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This is not the time for U.S. to retreat from world community | Op-Ed

“Today, only two of the nine senior positions in the State Department below the level of secretary have been filled” writes Frederick J for seattletimes.com. Make no mistake, no nation stands to benefit more than the United States from this annual conclave of world leaders and diplomats.It is not a sign of strength, as supporters of the doctrine seem to think, but serves only to isolate the United States and diminish our influence in the world. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Democrats demand probe in Tom Price’s private jet travel

“At issue is whether the Price used taxpayer dollars to accommodate the use of a private jet on five separate occasions from Sept. 13-15” writes Daniel Chaitin for washingtonexaminer.com. “American taxpayers deserve assurances that their tax dollars are not wasted by the government’s highest officials, and we are committed to holding Secretary Price to his stated pledges to reduce waste throughout the Department. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump blames Hillary Clinton for ‘allowing North Korea to build nukes’

“Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of “allowing North Korea to research and build” nuclear weapons, after the former election rival criticised his opening speech to the UN General Assembly” writes Loulla-mae Eleftheriou-smith for independent.co.uk. Obama and Clinton in effect gave nuclear weapons to North Korea by their policy of appeasement,” the tweet read. Mr Trump threatened that America would have “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it does not stop its nuclear weapons programme during his speech, before adding: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission…

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The UK’s top Brexit official has quit his job after just one year

“The permanent secretary had allegedly annoyed the Brexit secretary by making decisions without his approval” writes Adam Becket for businessinsider.com.au. Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said: “Moving key individuals at this critical time adds a whole new dimension to the government’s chaotic approach to Brexit.Oliver Robbins has left the post of Permanent Secretary at DExEU to focus on a job as Brexit co-ordinator in Downing Street a week before the fourth round of Brexit negotiations begin, the Evening Standard newspaper reported. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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U.S. is looking for ‘a peaceful solution’ to the North Korea crisis, says Rex Tillerson

“Tillerson was one of several U.S. officials who hit the Sunday talk shows to comment on the current crisis in the Korean Peninsula” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. But his comment that the U.S. wanted a peaceful end to the crisis was serving to help prop up global stocks on Monday, with stock futures pointing to fresh record highs. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Iran festival secretary satirizes organizations’ reluctance to join in green moves   

“Photo: The secretary of the 6th International Green Film Festival, Farhad Tohidi, speaks during the closing ceremony of the 6th International Green Film Festival at the Aseman Cultural Center in Tehran on September 15, 2017. (Mehr/Behnam Tofiqi)” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – The secretary of the 6th International Green Film Festival, Farhad Tohidi, jazzed up the closing ceremony of the event on Friday evening by his satirical remarks mocking those private and public commercial organizations over their unwillingness to take part in environmental movements. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Elaine Chao to join Joe Biden for jobs event

“The discussion will identify both opportunities and challenges faced by the U.S. economy and how jobs can be created to “support a growing middle class,” according to an event description” writes Diana Stancy Correll for washingtonexaminer.com. Additional speakers include Byron Auguste, president and co-founder of [email protected] and former National Economic Council adviser in the Obama administration, and Penny Pritzker, chairman of PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group and former secretary of commerce under former President Barack Obama. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Sarah Sanders applauds ‘strong’ women joining White House

“White House press secretary Sarah Sanders congratulated the “strong” women joining the White House press and communications team on Tuesday” writes Diana Stancy Correll for washingtonexaminer.com. Sanders is only the third woman to serve as White House press secretary, following Perino and Dee Dee Myers.Former White House press secretary Dana Perino also congratulated Schlapp on Twitter Tuesday night. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Murdoch faces broadcasting standards investigation over Fox’s £11.7bn takeover of Sky

“It also said there were not grounds for a broadcasting standards investigation” writes Ashley Armstrong for telegraph.co.uk. Ms Bradley’s reversal means the CMA will be asked to investigate Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards alongside a previously planned probe its full ownership of Sky would have on plurality.The controversial deal faced new uncertainty on Tuesday as the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced that she had changed her mind over the need for a full examination of 21st Century Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards.The media regulator Ofcom said in June there may…

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao backs voluntary rules for self-driving cars

“U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday defended her department’s decision to use voluntary guidelines instead of enforceable rules to regulate self-driving cars, saying a flexible approach was best for an emerging technology” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. As expected, she formally released details of voluntary guidelines for the deployment of self-driving vehicles that automakers and technology companies said will speed development of the technology.”Those projects that have greater innovation will get a greater share of federal dollars,” Chao said. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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