DACA negotiations: Key questions to avoiding a shutdown

For all the ongoing negotiations, groups, and proposals related to the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, senior Republicans in both chambers have shifted gears fully to the idea that the government will need to be funded on January 19 without a DACA solution. Even the most optimistic say the chance of any agreement on immigration proposals coming together […]

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Serbia blames Kosovo for failed negotiations amid war talk

Serbia blamed Kosovo on Friday for the collapse of European Union-mediated talks as tensions escalated in the Balkans amid reports of troop movements and war rhetoric. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic claimed the Kosovo leaders’ “only goal is to storm” into northern Kosovo, an area populated by Serbs. He rejected calls by unidentified Western ambassadors to pull back Serb police […]

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Israel Sets Tough Demands for Next Round of Iran Talks

During a visit to Israel on Wednesday, Catherine Ashton, the European diplomat leading nuclear negotiations with Iran, got a reminder of the enormity of the challenge she faces. Ashton met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior cabinet members to brief them on plans for the Baghdad talks scheduled for May 23. Unlike last month’s ice-breaker meeting in Istanbul, in […]

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