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Russia, China Veto U.N. Sanctions against Syrian Leadership

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On Tuesday China and Russia vetoed a U.N. sanction resolution against Syrian leadership (UPI). The U.N. resolution would have levied sanctions on Syrian leadership for using chemical weapons against its own citizens (Washington Post). Russian President Vladimir Putin justified the veto asserting that “it would not help the negotiation process but would only interfere or […]

U.S. Tanks Moved to Baltic States

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The U.S. Army will send battle tanks to the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania along Russia’s borders ahead of an upcoming NATO operation (UPI). In early January, then-President Obama sent 3,000 U.S soldiers into Poland to reassure NATO allies concerned about a more territorially aggressive Russia (BBC). More than 80 tanks and hundreds […]

Trump Holds Phone Call with Australian Prime Minister

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Last Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed a refugee resettlement deal organized by the Obama Administration (Reuters). According to senior U.S. officials, during the 25-minute call, Trump told Turnbull this is “the worst deal ever” (Washington Post). Trump also allegedly accused the Australian government of trying to send the […]

Somali Refugees in Kenya Blocked from United States

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Over 200 Somali refugees intended for resettlement in the United States have been unable to travel due to the U.S. travel ban. The United Nations stated approximately 13,000 Somali refugees have been approved by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services, but their resettlement has been halted due to the travel ban. Kenya has hosted […]