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Donald Trump Admits He Thought Being President "Would Be Easier"

 04/28/2017 - 03:45
President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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In an interview with the Reuters news agency to celebrate his 100 days in office, Mr. Trump said that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible and that the U.S. was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia.

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President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE
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The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am
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Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

[OP-ED]: On North Korea: Bluster in search of strategy

 04/24/2017 - 10:32
A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE
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Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE

Tension rises on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend

 04/24/2017 - 08:52
(From L to R) The USS Michael Murphy, the Ticonderoga-class Lake Champlain cruiser (CG-57), and the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (L) sailed the Indian Ocean on April 14, 2017.EFE/DOD

Meeting in the middle of the conflict, China appealed to the parties involved in the tension of the Korean Peninsula to avoid "provocative actions."

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:45am
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(From L to R) The USS Michael Murphy, the Ticonderoga-class Lake Champlain cruiser (CG-57), and the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (L) sailed the Indian Ocean on April 14, 2017.EFE/DOD

[OP-ED]: America needs more immigrants, not fewer

 04/20/2017 - 09:50
Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE
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President Trump appears to have softened his position on NATO, free trade, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the advice of generals, and whether China is a currency manipulator.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30am
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Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE

How Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' was actually sailing in wrong direction

 04/19/2017 - 02:02
The USS Carl Vinson remains off the coast of north-west Australia, a defense official said. Photograph: US navy/EFE

Battle of Titans: What Can America do with North Korea?

 04/18/2017 - 04:38
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2017. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL
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During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:15am
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2017. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL

What happened with “America comes first”?

 04/17/2017 - 14:09
02/11/2016.- Donald Trump ofrece un discurso durante un acto de su campaña. EFE/Cristobal Herrera

Mike Pence says era of strategic patience with North Korea is over

 04/17/2017 - 01:54
US Vice President Mike Pence (C) visits the truce village of Panmunjom, on the inter-Korean border, South Korea, 17 April 2017. EPA/YONHAP / POOL SOUTH KOREA OUT
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The vice president of the United States on Monday visited the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas at a moment of heightened tension with Pyongyang amid repeated weapons tests.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:45am
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US Vice President Mike Pence (C) visits the truce village of Panmunjom, on the inter-Korean border, South Korea, 17 April 2017. EPA/YONHAP / POOL SOUTH KOREA OUT

At least 36 ISIS militants killed in US 'mother of all bombs' attack

 04/14/2017 - 02:59
A GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center, Florida, USA, on Mar. 11, 2003. EPA/Department of Defense
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GBU-43/B device is the largest non-nuclear bomb US has used in combat.  The bombing killed at least 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) and also destroyed several important installations, the Afghan Ministry of Defense announced on Friday.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:45am
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A GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center, Florida, USA, on Mar. 11, 2003. EPA/Department of Defense

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