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Trump Administration Letting Africa’s Crises Drift: Experts

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month’s G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol. But it also drew attention to the growing concern that when it comes to the continent of 1.2 billion people, the U.S. leader has been notably absent. Six months into office, the Trump administration’s policy toward Africa has been left to drift, observers say. They cite vacant diplomatic posts and a lack of strategic thinking on multiple…

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Trump Administration: Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal

The U.S. government says it is certifying once again that Iran has complied with the 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement that President Donald Trump has called “the worst deal ever negotiated.” Senior administration officials said Monday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will advise Congress that Iran has met the conditions of the nuclear deal, based on information the United States currently has available. Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran’s compliance with the 2015 deal. A senior administration official said that while…

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Trump Administration to Share Records about Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump made seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year, and the public might soon get a look at who else was there with him. The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to hand over records related to the property’s visitors in September. The move comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the National Security Archive and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Those organizations have been seeking information about visitors to Mar-a-Lago, Trump Tower…

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The Trump Administration Isn’t a Farce. It’s a Tragedy.

Ezra Klein, VoxThe disorientation, the confusion, the half-truth, the shock, the dark humor. I think of something Elizabeth Drew, the author of one of my favorite books on the era, wrote — “Watergate was a time of low comedy and high fear.” The farce of the story distracts from its horror, and so we take refuge. Twitter is never funnier than when a new Trump-Russia story breaks. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: The Trump Administration Isn’t a Farce. It’s a Tragedy.

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