Mar 26, 2018

Poll: Fear of North Korean nuclear threat has fallen in U.S.

Kim Jong-un. Photo: STR / AFP / Getty Images

Americans who are very or extremely concerned about a North Korean nuclear threat to the U.S. has dropped from 67% last October to 50% today, according to an AP/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

Trump's approval rating on his handling of North Korea is at 42% now, up from 34% in October. 48% of those polled favored Trump’s potential talks with North Korea’s leader over denuclearization, while 29% oppose them. The poll was conducted after Trump announced his plans to meet with Kim Jong-un.

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Faith in government plummets around the world

People around the world have grown far more cynical about the idea their governments have their best interests at heart, according to polling from Pew.

By the numbers: When Pew last asked this question in 2002, majorities in nearly all countries polled believed their government was run to benefit all people. Amid the current populist wave, there is far more doubt.

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Israeli election: Netanyahu has momentum despite corruption case

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enters Israel's third elections in 10 months with momentum — and with his corruption trial looming just two weeks after the vote.

Why it matters: Israeli politics have been deadlocked for nearly a year as Netanyahu and his centrist rival, Benny Gantz, grapple for power. Monday's vote could provide the breakthrough, or set Israel on course for yet another election.

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Democrats lay out demands for coronavirus funding

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer released a joint statement Thursday outlining their demands for coronavirus funding, including a guarantee that the eventual vaccine is affordable.

The big picture: Pelosi criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it "chaotic" and chiding President Trump for "name-calling" and "playing politics." She added at a press conference that bipartisan congressional leaders are nearing an agreement on emergency funding.