Saturday, 16 February 2019
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Saturday, 16 February 2019 04:17 WIB

The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, who will now oversee special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling and contacts between Moscow and members of Trump's inner circle. Barr begins his second stint as America's top law enforcement official. He served as attorney general during the George H.W. Bush administration, having been unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 1991. This time around, most Democrats opposed his nomination. While praising Barr's resume, they decried his expansive views on...

Pompeo: US, Europe Can Cooperate on Iran Despite Differences
Friday, 15 February 2019 19:11 WIB | Global

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States and Europe could still work together on Iran, despite differences over what the United States calls the world's "leading state sponsor of terror." Pompeo, speaking at a diplomatic conference in Warsaw, said "there was not a defender of Iran in the room," which he called proof that Europe and the U.S. still shared concerns about Iran's nuclear activities. Earlier in the day, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Britain, France and Germany of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran. He said the European nations...

Trump to Declare National Emergency as He Signs Border Security Bill
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:07 WIB | Global

President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency so he can bypass Congress and get the money to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Both the Senate and House have passed the border security bill that avoids another federal government shutdown Friday, and Trump plans to sign it. But it gives him $1.3 billion for a barrier along 90 kilometers of the border, much less than the $5.7 billion he wanted. Declaring a national emergency gives Trump the authority to move money from elsewhere in the federal budget and use it for a wall. If the president does declare an emergency,...

Senate to Vote on Trump's Attorney General Pick
Friday, 15 February 2019 04:22 WIB | Global

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on the confirmation of U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr. Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H. W. Bush, was selected by Trump to succeed Jeff Sessions, whom the president ousted over his recusal from oversight of the Russia investigation. During his confirmation hearings last month, Barr came under scrutiny by Senate Democrats for a memo he wrote last year criticizing special counsel Robert Mueller for examining whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation. Barr testified that...

Pakistan to Host Next Round of US-Taliban Peace Talks
Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:19 WIB | Global

American and Taliban officials are set to meet Monday in Pakistan for a new round of direct peace negotiations aimed at paving the way for a political settlement to the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced Wednesday the Feb. 18 meeting has been scheduled to take place in Islamabad at the formal invitation of the government in Pakistan. In his statement, Mujahid said insurgent delegates during their visit also will meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss relations between their two neighboring countries and issues facing Afghan refugees...

Global Unemployment Has Reached Lowest Level in a Decade
Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:05 WIB | Global

A new report finds the world's unemployment rate has dropped to five percent, the lowest level since the global economic crisis in 2008. The International Labor Organization reports the jobs being created, however, are poor quality jobs that keep most of the world's workers mired in poverty. Slightly more than 172 million people globally were unemployed in 2018. That is about 2 million less than the previous year. The International Labor Organization expects the global unemployment rate of five percent to remain essentially unchanged over the next few years. The ILO report --World...

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