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Last month, pro-Syrian government militias entered Afrin region to back up the YPG, but their deployment did not deter Turkey despite the possibility of a wider escalation in the war, and it continued its campaign. Later on Friday, a spokesman for the YPG denied that the Afrin town had been besieged, and said several of the regions Turkey has claimed to have taken control of were still battlegrounds.
  • Manafort pleads not guilty to fraud charges

    Manafort pleads not guilty to fraud charges

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    The mystery man sported a full white beard, black beanie hat and sunglasses as he extended his hands upward while Manafort arrived at the Albert V. Bryan Courthouse in Virginia. Among those indicted are 13 Russians accused of engaging in a multiyear effort to tilt the election in Trump's favor using social media platforms, secret operatives and political rallies in the U.S.
  • UK's May defends Saudi ties as crown prince gets royal…

    UK's May defends Saudi ties as crown prince gets royal…

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    CBS' Norah O'Donnell traveled to Saudi Arabia to conduct the first US television interview with that country's de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , to run on "60 Minutes" shortly before he visits the United States. Asked whether Bin Salman should have been invited to the U.K., May said the two countries had a historic relationship and one which had helped to potentially save hundreds of British lives - presumably because of anti-terrorism intelligence shared between the ...
  • Putin lauds Trump: 'No disappointment at all'

    Putin lauds Trump: 'No disappointment at all'

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    Putin recalled that "other nations went through similar tragedies: I don't even mention small ethnic groups, like the Roma who were exterminated en masse - I mean the Slavs", he said. "Russia will be actively developing military-technical cooperation with all interested countries, including in most high-tech segments of aviation, air defense, ground troops and the Navy that have demonstrated their utmost efficiency during the Syrian operation", Putin said.
  • What do the Trump tariffs mean for SA?

    What do the Trump tariffs mean for SA?

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    Steve Mnuchin said yesterday that Canada and Mexico might be granted exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs - but only if they bow to USA demands in renegotiating NAFTA. "That would be case-by-case and country-by-country basis, but it would be determined whether or not there is a national security exemption", she said at a press briefing.
  • South Korea envoys to meet security adviser McMaster during USA trip

    South Korea envoys to meet security adviser McMaster during USA trip

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    Mr Chung and Suh Hoon, the director of the South's National Intelligence Service, will brief Trump administration officials in Washington later this week about their meeting with Mr Kim . If true, it means that North Korea has begun to climb down from its repeated insistence on maintaining its nuclear program no matter what, as a professed imperative of national security.
  • Senate Advances S.2155 Banking Bill

    Senate Advances S.2155 Banking Bill

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    Opponents of the bill argue that the same banks getting regulatory easing through the Senate bill also got about $50 billion in taxpayer-funded bailouts during the financial crisis. Hensarling says: "A community bank that's 0.002 percent the size of J.P. Morgan shouldn't be laboring under a similar set of regulatory burdens".
  • TDP breaks ties with BJP, pulls out of NDA

    TDP breaks ties with BJP, pulls out of NDA

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    The Andhra CM said that it is wrong to compare Andhra to other states that are backward. In discussions between the Union Expenditure Secretary and State government officials on February 6 and 7, it was decided that the higher allocation through NABARD to Andhra Pradesh would be routed through a special goal vehicle.
  • Iran Says No Missile Talks Unless West Destroys Nukes

    Iran Says No Missile Talks Unless West Destroys Nukes

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    Zarif further accused the USA of failing to fulfill its commitments under the agreement. Iran rebuffed French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's calls to curb its missile programme after a day of tense discussions in Tehran on Monday aimed at salvaging its historic nuclear deal.
  • Jeff Bezos tops Forbes' billionaires list; Trump's rank drops

    Jeff Bezos tops Forbes' billionaires list; Trump's rank drops

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    The publication, which keeps a ranking of the 400 richest Americans based on public records of their holdings and assets, says the US President slipped from 544th richest last year to 766th this year. Forbes calculated that Bezos's fortune, which is mostly held in Amazon shares, increased by $39.2bn over the past year, the biggest ever one-year gain.
  • Pentagon Waiting to Release Results of Investigation into Deadly Niger Ambush

