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  • Scott Brown’s pay is $155,000 per year. The benefits are priceless

    11/19/2017 2:24:12 AM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 18, 2017 | Joshua Miller
    ...The island nation is a paradisiacal land of jade hills dotted with grazing sheep, golden-sand beaches surrounded by Jurassic Park-like jungles, snow-capped peaks that rise steeply from azure fjords, and pastoral villages serving gourmet meals and world-class wine. Brown spends his days as if he is campaigning across this terrain. He gladhands mayors and their constituents, bearing patriotic gifts: US-New Zealand flag pins, and military challenge coins imprinted with Brown’s signature. He introduces himself to chambers of commerce, noting that he, too, was once a business owner. And he connects with Kiwis over rock music and rugby, trying to parry...
  • WHO Changes Their Mind on Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Role

    10/22/2017 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 22 2017 | BBC
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has revoked its recent appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador
  • Sweden calls on the Turkish Ambassador for the arrests

    08/27/2017 9:06:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    ANF STOCKHOLM (via google translate) ^ | Saturday, 26 Aug 2017, 16:18 | none stated
    The Swedish Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish ambassador Kaya Türkmen to talk about the arrests of Swedish citizens. A statement published on the Facebook page of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said that "the Turkish ambassador has been asked once again to come to the State Department, and we have expressed our concerns and our demands regarding The detention of Swedes ". The statement states that: "I and the rest of the government have for a long time been clear with Turkish leaders with the way we see these cases and the very disturbing events in Turkey. We...
  • Trump withdraws Ambassador from Ankara amid worsening relations with Turkey

    07/21/2017 4:38:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Washington Hattis ^ | July 20, 2017 | Ilhan Tanir
    US President Donald Trump announced to withdraw Ambassador John Bass from Ankara and expressed intent to nominate him to Afghanistan in an email announcement. Ambassador Bass has been under increasing criticism and attacks by President ErdoganÂ’s media in recent weeks. Amb Bass, when started his post in Ankara gave his first interview to pro-Erdogan and AKP government media, Sabah to show his intent of better relations after his predecessor Ricciardione, who also had a difficult time towards the end of his service. Last week Amb. Bass visited Amnesty International group to show solidarity after AI Turkey Director Idil Eser and...
  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador over activists' arrests

    07/20/2017 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    DW ^ | 07.19.2017 | none stated
    Germany's Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to Berlin over the arrests of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner. The Foreign Ministry issued a sharply worded statement. The German Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin to protest the pre-trial detention of six human rights activists, particularly that of German citizen Peter Steudtner. "The Turkish government needs to immediately and directly hear the German government's outrage and incomprehension as well as its crystal-clear expectations in the case of Peter Steudtner and, this time, without diplomatic niceties," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said.Read more: Turkish opposition gains new...
  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador over arrest of human right activists

    07/20/2017 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 20, 2017 | TM
    The German Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkish Ambassador Ali Kemal Aydın over the recent arrest of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner.According to a statement from the German Federal Foreign Office on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said: “The Turkish government needs to immediately and directly hear the German government’s outrage and incomprehension as well as its crystal-clear expectations in the case of Peter Steudtner and, this time, without diplomatic niceties.” Schäfer said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had interrupted his summer vacation to attend government consultations over the Turkish court’s decision to jail Steudtner, a human rights trainer who was...
  • Federal Foreign Office summons Turkish Ambassador for a meeting

    07/20/2017 11:03:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    German Federal Foreign Office ^ | 7.19.2017 | Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson
    A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (19 July): It was necessary to inform the Turkish Government directly, immediately and unambiguously about the German Government’s outrage and lack of understanding, as well as its crystal-clear views and expectations, in the case of Peter Steudtner – and to do so without using diplomatic pleasantries. That is why the Turkish Ambassador was summoned this morning on the instructions of Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office. This meeting has just taken place at the Federal Foreign Office. The Turkish Ambassador was told in no...
  • Trump to pick ex-diplomat, pundit for ambassador to Germany [Richard Grennel]

    07/19/2017 4:56:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2017 7:34 PM EDT
    A former diplomat and television commentator is expected to be nominated as the United States’ ambassador to Germany. Richard Grennel is President Donald Trump’s choice for the post, according to a person with knowledge of the expected nomination. That person requested anonymity to discuss a matter before it was announced. A White House spokeswoman said Wednesday that nothing official was finalized. […] He would be the first LGBT ambassador nominee for Trump. …
  • U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Slams American Fight Against Terror During July 4th Celebration

    U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass criticized the American fight against terrorism during a July Fourth celebration hosted by the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, claiming that an "overly broad" definition of terrorism has hampered U.S. efforts to combat extremists and eroded international confidence in America. Bass, a career foreign service officer who was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2014, urged Turkey to "avoid making the mistakes the U.S. made" in its fight against radical terrorists, telling those in attendance at an Independence Day reception "that rushing to justice or making an overly broad definition of terrorism can erode...
  • Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8..

