Checking Trump: What do the midterms mean for the world?

Americans cast their votes in the country’s midterm elections on November 6.  As predicted, President Donald Trump’s Republican party held on to the Senate, but the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. What does a split legislature mean for the administration’s foreign policy agenda? And what should the rest of the world take…

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Sri Lanka president ‘dissolves parliament’ amid deepening crisis

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved the country’s parliament and declared a snap election on January 5, hours after his coalition admitted that it could not muster enough parliamentary support for its designated prime minister. The move on Friday was the latest twist in a protracted political crisis triggered by the president’s…

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Trump restricts asylum at the US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Friday suspending the entry of migrants through the US southern border between ports of entry for 90 days. The proclamation, taken together with a regulation issued by the Trump administration on Thursday, will bar migrants who cross the US border with Mexico between official ports from receiving…

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