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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

The Republican Party’s foreign policy agenda has been almost entirely shaped in the past four years by President Donald Trump’s approach to international relations, including new trade deals, skepticism of international organizations and calls to reduce U.S. troop deployments overseas, observers say.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 25, 1950, President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order putting the U.S. Army in control of the nation’s railroads. The move came in the face of an imminent strike by two enormous unions, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors. Truman, who had just ordered troops to Korea, cited the railroads as crucial for national defense. The two sides took 21 months to reach an agreement.

VIDEO: Republicans opened their four-day convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday, and unanimously nominated President Donald Trump for a second term. Mike O’Sullivan reports, in a nation battered by COVID-19 and a recession, speakers warned of darker days ahead if Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden is elected.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Sudan on Tuesday as the Trump administration pushes for Arab nations to normalize ties with Israel.

Sundays for the Barysevich family are usually a time to catch up on chores and take their two young children to nearby parks and playgrounds. But just weeks after a disputed election in Yauheni Barysevich’s Belarusian homeland, this past Sunday was a time to protest.

Just minutes after delegates to the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, formally awarded him the party’s nomination on Monday, President Donald Trump told them the only way the Democrats can defeat him in November is through a rigged election using mail-in-ballots.

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