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The long-standing Syrian military offensive east into the ISIS-held Deir Ezzor Province has gained a new sense of urgency after defenses within their portion of the city of Deir Ezzor have begun to crumble in the face of an ISIS advance. They have been dependent on supply flights by the Syrian military and air drops of aid by the United Nations for years. The army has entered the administrative border of Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria , rapidly approaching to break the IS siege on ...
  • USA to search Russian consulate in San Francisco, says Moscow

    USA to search Russian consulate in San Francisco, says Moscow

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    Tillerson and Lavrov also agreed to a meeting in September, according to the official. In a retaliatory move, the US has given Russian Federation 48 hours to close three of its missions in San Francisco , Washington D.C. counterpart Rex Tillerson in September in NY. Previous year tensions ramped up again after the U.S. intelligence community accused Putin of masterminding a hacking and influence campaign to tip the presidential vote in favour of Trump .
  • Mattis Signs Deployment Orders for More Troops to Afghanistan

    Mattis Signs Deployment Orders for More Troops to Afghanistan

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    The higher number emerged following Mattis's call for a more accurate troop-strength estimate, as the Trump administration worked on a new USA policy in Afghanistan. USA troops have led a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation force assisting the Afghan government in the fight against the Taliban since 2001. Some U.S.
  • Facts: Ongoing death penalty fight between Aramis Ayala, Gov. Scott

    Facts: Ongoing death penalty fight between Aramis Ayala, Gov. Scott

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    She will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Friday. Scott responded to her March announcement by signing executive orders taking death penalty cases away from her office and assigning them to State Attorney Brad King of Ocala, starting with the case of Markeith Loyd , accused of first-degree murder in the killings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, and an Orlando police office, Lt.
  • Contracts awarded for first little samples of Trump's wall

    Contracts awarded for first little samples of Trump's wall

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    Ron Vitiello, the acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection ( CBP ), said construction will begin in San Diego after CBP officials have a chance to meet with the vendors to iron out the next steps. "The American people voted for immigration control". Trump has repeatedly insisted that Mexico will pick up the check. Or are they not used to politicians doing hat they say they are going to do? And in a 2016 Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll of USA ...
  • NAFTA Negotiations: Trump's Bad Blood With Republicans Directly Touches Trade Deal

    NAFTA Negotiations: Trump's Bad Blood With Republicans Directly Touches Trade Deal

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    Even Monday, the currency led losses among emerging-market peers after Trump's tweet the day before that both Mexico and Canada were being "very difficult" during the current renegotiation. It's one of the great deals of all time for them, but it's one of the worst deals ever signed. On the weekend, Trump took to Twitter to say that he wasn't pleased with how NAFTA renegotiations are going.
  • Rohingya, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar

    Rohingya, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar

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    Majority of those fleeing the persecution are thought to be women, children and elderly people. Ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and other tribal groups are also among the dead and displaced after allegedly being targeted by Rohingya militants. Most of Myanmar's estimated 1 million Rohingya Muslims live in northern Rakhine state. Turkey's president talked to various Muslim heads and called on them to intensify efforts to help Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims.
  • Prabhas' Saaho stars 6 Bollywood actors besides Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh

    Prabhas' Saaho stars 6 Bollywood actors besides Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh

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    Their second schedule will commence shortly", informs a source close to the production, adding that Chunky, Mahesh and Tinnu have strong supporting roles in the project while worldwide stunt coordinators are directing the action sequences. The film is to be made simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. What's more, she will be paid a hefty sum of Rs 5 crore, it was reported. The gorgeous lady will be seen playing the role of an antagonist in Saaho .
  • UK PM Theresa May arrives in Japan to soothe Brexit fears

    UK PM Theresa May arrives in Japan to soothe Brexit fears

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    Britain and Japan will step up the pace of sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea after its "outrageous" firing of a missile over Japan, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday. The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously condemned North Korea over the launch of the missile, which flew over Japanese territory before crashing into the Pacific.
  • 'I Don't Want to Be Disappointed by Congress' on Tax Reform

    'I Don't Want to Be Disappointed by Congress' on Tax Reform

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    The United States tax system hasn't been rewritten since the mid-1980's. Congressman Smith will be pushing for President Trump's ideas in Congress . But Treasury officials concluded in a separate 2012 analysis that only 18 percent of corporate taxes' costs fell on labor. And remember, this is a Congress - oh, look, it's still on vacation - that is even less popular among Americans than the low-rated president.
  • A Torn Trump Still Weighing Fate Of DACA Program

