whole impetus in running for Congress in the first place was to get rid of foreign aid.

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“As we often talk with the military leadership in Pakistan, we need them to continue to stay engaged in this.We need them to help lower the violence in Afghanistan,” US Central Command Commander General Joseph Votel told reporters during a Pentagon news conference.

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She referred to them as "tactics" the CIA is watching.Almost 84 percent of China's $734 billion investment in construction projects worldwide went to low- and middle-income economies between 2005 and 2017, according to the Center for Strategic & International Studies' China Power Project, which tracks China's investments overseas.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan.“In Afghanistan you have not just the US and Russia in competition, but also China, Iran, and Pakistan,” said Kugelman.

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We know that trolls on social media are trying to sow discord on contentious subjects like race, guns and abortion, but how do they do it?Now, those same social media influence tactics that were used in 2016 and last month appear to have been adopted by operatives in other countries as well.

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That money often comes with the requirement that Chinese companies be heavily involved in the planning and construction, throwing them a lot of business.But even with its financial firepower, China has its limits.

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But if influence were the deciding factor, it would be more accurate to speak of the period since 1988 as the Kennedy court.There have been about 51 decisions in which Justice Kennedy joined a liberal majority in a closely divided case, while Chief Justice Roberts dissented.

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I own a secondhand copy of his 1988 novel “The Beautiful Room Is Empty” that was passed from gay man to gay man during White’s heyday, and their annotations feel as elemental and histrionic as claw marks.Growing up in the Baptist church, I honestly believed that the feelings books like White’s inspired could lead to literal demon possession.

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Bob Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, sent the Trump administration drafts of executive orders for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, according to documents obtained by E&E News.The orders also would have rolled back coal regulations established under the Obama administration that Murray thought were a burden to his industry, E&E News reported.

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Immigrants from Romania, the couple had bought their New York City taxi medallion nearly three decades ago.“It depressed him, it irritated him, it probably angered him — maybe all three,” his son Gabriel Ochisor said in an interview at the family’s home.

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The new Steve Jobs film from British director Danny Boyle has got me thinking about how Apple Inc.Whatever you think of the man — and the film, of which I had mixed feelings — Steve Jobs has had a profound influence on the way we live our lives.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday canceled a deal with the United Nations on African migrants, a day after he had announced it.The deal with the United Nations refugee agency was meant to replace a contentious Israeli plan to forcibly deport the migrants to Rwanda.

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On Thursday, when Sahu returned to Chhattisgarh for the first time after the announcement of his appointment as president of the Congress OBC wing, he received a massive welcome.”
Senior Congress leaders told The Indian Express that the party wanted to make gains in the plains, and make inroads into OBC votes.

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George Nader, a political adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, last year with President Trump.Hundreds of pages of correspondence between the two men reveal an active effort to cultivate President Trump on behalf of the two oil-rich Arab monarchies, both close American allies.

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The goal of the Russian campaign was to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and later, to bolster Donald Trump’s in the 2016 election in such battleground states.” They used a cluster of companies linked to one called the Internet Research Agency, and called their campaign “information warfare.

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The indictment says that the organization staged several political rallies across the country from June to November 2016.12: Show your support for President-Elect Donald Trump New York

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An American and Cuban flag are seen on the dashboard of a taxi in Havana.launched a lobbying campaign as President Donald Trump was calling for limits on American travel to Cuba.

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An Alaska Airlines jet takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in 2014.A Newport Beach man has agreed to plead guilty to piloting an Alaska Airlines plane while under the influence of alcohol in June that year.

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A now-retired pilot has pleaded guilty to piloting a plane carrying passengers while under the influence of alcohol, nearly four years after the incident took place.(David Arnston Google+)























A former Alaska Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to piloting a plane while under the influence of alcohol.

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(Selling followers is ostensibly a violation of the rules of most social media platforms — Twitter forbids buying followers, retweets or likes, for instance.“We were looking for a way into describing the economy of false influence on social media.