• Hundreds of jihadists surrender in eastern Syria enclave
Hundreds of jihadists surrender in eastern Syria enclave

Hundreds of prisoners suspected of being members of the Islamic State (IS) group were released by US-backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria , as fighting continues against IS militants. The evacuations came as the US-backed forces slowed down their latest push on Baghouz, which resumed last week, to allow civilians to leave the tiny enclave.

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  • USA attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russian Federation report
USA attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russian Federation report

Before joining the Justice Department, Whitaker had made critical comments about Mueller's investigation, including once opining about a scenario in which Trump could fire Sessions and then appoint an acting attorney general who could stifle the funding of Mueller's probe.

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  • PM acknowledges a breakdown of trust
PM acknowledges a breakdown of trust

Trudeau's comments follow an appearance by Butts at a parliamentary justice committee on Wednesday morning, and largely mirror Butts's version of events. "She did not come to me and I wish she had", he said . In his news conference on Thursday the prime minister admitted that he now thinks he might have made a mistake in Wilson-Raybould's case.

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  • Priests offer 'Ashes to Go' to White Plains commuters
Priests offer 'Ashes to Go' to White Plains commuters

It is a summons to stop, to focus on what is essential, to fast from the unnecessary things that distract us. "I know that I was struggling as to when I could get my ashes today so I appreciate the opportunity to do that while I am getting to work", says Tania Saiz, of White Plains.

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  • Secretary Nielsen defends President Trump's national emergency declaration
Secretary Nielsen defends President Trump's national emergency declaration

To deter illegal immigration, Nielsen and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented a "zero tolerance" policy that sought to criminally prosecute all adults for crossing the border illegally, typically a misdemeanor, even if they were traveling with children.

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  • Court Awards Legal Rights to Aborted Child
Court Awards Legal Rights to Aborted Child

The 19-year-old said the medication abortion went against his wishes and he apparently begged her not to do it. An Alabama man is suing an abortion clinic, claiming a fetus he fathered was aborted against his will, and representing the fetus in court in a freaky legal first that he hopes will make it harder for women to have abortions.

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  • New letter bomb found in Scotland after three suspicious packages in London
New letter bomb found in Scotland after three suspicious packages in London

A spokesperson for police in Dumfries said: "Around 12:30 today, police received a report of a suspicious package found at the University of Glasgow campus in Dumfries". However, we are still keeping an open mind with regards who may be responsible and any possible motivation. Police had advised the buildings should be closed for the rest of the ...

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  • Homeless man, woman in GoFundMe scam plead guilty to federal charges
Homeless man, woman in GoFundMe scam plead guilty to federal charges

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: In November 2017, McClure and Mark D'Amico allegedly created a crowd-source funding page on GoFundMe's website titled "Paying It Forward". Burlington County prosecutors said that the plea agreements McClure and Bobbitt made in federal court will not impact the state-level cha...

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  • Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to deadly tornado devastation in Alabama
Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to deadly tornado devastation in Alabama

Mobile homes tucked among tall pine trees were swept from their bases and smashed into unrecognizable piles of rubble. "They all ended up, with the exception of two, outside the residence", Mr Harris told reporters, adding that their homes "aren't there".

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  • Jammu: One dead, 28 injured in grenade blast at bus station
Jammu: One dead, 28 injured in grenade blast at bus station

The scene of the blast along the B.C. Road was sealed off by police and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the grenade thrower, Inspector General of Police, Jammu , M.K. In response, India said it carried out on February 26 air strikes on what it called a militant training camp at Balakot inside Pakistan . Frequent ceasefire violations by ...

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  • Macron lashes out at 'anger-mongers' who promoted Brexit
Macron lashes out at 'anger-mongers' who promoted Brexit

We can not suffer in silence. German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Tuesday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's vision for Europe, saying Germany would stand by France on reforms to ensure that Europe is capable of acting and that the euro is stable.

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  • German Ambassador expelled from Venezuela after supporting 'interim President' Juan Guaido
German Ambassador expelled from Venezuela after supporting 'interim President' Juan Guaido

The U.S. has recognized opposition leader Guaido as the country's rightful head of state. A Venezuelan national workers union for journalists this morning tweeted saying that Cody Weddle had been taken into custody after raids on his home in Caracas by the national military counter-intelligence group .

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  • SCHEER EXCLUSIVE: Butts' testimony changes little in SNC-Lavalin affair
SCHEER EXCLUSIVE: Butts' testimony changes little in SNC-Lavalin affair

The Minister could have texted or emailed me at any time. The Liberals use their feminist agenda as a talking point but undermine powerful women by referring to them with gendered language and old tropes, Raitt said. Both had been symbols of the Liberals' ability to recruit strong female candidates: Wilson-Raybould is a lawyer and former regional...

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  • May calls urgent meetings on knife crime amid row over police numbers
May calls urgent meetings on knife crime amid row over police numbers

But a string of senior figures in policing have lined up to dispute her assertion. Mr Javid said: "I think police resources are very important to deal with this". Senior officers from seven of the forces most affected by violent crime - the Metropolitan Police, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, South Wales, South Yorkshire and We...

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  • Here's How AOC Responded When Asked If Her Campaign Violated FEC Rules
Here's How AOC Responded When Asked If Her Campaign Violated FEC Rules

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to a child on Tuesday, and even belittled the freshman lawmaker as "adorable". Representative Ocasio-Cortez, whose district includes parts of the New York City boroughs of the Bronx and Queens, has sought to push her party to the left on environmental and economic issues.

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  • JeM Chief Masood Azhar’s Brother, Son, 44 Others Detained in Pak
JeM Chief Masood Azhar’s Brother, Son, 44 Others Detained in Pak

The list included Mufti Abdul Raoof and Hamad Azhar who, Pakistan's leading newspaper Dawn reported , are the brother and son of Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Masood Azhar . "It was chose to speed up action against all proscribed organizations". "If we obtain any further evidence or if we have to investigate any organisation, the government can tak...

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  • Michael Bloomberg bows out of Democratic presidential race
Michael Bloomberg bows out of Democratic presidential race

In an op-ed about his decision, Bloomberg was bullish about his chances to defeat Trump in a general election but raised concerns about winning the nomination in a crowded primary. But as in past years when he weighed a presidential run as an independent he decided he couldn't win. Chuck Schumer , the Democratic minority leader in the Senate, t...

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  • Australia and Indonesia sign historic free trade deal after months of uncertainty
Australia and Indonesia sign historic free trade deal after months of uncertainty

The FTA will allow Indonesia to import 94 percent of Australia's merchandise either duty free or under significantly improved preferential terms, Japan's Kyodo news agency said in a report. "Deepening engagement with ASEAN nations-including Indonesia-is a key priority for the Go8, especially as the world's focus shifts to our region", Go8 Chief Exe...

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  • MPs back May's new Brexit strategy as European Union warns of delay conditions
MPs back May's new Brexit strategy as European Union warns of delay conditions

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 - the first country ever to do so - but British lawmakers have rejected a draft deal sealed by May and her European Union counterparts in November. Most lawmakers oppose a no-deal exit, but May's promise to allow a vote on that after the vote on her deal was enough to persuade many not to inter...

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  • Lockheed gets $1 billion down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system
Lockheed gets $1 billion down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system

A spokeswoman for the US European Command said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) will be used in an exercise with the Israel Defense Forces meant to test the US military's ability to rapidly deploy such weapons worldwide. The defence system deployment comes after another joint-military exercise last month between Washington and Tel Av...

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