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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group first reported the incident, with the U.S-led coalition confirming that US forces were killed. Manbij residents told MEE that an Amercian helicopter flew to the site from a nearby U.S. military base to pick up wounded United States troops.
  • Police release driver in fatal Ottawa bus crash without charge

    Police release driver in fatal Ottawa bus crash without charge

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    An obviously distressed woman was seen being wheeled away from the bus on a stretcher by paramedics. At least 3 people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured, according to the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during rush hour on Friday. The crash is the second involving an Ottawa transit bus in recent years.
  • Pompeo ‘optimistic’ Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

    Pompeo ‘optimistic’ Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

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    Late Friday, Pentagon spokesman Cmdr Sean Robertson said that Operation Inherent Resolve "is implementing the orderly withdrawal of forces from northeast Syria within a framework coordinated across the U.S. After initially tweeting about the decision to bring back USA troops "now", Trump this week said "we will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and doing all else that is prudent and necessary!" They have also argued that it would further allow ...
  • Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

    Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

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    The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum overseas is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Her father told officers she was not abused or threatened with a forced marriage but as one of 10 children she might have occassionally felt neglected.
  • FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

    FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

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    Real estate mogul Donald Trump checks out sites in Moscow, Russia , for luxury residential towers in 1996. The case was then referred to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into whether Russian agents interfered with the 2016 election , the Times reported , adding that it is not clear whether the special counsel has continued that part of the investigation.
  • Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard To Run For President In 2020

    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard To Run For President In 2020

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    Despite - or because of - her military background, she has opposed USA involvement in Syria and faced criticism for visiting that country and meeting President Bashar al-Assad. Gabbard remains popular with some liberals but will have serious competition with other candidates on the left flank of the party. Gabbard, 37, is a US army veteran and a three-term member of the US House of Representative from Hawaii , where the 44th president of the United Sates Barack Obama was born and raised ...
  • Poland Charges Huawei Manager With Spying for China

    Poland Charges Huawei Manager With Spying for China

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    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat even went as far as praising Sai Mizzi , wife of Minister Konrad Mizzi whose allegations on money laundering have become too long to document, for introducing Huawei and its 5G network to Malta. If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison. The pair was arrested by the country's Internal Security Agency on Tuesday and hit with espionage charges, according to a release from the agency.
  • Five things we learned from the Brexit debate

    Five things we learned from the Brexit debate

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    An alliance of governing Conservative and Opposition legislators has dealt Mrs May two defeats in as many days - symbolic setbacks that suggest a power shift from the executive to the legislature. The comments came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was set to say that a general election is the most "practical and democratic" way to "break the deadlock" in the Commons over Brexit.
  • DR Congo presidential election: Church questions results

    DR Congo presidential election: Church questions results

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    CENI has come under pressure from the DRC Catholic Church's National Episcopal Conference of the Congo (Conférence Épiscopale Nationale du Congo: CENCO), which mounted its own 40,000-strong electoral observer mission and parallel vote tabulation operation.
  • Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

    Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

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    The documents reveal that Manafort lied about sharing polling data for the 2016 presidential election with Kilimnik, and about meeting with the Russian in Madrid, during the campaign. The lawyers said Ukraine-related matters "simply were not at the forefront of Mr Manafort's mind during the period at issue". Mark Warner, D-Va., senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called information in filing "damning evidence of a senior Trump campaign official providing information to ...
  • U.S. to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo

    U.S. to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo

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    Last December, Trump announced plans to withdraw all USA troops from Syria, claiming that American forces had defeated Daesh there. In lengthy remarks at the American University in Cairo, the US' top diplomat invoked Obama's speech in the same city a decade ago to offer a point-counterpoint assessment of the two administration's policy moves.
  • Citizenship Bill fallout: After AGP, will BJP lose another ally in Northeast

    Citizenship Bill fallout: After AGP, will BJP lose another ally in Northeast

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    In Assam's Golaghat and Dibrugarh districts, protesters attempted to vandalise BJP offices, leading to the arrest of 14 persons in Dibrugarh and four in Golaghat, police said. Soon after the Bill was moved, leader of Congress in the House Mallikarjun Kharge said that his party has several reservations on the Bill. It is also part of the BJP-led North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).
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    Australia To "Consider" Saudi Woman's Asylum Plea

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    Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun to Kuwait where her family is, but she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room. According to The Guardian, Qunun had a three-month multiple-entry tourist visa for Australia. But he denied the Saudi teenager was being detained by Thai authorities.
  • Vietnam says it wants to host US-NK summit

