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He can ill afford to retreat from the recent benefit boost or impose new austerity measures. Observers again began to wonder if Greece could, and even should, remain a member of the Eurozone. In recent years Athens looked to America for support. The U.S. has nothing directly at stake in Greece's economic imbroglio, but the Obama administration, like its recent predecessors, freely offered its opinion on other nation's problems. It obviously is easy to be generous with other people's money: Washington urged the Europeans to give to Greece while receiving little in return. That isn't likely to be the position of the Trump administration. Candidate Trump said "I would definitely stay back. Germany is very powerful and strong. I'd let Germany handle it." And if that didn't work, Russia could "save the day if Germany doesn't." Most Greeks have had more than they want of Germany attempting to "handle it," which meant ever more austerity.
The Huffington Post
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" In Russia, the state-owned news agency RIA Novosti reports, 40 percent of serious crimes are committed in the family. Two particularly disturbing statistics are that 36,000 women are beaten by their husbands each day and that domestic violence kills 12,000 women a year -- one every 44 minutes. One of the most despicable things about the new Russian domestic-abuse legislation is that the sponsor of the bill is a woman who said she drafted it to help preserve the family. Yelena Mizulina, an arch-conservative in Parliament's more powerful Lower House, or Duma, decries current law as "anti-family" because under it courts can impose jail time on batterers. The statutes allow for a "baseless intervention into family affairs," she huffed, adding that a man can go to jail for giving his wife just "a scratch." Russian women who have fought for years for more legal protections against batterers are appalled about the legislation, of course.
Sputnik International
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The Herald
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Voice Of America
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During his inaugural address, Trump touched only briefly on U.S. foreign policy, saying that America would seek friendship with the world while recognizing that countries abroad had a right to govern themselves as they see fit. He made clear that from now on, it will be “only America first.” He said the United States would not seek to impose its will on others, but would “shine for everyone to follow.” Trump did not mention U.S. leadership, NATO, any of the U.S. allies or any of the global alliances the U.S. has been a part of for decades. Trump, however, renewed his frequent vow to attackradical Islamic terrorism,” saying he would “eradicate [it] completely from the face of the Earth.” He took the traditional, time-honored oath, swearing as past presidents have, to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Trump replaces Obama, who served two terms in the White House.
The Economic Times
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He threatened to impose a tariff of up to 45 per cent on Chinese exports to the US, a move that may set off trade war. If China devalues its currency further, it may lead to fierce currency war, which will be unsettling for global markets. A devaluation of the yuan would be accompanied by volatility in the rupee, pressure on experts as well as weakness in equity markets. One of the main reasons that made China the global manufacturing hub was globalisation. Amid rising debt levels, the latest economic estimates do not show a bleak picture yet, but if manufacturers pull out of China, the GDP growth of 6.8 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter is likely to take a hit. “Countries like India and China have been the biggest gainers of globalisation. The US has also gained enormously, but unfortunately, Trump does not see the gains. He only seems to think in terms of jobs that have been transported across to other countries,” said Mythili Bhusnurmath, Consulting Editor, ETNow.
Voice Of America
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During his inaugural address, Trump touched only briefly on U.S. foreign policy, saying that America would seek friendship with the world while recognizing that countries abroad had a right to govern themselves as they see fit. He made clear that from now on, it will be “only America first.” He said the United States would not seek to impose its will on others, but would “shine for everyone to follow.” Trump did not mention U.S. leadership, NATO, any of the U.S. allies or any of the global alliances the U.S. has been a part of for decades. Trump, however, renewed his frequent vow to attackradical Islamic terrorism,” saying he would “eradicate [it] completely from the face of the Earth.” He took the traditional, time-honored oath, swearing as past presidents have, to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Trump replaces Obama, who served two terms in the White House.
