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 Week ending Friday, February 17, 2017 
 
USA: Trump's Border Chief Promises 'Streamlined' New Travel Ban
President Donald Trump will soon release a "more streamlined version" of a presidential order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, but it will be better implemented and avoid the cha...
 
MEXICO: Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too
The growing number of wind and solar power projects in the southern Mexican state of Yucatán are part of a positive change in Mexico’s energy mix. But affected communities do not see it in the same wa...
 
SYRIA: UN Syria Envoy Optimistic on Upcoming Geneva Talks
The U.N. Syria envoy says he hopes to take advantage of a new momentum during the upcoming round of U.N.-led talks involving the al-Assad government and rebel representatives this week in Geneva. S...
 
NORTH KOREA: The Art of the North Korean Deal
US President Donald Trump’s surprisingly restrained reaction to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has left many observers wondering what his next move will be. Trump has publicly declared th...
 
SOMALIA: Car Bomb in Somali Capital Kills 30
Somali officials say at least 30 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a massive car bomb exploded in a busy market in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. The blast ripped through a busy m...
 
IRAQ: Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Western Mosul From IS
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have begun a military offensive aimed at dislodging Islamic State militants from the western part of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month old operation to retake the countr...
 
AFRICA: Worst Drought in Decades Drives Food Price Spike in East Africa
The most severe drought in decades, which has struck parts of Ethiopia and is exacerbated by a particularly strong El Niño effect, has led to successive failed harvests and widespread livestock deaths...
 
EUROPE: VP Pence Reassures Europe US Remains Staunch Ally
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is making his first visit to Europe since taking office, to reassure allies the United States remains a staunch friend amid concerns about the new administration's "Amer...
 
ECUADOR: Ecuador Election May Put In Question Outgoing President's Legacy
Ecuadorians voting on presidential elections Sunday are set to decide whether to continue with a socialist administration or switch to a conservative government. Outgoing leftist President Rafael C...
 
USA: America’s Dangerous Neo-Protectionism
US President Donald Trump is about to make a policy mistake. It will hurt – particularly in the short run – countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia, especially emerging economies ...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 February 17, 2017

USA: Trump's Border Chief Promises 'Streamlined' New Travel Ban

MEXICO: Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too

SYRIA: UN Syria Envoy Optimistic on Upcoming Geneva Talks

NORTH KOREA: The Art of the North Korean Deal

SOMALIA: Car Bomb in Somali Capital Kills 30

IRAQ: Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Western Mosul From IS

AFRICA: Worst Drought in Decades Drives Food Price Spike in East Africa

EUROPE: VP Pence Reassures Europe US Remains Staunch Ally

ECUADOR: Ecuador Election May Put In Question Outgoing President's Legacy

USA: America’s Dangerous Neo-Protectionism

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