World Health Organization gives mixed message on Ebola fight

Details: WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, who just returned from a trip to the DRC alongside CDC director Robert Redfield, touted the fact that despite the outbreak continuing to flare within the Congo, it has not spread to any other countries. He also said the number of new cases per week is down since January.…

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Syria: SDF militia predicts ISIL’s last fight to end imminently

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in Baghouz is as good as over, with the armed group facing imminent defeat. Thick black smoke rose from the ISIL-held encampment on Wednesday, as air strikes and mortar fire pounded Baghouz for a third…

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The Trump administration’s next trillion-dollar fight will be the debt ceiling

The next trillion-dollar fight concerns the debt ceiling. Global markets freak out any time members of Congress or White House officials float anything other than a drama-free debt-ceiling hike. The state of play: As a House conservative, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney pushed to use the debt ceiling as a lever to…

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The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight

For more than a decade, working her way through at least seven passports, she crisscrossed the globe, helping to transform China’s Huawei Technologies Co. into the world’s biggest telecom equipment company—while working to reassure investors, bankers and governments that Huawei can be trusted. But when she landed in Vancouver on Dec. 1, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s…

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The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight

For more than a decade, working her way through at least seven passports, she crisscrossed the globe, helping to transform China’s Huawei Technologies Co. into the world’s biggest telecom equipment company—while working to reassure investors, bankers and governments that Huawei can be trusted. But when she landed in Vancouver on Dec. 1, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s…

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As Trump wages political war over border, activists fight back

Green Valley, Arizona – Shura Wallin shuffles through a stack of drawings given to her by migrant children. She finds the one she is looking for and lifts it up. It depicts a Border Patrol vehicle chasing three stick figures, their arms raised as they flee. Each week, Wallin and other humanitarian volunteers set out…

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Turkey Seeks Major U.S. Military Support to Adopt Fight in Syria

WASHINGTON—Turkey is asking the U.S. to provide substantial military support, including airstrikes, transport and logistics, to allow Turkish forces to assume the main responsibility for fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, senior U.S. officials say. The Turkish requests are so extensive that, if fully met, the American military might be deepening its involvement in Syria…

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A new era of hostility in the U.S.-China fight

The backstory: In recent days, China has detained two Canadian citizens — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — for “engaging in activities that endanger China’s national security,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. In interviews with Axios, U.S. experts interpreted the detentions as direct retaliation for an arguably provocative new American approach toward China. In…

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