    Pentagon Waiting to Release Results of Investigation into Deadly Niger Ambush

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    Africa Command, has completed an investigation into the ambush, which is now being reviewed by Defense Secretary James Mattis , Manning said. A 12-member Army Special Forces unit was accompanying 30 Nigerien forces when they were attacked in a densely wooded area by as many as 50 militants traveling by vehicle and carrying small arms and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
  • China Boosts Spending to Bolster Military Capabilities

    China Boosts Spending to Bolster Military Capabilities

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    According to a budget report to be submitted to national legislature on Monday, defense budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan. The report presented by Li said that the government had to take effective measures aimed at supporting the military reform.
  • Steelers Officially Place Franchise Tag On RB Le'Veon Bell

    Steelers Officially Place Franchise Tag On RB Le'Veon Bell

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    General manager Kevin Colbert said at the NFL Scouting Combine this week that he's "optimistic" about finding "common ground" on a new deal for Bell, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN . However, his rushing average dipped from 4.9 yards per carry in 2016 to 4.0 yards per carry last season, and the Steelers failed to live up to expectations by losing at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars the playoffs.
  • Billy Graham to be laid to rest after a final crusade

    Billy Graham to be laid to rest after a final crusade

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    Rev. Graham will be buried next to his wife, Ruth. Plans for Friday's service took shape in the years after his last crusade in 2005 as he huddled with confidants and loved ones in his North Carolina mountain home. Smith and the Gaither Vocal Band. "Graham was", he said. The president is not scheduled to speak at the funeral at Graham's namesake library in Charlotte .
  • ISIS-linked suspects detained after threat shuts US Embassy in Turkey

    ISIS-linked suspects detained after threat shuts US Embassy in Turkey

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    The Ankara Governor's Office released a statement later that said the city has taken additional security measures upon receiving intelligence from us sources. Moreover, 12,538 suspects, including 5,654 foreigners, were detained between 2011 and 2018 for links to Daesh. He added that they were detained for the attempt of luring people to the extremist group and reportedly were communicating with people in "conflict zones".
  • Navy aircraft carrier set for historic port visit to Vietnam

    Navy aircraft carrier set for historic port visit to Vietnam

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    In June 2012, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited the USNS Richard C. Byrd in Cam Ranh Bay - the logistics hub of US forces during the Vietnam War . But it has made no secret of its desire to build up its naval forces and become much more regionally assertive. In this way Hanoi aims to deepen the stakes of other major powers in protecting its resources and maritime claims in the South China Sea.
  • NY college on lockdown due to 'credible' threat

    NY college on lockdown due to 'credible' threat

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    Law enforcement continues to investigate threat. The college sent messages on social media throughout the day asking students to shelter in place, saying they would be evacuated and escorted to a safe location. Residential students to be escorted back to res halls by law enforcement, and must remain there until lockdown is lifted. Everyone on campus has been asked to stay sheltered and in one place until the threat has been lifted.
  • Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May

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    Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has triggered widespread criticism within the worldwide community for undermining the peace process aimed at finding a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It's important to be among the first, but it is more important to do what is right", Morales said on Sunday. Guatemala has confirmed it will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • Thousands left without water after pipes burst

    Thousands left without water after pipes burst

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    Thames Water , South East Water, Southern Water, Affinity Water and Staffordshire Water have all urged customers to limit water use to essentials. According to the firm, this saw it treat about 130 million more litres of water than it would normally provide on a normal winter's day - enough to fill 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • AXA confirms $15bn acquisition of Bermuda-based XL

    AXA confirms $15bn acquisition of Bermuda-based XL

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    AXA said it would finance the deal with debt, cash and the proceeds of the initial public offering of its USA business. AXA, Europe's second largest insurer in terms of market capitalization (60.75 billion euros) behind German company Allianz, said it would fund XL agreement by issuing debt, cash payment and revenue from next issue of its American unit.
  • Rebels in Syria's Ghouta regroup after retreat: rebel spokesman

    Rebels in Syria's Ghouta regroup after retreat: rebel spokesman

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    The UN secretary-general, António Guterres, did have words: "Hell on earth". Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad launched the assault earlier this month with waves of air strikes, artillery fire and rocket attacks that are reported to have left more than 640 civilians dead.