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Pakistan Says The US Is No Longer Its Ally — And It’s A Much Bigger Deal Than You Think

Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the New Year by simultaneously demonizing both Iran and Pakistan on Twitter has already backfired tremendously. Following threats that the U.S. would withhold aid to Pakistan, the U.S. confirmed it would withhold $255 million in aid (which has now become $900 million) and is now reportedly threatening a roughly $2 billion more, as well. Read More…

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US Aid Cuts To Pakistan Could Be As Much As $2 Billion

While reports on Thursday suggested US aid to Pakistan could be cut by $255 million to $400 million, officials on Friday suggest the figure is to be much larger, with one administration official say $2 billion is “in play.” Which isn’t to say that the cuts will be all of $2 billion, but rather that this is the Read More…

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US Cuts Aid to Pakistan Amid New Chinese Plan To Dump The Dollar

As much of the world’s focus is fixed on the current unrest rocking Iran, Donald Trump is using the heralding of the new year to publicly attack another Middle Eastern country: Pakistan. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us Read More…

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US Slashes United Nations’ Budget By $285 Million Following “Stunning” Jerusalem Rebuke

The United States announced a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year, negotiated by UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. A statement by the United States Mission to the United Nations reads:  Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the Read More…

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‘We’ll Save A Lot’: Trump Threatens Aid Cuts To UN Members Who Vote Against Him On Jerusalem

The global backlash against President Trump’s recent declaration that Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel is setting the stage for a major showdown at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, a vote which is expected to be overwhelming opposed to Trump’s statement. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had been making vague warnings Read More…