    A Torn Trump Still Weighing Fate Of DACA Program

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    While McClatchy reports that these individuals will likely be allowed to stay in the USA until their work permits run out, which could be sometime within the next two years, there is fear and anxiety in all that remains uncertain. Eliana Sanchez Marban made the trek across the border from Mexico to the United States when she was just 7 years old. Ms. Alvarez said that DACA has been her "chance to keep moving forward in spite of not having documentation".
  • Mueller begins Manafort probe, teams up with Schneiderman

    Mueller begins Manafort probe, teams up with Schneiderman

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    As has been pointed out by practically everyone, the presidential pardon power does not extend to state crimes, and Schneiderman has been after Camp Runamuck since before the voters installed it in the White House last November. The President has repeatedly called Mr Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt" and has denied there was any collusion. Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Mr Manafort also attended the meeting.
  • Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia

    Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia

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    Ghanam said the ministry was prepared to control communicable diseases like the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, which has been most prevalent in Saudi Arabia over the past five years. A 104-year-old woman Hajj pilgrim from Indonesia is now the guest of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud along with two of her neighbours. And with the quota system in place and the ever-increasing travel costs, it's a given that not everyone will get to perform the ...
  • Mississippi National Guardsmen Head To Texas

    Mississippi National Guardsmen Head To Texas

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    Cuomo's office said that three helicopter teams and three boat teams rescued 255 residents in Houston and Katy, Texas. Personnel from Flowood's 172d Airlift Wing are providing communications support and transported Kentucky National Guardsmen to Texas overnight via a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for response support.
  • Defense Secretary stalls Donald Trump's trans military ban for the time being

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    In his update on the Pentagon's plan, Mattis said , "The department will carry out the president's policy direction, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security". Later, at a media event, Secretary of Defense James Mattis was asked about the tweet and didn't seem pleased. Back when the initial tweet storm happened, the President argued that the cost of trans military members was far too high for the government to continue to support.
  • Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens doors as Harvey shelter

    Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens doors as Harvey shelter

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    Osteen said the church's record stands for itself, stating, "We've been here year after year helping the community, helping the poor...rebuilding the roof of someone from Katrina just last week". "We are praying for you and we are praying for our city, and for all of those affected by the devastating flooding and rains caused by Hurricane Harvey ".
  • IS Evacuation Deal Sparks Iraqi Outrage

    IS Evacuation Deal Sparks Iraqi Outrage

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    The coalition " will not rule out strikes against IS fighters being moved ", Dillon said, adding, "we are not party to any agreements that were made by the Lebanese Hezbollah and ISIS or the (Syrian) regime". The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide today expressed deep concern at the deteriorating situation of up to 25,000 civilians trapped in Syria's Raqqa, noting that civilians are used as human shields in this de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • Trump defends Arpaio pardon, says meant to draw attention from storm

    Trump defends Arpaio pardon, says meant to draw attention from storm

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    Trump praised Arpaio in a White House press conference Monday where he defended his pardon. Over 30 inches of rain have fallen in some parts of southeast Texas since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, leaving at least 300,000 people without power, and causing damage that authorities predict will take years to fix.
  • Mixed reactions to IL school funding plan

    Mixed reactions to IL school funding plan

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    Rauner vetoed an automatic registration bill previous year, saying it would lead to voter fraud, but signed a revised version that passed the legislature with unanimous support. Teacher unions opposed the credits, saying taxpayer money shouldn't be used toward private schools. The retooled legislation passed both chambers of the IL legislature unanimously.
  • Three dams begin to release water due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston

    Three dams begin to release water due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston

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    The half-century-old reservoirs have concerned officials since Harvey started dumping record-breaking levels of rain on the metro area, leaving tens of thousands displaced and at least 14 dead, including six people in Galveston county, including an elderly woman on oxygen who died in her home when her electricity went out, and a Houston police officer who drowned Sunday in his patrol vehicle.
  • What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall?

    What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall?

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    The Mexican government attributes Trump's words to a simple negotiating strategy, and was not surprised, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said this week. "As we work with the Mexicans in other policies and trade policies and such, we'll determine ways for us to make that right", he said. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also has suggested a better time for a stand would be when the House and Senate negotiate final fiscal 2018 spending bills later in the year.
  • Girl dies after shooting in Sydney's west, police say

    Girl dies after shooting in Sydney's west, police say

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    Australian authorities would not say whether any of them witnessed the shooting at about 20:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Sunday. "She was screaming it was his fault because he had a gun in the house". A three year old girl has been killed, when she was shot in the neck in Sydney. "The mother came out, she was really angry and she was just screaming", he told the Daily Telegraph .
  • Trump could lift ban on military equipment for U.S. police

    Trump could lift ban on military equipment for U.S. police

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    Sessions has long argued for the full reinstatement of the 1033 Program, which allows local police forces to gain access to excess military gear from the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Other items that federal government can again supply to local law officers include camouflage uniforms, weaponized aircraft, and ammunition above.50 caliber.