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 2019-12-12 02:59 

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Democrats from Some Battleground Districts Undecided on Trump Impeachment Vote...

Some U.S. Democrats from highly competitive districts say they are undecided on how to vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives, a vote that will be historic as well as pivotal for their own political futures.In co...

 2019-12-12 00:56 

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FBI Russia Probe Report Exposes Deep Fissures in Trump Administration...

The release of a long-awaited report on the FBI's investigation of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign has exposed deep fissures within the administration over the origins of the probe, pitting Trump and Attorney General William Ba...

 2019-12-12 00:53 

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Fears Mount That New Jersey Shooting Might Have Been Anti-Semitic Attack...

Fears mounted Wednesday that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing.A day a...

 2019-12-11 22:57 

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Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Combating Campus Anti-Semitism...

An executive order issued by President Donald Trump interpreting members of the Jewish religion as part of a distinct nationality is intended to help battle growing anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses. Some major Jewish organizations hailed Wednesday&#...

 2019-12-11 22:19 

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US Military Leaders, Congress Spar Over Syria Pullout...

U.S. lawmakers and military leaders sparred Wednesday over the U.S. decision in October to pull troops out of northern Syria amid the threat of a Turkish offensive....

 2019-12-11 21:41 

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US Senate Committee Passes Bill That Would Impose Sanctions on Turkey...

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a measure Wednesday that would impose sanctions on Turkey following its military offensive in northern Syria and plans to buy a Russian missile system.The bill, designed to pressure Republican President...

 2019-12-11 21:23 

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Why Is Abuse of Power an Impeachable Offense?...

House Democrats will vote on two articles of impeachment early next week, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — two offenses they say should remove him from office under the standards laid down by the U.S....

 2019-12-11 20:13 

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Kosovo Declares Nobel Laureate Handke Unwelcome...

Kosovo declared Peter Handke persona non grata Wednesday in the latest protest against his induction as a Nobel literature laureate, barring the Austrian writer from a place he has visited numerous times. The Swedish Academy's pick for the 2019 prize,...

 2019-12-11 20:09 

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US House Panel Weighing Trump Impeachment...

The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee is starting to weigh impeachment allegations against President Donald Trump late Wednesday, initiating a quick schedule that by next week could make him only the third American leader to be impeached.The...

 2019-12-11 19:35 

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PM: Sudan Cuts Troops in Yemen by Two-Thirds...

Sudan has reduced its troop strength in Yemen by two-thirds, to just 5,000 troops from a peak of 15,000, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday. The country has been involved in Yemen's civil war as part of the Saudi-led coalition that ...

 2019-12-11 19:09 

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Egypt Urges Decisive Action Against States Backing 'Terror'...

Egypt's president Wednesday called for...

 2019-12-11 18:09 

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Justice Department Inspector General Says His Report Doesn't 'Vindicate' Anyone...

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 2019-12-11 17:20 

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Algeria Election May Bring New Era or Continued Protests...

Algeria's powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will define the contours of a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months....

 2019-12-11 16:38 

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US Sanctions Iranian Arms Transportation Network...

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned an Iranian commercial shipping network it accused of smuggling lethal aid from Iran to its fighters in Syria and to Houthi rebels in Yemen in their fight to control the impoverished country.The Treasury Department froze an...

 2019-12-11 16:20 

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Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Genocide Claims...

Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her government's actions before the International Court of Justice in The Hague against genocide accusations....

 2019-12-11 15:34 

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US Aviation Chief: Boeing 737 MAX Won't be Recertified Until 2020...

Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, which has been grounded since March following two deadly crashes, will not be cleared to fly until 2020, the top US regulator said Wednesday.Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson told CNBC the process for appro...

 2019-12-11 15:17 

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Justice Department Inspector General Testifying on Russia Probe...

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 2019-12-11 15:13 

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Tens of Thousands of Australians March to Demand Action on Climate...

About 20,000 protesters marched through the streets of Sydney Wednesday to demand urgent government action on climate change.The protests were organized a day after the historic Australian city was shrouded by a thick cloud of haze stoked by hundreds of d...

 2019-12-11 13:51 

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One Killed, 80 Wounded in Taliban Attack Near U.S. Base in Afghanistan...

A powerful bomb-and-gun attack on the largest American military base in Afghanistan early Wednesday killed at least one person and wounded more than 80 others, mostly civilians.Afghan military authorities said a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-pack...

 2019-12-11 12:04 

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Accusations of Genocide Against Myanmar 'Misleading'...

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is leading her country's defense at the International Court of Justice in The Hague against accusations of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslims.The Nobel Peace laureate stood before the Uni...

 2019-12-11 11:50 

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Pakistan Court Indicts Anti-India Islamist Cleric...

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Wednesday indicted Hafiz Saeed, the suspected planner of the 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai, along with his four senior aides on terror financing charges. Saeed, the founder of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba...

 2019-12-11 11:30 

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US Stance on Iran's Prisoner Swap Offers Turns Positive After Rare Exchange...

The United States has taken a more positive stance on Iranian offers of prisoner swaps since the two sides carried out a rare exchange in Zurich through Swiss mediation on Saturday.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been among several offic...

 2019-12-11 09:48 

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Dozens Injured in Attack Near U.S. Base in Afghanistan...

A powerful bomb-and-gun attack on the largest American military base in Afghanistan early Wednesday injured dozens of people, mostly civilians.Afghan military authorities said a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in front of the gate of...

 2019-12-11 09:42 

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Justice Department Inspector General Set for Senate Testimony on Russia Probe...

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 2019-12-11 07:42 

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Suicide Bombing Attack Outside US Military's Main Facility in Afghanistan...

The U.S. military says a suicide bomber attacked a medical facility near the Afghan capital of Kabul Wednesday.In a written statement issued by the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, there were no U.S. or coalition casualties as a result of the attack ...

 2019-12-11 07:25 

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Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump...

Leading House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against U.S....

 2019-12-11 05:39 

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Afghan Government Downplays Media Report; Analysts Have Mixed Reactions...

The Afghan government, claiming progress in the ongoing war against militants, is downplaying The Washington Post's recent report that said U.S. officials made overly optimistic statements about the war that they knew to be false.The Washington Post t...

 2019-12-11 03:21 

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Haitian Slums Descend into Anarchy as Crisis Sparks Worst Violence in Years...

Venite Bernard's feet are bloodied and torn because, she said, she had no time to grab her sandals when she fled her shack with her youngest children as gangsters roamed the Haitian capital's most notorious slum, shooting people in their homes.Now...

 2019-12-11 02:40 

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Aung San Suu Kyi Appears in Hague to Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Charges...

LONDON — Myanmar's state counsellor, the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, appeared at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Tuesday to defend her government against accusations of genocide.Myanmar';s military is accused of conduc...

 2019-12-11 02:37 

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Somali Security Forces End 7-Hour Hotel Siege...

Somali Security forces have shot to death five attackers who officials said were behind a raid Tuesday evening on an upscale hotel near the presidential palace, officials said.At least five people were killed in the attack and scores rescued, officials sa...

 2019-12-11 02:09 

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Pentagon Halts Operational Training for Saudi Military Students...

The Pentagon on Tuesday suspended nonclassroom training for all Saudi Arabian students in U.S. military programs in response to the deadly shooting by a Saudi national at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida last week.The decision will affect nearly...

 2019-12-11 00:56 

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Why House Democrats Chose a Narrow Focus in Drafting Impeachment Charges Against Trump...

In opting for a narrow rather than a broad set of charges, Democrats sought to blunt Republican criticism that the impeachment proceeding against Trump is a reckless attempt to undo a democratically elected president, according to some expertsAs they cond...

 2019-12-11 00:49 

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Trump Maintains He 'Did Nothing Wrong' After Democrats Announce Two Impeachment Counts...

U.S. President Donald Trump is declaring he cannot imagine Democrats will vote to impeach him...

 2019-12-11 00:03 

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Newspaper Criticizes Film's Take on Olympic Bombing Coverage...

After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight....

 2019-12-10 22:05 

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Multiple People Killed in New Jersey Shooting, Including Officer...

A police officer and multiple other people were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for about an hour, authorities said.Authorities said they believe the shootout was not an act of t...

 2019-12-10 21:47 

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300 Saudi Military Aviation Students Grounded in US After Base Shooting...

Roughly 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a...

 2019-12-10 21:26 

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Border Tunnel Found in Arizona after 4 Migrants Caught...

Another border tunnel from Mexico to the United States has been discovered in Arizona after the U.S. Border Patrol arrested four migrants.Agents in Nogales, Arizona, found the tunnel on Sunday after a camera operator for the Border Patrol spotted the migr...

 2019-12-10 21:18 

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Guinea Hit by Fresh Anti-Government Rallies...

Guineans took to the streets en masse on Tuesday, in the latest round of mass anti-government protests to hit the fragile West African state.Around one million people protested against embattled President Alpha Conde in the capital Conakry, opposition MP ...

 2019-12-10 21:13 

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Kenyan Safari Doctors Risk Al-Shabab to Provide Remote Health Care...

In Kenya's remote island communities near the border with Somalia, the threat from al-Shabab militants has scared away most medical personnel. But one group of volunteers — the Safari Doctors — is braving the danger to provide much-needed ...

 2019-12-10 20:13 

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Trump, Pompeo Meet with Russia's Lavrov...

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 2019-12-10 17:59 

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Trump Says Articles of Impeachment Against Him Part of 'Witch Hunt'...

The president of the United States is terming as a...

 2019-12-10 17:42 

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Al-Shabab Militants Attack Mogadishu Hotel...

Witnesses in the Somali capital report hearing heavy gunfire at a hotel close to the presidential palace.VOA Somali reporter Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulle says he could hear ongoing gunfire in the vicinity of Hotel SYL.Somali lawmaker Mahad Salad told VOA th...

 2019-12-10 17:01 

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Trump, Obama Advisers say Russia, Iran Remain Threats to US...

Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former White House advisers to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump said Tuesday.The com...

 2019-12-10 17:00 

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Documents Expose Years-Long Pattern of Lying to US Public About Afghan War...

A trove of documents made public by The Washington Post has exposed a years-long pattern of deliberate lies in support of what officials knew to be an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. The U.S. Defense Department denied any deliberate effort to mischaracteri...

 2019-12-10 16:45 

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Democrats Charge Trump with Abuse of Office, Obstruction...

Leading House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against U.S....

 2019-12-10 16:29 

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Ready for Prisoner Swaps, Iran Says US Holding 20 Iranians...

Iran said on Tuesday that American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner swaps with the U.S. A prisoner exchange over the weekend saw Iran free...

 2019-12-10 16:24 

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Ethiopian PM Receives Nobel Peace Prize, But Peace on the Ground is Questioned...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year, mainly for the 2018 deal he reached with Eritrea to end a long-running border conflict. In accepting the prize in Oslo on Tuesday, Abiy insisted the prize also belonged to hi...

 2019-12-10 14:48 

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Hearings Open at UN Court Over Myanmar's Rohingya Crackdown...

The International Court of Justice opened a historic three-day hearing Tuesday into accusations of genocide brought against Myanmar over the military's brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya Muslims. The hearings are based on a lawsuit filed last ...

 2019-12-10 14:46 

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Trump Slams FBI Director After Release of Watchdog Report on Russia Probe...

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday, one day after the U.S....

 2019-12-10 13:14 

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Former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov Dies at 83...

The former mayor of Moscow and one of the founders of Russia's ruling United Russia party, Yuri Luzhkov, has died at the age of 83. Russia's Ren TV channel reported Tuesday that Luzhkov died in Munich, where he was undergoing heart surgery. Luzhko...

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