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Richardson resigns Myanmar panel amid Rohingya crisis

International | Former UN ambassador accuses Aung San Suu Kyi of ‘an arrogance of power’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/26/18, 02:29 pm

MYANMAR: Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson has resigned from a Myanmar (also known as Burma) advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, calling the panel “a whitewash” and “cheerleading squad” for the military-run government. Richardson, a former Democratic congressman and governor of New Mexico, rebuked his long-time friend Aung San Suu Kyi, the former opposition activist and Nobel laureate who is now the country’s civilian leader.

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Trump to speak in Davos amid protests

International | The president is scheduled to address the World Economic Forum this week
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/24/18, 11:26 am

SWITZERLAND: Brutal weather and protests will greet President Donald Trump as he travels to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, attempting in an address planned for Friday

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Pence to skip meeting with Christians in Iraq, Egypt

International | Vice president’s Middle East trip will focus instead on boosting support for Israel among Arab allies
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/10/18, 01:12 pm

EGYPT: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s rescheduled Middle East trip, set to begin Jan. 19, no longer includes visits with displaced Christians in Iraq or with Coptic Church leaders in Egypt. Instead, it will focus on shoring up support for Israel among Arab allies.

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