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US on edge for Russia probe findings on Trump

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US public and Washington’s deeply divided political class yesterday faced another day of anxiously waiting to learn if the key findings of the Russian meddling probe will implicate President Donald Trump in serious wrongdoing. Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the confidential final report on his 22-month investigation Friday and Attorney General […]

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BAGHOUZ, Syria (AFP) – Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group’s nearly five-year-old ”caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria. Fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces raised their yellow flag in Baghouz, the remote riverside village where jihadists from many countries made a […]

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Duterte condoles with New Zealand over mass shooting

President Duterte has extended his condolences to New Zealand as the nation continues to grieve the death of 50 people in a terrorist attack last week. In his letter addressed to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Duterte said the entire Philippines is one with New Zealand in praying for those who died during what […]

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CARACAS (AFP) – Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed Tuesday to take Nicolas Maduro’s place in the presidential palace ‘’very soon,’’ as thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas to protest. ‘’We need an office to work in, so very soon, and when we have the armed forces totally on our side, we’ll […]

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LONDON (AFP) – British MPs resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, plunging the country into further uncertainty just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union. The House of Commons voted 391-242 against the divorce deal, even after May secured further guarantees from […]

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BAGHOUZ, Syria (AFP) – Around 3,000 Islamic State members have surrendered from the group’s last holdout in Syria, Kurdish-led forces said Tuesday, as air raids and shelling resumed after a brief lull. A ragged tent encampment in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz is all that remains of a once-sprawling IS group’s ‘’caliphate’’ declared in […]

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