“I do not believe you are a racist, and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground," she said. … [Read more...] about Could Kamala Harris become President of the United States?
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Qualifications immediately followed announcement of the accord: UAE sources clarified that their embassy will not be located in Jerusalem, while Netanyahu pledged that the application of Israeli sovereignty (aka annexation) has only been postponed – not cancelled. Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, nevertheless expressed his delight. “Blessed are the peacemakers,” he tweeted, adding, “Mabruk and Mazal tov” – congratulations in Arabic and Hebrew. … [Read more...] about The Israel-UAE deal will make a ‘one-state solution’ even less likely
Netanyahu had committed to the annexation of the land sought by the Palestinians but Trump asked him to put those plans on hold, the Israeli PM said. Netanyahu noted the annexation may still go ahead someday but only in cooperation with Washington. The Israeli leader stated: "There is no change to my plan to extend sovereignty, our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, in full coordination with the United States." … [Read more...] about Israel, UAE to start diplomatic ties in groundbreaking deal
A senior Whitehall source with detailed knowledge of the UK’s response and those of other countries said: “The fact is that those countries who knew a lot about Sars quickly saw the danger. But in the UK the attitude among politicians and also scientists was that it was really just some form of a flu. All the government’s pandemic planning was based on a flu scenario. And then it turned out to be something different and far, far worse and the response was completely inadequate.” … [Read more...] about How did Britain get its coronavirus response so wrong?
He said "the concept of opening with Cuba is fine" in a recent interview with The Daily Caller. But added that the US "should have made a better deal" and claimed - during a debate on CNN - he would close the US embassy in Havana "until such time as a really good deal could be struck". He has also written in favour of the trade embargo in the past. The US Charge d'Affaires in Cuba is Jeffrey de Laurentis. I asked him about the potential consequences of the US presidential election on the relationship with Cuba, during an interview at the end of last year. … [Read more...] about What next for US-Cuba relations?