Who among us has not thought to sail through international waters, blaring our national anthem?
Nikki Haley says the U.S. is “taking names” of countries criticizing America’s policies on Israel.
At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names. pic.twitter.com/ZsusB8Hqt4
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 19, 2017
And it looks like the U.S. will have to take a lot of names. In the UN General Assembly Thursday, 128 nations backed a resolution asking other countries to not follow the United States’ example in pledging to move its embassy to Jerusalem. As NPR points out, “among the countries that voted in favor of the resolution are many traditional U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom and France.”
Another controversial American concept also took some punishment from Europe this week. The European Union’s top court declared that ride-hailing app Uber is a taxi service, not simply a tech company. This means Uber could face more regulations in Europe.
And from one tech story to another, the White House says North Korea was behind this year’s devastating WannaCry cyberattack.
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- Courtney Kube National security and military reporter, NBC News; @ckubenbc
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