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Today β€” January 17th 2019Your RSS feeds

The Rudderless West

By BRET STEPHENS

We are drifting, in the absence of mind and will, toward a moment of civilizational self-negation.

US discourages foreign companies from doing business in Cuba

By Georgi Gotev

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday (16 January) to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.

In a West Wing in Transition, Trump Tries to Stand Firm on the Shutdown

By MAGGIE HABERMAN and ANNIE KARNI

Despite his public bravado, President Trump has had moments of frustration as he takes in negative news coverage of the shutdown, pointing his finger at aides for not delivering the deal he wants.

Pence Says U.S. Still Waiting on North Korea for β€˜Concrete Steps’ to Denuclearize

By DAVID E. SANGER

The vice president’s unequivocal statement seemed to contradict President Trump’s claim last summer that “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

On Technology: How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia

By JOHN HERRMAN

The social platform knows everything that happens within its walls — that’s the whole point — but it is oddly reticent when it comes to misinformation campaigns.

On Technology: How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia

By JOHN HERRMAN

The social platform knows everything that happens within its walls — that’s the whole point — but it is oddly reticent when it comes to misinformation campaigns.

Yesterday β€” January 16th 2019Your RSS feeds

The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria: Here's the Latest

By MEGAN SPECIA

If anyone had any illusions about just how complicated a U.S. withdrawal from Syria might be, they were unlikely to retain them after the latest bad news out of the war-torn country.

An Irish Burger Chain Claims a Trademark Win Over McDonald’s

By ED O’LOUGHLIN

At issue is the similarity between the name of Supermac’s, which has just over 100 outlets, and the Big Mac.

Democrats Fall Short in Russia Sanctions Vote

By KENNETH P. VOGEL

A measure that would have forced President Trump to leave sanctions in place on an oligarch’s companies came three votes short in the Senate.

The Government Shutdown: Where Things Stand

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

Now in its fourth week, the shutdown has had wide-ranging effects. Here’s a breakdown of our latest reporting.

ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 Americans, Raising New Worries About Troop Withdrawal

By ERIC SCHMITT, BEN HUBBARD and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI

Critics of President Trump’s drawdown plans said his claim of victory over the Islamic State may have emboldened its fighters and encouraged the suicide bombing that killed 19 people.

Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union Amid Shutdown

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and NICHOLAS FANDOS

Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns from the government shutdown in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing.

The Chart That Shows the Financial Peril Facing Federal Workers

By MICHAEL GELMAN, MATTHEW D. SHAPIRO, SHACHAR KARIV, STEVEN TADELIS and DAN SILVERMAN

Just like many Americans, many government workers don’t have much emergency money set aside.

As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump.

Escort Who Said She Had Tapes of Russian Meddling to Be Deported From Thailand

By RICHARD C. PADDOCK and MUKTITA SUHARTONO

Anastasia Vashukevich of Belarus said she had 16 hours of audio recordings that could shed light on Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.

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