The twin geopolitical flash points have prompted markedly different rhetorical responses, reflecting a president who has consistently used the promotion of human rights in a tactical and transactional manner,Washington Post
WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump's embrace of anti-government protesters in Iran is another departure from his predecessors, who feared such overt support could backfire and inadvertently help hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.Trump has tweeted repeatedly in recent days in support of protesters who surged into the streets in anger over the apparently accidental downing of a Ukrainian jetliner and their government's initial attempt to conceal its role in the disaster. [The Palm Beach Post
Taiwan votes on Saturday in an election overshadowed by renewed Chinese efforts to get the island to accept their rule, and as Taiwan nervously watches Hong Kong protests, worried they may be next if China ever succeeds in bringing them under its control.U.S.
Wang Zhimin, the most senior mainland political official in the protest-riven territory, was replaced Saturday.NBC News
China has replaced its top official in Hong Kong as anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous city enter their eighth monthABC News
The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade pact that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and MexicoABC News
WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial.The vote was 89-10. The measure goes to Trump for his signature. It would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, which tore down most trade barriers and triggered a surge in [The Palm Beach Post