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Syrian force says it has enough fighters to take Raqqa from ISIL

Syrian force says it has enough fighters to take Raqqa from ISIL

These are the facts on the ground - in part, an Obama legacy - that make the decision to commit US combat forces in Syria one of the most complex in recent history. Silo said the United States troops already traversed the Simalka crossing with Iraq over the Euphrates River and entered Syria with their gears. But when Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG) emerged as reliable factions, the USA opted to render support to this group, and allied rebel fighters, which emerged later, such as ... Read More

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Trump's unprecedented moments as president: Unsubstantiated claims, Twitter feuds, more

Trump's unprecedented moments as president: Unsubstantiated claims, Twitter feuds, more

On the March 5 Meet the Press , NBC's Chuck Todd asked Clapper if there was any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, to which Clapper replied "not to my knowledge". "We will go anywhere there are intelligence or the facts that send us, so I'm not going to limit it one way or the other", Burr said. "President Trump said last weekend that he wanted the intelligence committees in the Senate and the House to take up this matter as part of a broader inquiry ... Read More

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China inducts J-20 stealth fighters

China inducts J-20 stealth fighters

China unveiled its J-20 stealth fighter during an air show in Zhuhai on November 1, 2016. The announcement did not come as a big surprise; in November, the Chinese military demonstrated two J-20s during a pre-announced brief fly-past at the Zhuhai Air Show in Guangdong province, signaling that the aircraft was about to enter service. Read More

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Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar resigns after BJP's poor show in polls

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar resigns after BJP's poor show in polls

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak, which has three MLAs and is a likely ally, had walked out of the alliance with the BJP just before the polls, citing an unwillingness to work with then Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Find us on Facebook too! He also said, that himself and K C Venugopal will talk to the non-BJP candidates to get their support. However, no formal announcement has been made as yet. Read More

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Trump invites Abbas to the White House

Trump invites Abbas to the White House

In that vein, both the White House and Palestinian sources confirmed that Trump had invited Abbas to Washington for an upcoming visit. Trump has vowed to be the most pro-Israel president in history, suggested he would move the U.S. At a February 15 news conference during Netanyahu's visit, Trump was ambivalent about a two-state solution, the mainstay of USA policy in the region for the past two decades. Read More

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Patrick's Day parade rolls through La Crosse

Patrick's Day parade rolls through La Crosse

The parade started at 3 p.m.at the corner of 7th St. and 4th Ave. Congrats to Grand Marshal Mike Quinn , and to the parade committee for braving the elements. 150 W. Main St., with a live performance by Jake Valentine, followed on Saturday night by the Irish Rakes, direct from Dublin. The parade is part of a larger St. Read More

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ECB's hawkish twist - what's next for Euro? - 3 opinions

ECB's hawkish twist - what's next for Euro? - 3 opinions

However, the following press conference with ECB President Mario Draghi proved surprisingly optimistic for investors expecting the Italian to offer a typically dovish assessment of recent inflation data. But ECB governors have argued that it makes little sense to react to individual data points and "short-lived increases in inflation ". The introductory statement presented by Draghi, on the other hand, showed a significant change of the wording in comparison to January, suggesting that a ... Read More

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Guard TJ Lang to visit Seahawks

Guard TJ Lang to visit Seahawks

Terms were not immediately available. The deal is reportedly a one-year deal worth $8 million. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif signed a five-year, $41.26 million contract extension with Kansas City in February. Tomlinson, the former first-round pick, was replaced as the starting left guard last season by rookie Graham Glasgow. Lang has played nearly exclusively on the right side the last four seasons with the Packers, which might indicate a willingness by the Seahawks to kick 2016 first-round pick ... Read More

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Congress surges ahead in Goa; Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar loses election

Congress surges ahead in Goa; Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar loses election

Exit poll predictions for Manipur have been conflicting with CVoter saying that the Bharatia Janata Party will win a majority in the state, while India Today's Axis My Poll predicted a Congress victory. The Goa Assembly Election 2017 witnessed a voter turnout of 83 percent. Speaking to Catch, GFP's Vijai Sardesai, who won the election from Fatorda, said, "We will discuss it with our senior leadership and then declare our next move". Read More

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Chinese minister: Trade war with United States won't help either side

Chinese minister: Trade war with United States won't help either side

Ross is an outstanding entrepreneur and negotiator. "I'm willing to deal with excellent people, because excellent people are good at thinking strategically for the long term". from a massive Asia-wide trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Cooperation is the "only right choice" and the two countries should work to enhance cooperation and manage differences, Zhong said, stressing that the role of economic and trade cooperation as a "ballast" and "propeller" in ... Read More

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With Its President Kicked Out, What's Next for South Korea?

With Its President Kicked Out, What's Next for South Korea?

Both pro and anti-Park contingents took to the streets to hear the ruling - the latter responded to the announcement with applause and tears of joy, according to CNN. "It was thought in one stage that the ruling would mean she would have to leave immediately but that doesn't seem to be the case ". Park refused to be questioned by the special prosecutors. Read More

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Pep Guardiola: Man City face 'season defining' week

Pep Guardiola: Man City face 'season defining' week

Boro, who are looking to repeat their 2015 heroics by knocking the Blues out of the FA Cup , will have former City youngster Adam Clayton to call upon with Fabio and Antonio Barragan also likely to feature. "We were outstanding from the beginning". We're down to the final eight in this season's FA Cup and Manchester City's trip to Middlesbrough live on BT Sport is the first of our double header coming your way this weekend. Read More

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Kazakhstan condemns North Korea missile launches

