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International Aid | Aid veteran Ken Isaacs faces undeserved media scorn
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/14/18, 02:04 pm

In the world of public policy there are those who talk and those who do. When you find a talker with a track record to go with it, someone in a position to propose making things happen but then who makes them happen, you pay attention.

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Trump slams China for North Korean oil transfer

by Evan Wilt
Posted 12/28/17, 12:30 pm

President Donald Trump accused China on Thursday of illegally selling oil to North Korea. “Caught RED HANDED,” he tweeted. On Tuesday, a South Korean newspaper claimed Chinese and North Korean ships have been linking up at sea illicitly to transfer oil to North Korea. The report contained several satellite images of the vessels.

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UN vote on Israel caps combative year for U.S. on world stage

International | Plus, WORLD’s senior editor picks the top 10 Globe Trot stories of 2017
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/22/17, 04:59 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Eight countries joined the United States in voting against a resolution to condemn it for its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel—a combative chapter closing a combative year for the United States on the world stage. In the vote, 35 countries abstained, including leading U.S. allies Canada and Australia, and 128 voted in favor, including most European nations and Great Britain.

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