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U.S. college official who told Chinese students to speak English quits

U.S. college official who told Chinese students to speak English quitsMegan Neely left her position as director of graduate studies for the biostatistics master’s program “effective immediately,” the dean of the school told students in a letter on Sunday, according to the university’s newspaper, The Chronicle. The dean, Mary Klotman, said Duke’s Office of Institutional Equity would conduct a thorough review of the program. The email by Neely, who remains an assistant professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Duke, said she was approached by two faculty members who wanted details of first-year students “they observed speaking Chinese (in their words, VERY LOUDLY)” on campus.



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Egypt limits Gaza passage after Palestinian Authority quits border crossing

Egypt limits Gaza passage after Palestinian Authority quits border crossingThe dispute over the border stems from a rift between the Western-backed PA and Hamas Islamists who took control of Gaza more than a decade ago in a brief civil war. Human rights groups say Rafah has been the sole exit point from Gaza for an estimated 95 percent of its population of 2 million. Citing security concerns, Israel maintains tight restrictions on Palestinian movement at its border crossings.



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U.S. envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pullout

U.S. envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pulloutBrett McGurk, U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat the militant group, submitted his resignation effective Dec. 31 to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, a State Department official said. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, upending a pillar of American policy in the Middle East and alarming U.S. allies. The decision was followed on Thursday by the surprise departure of U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who in a resignation letter to Trump laid bare the growing divide between the two over foreign policy.



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U.S. envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pullout

U.S. envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pulloutBrett McGurk, U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat the militant group, submitted his resignation effective Dec. 31 to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, a State Department official said. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, upending a pillar of American policy in the Middle East and alarming U.S. allies. The decision was followed on Thursday by the surprise departure of U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who in a resignation letter to Trump laid bare the growing divide between the two over foreign policy.     McGurk, who was slated to leave his post in February 2019, objected to Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a person familiar with the matter said, and added that Mattis’ departure had a “significant impact” on McGurk’s resignation.  Trump, for his part, tweeted late Saturday that McGurk had simply moved up the date of his resignation and added: “Grandstander?” “The Fake News is making such a big deal about this nothing event!” he said on Twitter.



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Brett McGurk, US envoy to anti-ISIS coalition, quits over Trump’s Syria move, reports say

Brett McGurk, US envoy to anti-ISIS coalition, quits over Trump’s Syria move, reports sayBrett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.



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U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits

U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quitsThe region – which includes strong U.S. allies Japan, South Korea and Australia – hosts some of the world’s most volatile flashpoints, with high tension on the Korean peninsula and China’s militarization of the South China Sea causing friction. Mattis, who embraced America’s traditional alliances, said he was quitting after falling out with President Donald Trump over foreign policy, including surprise decisions this week to pull troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan. “He has generally been referred to as one of the adults in the Trump administration,” Australian government Senator Jim Molan told The Australian newspaper.



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Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treaty

Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treatyPresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War and has said it will quit it unless Russia comes back into compliance.



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Man quits his job with epic rant over the store's PA

Man quits his job with epic rant over the store's PAA disgruntled employee at a Canadian Walmart decided that he wasn’t going to



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Taiwan president quits as party chair after local election setback

Taiwan president quits as party chair after local election setbackThe results of the polls, being held just over a year before Taiwan’s next presidential election, are likely to please China, which claims self-ruled and proudly democratic Taiwan as its own and has ramped up pressure on Tsai and her administration since she took office in 2016. In the run-up to the elections, Tsai and her government said repeatedly that China was trying to sway voters with “political bullying” and “fake news”, accusations that Beijing denied. The DPP lost control of the mayoralties in Taiwan’s second-most populous city Taichung and the key battleground of Kaohsiung in the south, which it held for two decades and played a central role in Taiwan’s pro-democracy movement in the 1970s.



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Netanyahu faces snap election calls after defense minister quits

Netanyahu faces snap election calls after defense minister quitsAvigdor Lieberman quit on Wednesday over what he described as the government’s too-soft policy on cross-border violence with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. The loss of the five seats of Lieberman’s Israel Beitenu faction leaves Netanyahu with control of just 61 of the 120 seats in parliament, raising the prospect that a scheduled November 2019 election would be brought forward. Lieberman’s resignation takes effect 48 hours after being handed in, which he did early on Thursday.



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