Kazakhstan condemns North Korea missile launches

Citing the threat posed by North Korean missiles, the USA military has sent the first elements of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea. 'He said he wanted us to trust him and the United States 100 per cent, ' Abe added. "We have already done the ground work on how we could acquire a strike capability", said a source with knowledge of Japan's military planning. Read More

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Russia, Turkey, US Hold Military Talks Amid Syria Standoff

Russia, Turkey, US Hold Military Talks Amid Syria Standoff

The two nations also strengthened commercial and other connections. "We agree with [Vladimir] Putin that this is a provocation, there is no split of opinion about this", Erdogan said following the assassination. Russian Federation and Turkey also coordinated their operations against the Islamic State group in Syria. Vladimir Putin has hailed the "efficient and close" relationship between the Russian Federation and Turkey's militaries, as he hosted Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More

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Daylight Savings Time: Annoying and could be a danger to your health

Daylight Savings Time: Annoying and could be a danger to your health

A helpful tip may be in getting more light in the day and avoiding bright light after dark. During daylight time, a greater amount of travel occurs during the daylight, which means better visibility for drivers. Allison Schrager with the Reporter and Economist Quartz explains-there are negatives with the time shift. But parents can shorten the time it takes for their little one to adjust to the time change by preparing early. Read More

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North Korea jumps on South Korean president's ouster, calling her a 'criminal'

North Korea jumps on South Korean president's ouster, calling her a 'criminal'

Ms. Park's acts " betrayed the trust of the people and were of the kind that can not be tolerated for the sake of protecting the Constitution", Justice Lee said . Ms Park's office said she would not be leaving the Blue House, South Korea's presidential palace, on Friday nor making any statement. A daughter of former President Park Chung-hee and the nation's first female president, Park has been embroiled in a scandal involving her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil since late previous year. Read More

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Uttarakhand polls: Harish Rawat resigns as CM

Uttarakhand polls: Harish Rawat resigns as CM

The BJP now needs to fulfill not just the people's dreams and respect the massive mandate, but also keep the party unified and stable during the appointment of the chief minister. Another Congress rebel who won on a BJP ticket is Kedar Singh Rawat who contested from Yamunotri and secured 19,800 votes, while Sanjay Dobhal of Congress stood second with 13,840 votes. Read More

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Congress makes a memorable comeback in Punjab, thanks to Amarinder Singh

Congress makes a memorable comeback in Punjab, thanks to Amarinder Singh

One of the major factors that perhaps played against our party is that the xentral leadership of the party was not being informed of the ground reality by party leaders in the states. Akali candidate and former Army chief J J Singh who was confident of his victory against Amarinder secured just 11,677 votes. Naga Peoples Front and National Peoples Party have won 4 seats each. Read More

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Rahul congratulates Modi, BJP for wins in UP, Uttarakhand

Rahul congratulates Modi, BJP for wins in UP, Uttarakhand

He also congratulated Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh and the people of Punjab for the party victory in the state. The party's decimation in Uttar Pradesh - the country's most populous and electorally significant state - has serious implications for the party's ambition to emerge as a credible alternative to the BJP in the 2019 general elections. Read More

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Missile defense system that China opposes arrives in South Korea

Missile defense system that China opposes arrives in South Korea

Washington's ambassador to the United Nations was asked about China's proposed deal, which suggests a freeze in testing in exchange for a suspension of US-South Korean military drills. This is now considered the second-closest to the mainland, the senior Defense Ministry official said. Residents in a rural South Korean town where THAAD is planned to sit have furiously protested over rumored health hazards they link to the system's powerful radar, and some of the country's potential ... Read More

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South Koreans celebrate Park's removal, but ousted leader silent

South Koreans celebrate Park's removal, but ousted leader silent

News reports said Park was watching television alone in her private presidential room on Friday when the country's highest court announced her dismissal live on air. Park's parliamentary impeachment in December came after weeks of Saturday rallies that drew millions who wanted her resignation. Prosecutors have indicted about 40 people so far, including Samsung Electronics Co. Read More

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Malaysian UN Employees Who Left N. Korea To Stay In Beijing

The dispute stems from the mysterious poisoning death of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur's airport. Hishammuddin said that so far the two countries showed no sign to declare the state of emergency. "They continue to enjoy freedom of movement and freedom of communication", he said, adding that Stella has stated the same. Read More

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Daylight Saving 2017: 3 Tips For Changing Your Clock

Daylight Saving 2017: 3 Tips For Changing Your Clock

Daylight saving time (DST) is created to provide an extra hour of evening sunlight, and will stay in effect for eight months until November 5, when daylight saving time ends for the year. If you've ever wondered why daylight-saving time is still a thing , you're not alone. Despite moves to get rid of daylight saving times, some legislators would rather hold to old standards. Read More

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Exit polls point to Congress upsurge in Goa with 15 seats

Exit polls point to Congress upsurge in Goa with 15 seats

The SP-INC combine, led by sitting chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who campaigned on his good record on development, is projected to lose significantly in the state's Avadh and Poorvanchal regions. BJP also had won 42 of 70 seats and was leading in another 15 constituencies in another northern state, Uttarakhand , wresting power from the Congress party, the main opposition at the national level. Read More

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Article 50 could be triggered by Theresa May THIS TUESDAY — BREXIT BEGINS

The picture may only become a little clearer later this month when EU's leaders minus Britain are due to make a declaration on Europe's future at the Rome summit, in which they are expected to set out a post-Brexit road map. Businesses have been calling for clarity on what Britain's relationship with Europe will be before deciding how to reshape their operations, but most major firms are now set to relocate some business to ensure they can still trade with Europe after May said in January that ... Read More

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