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WASHINGTON | White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON— Jan 16, 2019—The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: “White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | US says time for new government in Venezuela

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Jan 12, 2019—The Trump administration is ramping up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and explicitly calling for the formation of a new government in the country. The State Department says in a statement that it is now “time to begin the orderly transition to a new government.” … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | US says time for new government in Venezuela

WARSAW, Poland | US ambassador angers Poles with letter to prime minister

WARSAW, Poland  — The U.S. ambassador to Poland has triggered anger in Poland with a letter allegedly sent to the prime minister that takes his government to task over its treatment of a U.S.-owned independent television station. The note on embassy letterhead that was signed by Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher circulated in Polish media Tuesday. It … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | US ambassador angers Poles with letter to prime minister

ISTANBUL | Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

ISTANBUL  — Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia‘s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a “fistfight.” The comment was one of many critical reactions to the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced