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U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details that have not yet been publicly announced. Hours earlier, Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the US -led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said "the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria " has started. [Full Article...]

Canada grants asylum to Saudi runaway teen fleeing allegedly abusive family

Canada grants asylum to Saudi runaway teen fleeing allegedly abusive family But after being detained by Thai authorities, she refused to board a flight back to Kuwait, barricading herself in a hotel room. Teenager had pulled her Twitter account over "threats" earlier on Friday. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room, attracting worldwide attention. He said Ms Alqunun's father wanted his daughter back but respected her decision. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump was Russian agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump was Russian agent The inquiry is now part of special counsel Robert Mueller's broader investigation into the 2016 election and whether any of Trump's associates conspired with any Russian interference. "Not only would it be an issue of obstructing an investigation, but the obstruction itself would hurt our ability to figure out what the Russians had done, and that is what would be the threat to national s... [Full Article...]

Hindu Democrat Tulsi Gabbard to Run for US Presidency in 2020

Hindu Democrat Tulsi Gabbard to Run for US Presidency in 2020 Tulsi Gabbard , a Democrat holding a congressional seat in Hawaii , is an Iraq War veteran and now serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Gabbard, 37, arrived in Congress six years ago after an underdog campaign for Hawaii's mostly rural 2nd District. She was one of the few lawmakers to back Sen. [Full Article...]

Senior Executive of Huawei Canada Leaves Post As Company Faces Increasing Scrutiny

Senior Executive of Huawei Canada Leaves Post As Company Faces Increasing Scrutiny The U.S. criticism has led to a number of Western countries and companies to review whether they should allow Huawei's equipment to be used in their telecoms networks. The Huawei employee was identified as the company's sales director for Poland, Weijing W., while the Polish citizen, Piotr D., worked for a telecommunications company called Orange Polska. [Full Article...]

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged in Kremlin-linked obstruction case

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged in Kremlin-linked obstruction case And it renews questions about the circumstances of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting , which also was attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Goldstone initiated the meeting, billing it to Trump Jr.as one to get " dirt " on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , according to emails. [Full Article...]

Minister contradicts May on ‘no-deal Brexit’

Minister contradicts May on ‘no-deal Brexit’ Furthermore, Labour have declared that, should Theresa May's Brexit deal get voted down next week, they will table an immediate motion of no confidence in the government. If the government lose a no confidence motion, there will be a period of 14 days in which parties can seek to find an alternative working majority in parliament and a general election would be called if they fail to do so... [Full Article...]

DRC election: Catholic church cries foul

DRC election: Catholic church cries foul DR Congo's powerful Catholic Church says election results tallied by its observers do not match official results announced on Thursday by the country's election commission, which named Felix Tshisekedi as the surprise victor. Western skepticism is growing over the Democratic Republic of Congo's announced presidential election results, with France bluntly calling them inconsistent with other findin... [Full Article...]

Amnesty praises United Nations refugee ruling on Saudi woman

Amnesty praises United Nations refugee ruling on Saudi woman She was later placed in the care of UNHCR workers while her bid for refugee status was considered. It noted that Hakeem al-Araibi, a refugee and "torture survivor" from Bahrain granted residence in Australia, has been detained by Thailand since November awaiting a hearing on a Bahraini extradition request. [Full Article...]

Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian employee, according to court filing

Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian employee, according to court filing Attorneys for Paul Manafort appeared to have mistakenly filed a court document Tuesday that made portions that were supposed to be redacted completely readable. Manafort is suffering from depression and anxiety and is at times confined to a wheelchair because of gout. In another faultily redacted portion, Manafort's attorneys revealed that an unnamed third party texted Manafort last May asking... [Full Article...]

France Reveals Terms of Its Withdrawal From Syria

France Reveals Terms of Its Withdrawal From Syria The talks focused on "the security situation in Syria", the readout said, and "the deliberate, coordinated effort to withdraw US ground forces from Syria". Like all states in the region, Turkey finds the Trump administration's Syria policies to be extremely confusing. In 2009, Obama said: "Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested emp... [Full Article...]

Bill To Give Citizenship To Non-Muslim Immigrants Passed By Lok Sabha

Bill To Give Citizenship To Non-Muslim Immigrants Passed By Lok Sabha Withdrawal of the AGP, which has 14 MLAs in the 126-member assembly, would not have any immediate effect on the future of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government that still has the backing of 74 MLAs. The North East Students' Union (NESO) - the umbrella student body representing all the states - has also called for the bandh across seven northeastern states, which is being supported by the AGP, the ... [Full Article...]

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun: Saudi teen granted Thailand stay after fleeing family

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun: Saudi teen granted Thailand stay after fleeing family Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been at Bangkok airport since Saturday having fled from her family and she fears that if she is repatriated her family will kill her . "We are very grateful that the Thai authorities did not send back Ms. Alqunun against her will and are extending protection for her", said Giuseppe de Vicentiis, UNHCR's representative in Thailand said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Goes To China

Kim Jong Un Goes To China The visit coincides with what is believed to be Kim's 36th birthday and follows a 2018 filled with unprecedented travel for the young dictator. Instead, Kim may be seeking to gauge China's attitude toward sanctions ahead of the talks, including what North Korea would have to concede in order to win Beijing's support at the United Nations. [Full Article...]

Democrat Warren takes economic message to Iowa in kickoff to 2020 race

Democrat Warren takes economic message to Iowa in kickoff to 2020 race But less than a week into the new year, Warren already flipped that on its head, becoming the first major candidate to land on the ground in the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus state, lapping up media attention, locking down key staff and organizers, and capitalizing on pent-up 2020 Democratic excitement. [Full Article...]

'School staff member' detained after 20 primary pupils wounded in Beijing attack

'School staff member' detained after 20 primary pupils wounded in Beijing attack A Reuters witness described seeing six police cars outside the school where the attack took place. The primary school, Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School, was founded in 1908. A doctor at the hospital posted on social media: "The mayor today came to the hospital to wait with us while the children were being medically treated". [Full Article...]

Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive Under Chinese criminal procedure law, special forms of detention and interrogation can be used for state security suspects. "From January to December, the American people that travelled to China reached 2.3 million, higher than the number of Chinese people travelling to the USA", said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. [Full Article...]

China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday

China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead the US delegation for the talks on Monday and Tuesday, the Commerce Ministry said in a statement. Some U.S. demands would require structural reform that may be unpalatable for Chinese leaders. U.S. officials will travel to Beijing for talks on Monday and Tuesday next week, with China's Ministry of Commerce saying it hopes the talks wil... [Full Article...]

Trump says he could use emergency powers to build border wall

Trump says he could use emergency powers to build border wall Trump says he will not support a bill to fully fund the government until he secures the money for the wall. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the specifics of the briefing. President Trump says he might declare a national emergency and order the military to build his wall. "Congressman Hunter believes President Trump needs to stand strong on the issue of b... [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Takes Weekend Trip To Iowa

Elizabeth Warren Takes Weekend Trip To Iowa Warren's potential candidacy comes months after she revealed DNA test results that showed she has a Native American segment in her ancestry. On immigration, the issue that has drawn the US government to a halt, Warren spoke of a trip to the border she recently took. [Full Article...]


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