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ast week, the ex FBI Director James Comey was fired by Donald Trump. Unanimously, Trump has been criticized for this action. Trump gave the reason as James Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton emails episode. Critics have questioned the reasons and the timing of the decision.

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s reported in the Economist, Donald Trump has speculated that he might release his tax returns after he leaves office, without however committing himself to that promise. He also reiterated that “nobody cares about my tax returns except for reporters.”

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ne of the most bizarre parts of President Trump's short letter informing FBI Director Comey that he'd been "terminated" is when Trump notes his appreciation that Comey had informed him "on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation."

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he Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is endowed with a young, growing and increasingly well-educated population, which, if skilled for tomorrow’s jobs and offered new and productive employment opportunities, has the potential to significantly enhance the region’s growth.

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he history of European internationalism and European integration elucidate the idea of human rights and their ethical foundations in the post-World-War-II scenario. The Christian idea of contemporary European identity is grounded on the revolutionizing undertakings of technocrats like Jean Monnet whereas conservatives like Winston Churchill justified their idea of human rights protection in an archaic approbation of European civilization.

Asian and Pacific countries are discussing economic cooperation and integration this week at the United Nations regional office in Bangkok, whose annual session focuses on how regional countries can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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here is a point at which you cross over from the normal to the abnormal which then begins to appear as the new normal. The place has de facto become a Fellini circus but nobody is aware of it since it is the new normal in many people’s perception. That point may have already been reached.

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onnecting people through the soft power of education, culture and scientific innovation in the spirit of the ancient Silk Roads will open new opportunities for peace and shared prosperity, said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on 14 May, 2017.

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peaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today drew comparisons between China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, saying both are rooted in a shared vision for global development.

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he destruction of forests in many Asian countries continues apace, threatening the realization of global sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadline, according to the United Nations agricultural agency.

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