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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

By at February 28, 2017 | 8:07 am | 0 Comment

U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

DJIBOUTI — The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each other from afar, relying on satellites and cybersnooping to peek inside the workings more...

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Hunting Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Army Is Accused of Massacring Civilians

By at February 28, 2017 | 8:02 am | 0 Comment

Hunting Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Army Is Accused of Massacring Civilians

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A wheelbarrow saved his life. Sprawled across it, Babagana felt every bump, moaning in pain from four bullet wounds. Covered in his blood, his pregnant wife helped roll him across the Nigerian countryside to a hospital. Somehow, Babagana survived the makeshift ambulance ride. More than 80 men from his village had been shot to death, he said, more...

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Egypt Parliament Removes Prominent Dissenter: Anwar Sadat’s Nephew

By at February 28, 2017 | 7:56 am | 0 Comment

Egypt Parliament Removes Prominent Dissenter: Anwar Sadat’s Nephew

CAIRO — Egypt’s Parliament on Monday expelled one of its few dissenting lawmakers, the scion of a storied political family, having accused him of leaking sensitive information to Western diplomats. The expulsion of the lawmaker, Anwar Sadat, nephew and namesake of a president assassinated nearly four decades ago, was supported by 468 of Parliament’s 596 members. more...

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Trump Concedes Health Law Overhaul Is ‘Unbelievably Complex’

By at February 28, 2017 | 7:42 am | 0 Comment

Trump Concedes Health Law Overhaul Is ‘Unbelievably Complex’

  WASHINGTON — President Trump, meeting with the nation’s governors, conceded Monday that he had not been aware of the complexities of health care policy-making: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” The president also suggested that the struggle to replace the Affordable Care more...

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Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

By at February 28, 2017 | 7:35 am | 0 Comment

WASHINGTON — President Trump put both political parties on notice Monday that he intends to slash spending on many of the federal government’s most politically sensitive programs — relating to education, the environment, science and poverty — to protect the economic security of retirees and to shift billions more to the armed forces. The proposal to increase more...

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