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U.S. Embassies Worldwide Have Been Told to Ramp Up Vetting for Visa Applicants

(WASHINGTON) — The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for “population sets” needing extra scrutiny before receiving visas to travel to the United States, according to a recent diplomatic cable. 451 more words

AP Sources: US To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. 752 more words

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AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline on Friday

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, after the State Department delivers a positive recommendation to start construction on a long-delayed project that has served as a flashpoint in the debate about climate change. 405 more words

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Trump Administration Eyes $1 Billion in Cuts to U.N. Peacekeeping

The White House is seeking to cut $1 billion in funding for U.N. peacekeeping operations and to eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars for other U.N. 1,300 more words

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The permanent anti-Israel bias in the UNHRC's permanent Agenda Item 7

The UN Human Rights Wrongs Council has a standing Agenda Item Number 7 in which “Israel’s human rights abuses” are discussed. The very title of the Agenda item invites the inevitable biased conclusion. 817 more words

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Did Rex Tillerson Misspeak or Intentionally Kowtow to China?

During his visit to Beijing last weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a strange move — adopting Chinese verbiage to characterize the U.S.-China relationship. Both… 909 more words

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Trump's Diplomat: Rex Tillerson in His Own Words, Now With Gifs

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Tillerson: “In the context of the budget, the fiscal year 2017 was a record high for the State Department.” … 470 more words

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