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NATO concerned by heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions

NATO concerned by heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions

NATO on Thursday expressed concern over the “heightened tensions” between Russia and Ukraine for a naval confrontation in the Sea of Azov. “We remain concerned by the heightened tensions in and around the Sea of Azov. There can be no justification for Russia's use of military...

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Trump says 'never directed' Cohen to break law

Trump says 'never directed' Cohen to break law

U.S. President Donald Trump denied Thursday directing his long-time personal lawyer to break any laws after Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years behind bars. "He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law," Trump said in a series of lengthy morning tweets. "It is called...

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Merkel: UK can get additional assurances on Brexit

Merkel: UK can get additional assurances on Brexit

Germany on Thursday raised the possibility of giving “additional assurances” to the U.K. on its agreement to withdraw from the European Union. “I don’t think that we can change this withdrawal agreement. But of course one can discuss whether there should be some additional...

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Iraqi president officially invited to visit Turkey

Iraqi president officially invited to visit Turkey

Iraqi President Barham Salih has received an official invitation from his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Turkey, according to the Iraqi Presidency on Thursday. In a statement, the Presidency said the invitation was conveyed by Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz...

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Palestinian group calls ‘day of rage’ over killings

Palestinian group calls ‘day of rage’ over killings

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah group has called for a “day of rage” on Friday to protest the killing of three Palestinians by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. “We warn the Israeli army and its settlers from continuing their series of killings and attacks...

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UN confirms Hudaydah deal between Yemen gov’t, rebels

UN confirms Hudaydah deal between Yemen gov’t, rebels

Yemen’s warring parties have reached an agreement on cease-fire in the port city of Hudaydah, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed on Thursday. Guterres said that the agreement covered the deployment of the neutral forces, as well as the large-scale cease-fire in the...

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UK can't cherry-pick Brexit deal: Germany

UK can't cherry-pick Brexit deal: Germany

Germany wants to avoid a hard Brexit, but the U.K. cannot "cherry-pick" the deal, Germany's foreign minister said ahead of a key EU summit on Thursday. “We must do everything possible to avoid a hard Brexit. But it should be clear: Withdrawal means withdrawal. There will be no...

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Israel holds dozens of Palestinians in overnight raids

Israel holds dozens of Palestinians in overnight raids

Israeli forces rounded up 40 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO on Thursday.  In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said ten people were arrested in raids in the towns of Kubar and Silwad near...

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Turkey: 9 killed, 47 injured in high-speed train crash

Turkey: 9 killed, 47 injured in high-speed train crash

At least nine people were killed and 47 others injured when a high-speed train crashed into a pilot engine traveling along the same rails in the capital Ankara, transportation and infrastructure minister said Thursday. Nine people were killed, including three mechanics, while 47 others...

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Palestinians offer new details on Israel’s botched Gaza raid

Palestinians offer new details on Israel’s botched Gaza raid

The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those inside.The answers didn’t...

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Migration crisis hits Americas, reaches US border in 2018

Migration crisis hits Americas, reaches US border in 2018

From the Central American caravans trekking desperately northward to the mass exodus from Venezuela, 2018 was the year the migration crisis swept the Americas and reached the doorstep of the United States. Scenes of Syrian and African refugees risking their lives to reach Europe's shores...

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Four dead, 43 injured in Ankara train crash

Four dead, 43 injured in Ankara train crash

A high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the Ankara governor said. Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters in televised remarks that "43 people were injured and unfortunately four of our citizens were found dead", as the...

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US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

The US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh's war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost of the war, as well as outrage over the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in...

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Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in hush-money scandal

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in hush-money scandal

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for multiple crimes. US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan sentenced Cohen to 36 months for the payments, which violated...

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Theresa May wins Conservative Party no-confidence vote

Theresa May wins Conservative Party no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but 117 of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain's exit from the European Union. Britain's March 29 exit has been plunged into crisis by parliamentary...

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Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

An adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tendered his resignation following allegations of sexual assault. David Keyes, Netanyahu's spokesman with the foreign press, formally resigned Wednesday, nearly three months after taking a leave of absence after he was accused...

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Yemen govt confirms Saudi soldiers on prisoner swap list

Yemen govt confirms Saudi soldiers on prisoner swap list

Yemeni government sources confirmed Wednesday that a mass prisoner swap with rebels included Saudi soldiers fighting alongside state troops, as U.N.-brokered peace talks neared their end. Two government officials, including one in the delegation at the talks in Sweden, told AFP that the...

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Bangladesh hails Turkey's efforts over Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh hails Turkey's efforts over Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh's consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday praised bilateral ties with Turkey and Ankara’s support to the country over the Rohingya crisis.  Speaking at Uskudar University in Istanbul to mark the 47th Victory Day of Bangladesh, Mohammad Monirul Islam said: “Our...

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