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Assad Calls New US Troops Deployed To Syria 'Invaders'

Assad Calls New US Troops Deployed To Syria 'Invaders'

Syria's future will be decided only after "getting rid of extremists" and achieving political reconciliation, the country's President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published Monday. A Democratic lawmaker is introducing a bill to block additional USA forces from being sent into Syria after an amphibious task force of Marines landed in Syria for the first time. Read More

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Rutte and Wilders face-off in Dutch general election

But even if Wilders comes out with more votes that Rutte, he is unlikely to be the next Dutch prime minister. With the Netherlands locked in a diplomatic row with Turkey over the refusal of the former to allow two Turkish ministers to address a pro-Erdogan rally at the weekend, the poll conducted by the programme on which the two leaders were due to meet suggested the controversy had had little or no impact on their ratings. Read More

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Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Recent attacks saw homes of migrants, especially Nigerians, burned down and shops looted amid accusations of involvement in crime and taking of local jobs. "The delegation will also meet with the Nigerian community leaders in the country". The minister added that in order to dispel the notion that the attacks were specifically targeted at Nigerian nationals, the government did everything possible to douse the tension generated. Read More

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Ibobi quits as Manipur CM, BJP stakes claim

Ibobi quits as Manipur CM, BJP stakes claim

The BJP cobbles up the numbers to stake a claim to form a government in Imphal . "It is a great challenge (for me)". BJP has to give good governance to people with the help of Modiji. Four MLAs each from the Naga People's Front (NPF) and National People's Party (NPP), Karam Shyam, a legislator from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), and All India Trinamool Congress MLA T Robindro have offered support to the BJP to form the government in the state. Read More

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Manipur elections: Congress & BJP stake claim; suspense over government formation remains

Manipur elections: Congress & BJP stake claim; suspense over government formation remains

Singh, who has been serving as chief minister for 15 years since 2002, was elected as leader of the Congress Legislature Party March 12 and had staked claim to form the government late that night. Sources said that, apart from Shyamkumar, 19 others Congress MLAs would likely to join BJP within short period. The Congress had won 28 seats in Manipur, followed by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) 21. Read More

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Looming snowstorm delays Trump-Merkel meeting

Looming snowstorm delays Trump-Merkel meeting

When they do meet, the encounter between the trained physicist and veteran politician, renowned for her measured comments and reserved style, and the billionaire real-estate outsider whose off-the-cuff tweets and undiplomatic approach have rocked American politics could produce an interesting dynamic. Read More

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Murphy: The GOP health plan is a 'dumpster fire'

Will we ever place greater emphasis on helping people be as healthy as possible, which is more costly with aging, rather than episodic illness care bandaids? Three months later, in his inaugural address , Trump's memorable line - his reference to "American carnage" - specifically referenced "drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential". Read More

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S. Korea, US launch Key Resolve military drills

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff have said that a combined 300-thousand troops would be involved in this year's Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises - 290-thousand from South Korea and 10-thousand from the U.S. The action coincides with a Wall Street Journal report earlier this month saying the Trump administration is considering military force against North Korea, an isolated, communist regime that has recently fired missiles in the direction of Japan. Read More

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Sri Lanka releases 77 jailed Indian fishermen so far

Sri Lanka releases 77 jailed Indian fishermen so far

Leaders of various political parties visited the protest venue and expressed their solidarity with the agitating fishermen. His statement came after Tamil Nadu fishermen said one of their colleagues was shot dead by the Sri Lankan navy on March 6, and many fishermen boycotted the annual Kachchativu feast in protest at the attacks by the navy. Read More

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'Intruder arrested' at the White House

'Intruder arrested' at the White House

District Court for the District of Columbia. He was charged with entering restricted grounds while carrying weapons - two cans of mace. He was arrested and sentenced to three years probation, but spared prison. CNN is reporting a man with a backpack was able to break through security at the White House on Friday night and was detained by Secret Service. Video surveillance footage shows Tran jumping a fence near the Treasury Department adjacent to the White House security fence, the ... Read More

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Park Geun-hye is Out, What Next for US-South Korea Relations?

Park Geun-hye is Out, What Next for US-South Korea Relations?

In a statement read out by a member of her political party on Sunday, Park said, "Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out ". Why did Park lose her job? The new website will provide basic information about the presidential office's key facilities and government policies, while all materials on the previous website such as Park's past speeches will be listed as presidential records and handed over to the National Archives of Korea (NAK). Read More

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Dutch-Turkish ties at lowest point in four centuries

Dutch-Turkish ties at lowest point in four centuries

The Netherlands on Saturday cancelled Cavusoglu's flight permit on grounds of "security" and "public safety". On Sunday Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen postponed a visit scheduled for next weekend by the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim due to the growing tension between Ankara and the Netherlands. Read More

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USA deploys attack drones to South Korea amid tension with North

Last week, China-pop singer Xie Tianming put out a syrupy music video lament called the "Chant of Love" on the deployment of THAAD to South Korea to defend against the North Korean missile threat. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to seek a new approach to dealing with North Korea in a trip to the region next week, though China's calls for talks have been rebuffed by the U.S., Japan and South Korea. Read More

