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Russian ambassador to Sudan latest in string of Kremlin diplomat deaths
Russia's ambassador to Sudan , Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead at his residence in Khartoum on Wednesday night, officials said. According to Russia's foreign ministry, Shirinsky appeared to have suffered symptoms consistent with a heart attack when he was discovered. Russian embassy staff at the
News analysis: How the Sunni Arab world views Trump ahead of his visit
In contrast to Washington, President Trump is expected to find a warm and approving welcome in Saudi Arabia and among the Sunni Arab leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) when he heads that way Friday. The Sunni Arab world widely approves of Trump's military action against Syria's Assad --
What's At Stake in US Saying ISIS Committed Genocide
Secretary of State John Kerry declared today that ISIS has committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims -- the first time the U.S. has declared a situation genocide since 2004. So what does that designation mean? ABC News breaks it down. Why does it matter that the Obama
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRIMARY PRIMER: We have three days of primaries this week with six states voting, but today we’ll be watching Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and CALEB JACKSON note. There’s a marquee match-up in Kansas that’s ...
Africa Leaders Summit: Who Didn't Make the Cut?
More than 45 African heads of state are now in Washington, D.C., for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first of its kind. The Obama administration invited nearly all of Africa’s leaders, hoping to strengthen ties between the U.S. and the continent, with an eye on...
The President Of Multi-Tasking (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A VERY LONG TO-DO LIST: From a budget standoff on Capitol Hill to delicate diplomacy at the United Nations to the aftermath of another mass shooting, which took place one week ago today, President Obama begins the fall with a...
4 Things to Watch for at the UN General Assembly Next Week
Next week promises high drama at the United Nations as the world’s leaders come together for debate and diplomacy at the 68th U.N. General Assembly. With the threat of military strikes looming over the hard push for diplomacy on Syria, the global debut of Iran’s...
Daryl Hannah and 7 Other Celebs Arrested While Crusading for a Cause, 2 With Close Calls
'Splash' Star Is Not the First Famous Face to Be Arrested for Civil Disobedience
The Global Note: Some Euro-Relief…China Hijacking Foiled…President Morsi…The Queen's Diamonds
EURO-CRISIS: SOME REASON FOR HOPE -SUMMIT DEAL…As Richard DAVIES describes it, “An early morning surprise from Brussels.” After all-night talks European leaders appear to have come up with a set of measures to show they’re serious about solving the crippling debt crisis. European leaders agreed...
Why George Clooney Wants to Save Sudan
Three weeks ago, George Clooney was sauntering down the Oscar’s red carpet in Giorgio Armani threads, cracking jokes with Ryan Seacrest. Twenty-eight days, one round-trip flight to Sudan and a rowdy protest later, the now-scruffy Hollywood superstar has swapped his designer suit for a pair...