Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Matthew Kahn
Friday, September 6, 2019, 1:58 PM

The government of Iran announced it would breach nuclear research restrictions imposed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and sent a letter to the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, detailing the country’s plans to disregard the restrictions, according to the Wall Street Journal.

On Thursday, the Afghan government pushed back against American diplomatic efforts to reach a peace deal with the Taliban on the eve of a significant troop withdrawal, reports the New York Times.

Attorneys general from more than 30 states are planning to announce coordinated antitrust probes into Google and Facebook on Monday, according to the Journal.

As more than 38,000 migrants await trial in U.S. immigration courts, a Wall Street Journal investigation reveals that the president’s “return to Mexico” policy, formally called the Migrant Protection Protocol, is overwhelming America’s civil legal system for immigration.

Robert Mugabe, the rebel leader who freed Zimbabwe from colonial rule and later ruled the country as a brutal dictator, has died at age 95, reports Reuters.

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Célia Belin evaluated French President Emmanuel Macron’s diplomatic performance at last week’s G7 summit.

Patrick Hulme predicted that the absence of congressional authorization for a military conflict with Iran would not preclude hostilities but merely means that any war with Iran would be relatively small.

 

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