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Trump Ties Immigration Demands To DACA Deal, Including Border Wall

President Trump on Sunday sent Congress a list of sweeping immigration changes he says "must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients."<p>Trump wants the border wall he campaigned on to be built, a crackdown on illegal …

Immigration

Trump’s Biggest North Korea Mistake Is Coming

The author of "The Art of the Deal" may think he can talk to Kim Jong Un. He’d be crazy to try.<p>Just days after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was demonstrating “some level of restraint” by refraining from firing his missiles, Pyongyang on Tuesday …

North Korea

EGEB: Solar job losses coming to USA (actually, already here), energy storage at 4¢/kWh, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Swinerton puts solar workers at forefront of new website as threat of job losses in US mounts – <i>SRE said that the SwinertonRenewable.com website was intended to highlight the many</i> …

Solar Power

How clean energy is transforming the world, in 5 charts

Take it straight from a major fossil fuel supplier: The world's energy mix is changing, and it's shifting toward lower-carbon fuels.<p>BP, the British …

Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump Is Making Europe Liberal Again

On Dec. 4 last year, less than a month after Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, Austria held a revote in its presidential election, which …

Europe

Senators Aim To Make It Harder For Trump Administration To Ease Russia Sanctions

A bipartisan group of senators has taken a step to limit the Trump administration's ability to ease sanctions on Russia, adding an amendment to a widely supported Iran sanctions bill to make sure Congress has a say in future Russia policy. The Senate is considering the bill this week.<p>The amendment …

Russia

Is Trump rescuing Al-Qaeda’s “heartland” in Syria? The president’s missile attack gives us a clue

Western intervention could save Syria’s beleaguered al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels<p>After formally calling off the longstanding U.S. policy of regime change in Syria, the Trump administration is sending signals of shifting its Syria policy under massive political pressure following a grisly chemical …

Middle East

From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

<b>(CNN) —</b> He stood 5-foot-4 and weighed 130 pounds. An angular, baby-smooth face made him look even less intimidating. Henry Johnson was at first just another railroad porter who toted luggage and smiled for tips.<p>But on May 4, 1918, Johnson grabbed a two-inch bolo knife and a splintered rifle and did …

Remembrance Day

France’s election shows Europe’s line against Russia is fraying - Charlemagne

CharlemagneFrance’s election shows Europe’s line against Russia is fraying<p>VLADIMIR PUTIN must wonder what he did right. From the refugee crisis to …

Democrats Shouldn’t Count On An Unpopular Trump To Win Back Governorships

Democrats had an election night to forget last month. They lost the presidency and a net of two governor’s mansions,1 and gained fewer seats in the …

New Hampshire

What’s behind Egypt’s ‘new political position’ towards Gaza?

After three years of open hostility, Egypt appears to be resetting its policy towards the Gaza Strip. Whereas in the recent past the Cairo …

Gaza

Iran says U.S. extension of sanctions act violates nuclear deal | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran threatened on Friday to retaliate against a U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, saying it violated last year’s deal with six major powers that curbed its nuclear programme.<p>People walk under a painting of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah …

South Asia

President Obama is quietly expanding the war on terror in Africa while the world is distracted by Trump

On Nov. 28, a young man named Abdul Razak Ali Artan ran his car into a crowd of pedestrians on the campus of Ohio State University and then attempted to stab as many people as possible before he was fatally shot by a campus police officer.<p>According to preliminary reports, Artan, a student at the …

National Security

We have to accept that Assad will win in Syria – and the West should be ashamed of how we drew the conflict out

Maybe this is just my imagination. But I have the impression that, even as some of the most significant developments since the start of the conflict …

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

On Donald Trump's visit to Carrier in Indiana on Thursday, he mentioned a phone call that he made to the CEO of United Technologies, the air conditioning company's parent. As Trump describes it, that call led to Carrier announcing it will not move as many jobs to Mexico as it had planned.<p>"We can't …

Donald Trump

The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers

At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of …

Surveillance

ClassDojo Is Teaching Kids Empathy In 90% Of K-8 Schools Nationwide

At a time when empathy is in decline—and bullying is on the rise—educators see promise in the app’s lessons on kindness and respect.<p>No sooner had the fifth graders in Jennifer Ellison’s reading class finished watching a series of videos about empathy than they came to her with an idea. They had …

Teaching

Military Experts Warn Climate Change Will Create An 'Epic' Humanitarian Crisis

The consequences could be war, mass migration and threats to national security.<p>Climate change could prompt a “humanitarian crisis of epic …

Climate Change

Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs

In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative …

The Future

Women the world over have shown the US how to deal with sexism and racism

From Liberia to Colombia and beyond, women have compiled a vast archive of methods to combat threats to their rights. The US need only follow their lead<p>Many in the US are emerging from their initial shock at the outcome of the presidential election to confront its likely impacts: a legitimation of …

Rights & Freedoms

Europol: ISIL could start car bombing, kidnapping in Europe

LONDON — The Islamic State could start using car bombs and kidnappings to spread terror in Europe, according to the European Union’s law enforcement agency.<p>The Europol report — Changes in Modus Operandi of IS revisited — said the extremist group, also known as IS, ISIS or ISIL, appears to have …

Middle East

Donald Trump’s election is the death of America’s labor unions

Labor unions have been undergoing a long, slow decline. They may have reached an unfortunate milepost<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>I’ve written before on how the decline of organized labor beginning in the late 1970s gave birth to the backlash …

Income Inequality

How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists it says it is fighting goes back a decade, and it wasn’t above killing its own people to make a …

Russia vows to pursue ‘tit-for-tat’ defense measures against the US

The foreign policy concept was published online in Russian and reported by Russian state-controlled media outlets. It stated Russia's objections to efforts by the United States to "exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction" and said that Moscow will retaliate against any military, political, or …

Russia

Did Russia meddle in our presidential election?

Seven members of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to<p>President Obamathis week asking him to declassify and make public “additional information concerning the Russian government and the U.S. election” that committee members apparently have learned about in confidential briefings. The president …

Obama, Putin speak for four minutes about Syria and Ukraine | Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for about four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, a White House official said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic …

Russia

The Ten Countries Most Affected By Terrorism

Despite news coverage which often seems to suggest that terrorism is an ever-present threat all around the world, the reality is that a small number of countries suffer disproportionately. On the basis of the IEP’s definition of terrorism – illegal violence by non-state actors designed to …

Terrorism

Putin says Russia works to develop new weapons

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is working to develop new weapons to ensure a global strategic balance, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.<p>Putin, speaking to top military leaders at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, said that Russia, like other nations, is working on state-of-the art arms …

Russia

Oil Demand Won't Peak Before 2040

The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand …

Oil

Netanyahu elated at Trump’s condemnation of Iran nuclear pact

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could hardly conceal his excitement last week on hearing the news that Donald Trump had been elected U.S. president. He welcomed Mr. Trump as "a true friend of Israel," a swipe at outgoing President Barack Obama, who was anything but a true friend in Mr. …

Israel