    07/11/2017 4:40:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 97 replies
    gateway pundt ^ | 7/11/17 | jim hoft
    """Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8 Days After Trump Jr. Mtg."""" More information leaked out today on Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya told NBC News on Monday she was not with the Kremlin as was reported by The New York Times. She confirmed her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. was about Russian adoptions in the US. The law firm where Veselnitskaya is listed as managing partner, Kamerton Consulting, is based in a Moscow suburb and does not even have a website. A staff member at Kamerton told The Associated Press Veselnitskaya...
  • ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’: U.N. Ambassador Haley Withdraws America’s $500,000,000

    07/01/2017 7:09:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 208 replies
    OCD ^ | 6/3017/ | William Chase
    Liberals around the world should have figured out by now that President Trump isn’t bluffing when he threatens action. When the administration reported that it was going to hold the U.N. accountable for their duplicity and reprehensible anti-Israel agenda, no one believed it.
  • Former Iranian Official, Pro-Tehran Lobbyist Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times

    01/23/2017 2:49:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Adam Kredo
    Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehran’s behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administration’s contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administration’s outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates. Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to...
  • Turkish ambassador to US accuses Washington of partnering with terrorists

    05/23/2017 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 May 2017 10:39 CEST | none stated
    Turkish Ambassador to the United States Serdar Kilic accused Washington on Monday of establishment a partnership with a terrorist organisation in the wake of the recent US decision to supply Syrian Kurdish forces with US arms. On 9 May, the US Defense Department announced that President Donald Trump had approved a plan to arm Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in order to better fight the Islamic State group in Syria, despite objections from Turkey. “I can hardly understand and accept the argument that the US has to conduct the operation in Raqqa by making use of YPG/PYD since there is...
  • US Ambassador To Qatar Takes Swipe At Trump

    05/10/2017 6:28:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Ambassador to Qatar took a direct swipe at President Trump, seemingly over his firing of FBI Director James Comey. “Increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions,” Dana Shell Smith wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. Trump had fired Comey just hours earlier.(TWEET-AT-LINK) Smith, a career diplomat, was nominated to the ambassadorship in 2014 and confirmed the same year. Federal Election Commission records show she donated $1,000 on eight separate occasions to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She also recently expressed support for former Acting Attorney General...
  • Documents: Hillary Clinton May Have Killed Investigations into Pedophile Ring at State Dept.

    03/30/2017 4:29:54 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 69 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-30-2017 | Tim Brown
    While I am skeptical of where this will lead, it is noteworthy to see that this report comes from NBC and more specifically Chuck Todd.  In a report earlier this week, NBC reported that there were allegations that while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the quashed investigations into a prostitution and pedophile ring that was operating inside the department in order to avoid scandal and protect high-ranking employees and an ambassador. “Serious allegations concerning the State Department,” the NBC anchor said.  “According to internal State Department memos the agency might have called off or intervened into investigations into possibly...
  • Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against

    03/13/2017 4:24:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 3/313/2017 | Harriet Alexander
    (Full article title: Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria') Hillary Clinton’s team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trump’s, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the “hysteria” surrounding Mr Trump’s links to Russia. The house intelligence committee will hold its first session on Russia on March 20, with the heads of the FBI, national security agency and CIA expected to appear, plus previous intelligence chiefs. But Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Vladimir Putin, said on Sunday that America...
  • Hillary Clinton's Team Met With Russian Ambassador, Says Kremlin Spokesman

    03/13/2017 7:02:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/13/17 | Harriet Alexander
    Hillary Clinton’s team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trump’s, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the “hysteria” surrounding Mr Trump’s links to Russia. The house intelligence committee will hold its first session on Russia on March 20, with the heads of the FBI, national security agency and CIA expected to appear, plus previous intelligence chiefs. “This is his job,” said Mr Peskov, speaking on CNN’s Sunday morning politics show. “He was talking about bilateral relations, about what is going on in the United States, so we have...
  • Kremlin Spokesman: Russian Ambassador Also Met with Clinton Campaign

    03/12/2017 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said in an interview that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who met with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, also met with advisers to the Hillary Clinton campaign. “Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind,” Dmitry Peskov told CNN’s GPS host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. “There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/10/2017 3:55:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 10, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A familiar face from the Obama disaster in Egypt. Reprinted from PJ Media. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic.Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers.   As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his...
  • Senate Committee approves Friedman, Trump’s ambassador to Israel

    03/10/2017 6:30:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of recommending the nomination of President Donald Trump’s choice for US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, by a tally of 12-9. The vote was almost completely divided along party lines. The only Democrat who broke ranks to join all Republican members of the committee to vote yes, was New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Chairman of the committee, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee explained his decision and that of his Republican colleagues in the committee to recommend Trump’s nominee. “Mr. Friedman is an impassioned advocate for America and for strengthening the mutually beneficial...