Category: World Sources

Erdogan Threatens to Expel 10 Western Ambassadors

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has threatened to expel the ambassadors from 10 countries including the U.S., declaring them ‘persona non grata’ after they called for the release of a jailed philanthropist. “I gave the instruction to our foreign minister and said ‘You will immediately handle the persona non grata declaration of […]

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U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out in Vetting and Now in Limbo

But the United States took them to military bases in Persian Gulf countries and Europe for scrutiny. At these transit zones, known as “lily pads,” teams drawn from Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counterterrorism Center and intelligence agencies interviewed the Afghans and took their biometric and biographical information. Hundreds […]

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Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.

As tens of millions of Americans remain unvaccinated, state and local governments have introduced mandates requiring public employees be fully inoculated against the coronavirus. And while orders in some localities have translated into a last minute surge in vaccination rates, they are also met with steadfast refusal, leading to legal challenges or concerns over staffing […]

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