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TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, smiling through their teeth, are feverishly hoping that Washington will maintain its security commitments. The Russians are ... . . ..   

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-USA

A US revaluation of its Af-Pak policy appears likely under Trump... It is, however, unlikely that US AfPak policy under Trump will be ‘more of the same’. Crucially, Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism in Afghanistan . . .

NUCLEAR WWWIII

Escalation of hostility may become a thermonuclear WWIII.

ARM & TRAIN

Non-Muslims in violent conflict areas to enhance the security...

HYDRO BOOM & CONFLICTS

With approval of power plants, conflicts have arisen ...

SUICIDE TERRORISM

Growing support for suicide terrorism

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BANGLADESH: News Briefs

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National and international quarters were now hatching conspiracy against country, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan: Referring to recent spate of targeted killings, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on May 16 said that national and international quarters were now hatching a conspiracy against the country. "The peace-loving people of the country are against extremism and terrorism and that is why big terror attacks are not taking place here," the Home Minister said after a meeting with a 15-member US delegation led by US State Department's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs William E Todd at the secretariat. New Age, May 17, 2016.

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Bonn Meet to Take Forward Historic UN Climate Agreement

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By Rita Joshi – IDN-InDepthNews

Just weeks after 176 countries and the 28-nation European Union signed the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York, governments are gathering at the Bonn UN Climate Change Conference from May 16 to 26, 2016 in Germany.

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Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

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Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate

Analysis by Naimul Haq - IDN-InDepthNews

Bangladesh is one of the world's countries worst affected by the global warming impact of climate change caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – extreme weather events such tropical cyclones, severe floods, rainstorms and river erosion, extreme heat waves and unexpected droughts on vast stretches of land are on the rise.

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Hot States, Not States

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By Peter G. Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

It can’t be said enough. America is hot, whether news services, pundits or the general public believe it or not. Key signals of this are its looming capacity constraints. Unemployment is getting down to levels that suggest sustained wage pressure. Industrial and office space are both getting tight, due to a combination of persistent under-investment and rising demand. It’s a nice problem to have, for a change, and indicators suggest there’s still a lot of runway. But are all US states participating?

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Noam Chomsky Predicted The Rise Of Trump Six Years Ago

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For decades, Chomsky has warned of the right turn of the Democratic Party.

By Jake Johnson - AlterNet

In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual, remarked that he has "never seen anything like this."

By this, he meant the state of American society, relative to the time in which he was raised — the Depression years — and to the tumultuous state of Europe during that same period.

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