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Trump Adviser Says Government Has Many Ways to Surveil People

Trump Adviser Says Government Has Many Ways to Surveil People

On Sunday, in an interview with the Bergen Record , the White House counselor expressed concern with phones, television sets and microwaves potentially being used for government surveillance on Trump Tower. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" the former Celebrity Apprentice host wrote via Twitter on March 4. "So just to be clear, you're saying you have no evidence for these allegations?". Read More

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How And Why ObamaCare Repeal Will Succeed

How And Why ObamaCare Repeal Will Succeed

Republicans are bracing for a report that will show millions of Americans losing health coverage under the plan that GOP leaders, and Trump himself, are championing as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act . GOP opponents from the right and center are already hardening their positions against the Trump-backed legislation. "They do, but sometimes we ask them to do stuff they're not capable of doing, and estimating the impact of a bill of this size probably isn't the - isn't the best use ... Read More

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Conway claims broad spying on Trump Tower through TV, microwave

And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera. On Monday, Conway was again forced to play defense. Conway, 50, spoke about the explosive allegations during an appearance on Good Morning America on Monday, March 13. Pressed repeatedly on her claim by Stephanopoulos, Conway downplayed her original claim and said she wasn't referring to Trump Tower when she said, it just running through the news of the day. Read More

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Turkish EU Minister: Dutch approach 'exactly fascism'

He told a rally in Istanbul: "You can stop our foreign minister's plane all you want, let's see how your (diplomatic) planes will come to Turkey from now on". The police would not confirm anything to AFP, and calls to the Dutch foreign ministry for comment went unanswered. Erdogan has repeatedly accused accused North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Netherlands of acting like the Nazis, comments that sparked outrage in a country bombed and occupied by German forces in World War II. Read More

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IS fighters 'trapped' in Mosul after last road cut

IS fighters 'trapped' in Mosul after last road cut

ISIS "is trapped. Just last night, the 9th Iraqi army division. cut off the last road out of Mosul", said Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, according to the Agence French-Presse. Shi'ite militias which are part of the Mosul campaign began to close in on Tal Afar late past year, after the offensive was launched, and said they linked up with Kurdish terrorists nearby to encircle the jihadists. Read More

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Nuclear war threat grows as United States deploys THAAD to South Korea - Pyongyang

The first piece of a controversial USA -built missile system known as THAAD arrived in South Korea this week, and it is due to be deployed on land now occupied by a golf course before the end of this year. The frontrunner, Moon Jae-In has called for economic reunification with the North and eventual political and military unification. Washington said the proximity of those events demonstrated the US action was defensive in nature, and intended exclusively to counter the threat from ... Read More

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More than 7 inches of snow possible beginning late Monday

More than 7 inches of snow possible beginning late Monday

Some cities in the Winter Weather Advisory may see anywhere from two to three inches of snowfall whereas one to two inches are possible in Indy. This should help boost temperatures into the upper 30s for highs. Crews were treating Interstate 64 and primary and secondary roadways with brine on Sunday to help prevent any possible icy road conditions later this week. Read More

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Dutch approach 'exactly fascism — Turkish EU Minister

She was stopped by Dutch police, declared an undesirable alien and escorted back to the German border. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim harshly condemned the actions of the Dutch authorities. The Dutch will vote Wednesday in national elections in a campaign that has focused heavily on the issue of immigration from Muslim countries. The first note states that blocking the visit of Turkish ministers is a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention . Read More

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South Korean President impeached over corruption scandal

South Korean President impeached over corruption scandal

Police had braced for violence between the two crowds after three people died and dozens were injured in clashes between police and Park's supporters after the ruling on Friday. The removal of Park from office came at a critical juncture amid escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Moon is a former special forces soldier who made his name as a pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer. Read More

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Manipur CM to resign by Tuesday

Manipur CM to resign by Tuesday

BJP's Nongthombam Biren Singh will be new Manipur CM. Yet, the efficient realpolitik of BJP provides them the opportunity to form government in Goa and Manipur, despite emerging as runner-up in the two states. Biren in the run up to polls joined BJP abandoning congress. A congress MLA Shyam Kumar had gone to Rajbhavan with BJP leaders. However, Congress, as the single largest party, is also in the race with 28 legislators. Read More

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Republicans 'Putting Themselves in a Very Bad Position' by Repealing Obamacare

Republicans 'Putting Themselves in a Very Bad Position' by Repealing Obamacare

Two trends from last week regarding the House Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill are still in effect: Republican leaders are preemptively attacking the anticipated analysis from the Congressional Budget Office that will say how many Americans off their insurance under the American Health Care Act, while many Republican legislators are expressing doubts about the GOP's Obamacare replacement bill. Read More

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Theresa May 'could trigger Article 50 by Tuesday' if Brexit bill passes

Enda Kenny said that Theresa May did not provide clarity on what relationship the United Kingdom will have with the customs union after Brexit at a meeting on Thursday. What does this mean for the law triggering Article 50? Those in government who suggested May might trigger article 50 on Tuesday also said that if she missed that deadline the alternative would be the end of the month, to avoid clashing with Dutch elections and the anniversary of the Rome treaty. Read More

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