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Observatory Media’s Chatter is back, and the team hopes everyone had a super awesome holiday and happy new year! To ring in 2017 the gang starts off in Istanbul to discuss how the hunt for the gunman is going, and why the struggle is real for the Turkish government and their plethora of detained suspects.

Then we move to North Korea, where we ponder whether the threats of an ICBM capable of reaching the US are credible and if Trump is throwing fuel on the fire with incendiary wild-card twitter diplomacy.

Next up is Israel, the United Nations, and the United States, and their settlement drama. Will tensions increase or decrease when Trump takes over? Is Obama trying to pidgeon-hole the President-Elect?

Last on our ‘deeper discussion’ list is the failed attempt by Republicans to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and what this butting of heads between P-E Trump and the governing Republicans might mean for the future of American policy making.

On our notables list: the continued drama of the Gambian elections, the Vatican’s first McDonalds, a Trump-themed restaurant in Iraq, and Ford scrapping it’s Mexico plans.

Stay tuned for more Chatter, Round-Ups, and fantastic articles in 2017!

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