Geopolitical News, 31 May 2018

Accessed on 31 May 2018, 2335 UTC, Post #584.

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(Reuters) – Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has extended his lead well beyond his nearest rivals with just a month to go before the July 1 election, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez …

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Image copyright Diversidad Sin Fronteras Immigrants’ rights groups have condemned the US government after a transgender immigrant died in US custody while seeking asylum. Roxana Hernandez, 33, was being held by immigration authorities in New Mexico …

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Afghan special forces have freed more than 100 prisoners held by the Taliban, including women and children, in an operation in the southern province of Helmand, the military says. Army spokesman Abdul Qadeir Bahadorzai said the early morning operation on …

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad said the United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and withdraw from Syria, and promised to recover areas of the country held by U.S.-backed militias through negotiations or force. Syria’s President …

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Photo Credit: Jim Barber / Shutterstock In 2010, Professor Eric Kingson and I co-founded Social Security Works, a non-profit organization focused on protecting and expanding Social Security. Currently, Social Security Works is helping to lead the …

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An Abu Dhabi court has handed Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor a 10-year jail sentence for using his social media accounts to publish “false information” and “spread hatred and sectarianism”. Ahmed Mansoor, 48, was also …

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US President Donald Trump is set to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Wednesday. The White House could make the tariffs announcement on Thursday.  In March, President Trump had imposed a 25 …

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The company behind Carnival cruises got more money from the federal government in connection with hurricanes that leveled much of Puerto Rico than the amount given to Puerto Ricans to rebuild their homes over the first four months of relief efforts. When …

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If Republicans want to keep a majority in the House of Representatives in this fall’s midterm elections, the party must win in Republican-leaning places like Virginia’s 5th district. The only problem is that as of Monday, there’s no longer a …

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Jason AlexanderHarley Rouda for Congress Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander has a new role. In a new campaign ad, he plays the moderator of a mock debate between Democratic congressional …

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It was a startling omission even according to the peculiar moral norms of the Trump era. When Wendy Vitter, one of the US president’s judicial nominees, was asked whether she supported the supreme court’s 1954 Brown v Board of Education decision to end …

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BRUSSELS: NATO said on Wednesday two of its allies will help protect Montenegrin airspace starting from June 5. A statement released from its headquarters in Brussels said air forces of Italy and Greece will patrol over Montenegro’s airspace.  The …

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