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Christmas declared official holiday in Iraq

Christmas declared official holiday in Iraq

The government of Iraq has declared that December 25th which is Christmas Day will now be recognised as a national holiday in the country to celebrate "the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ". A ...

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Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers, report says

Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers, report says

The strikes appeared to be the first Israeli raids in Syria since the U.S. announced the withdrawal of 2,000 troops from the country, a force which had in part been charged with keeping Iranian-backed...

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Pres. Trump, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

Pres. Trump, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

U.S. defence secretary James Mattis was ousted from office two months early shortly after Mr Trump announced his decision to withdraw troops, claiming ISIS had been beaten. proxy " Syrian Democratic...

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Will president hold firm on Syrian pullout?

Will president hold firm on Syrian pullout?

Turkey vowed on Monday that the fight against Islamic State would not be slowed by the US withdrawal from Syria , where Ankara-backed rebels reinforced their positions around the potential flashpoint...

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Coalition partners vote to dissolve Knesset; early elections slated for April 9

Coalition partners vote to dissolve Knesset; early elections slated for April 9

Israeli media is reporting, today, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition government has agreed to call an early election for April 9. "If we all act properly, on April 10 we will p...

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State Dept Has No Data on US Nationals Affected by Indonesian Tsunami

State Dept Has No Data on US Nationals Affected by Indonesian Tsunami

The Indonesian Medical Association said it has sent doctors, medical supplies and equipment, adding that numerous injured require orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery. "Since Anak Krakatau has been ac...

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Chasing peace in the middle of war in Afghanistan

Chasing peace in the middle of war in Afghanistan

The U.S.'s plans to withdraw about 7,000 troops, almost half of its current strength, from Afghanistan, has invited strong, shocked reactions from Afghans as well as global stakeholders. The Washingto...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Lung Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Lung Cancer

Ginsburg is already a two-time cancer survivor, having beaten colon and pancreatic cancer . It comes as Ginsburg, a former litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is recovering fr...

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Have done more damage to ISIS than all recent presidents: Donald Trump

Have done more damage to ISIS than all recent presidents: Donald Trump

Three US presidents have pledged to bring peace to Afghanistan , either by adding or withdrawing troops, by engaging the Taliban or shunning them, and by struggling to combat widespread corruptio...

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Partial federal shutdown begins after US lawmakers fail to reach deal

Partial federal shutdown begins after US lawmakers fail to reach deal

During a speech on the Senate floor on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that President Trump's border wall "does not have 60 votes here in the Senate, let alone 50 vote...

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Trump says immigrants can't be in USA during asylum process

Trump says immigrants can't be in USA during asylum process

The Trump administration announced a new illegal immigration policy on Thursday , where migrants seeking asylum in the United States must return to Mexico while their claims are processed. "The...

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Defense Secretary James Mattis Resigns After Trump Announces Syria Pullout

Defense Secretary James Mattis Resigns After Trump Announces Syria Pullout

Will Trump feel less constrained in pursuing reckless foreign policy decisions? But Mattis could not abide the call. And as Secretary Mattis makes clear in his letter , President Trump's coziness...

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Trump Defends Move to Risk Government Shutdown

Trump Defends Move to Risk Government Shutdown

But he dug in Thursday, telling House Republican leaders he wouldn't sign the Senate bill that didn't have the money. With less than two weeks to go until House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-C...

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3rd Canadian arrest in China, but Trudeau isn't certain they're related

3rd Canadian arrest in China, but Trudeau isn't certain they're related

The Canadian foreign ministry declared that a third Canadian citizen has been arrested in China, according to Canada's National Post newspaper. The department did not suggest the detention of th...

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Japan to Buy More Stealth Jets, Radar to Counter China, Russia

Japan to Buy More Stealth Jets, Radar to Counter China, Russia

The spending plans also call for Japan's first aircraft carrier as well as long-range cruise missiles, giving the country the ability to strike distant enemy targets. Japan will spend the hefty sum ...

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Corbyn denies calling May 'stupid woman' in heated Brexit debate

Corbyn denies calling May 'stupid woman' in heated Brexit debate

Conservative MP Sir Patrick McLoughin demanded Mr Corbyn apologise over the alleged remark but Speaker John Bercow said he did not see the incident and therefore could not rule on it. Specialist " l...

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North Korea threatens to kill nuclear talks over human rights sanctions

North Korea threatens to kill nuclear talks over human rights sanctions

North Korea has warned that new USA sanctions against senior figures in the regime are a "deliberate provocation" that could derail its attempts to denuclearize, six months after its leader, Kim ...

