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Hunger leads Syrian refugee to commit suicide

Hunger leads Syrian refugee to commit suicide

A Syrian refugee woman is in critical condition after setting herself on fire at a refugee camp near the Jordanian border due to lack of enough food.  The suicide attempt took place at Al-Rukban refugee camp near Syria’s border with Jordan as the woman helplessly watched her...

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Turkey commemorates founding father of Northern Cyprus

Turkey commemorates founding father of Northern Cyprus

Turkey on Sunday commemorated the seventh death anniversary of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' founding father Rauf Denktas, who passed away in 2012 . "I remember the founding President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and pioneer of Cyprus cause Rauf Denktas, at seventh...

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National Assembly president released in Venezuela after detention

National Assembly president released in Venezuela after detention

The president of the opposition-controlled but sidelined National Assembly was released less than an hour after being arrested by Venezuelan intelligence agents on Sunday, his  wife said. Juan Guaido had directly challenged the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro as the president was sworn in...

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US pressures Germany over Russian gas pipeline

US pressures Germany over Russian gas pipeline

  A transatlantic tiff over Europe's natural gas supply came to the boil  Sunday, as Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany threatened firms involved in a pipeline from Russia with sanctions. At stake is a mixture of economic and security interests for Moscow, Washington, Berlin and...

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U.S. House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

U.S. House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

- A U.S.House of Representatives committee will look into a news media that the FBI investigated whether President Donald  Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U.S. interests, the panel's Democratic chairman said on Saturday. The New York Times reported that the probe...

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Greece: Junior coalition partner withdraws from gov’t

Greece: Junior coalition partner withdraws from gov’t

 The head of the junior partner in Greece’s ruling coalition announced his resignation from his post as defense minister on Sunday in protest over a deal to end a dispute over the name of neighboring Macedonia.   Party chief of the Independent Greeks (ANEL) Panos...

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US gov't shutdown becomes longest in history

US gov't shutdown becomes longest in history

The ongoing partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history Saturday as President Donald Trump continues to insist on funding for his border wall, a demand Democrats staunchly resist. Another pay-less pay day came and went Friday for the 800,000 federal workers...

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Game-changing Chinese missile to Pakistan a ‘deterrent’

Game-changing Chinese missile to Pakistan a ‘deterrent’

A new generation anti-ship Chinese missile, which Pakistan Navy is going to induct in 2021, will serve as a “deterrent” but simultaneously aggravate an already escalating arms race between the nuclear-armed neighbors, Pakistan and India, analysts said. The CM-302 -- capable of...

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US congresswoman Gabbard, who met Syria's Assad, says will run for president

US congresswoman Gabbard, who met Syria's Assad, says will run for president

Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran who met dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria during that country's devastating civil war, said Friday that she is launching a US presidential bid. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next...

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Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won't get paid

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won't get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay. Some...

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Thousands of Argentinians protest utility price hikes

Thousands of Argentinians protest utility price hikes

Thousands of people marched in Argentina on Thursday to protest hikes in water, electricity and natural gas prices. Many joined the call to protest by workers’ and teachers' unions as well as political parties and non-governmental organizations. People gathered in the main...

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Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: Pelosi

Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: Pelosi

  (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump for threatening to block disaster aid for California, a state recently ravaged by deadly, destructive wildfires whose mostly Democratic political leaders often spar with the...

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The art of not-cutting-a-deal: Trump trusts his gut and tends his base

The art of not-cutting-a-deal: Trump trusts his gut and tends his base

You might assume a government shutdown that is about to set an unwelcome record, and is being battled over funding for a border wall most Americans oppose, just might leave President Donald Trump itching to make a deal. You would be wrong. In a combative exchange with reporters...

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Trump eyes emergency powers to pay for border wall, end shutdown

Trump eyes emergency powers to pay for border wall, end shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as a partial U.S. government shutdown over the issue stretched into its 20th day. As he departed Washington for a trip to...

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Australia says no timeframe to decide case of Saudi teen asylum seeker

Australia says no timeframe to decide case of Saudi teen asylum seeker

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday there was no timeframe for the assessment of the case of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her.  The U.N. refugee agency has referred...

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Trump walks out of shutdown meeting with Democrats, says ‘total waste of time’

Trump walks out of shutdown meeting with Democrats, says ‘total waste of time’

U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico, and said on Twitter the White House meeting to end a government shutdown was "a total waste of time." U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of...

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Two ships with 49 stranded migrants arrive in Malta after standoff

Two ships with 49 stranded migrants arrive in Malta after standoff

After being stranded at sea for almost three weeks with 49 migrants and refugees on board arrived in Malta on Wednesday. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday that they will be re-distributed among eight European Union countries. The migrants, including a baby and several...

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Putin and Turkey's Erdogan to hold talks in Russia soon: Kremlin

Putin and Turkey's Erdogan to hold talks in Russia soon: Kremlin

The Kremlin said Wednesday that it expected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin soon, but that no date had yet been agreed. Russia and Turkey are both major players in the conflict in Syria and in September reached a...

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