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The 'Poor Palatines' - political ramifications of eighteenth century migration

Migration has rarely been politically uncontroversial, as Dr Robin Eagles, Senior Research Fellow in the House of Lords 1660-1832 section, discusses…

The current migrant crisis may be on a wider scale than has been seen for a number of years, but as a phenomenon it is far from unique. 1,174 more words

Social History

Kerry Visits Vietnam as US Embassy Hanoi Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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#TodayInHistory 1995: Sec. of State Warren Christopher visits Hanoi – officially opens U.S. Embassy. Vietnam opens embassy in Washington.

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Charles Krauthammer: Worse than we could have imagined

Washington Post — When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined “The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history,” you don’t expect to revisit the issue. 93 more words


Iran, World Powers Agree to Historic Deal in Vienna

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Updated: 1:29 pm PDT
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Met with @FedericaMog and @JZarif this AM. Still have difficult issues to resolve. #IranTalksVienna

— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) …

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Charles Krauthammer: Iran and the worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

Washington Post — The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence. 66 more words

President Obama

Washington and Havana Formally Restores Diplomatic Relations After 54 Years

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According to history.state.gov, the United States remained in Cuba as an occupying power until the Republic of Cuba was formally installed on May 19, 1902 following the defeat of Spain in 1898.   380 more words

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MPs and Waterloo

To mark today’s anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Dr Philip Salmon, Editor of the Victorian Commons, explores the the impact of the battle’s veterans on the House of Commons… 529 more words

19th Century History