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The government's aim is to reach the border with Jordan, now in rebel hands. The US has repeatedly warned Assad against violating the "de-escalation" zone, saying it would have "serious repercussions" and pledging "firm and appropriate measures".
  • Former NATO chief denied visa waiver for United States entry

    Former NATO chief denied visa waiver for United States entry

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    Javier Solana , former secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), has been refused a visa waiver by the U.S. because of his past trips to Iran , a country that Washington has blacklisted. This procedure involves a thorough check of the applicant must be interviewed at the Embassy or Consulate of the United States. USA authorities rejected Solana's application for entry through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat

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    Pelosi dismissed speculation in a news conference earlier Wednesday, saying Ocasio-Cortez's win should not be seen as a larger movement within the party at the national level. In the moving two-minute clip, the educator and organizer lists the need for "Medicare-for-all, tuition-free public college, a federal jobs guarantee and criminal justice reform", and highlights her presence in the community as much as Crowley's clear absence.
  • A third of European firms to cut investment because of Brexit

    A third of European firms to cut investment because of Brexit

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    Chief executive Mike Hawes said Tuesday the current government position on Brexit "goes directly against the interests of the United Kingdom automotive sector which has thrived on single market and customs union membership". Dr Robertson said he would "hate" it if the United Kingdom was "knocked off course because of some changes in the political environment", but added: "Knocking off course does not mean a complete U-turn".
  • Malaysia 1MDB Raids: Hermes Bags, Diamonds Worth $273M Seized

    Malaysia 1MDB Raids: Hermes Bags, Diamonds Worth $273M Seized

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    Speaking to Reuters exclusively last week, Mr Najib said he should not be blamed for the alleged stealing from 1MDB, and declared he knew nothing about the money from the state fund appearing in his bank account. Najib and his wife have been barred from leaving the country and have both been grilled by anti-graft officials. "We've never seen such a raid in Malaysia before", he said alluding to the sheer volume of items seized from the month-long raid.
  • How Muslim-Americans are responding to the Supreme Court's travel ban ruling

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    For years, he has infuriated conservatives with decisions striking down prayer at public school graduations and upholding abortion rights - and exasperated liberals with decisions on affirmative action and campaign finance laws. His departure now opens the door to solidifying a far more conservative Supreme Court. "We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall", he said while speaking on the Senate floor immediately after the news.
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

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    But Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the Supreme Court "may look behind the face of the Proclamation " barring travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations, though he adopted a relatively easy standard for the administration to justify its travel policy.
  • France, Germany push for deal to end migration row

    France, Germany push for deal to end migration row

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    Even then, Germany is still home to the majority of Europe's refugees . He made the comments after his first meeting with the new Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez , at the Elysee palace. They mostly live in countries like Greece and Italy - both long overwhelmed with arrivals - or wealthy states like Germany or Sweden, where they choose to try to start a new life.
  • Convicted tax evader Michael Grimm goes down in New York Republican primary

    Convicted tax evader Michael Grimm goes down in New York Republican primary

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    Voters in Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah picked candidates on Tuesday for the November 6 midterm elections that will determine whether Republicans maintain control of both chambers of the U.S. Grimm was also dogged with questions about his temperament. With the camera rolling, Grimm threatened to "break [Scotto] in half" and throw him over the balcony in the House office building where they stood.
  • NYPD Explorer Murdered By Street Gang

    NYPD Explorer Murdered By Street Gang

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    One of the alleged killers who dragged a teenage boy from a Bronx bodega and hacked him to death on the street was nabbed because of his baggy trousers. The hashtag #JusticeForJunior has gone viral on social media and has been used by celebrities. According to the teen's mother, Leandra Feliz , her son began his dream of becoming a police officer by joining the NYPD's Explorers Program .
  • North Korea eschews anti-U.S. propaganda, mentions USA remains

    North Korea eschews anti-U.S. propaganda, mentions USA remains

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    Meanwhile, North and South Korea are contemplating moving long-range artillery away from the inter-Korean border. The Korea Times called on North Korea "to pay more attention to humanitarian issues". But the leadership in Pyongyang does not seem ready to ease any restrictions that it may perceive as threatening the Kim family's hold on power. Kim's cancellation of the tradition follows President Trump's decision to halt war games with USA troops and the South Korean military while ...
  • US says still working to reunite 2053 children with families

    US says still working to reunite 2053 children with families

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    The delegation of 25 members of Congress visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in the U.S. -Mexico border city of McAllen, Texas . Federal agencies are working to set up a centralized family-reunification center in Port Isabel, Texas, the official said, and it isn't clear how numerous 500 children are still being detained with their families.
  • Supreme Court Refuses Anti-Gay Florist’s Case - For Now

    Supreme Court Refuses Anti-Gay Florist’s Case - For Now

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    The U.S. Supreme Court said the Texas court was wrong in saying three other districts were gerrymandered, but "it's holding that HD90 is a racial gerrymander is affirmed", Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion . The court's ruling will likely be seen as an open invitation for Republicans to continue to weaken the voting power of minority, Democratic-leaning voters in Texas and across the country.