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Montana Tribe Wary of Monument Offer, Seek Land’s Ownership

Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is pursuing creation of a new monument on the border of a Montana reservation where tribal officials remain wary of the idea. The Blackfeet Indian Tribe has long fought oil and gas drilling and other development within the Badger-Two Medicine area, a mountainous expanse bordering Glacier National Park that’s sacred to the tribe. Blackfeet Chairman Harry Barnes told The… Read Full Article

German Conservatives Reject 'United States of Europe' Ahead of Coalition Talks

Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe" put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition. SPD leader Martin Schulz said Thursday that his party, which suffered its worst postwar election result in September, would only gain support by providing a clear vision of Europe, and called for a United States of Europe by 2025. Merkel's conservatives, who lost… Read Full Article

Remarks By President Trump at Opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                       December 9, 2017     REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE OPENING OF THE MISSISSIPPI CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM   Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Jackson, Mississippi     11:05 A.M. CST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  And I do love Mississippi.  It's a great place. And thank you, Governor Bryant, for… Read Full Article

Peru’s President Admits Working on Odebrecht Project

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged Saturday that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company. Odebrecht is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal and has admitted to paying about $30 million in bribes to secure contracts in Peru over a decade. Kuczynski worked in the Cabinet of former President Alejandro Toledo, who prosecutors say… Read Full Article

Argentina Blocks Two Activists From Entry on Eve of WTO Meeting

Argentina blocked two European activists from entering the country on the eve of the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, the two told a local radio program Saturday. Sally Burch, a British activist and journalist for the Latin American Information Agency, said Argentina had already revoked credentials given to her by the WTO to attend the meeting but thought she would be able to enter the country as a tourist. "They found my name on a list and started asking… Read Full Article

Law to Bring Down Mob Now Used Against Weinstein

The federal anti-racketeering law has been used since the late 1970s to bring down mob bosses. Could it be used to prosecute Harvey Weinstein? Lawyers for six actresses who say they were sexually assaulted by the movie producer filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New York arguing that Weinstein was, essentially, a racketeer who used a legion of assistants, casting agents, security firms, gossip writers and others to supply himself with a steady stream of unwilling sexual partners and silence their… Read Full Article

Ukrainian Author of Manafort Op-ed Says He Sought Input to Avoid Errors

The author of an article that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller believes former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said Saturday that he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to try to convince a judge that he wrote the article to try to improve his public image. Manafort is facing charges as part of an investigation into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S… Read Full Article

Civilians Return to Deir el-Zour as US-Backed Forces Secure Territories From Islamic State

More than 1,100 displaced civilians returned to their homes in northern Deir el-Zour this week after the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ousted the Islamic State from the region. Zama Omar reports from the region.

Arab League: Trump Jerusalem Decision ‘a Dangerous Development’

The Arab League says U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “a dangerous development that places the United States at a position of bias in favor of the occupation and the violation of international law and resolutions.” The statement was issued early Sunday after an emergency meeting of league foreign ministers in Cairo and went on to say that Trump’s decision also strips the U.S. of its role as a “sponsor and broker” in the Mideast peace… Read Full Article

Honduras election: Opposition requests annulment

The main opposition contender accuses electoral authorities of tampering with the results.