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Restaurant explosion injures more than 40 in northern Japan

Restaurant explosion injures more than 40 in northern Japan

Japanese broadcaster NHK said the area affected had both residential and dining establishments and was about 3km south-east of the city centre. Flames still were smoldering among the wreckage of th...

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In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands

In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands

Donald Trump has been forced into an embarrassing retreat after threatening a government shutdown if he could not get funding for his border wall. "Let me be clear, the Republican offer would not pas...

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Russian Federation denies targeting black voters to help Trump

Russian Federation denies targeting black voters to help Trump

The reports also support previous findings that the influence operations sought to polarize Americans by sowing political divisions on issues such as immigration and cultural and religious identities....

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Trump's search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

Trump's search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

Kushner was a key player in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to preserve a free trade pact between the North American countries. Kellyanne Conway also said Thursday on CNN that Kelly's job could ...

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Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

All that has left Republican lawmakers who are eager avoid a shutdown unsure whether Trump would ultimately come around to at least one option that would end the impasse before Friday. Numerous affe...

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How Schumer united Dems against Trump's wall

How Schumer united Dems against Trump's wall

Let me remind you, by the way, that last February, the Senate voted on four immigration packages, including one that reflected Trump's wish list, complete with $25 billion for his wall. If Trump "wa...

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Robert Mueller Might Indict Trump

Robert Mueller Might Indict Trump

Comey's comments came just moments after he faced a second grilling from Republican legislators over his role in Hillary Clinton's botched email investigation and the 2016 presidential election. ...

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China temporarily slashing tariffs on U.S. auto imports

China temporarily slashing tariffs on U.S. auto imports

But according to a statement released by China's Finance Ministry on Friday, the punitive 25 percent additional tariff China imposed on US -made cars will be suspended for three months beginning Janua...

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Guatemalan girl aged seven dies in custody on US-Mexican border

Guatemalan girl aged seven dies in custody on US-Mexican border

Instead, they reiterated how unsafe it was for parents to take their children through the treacherous desert to try to gain illegal entry to the US. Thousands of migrants have travelled from Central...

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National Enquirer buried stories for Trump, owner admits

National Enquirer buried stories for Trump, owner admits

Under its non-prosecution agreement, AMI admitted that it bought the story to prevent McDougal from going public about the alleged affair before the election. Cohen apparently played a key role in mak...

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Jose Canseco Makes Pitch To Be President Trump’s Chief Of Staff

Jose Canseco Makes Pitch To Be President Trump’s Chief Of Staff

John Kelly now serves as Trump's chief of staff but he'll be leaving his role at the end of the year. "Trump made a brief appearance with his wife and offered a few welcoming remarks". DeSantis fanbo...

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Extortion emails carrying bomb threats cause panic across the US

Extortion emails carrying bomb threats cause panic across the US

Bomb threats made to several University Park buildings on Thursday afternoon were determined to be part of a nationwide hoax, and no further law enforcement action is planned regarding the matter, ...

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United States investigators point to China in Marriott hack affecting 500 million travelers

United States investigators point to China in Marriott hack affecting 500 million travelers

The data breach that exposed personal data of around 500 million guests of the hotel chain is believed to part of a Chinese state-run espionage operation, according to multiple sources briefed on the ...

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Strasbourg attack: Armed cops cordon off area after market shooting

Strasbourg attack: Armed cops cordon off area after market shooting

Griveaux also called on the "yellow vest" protesters demanding tax relief not to take to the streets. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told lawmakers in Paris on Wednesday that the gunman...

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Crown Prince an able leader and a very good ally

Crown Prince an able leader and a very good ally

The Senate voted 60-39 to begin debate on the resolution, S.J.Res. 54. But it's unclear how amendments to the measure could affect the final vote, which is expected to come Thursday. But a smaller gro...

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President Trump May Face Impeachment, Jail Term - House Democrats

President Trump May Face Impeachment, Jail Term - House Democrats

In the tweets, Trump also twice misspelled "smoking gun" as "smocking gun" as he quoted a commentator on Fox News talking about the Russian Federation probe by special counsel Robert Mueller , sparki...

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North Carolina Republicans call for bipartisan probe of fraud in House race

North Carolina Republicans call for bipartisan probe of fraud in House race

Dowless did not return CNN's request for comment. "One of the explanations is that these operatives would take ballots from black and Native American voters and throw them in the trash", Cohen said...

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Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites Yellow Vest protests

Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites Yellow Vest protests

Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to march Saturday on the presidential palace, surrounded by exceptional numbers of police bracing ...

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