• US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

    1 month ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments.
    The release of the new rules was accompanied by notices to American educational and research institutions and local governments informing them of the reporting requirement. The change is effective Wednesday.
    State Department officials say the change is made to reciprocate for similar rules faced by U.S. diplomats in China. But, they said the rules are less...
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  • Turkey's authoritarian leader is walking all over the United States thanks to Trump

    Turkey's authoritarian leader is walking all over the United States thanks to Trump

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has walked all over the US in the past few weeks, and President Donald Trump let him.
    Trump pulled US troops from northeast Syria earlier this month, effectively abandoning US-allied Kurdish forces to a Turkish invasion, with reports of war crimes committed against the Kurds.
    The Trump administration negotiated a so-called ceasefire with Turkey on Thursday that suspends military operations for five days to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw.
    The agreement means the US has effectively negotiated the surrender of the Kurds in a...
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  • 8 Trump officials made stunning revelations about how the president and Giuliani weaponized the State Department

    8 Trump officials made stunning revelations about how the president and Giuliani weaponized the State Department

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    AP Photo/Seth Wenig
    In the weeks since Congress launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump , current and former officials have come forward to testify against the president.
    Their revelations show how Trump employed his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and other cabinet officials to bend federal agencies to suit his needs.
    Chief among those is the US State Department which, according to testimony from current and former officials, was used to circumvent career diplomats and carry out a shadow foreign policy agenda with respect to Ukraine.
    At least eight officials have...
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