foreign affairs

Kushner Sells His Middle East Peace Plan

White House adviser Jared Kushner tried to sell his Middle East peace plan to the Palestinians by making an ultimatum in a CNN interview. Said Kushner: “The Palestinian leadership have to ask
U.S., Kenya to Start Trade Talks Viewed as Template for Africa

U.S., Kenya to Start Trade Talks Viewed as Template for Africa

The U.S. and Kenya are expected to announce negotiations on a free-trade agreement next week, America’s first such deal with a sub-Saharan country, a person familiar with the plans said.

Trump to Unveil Middle East Peace Plan

“President Trump will release a long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday that is expected to include a proposal for new Israeli borders and provide for Israeli sovereignty over much of the
BofA Muni-Bond Banker Fink to Seek House Seat in New York

BofA Muni-Bond Banker Fink to Seek House Seat in New York

Washington dealt a major blow to Wall Street’s municipal-bond industry with its 2017 tax changes. Now, one banker from New York says he wants to fight back from inside the walls of Congress.

Netanyahu Officially Indicted in Court

“Israel’s attorney general filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases to a district court, effectively launching the trial against the premier,” Haaretz

Trump Invites No Democrats to USMCA Signing

Playbook: “As you might’ve read here, the USMCA was the Trump administration’s top legislative priority, and to its credit, the White House steered it through a Congress beset by partisanship by
Qatar’s Emir Replaces Prime Minister With Close Aide

Qatar’s Emir Replaces Prime Minister With Close Aide

Qatar’s ruler appointed a close aide as the country’s new prime minister after the resignation of Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani, who had held the position since the emir came to power in June 2013.

Pompeo Boots NPR Reporter from Ukraine Trip

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s quarrel with NPR escalated on Monday after one of the radio network’s reporters was barred from flying on the secretary’s plane during an upcoming trip to Ukraine,”

Bolton Was Concerned Trump Did Favors for Autocrats

“John Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the

Was Iran Strike Linked to Bolton’s Book?

Laurence Tribe: “A horrible connection if it pans out: On Dec. 30, Trump learned what Bolton’s book would say. Bolton has been pushing war with Iran for years. Iran’s General Soleimani was in U.S.
EU’s Top Diplomat Cites ‘Quite Worrying’ Violence in Libya

EU’s Top Diplomat Cites ‘Quite Worrying’ Violence in Libya

Europe’s top diplomat warned of renewed violence in Libya recently and said international powers must put pressure on the warring parties to end the conflict.
Labour Front-Runner Starmer Warns Brexit Risks Breaking Up U.K.

Labour Front-Runner Starmer Warns Brexit Risks Breaking Up U.K.

Keir Starmer, the front-runner to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, said Brexit risks breaking up the U.K. as he called for a “radical” redistribution of power to
Brussels Edition: Serving Oysters to Trump

Brussels Edition: Serving Oysters to Trump

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Ex-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Responds to Pompeo

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor responds in the New York Times to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s sarcastic question in private to an NPR reporter: “Do you think Americans care about

Emails Show Pompeo Lied About NPR Interview

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an NPR host lied in setting up an interview with him on Friday, but email records support the journalist’s account of how the contentious exchange came to be,” the

Bolton Confirms Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Biden Probe

“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into

Pompeo Cuts Interview Short

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly ended an NPR interview when he refused to answer questions from Mary Louise Kelly about whether he owed former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch an apology.

Trump Caught on Recording Ordering Ambassador Fired

A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that

Benny Gantz Considers Turning Down Trump’s Invite

“Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White party and the main political opponent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is considering turning down President Trump’s invitation to come

Regime Critic Says Saudis Tried to Kidnap Him in U.S.

Daily Beast: “A suspected agent of the Saudi government attempted to kidnap a regime critic on American soil… The young Saudi man says the FBI saved him from becoming the next Jamal Khashoggi.”