Collective Evolution
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This support has allowed al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist organizations to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo. Gabbard, who is co-sponsoring the bill with Rep. Thomas Massie, also tweeted : “ If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Though critics are quick to call such concerns mere conjectures, it seems the facts are there. Anonymous reports : They can be verified by none other than suspected war criminal Tony Blair . A think tank founded by the former U.K. Prime Minister released a report in 2015 that concluded it was ultimately pointless to make a distinction between the various rebel groups on the ground since the majority of these groups share ISIS’s core belief system (and would impose Sharia law if they came into power). Gabbard concluded: The CIA has long been supporting a group called Fursan al Haqq, providing them with salaries, weapons and support, including surface to air missiles.
Politico
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The requirement that employers provide coverage to their workers or face a penalty has never been enforced, so that wouldnt really be a change in policy. The tax penalties for individuals were deemed necessary to convince otherwise healthy Americans to get insurance, but experts believe the fines have been too weak to be effective. The order says Cabinet heads shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay any provision in the Affordable Care Act that would impose a cost, fee, tax, penalty or regulatory burden. The order also directs the agencies to provide relief to the states, which could be a nod toward expanding an Obamacare waiver program that would give states more freedom to implement the health law. Trump has yet to detail how he would fulfill his promise to replace the health care law and replace it with a coverage scheme that's cheaper and increases access to insurance.
Sky News
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You can see references there that Philip Collins has picked up in regard to foreign policy I thought the line that jumped out at me, which is three sentences long: "We don't think to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather let it shine for an example.
Politico
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Sky News
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Speaking at the fringes of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Hammond said that the former prime minister's decision not to impose working limits on Eastern Europeans coming which every other country in Europe apart from Sweden and island did.
The Herald
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We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow. the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.
Sky News
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We will reinforce old alliances and make new ones, and unite the civilised world against Islamic terrorism, and eradicate that completely from the face of the earth. " This is fascinating language and it will be -- this is powerful language and it will be fascinating to see how he moves against ISIS while not wanting to impose an American way of life on anyone.
Sky News
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You can see references there that Philip Collins has pitched up in regard to foreign policy I thought the line that lapped at me, which is three sentences long: "We don't think to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather let it shine for an example.
BBC Two England
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APPLAUSE. Mark Urban, our diplomatic editor, joins me. Essentially, this was his foreign policy that he laid out. Absolutely, in five statements. National interest first, protectionism and all of it, not seeking to impose our system on others, rejection of the George W Bush doctrine in Iraq and elsewhere, but also comforting words for Russia and China potentially.
BBC Two England
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We do not seek to impose our way of life upon anyone, but rather, to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow. APPLAUSE. We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.
Ars Technica
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Merkel, who had a close relationship with former U.S. president Barack Obama, responded to his comments in a newspaper interview earlier this month by saying that Europes destiny was in its own hands. German government sources told Reuters this week that Merkel was working to set a date this spring for a meeting with Trump. The United States is Germanys biggest trading partner and Trump has warned that his administration will impose a border tax of 35 percent on cars that German carmaker BMW plans to build at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. There are fears that a protectionist trade policy by Trump could harm the global economy. A trade war with China would be particularly harmful for Germany, a leading exporting nation that gets nearly half its gross domestic product from exports. Should the United States start a trade war with China and all of Asia then we as Europeans and Germans are fair partners, Gabriel said.
Politico
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But Trump’s address suggested that an American internationalist version that has prevailed for the better part of a century is, at best, on hold. “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow,” Trump said. On Twitter, the conservative foreign policy commentator Walter Russell Mead called that perhaps “the most consequential line in the speech. “Woodrow Wilson goes under the bus,” Mead added. Wilson, America’s 28 th president, was a staunch internationalist who believed it was America’s responsibility to help foreign people achieve freedom and democracy. Invoking another 20 th -century president, Burns cited a line from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fourth inaugural in 1945. “We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace; that our own well-being is dependent on the well-being of other nations far away,” Roosevelt declared.