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White House appoints outspoken ambassador as new acting head of intelligence 20.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Richard Grenell, the vocal and frequently controversial U.S. envoy in Berlin, replaces another acting director. Grenell, a Trump loyalist, has no background in intelligence.
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No entry 20.2.2020 Hindu: Opinion
 The recent actions of the government as far as diplomacy and foreign policy are concerned, suggest that it suffers from a low-esteem syndrome (Editor
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A Trump India visit, in campaign mode 19.2.2020 Hindu: Rx
With a trade deal unlikely, New Delhi must calibrate the costs and benefits of the U.S. President’s political tour
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Broadcast Networks Ignore Democratic Senator Murphy’s Meeting with Iran’s Zarif 19.2.2020 NewsBusters
Through the Tuesday broadcast network morning and evening newscasts, not a single second has been spent on news first uncovered Monday by our friend Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist that Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) “and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last ...
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch: U.S. should stand for the rule of law, generosity of spirit 18.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Retired Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch speaks at Georgetown School of Foreign Service.
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Yovanovitch says State Department 'is in trouble' and leaders lack 'moral clarity' 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"Foreign service officers are wondering if it is safe to express concerns about policy, even behind closed doors," the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said during remarks at Georgetown University.
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Ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch calls US diplomacy ‘amoral’ 13.2.2020 Raw Story
The former US ambassador who was a key figure in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial criticized US foreign policy on Wednesday as “amoral” and based on threats. Marie Yovanovitch, who Trump abruptly recalled last May from her post as US ambassador to Ukraine, spoke at Washington’s Georgetown University where she received a prize from the […]
Abbas blasts Trump’s ‘Swiss cheese’ plan for Palestine in UN speech 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that the world should reject President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, which he said would limit Palestinian sovereignty in a “Swiss cheese” deal. Brandishing a large map of Israel and Palestine as laid out by Trump’s long-awaited January 28 announcement, Abbas called it […]
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'No longer a friend': Ukrainians are losing faith in the U.S. 5.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"America used to be a beacon of freedom, liberty and anti-corruption efforts. Now a lot of Ukrainians feel like ... we are by ourselves," says a Ukrainian political commentator.
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Trump’s impeachment trial is all but over — and his attacks on Democrats have only begun 2.2.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is all but over, with his acquittal virtually certain. But its effect on the 2020 presidential election remains unclear. Trump was impeached, after all, because he withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine in an effort to force that nation into opening an investigation into Joe Biden, based […]
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas suspends relations with the US, Israel 1.2.2020 Raw Story
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas announced the suspension of relations, including security cooperation, with both Israel and the United States on Saturday, days after the unveiling of a US peace plan that Palestinians say heavily favors Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to cut security ties with both Israel and the U.S. on Saturday, in […]
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US officials panicked an acquitted Trump will expand his secret personal international dealings: report 1.2.2020 Raw Story
According to a report at the Daily Beast, officials in the State Department and the U.S. intelligence community are fearful that Donald Trump will use the fact that the GOP-controlled Senate will likely acquit him in his impeachment trial and wu ill then ramp up more secret diplomacy with America’s enemies and foes alike. According […]
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Pompeo heads to a Ukraine that can't seem to catch a break 30.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

In Kyiv, Pompeo will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

White House formally condemns incriminating book by former national security adviser Bolton 30.1.2020 Raw Story
The White House on Wednesday objected to the publication of a book by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton depicting Trump as playing a central role in a pressure campaign on Ukraine, while members of the U.S. Senate asked a spree of questions in the impeachment trial. A letter from the White […]
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Pompeo on Iran and Ukraine 25.1.2020 Outside the Beltway
The chief diplomat of the United States isn't very diplomatic (nor informative).
Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky weathers crises from Trump to downed jet 25.1.2020 Raw Story
In his first nine months as Ukrainian president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has found himself at the centre of major international crises, including the US impeachment investigation and Iran’s downing of a passenger jet. Yet so far Zelensky has sailed through relatively unscathed, avoiding any major gaffes, political analysts said. The 41-year-old played a president […]
Mike Pompeo screamed at reporter she couldn’t find Ukraine on a map — she did and the interview was shut down 25.1.2020 Raw Story
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went off on an NPR reporter during an interview, according to a transcript of the full interview and the report from Kelly on air. “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly has reported on national security and foreign policy for decades. Ahead of her interview with Pompeo, she cleared with […]
Pompeo won't say whether he owes Yovanovitch an apology: 'I've done what's right' 25.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the State Department faces ongoing questions over Marie Yovanovitch's treatment as U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR, "I've defended every single person on this team."
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Meet the Brazilian guest on Republic Day 24.1.2020 Rediff: News
As someone with nostalgia for the good cheer and friendly feelings of Brazilian people, former Ambassador to Brazil B S Prakash can only hope that when they see on their TV screens their President being feted on Rajpath, they will sense India's goodwill for Brazil.
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What about Devin Nunes? Trump impeachment trial begins today — but shouldn’t Nunes be in trouble, too? 21.1.2020 Raw Story
Naturally, the impeachment’s Ukraine-centered plot is focused on Donald Trump and his white whale-like obsession with calling for dirt on likely opponent Joe Biden. But I hope we don’t lose track of the other administration players in the process, and particularly not Rep. Devin Nunes, R-CA, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. New […]
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