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Globe Trot: Obama strong-arms Congress over Iran deal

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/11/15, 12:08 pm

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Globe Trot: Saudi king to visit Washington as Iran vote looms

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/28/15, 03:48 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman of Saudi Arabia will come to Washington next week in his first visit as head of the House of Saud and will meet with President Barack Obama. His timing seems designed to underscore Saudi opposition to the U.S.-brokered Iran deal as Congress enters the final week of a review period.

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Globe Trot: Turkey tries to eradicate growing Kurdish influence

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/21/15, 02:03 pm

TURKEY: Turkey’s prime minister has called for snap elections after failing to form a coalition government. The ruling Islamic parties took a hit when a Kurdish coalition won 41 percent of the vote in June elections, and it’s not surprising the majority has dragged its feet. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to oust Kurdish fighters near the Syrian border. Now we will see if he can rid the political landscape of their growing influence.

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