Deal to establish Syrian "de-escalation zones" comes into effect

Rebels have expressed concerns that the deal is a prelude to a partitioning of Syria into spheres of influence. The plan is the latest global attempt to reduce violence in war-ravaged Syria. He said states that are not parties to the memorandum on ... More..

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid

Real have also scored in each of their last 60 games in all competitions, increasing the likelihood of an away goal which would oblige Atletico to win by four goals to reach the final. "Those first 30 minutes ...More..

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Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in 8 days

Four other prisoners who were set for execution received stays. Death row inmate Kenneth Williams , 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. She said her family, upon learning that Williams has a daughter a...More..

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Senate intel committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation info

Here's a timeline of Yates and McGahn's meetings and what they discussed, acco. He said the White House acted quickly, but also wanted to make sure Flynn was afforded an "element of due process". Mark Warner, t...More..

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Probe into deadly fall at Penn State frat to be released

Beta members testified to using the app "GroupMe" to message back and forth, but deleting the messages, which are reportedly unrecoverable once gone. Defense attorneys have said that fraternity members did ...More..

Tillerson seeks action on NKorea as he meets SE Asia bloc
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Tillerson seeks action on NKorea as he meets SE Asia bloc

They took note of efforts between the 10-member ASEAN and China toward an early conclusion of a "meaningful" code of conduct in the South China Sea as part of efforts to defuse tensions over the sea, in which B...More..

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Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence, who testified alongside Yates. Sacked acting attorney-general Sally Yates . The fact that the FBI did not even tell the intelligence chief about...More..

China launches first homegrown aircraft carrier with patriotic pomp
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China launches first homegrown aircraft carrier with patriotic pomp

The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning , is a second hand Soviet ship built more than 25 years ago and commissioned in 2012 after extensive refits. But unlike the nuclear-powered US carriers, both ...More..

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Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

Yates, originally appointed by former President Barack Obama's administration, said she feared Moscow could try to blackmail Flynn because it also knew he was not being truthful about conversations with Ambas...More..

Relative Calm Prevails in Syrian Safe Zones After Deal Implemented
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Relative Calm Prevails in Syrian Safe Zones After Deal Implemented

A spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group told Reuters fighting broke out in Hama shortly after midnight. The Britain-based war monitoring group said government forces shelled the nearby towns of Kafr Z...More..

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Nigerian President Returns to London for Medical Treatment

It added that the length of President Buhari's stay in London would be "determined by the doctors". "The president was delighted to receive them and he promised that all that is needed to be done to reintegra...More..

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South Korea's new president sworn in

The date was not set for a potential visit by Moon. The son of North Korean refugees, Moon also takes over the leadership mantle amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang's nuclear progr...More..

French election: Marine Le Pen caught up in plagiarism row
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French election: Marine Le Pen caught up in plagiarism row

The traditional union-led marches underlined the conspicuous absence of the united front shown in 2002 when Le Pen's father Jean-Marie shocked the country by reaching the run-off. In a speech before the gilded ...More..

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Moon begins 5-year term as S.Korean president

North Korea is likely to welcome Moon's election but its state media made no mention of his victory on Wednesday. In his first public act as president, Moon, 64, spoke by telephone with South Korea's Chai...More..

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Syrian Kurdish YPG sees bigger role after USA arms move

Ilham Ahmed, a top official in the SDF political office, said the decision to provide heavier arms carries "political meaning" and "legitimizes the YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces". "Probably yes. But th...More..

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Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's 19th president

Calling Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme a "a hard problem that can be solved", Trump invited Moon to visit the United States "as early as possible", according to the statement. "It's a different time". R...More..

Philippines' Duterte says chat with Xi was at Trump's request
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Philippines' Duterte says chat with Xi was at Trump's request

Duterte alarmed the global community in September a year ago by comparing himself favorably to Hitler , noting, "Hitler massacred three million Jews", as a vow to kill the three million so-called drug offende...More..

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats gain momentum with north German election win
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Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats gain momentum with north German election win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have come in first place in a local election seen as a warm-up for her bid for a fourth term in a national vote later this year. The victory gives Merkel's Christ...More..

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North Korea's missile test fails

Tensions have increased as North Korea pushes to develop its missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of worldwide sanctions and President Donald Trump warns of the potential threat Pyongyang's action...More..

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Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire

The dry conditions are fueling the rapidly growing fire, Baysinger said. A shelter was set up Monday afternoon in Kingsland at the Camden County Recreation Center, where Red Cross officials said they were pre...More..

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Israel is an 'occupying power — United Nations organization

The Palestinians see Jerusalem as their future capital. "Israel will not sit by while the organization calls for the denial of our sovereignty in Jerusalem ", he said . Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tu...More..

Phoenix police unsure what motivated accused serial shooter
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Phoenix police unsure what motivated accused serial shooter

It wasn't until after Aaron Juan Saucedo , a local laborer had been picked up in April 19 that they were able to piece a string of unsolved murders which had taken place between March and July previous year. J...More..

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Polls: Millenials rate President Trump's 100 days a whooping 'F'

Many millennials disapprove of President Donald Trump's performance, according to a Tuesday poll from Harvard, but they like many of his policies. But while no president has ever been this unpopular this s...More..

Georgia Democrats call for special investigation into Comey firing
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Georgia Democrats call for special investigation into Comey firing

It was only the second firing of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director in history. It was an unexpected predicament for the man who had painted ethical decision-making as an easy call. "But Donald Trump...More..

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US Republican Senator Graham to examine Trump's business deals

Graham told CNN it would be helpful to see Trump's tax records but that it was too soon to say whether he would be willing to subpoena them, the network said . Yates' view that Trump's order was unlawful and i...More..