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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Russia starts withdrawing troops from Syria’s Afrin

Russia starts withdrawing troops from Syria’s Afrin

Russia on Friday started withdrawing its military assets ahead of Turkey’s expected operation in Syria’s northwestern city of Afrin. The Russian security forces deployed in northeast Kafr Jana region of Afrin city started leaving the area, according to reliable sources in Afrin. Some of the Russian security assets have reached Nubl and Zahra towns, on the outskirts of Afrin, which were […]

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Three killed as separate blasts rock Baghdad, Diyala

Three killed as separate blasts rock Baghdad, Diyala

At least three civilians were killed Friday in two separate bombings in Iraq’s Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources. “A roadside bomb went off in the Al-Taji industrial area north of the capital,” Baghdad police officer Hatem al-Jabri told Anadolu Agency. The explosion had killed two civilians and injured three others, al-Jabri said, going on to point […]

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Slowed by hip problems, Mancuso retires after Cortina race

Slowed by hip problems, Mancuso retires after Cortina race

Four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso retired from skiing after an emotional goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday. The 33-year-old Mancuso came down the Olympia delle Tofane course casually in a Wonder Woman suit with a red cape tied around her neck. “I felt like the crazier I would dress, the better and easier and less I would be […]

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No reason why I can’t rule Catalonia remotely, former leader says

No reason why I can’t rule Catalonia remotely, former leader says

The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he couldn’t rule the Spanish region remotely from self-imposed exile in Brussels. Supporters of Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest for charges including sedition and rebellion if he returns to Spain, have suggested he could rule […]

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IMF’s Lagarde urges next German government to show global leadership

IMF’s Lagarde urges next German government to show global leadership

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said it was reassuring that exploratory talks between Germany’s conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) had been successful and urged a new government to show global leadership. Merkel’s conservatives and the SPD agreed to a coalition blueprint last week but it is not yet clear whether they will proceed to full-blown coalition negotiations […]

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Saudi minister previously detained in corruption crackdown to head Davos delegation

Saudi minister previously detained in corruption crackdown to head Davos delegation

Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week will be led by state minister Ibrahim al-Assaf, who was released from detention related to an anti-corruption purge in November, Saudi sources said. Assaf, who was also a former finance minister and a board member of national oil company Saudi Aramco, was among people detained and under […]

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Protest in Gaza

Protest in Gaza

Palestinians hold banners during a protest against US cuts aid to Palestinian refugee agency, which is responsible for helping some 5.3 million Palestinian refugees, in front of the UNSCO’s building in Gaza City, Gaza on January 18, 2018.

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Desperate Cubans seek U.S. visas in Colombia after Havana embassy cutbacks

Desperate Cubans seek U.S. visas in Colombia after Havana embassy cutbacks

Cuban actress Aniet Hernandez lost all hope that she and her two children would ever join her husband in Miami when the Trump administration slashed staffing at the U.S. embassy in Havana in September and stopped almost all visa processing. “When I heard the news, I thought my marriage was over, that my family was being destroyed,” said the 35-year […]

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France says no for now to Johnson’s idea of giant Channel bridge

France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson’s idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, broached the idea of building a 22-mile Channel […]

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