    Vietnam says it wants to host US-NK summit

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    The North Korean leader is accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, as well as senior officials including negotiator Kim Yong Chol and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. President Trump stated on Sunday that the United States is "negotiating a location" for his second summit with Kim. Unlike that occasion, when the North's state media waited until his return to announce his journey, the official KCNA news agency said on Tuesday that he was traveling on board his "private train".
  • Warren Kicks Off 2020 Presidential Campaign In Iowa

    Warren Kicks Off 2020 Presidential Campaign In Iowa

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    McDaniel is an operative with deep experience across the South - a potentially decisive region in the upcoming Democratic primary. "We need big structural change", she said, her voice strained from speaking and the onset of laryngitis. Warren's campaign is likely to revolve around the same theme she's woven into speeches and policy proposals in recent years: battling special interests, paying mind to the nexus between racial and economic inequities.
  • 20 kids injured after hammer attack at Beijing primary school

    20 kids injured after hammer attack at Beijing primary school

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    A tweet by the Global Times said a hammer was used to carry out the assault. The Xicheng government did not give other details of the attack, but posts on social media said the children suffered knife wounds to the head. Violent crime is rare in China but there has been a series of knife and ax attacks in recent years, many targeting children. Though the school was discussing another job posting for Jia, he used a hammer and attacked students to "vent his resentment", they said.
  • U.S. officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing

    U.S. officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week - Beijing

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    A team led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will come to China to have "positive and constructive discussions" with Chinese counterparts, China's commerce ministry said in a statement on its website. In the US, the persistent rhetoric and reality of trade troubles with China (and other countries) has taken its toll. "There are a heck of a lot of USA companies that have sales in China that are going to be watching their earnings being downgraded next year until we get a ...
  • Trump invites top lawmakers for border briefing

    Trump invites top lawmakers for border briefing

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    The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the specifics of the briefing. President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday the USA federal government may not fully reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.
  • President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign

    President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign

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    Warren became emotional as she described her frustration at witnessing the Trump administration's border security policies. She campaigned for former Rep. Warren's candidacy, they say, "will test whether 2020 primary voters will demand that their candidates take unwavering positions on issues like universal health care and Wall Street regulations, much as they have historically expected them to do so on supporting abortion rights".
  • New GOP rivalry? Romney barrels into D.C. blistering Trump

    New GOP rivalry? Romney barrels into D.C. blistering Trump

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    Somewhat cryptically, Romney says the "project" to "repair failings in our politics at home" must begin "with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us". The New York Times reported last January that Trump had been joking, and McDaniel told Glamour in September that "no person in the world" could tell her to change her name.
  • Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable', says Xi Jinping

    Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable', says Xi Jinping

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    Merely a day later, Xi described his vision for unification via a " one country, two systems " approach to "safeguard the interests and well-being of Taiwanese compatriots". In his speech, Mr. Xi reiterated Beijing's willingness to use its military power in a region it sees as a renegade province. Last year, Taiwan's ruling party suffered a massive defeat in mid-term polls, causing Tsai to resign as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, while the main opposition Kuomintang, ...
  • Women form 385-mile 'wall' in protest against against Sabarimala temple ban

    Women form 385-mile 'wall' in protest against against Sabarimala temple ban

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    Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram , television news channels showed. Addressing the media, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that this move has expressed satisfaction over the women's philosophy, and also said that this time there was no protest or demonstration as before.
  • India, Russia A Privileged Partnership: Putin's New Year Message To PM

    India, Russia A Privileged Partnership: Putin's New Year Message To PM

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    The two leaders also failed to meet in Paris during the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Mr Putin pledged the continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism, in defence of state sovereignty and territorial integrity".
  • Russia detains American in Moscow over suspected spying

    Russia detains American in Moscow over suspected spying

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    The Russian FSB State Security agency claims that it has arrested a United States citizen named Paul Whelan who was "caught spying" in Moscow . The U.S. The arrest comes during an extended period of tension in relations between Moscow and Washington, particularly over the issues of election hacking and influence peddling.
  • Victim: Gunman fired beside and in front of auto

    Victim: Gunman fired beside and in front of auto

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    The 7-year-old girl's mother was also struck in the arm and taken to the hospital. He says three other girls ages 15 and younger were also in the vehicle at the time. The suspect, who was still at large as of Sunday morning, "is considered armed and unsafe", Razo told reporters. "Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you", Razo said.
  • Kim says North Korea could take 'new path' if USA maintains sanctions

    Kim says North Korea could take 'new path' if USA maintains sanctions

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    On June 12, Trump and Kim met in Singapore, where they committed to establish new US-North Korea relations. Nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled since then, and Mr Kim's New Year address has cast further doubt on whether he is willing to give up the weapons after all.