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On Monday , several Iraqi officials and politicians said the effort to expel the us forces is gaining momentum following Trump's comments during a CBS interview . Trump did not meet any Iraqi officials during his three-hour long stay there. Trump's comments appear to have further inflamed tensions in Iraq over the continued presence of US troops after the defeat of the Islamic State group.
  • Brisbane airport evacuated due to ‘bomb threat’

    Brisbane airport evacuated due to ‘bomb threat’

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    The suspect walking into the airport carrying a metal box with exposed wiring and claimed to be carrying a bomb, sources have told The Courier-Mail. "When police were involved we became aware of a device and it's certainly then the officers' suspicion was elevated significantly that that could have been an explosive".
  • Virginia House Democrats Call For Gov. Ralph Northam's Resignation

    Virginia House Democrats Call For Gov. Ralph Northam's Resignation

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    Gov. Ralph Northam said at a news conference he had prematurely apologized for appearing in what he called a "horrific" picture of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit in his 1984 yearbook page. The official was not authorized to speak on the record to detail a private conversation. Northam made the shocking abortion remarks in an interview with WTOP-FM on Wednesday, as he attempted to explain a Democrat delegate's earlier remarks supporting a bill relaxing ...
  • UAE's Noor Capital says it bought 3 tonnes of gold from Venezuela

    UAE's Noor Capital says it bought 3 tonnes of gold from Venezuela

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    The socialist government of Spain, which has strong historic, cultural and economic ties to Venezuela, has said it will do so on Monday if Maduro doesn't call a general election by Sunday. Garcia Palomo was among the captured men. "They are concerned about those loans and whether they will be paid back, and they have no guarantees that they will be paid back if the opposition takes power", said Mikael Wigell , an expert on Russian relations with Latin America at the Finnish Institute ...
  • Trump defends decision to pull U.S. forces out of Syria and Afghanistan

    Trump defends decision to pull U.S. forces out of Syria and Afghanistan

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    On Tuesday, January 29, the top U.S. intelligence chief said the Islamic State group still has "thousands" of fighters that it can rebuild into a cohesive force in any vacuum left in the war-torn country. ISIS and al-Qaida have yet to be defeated. That bill, which includes fresh sanctions on Syria and a measure combating the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, advanced in a procedural vote on Monday.
  • Federal judge threatens to END Roger Stone's non-stop media tour

    Federal judge threatens to END Roger Stone's non-stop media tour

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    The judge asked both sides to file briefs by February 8 on the possible gag order. Jackson said it was her obligation to make sure he gets one and warned that Stone's public statements about the case could be used against him. Stone is free on a $250,000 personal recognisance bond on the condition that he not possess or apply for a passport and not travel outside southern Florida, the Washington area and New York City.
  • Budget 2019: 'Interim Budget just trailer for India's development,' says PM Modi

    Budget 2019: 'Interim Budget just trailer for India's development,' says PM Modi

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    There will be no tax on notional rent on second self-occupied house and no TDS on house rent up to Rs 2.4 lakh, " said Goyal. For those, he said, whose return of income or taxable return is more than Rs 5 lakh, the old slab of tax rates will continue."There is no change in that because this is an interim budget and it has been targeted that the small taxpayers, middle-class and lower middle-class taxpayers should have a certainty of their tax liability on April 1".
  • Trump administration abandons 1987 U.S.-Russia missile treaty

    Trump administration abandons 1987 U.S.-Russia missile treaty

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    Robert Menendez, acknowledged Russia was in breach but said the Trump administration lacks both an understanding of arms control treaties and a coherent strategy to face the threat new Russian cruise missiles to USA interests and allies. The move officially begins a six-month countdown which will end with America's permanent withdrawal from the arms accord. In his statement, Trump warned that unless Russian Federation destroyed its missile by August: "We will move forward with developing ...
  • Kellyanne Conway Suggests Cory Booker Is Sexist Because He's Running For President

    Kellyanne Conway Suggests Cory Booker Is Sexist Because He's Running For President

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    He is the second black candidate to join the race, after Kamala Harris jumped in on Martin Luther King Jr . Day. Booker enters what's shaping up to be a crowded presidential primary, with three of his fellow Democratic senators - Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY - already either declared or exploring a run.
  • Warnings upgraded as heavy snow forecast

    Warnings upgraded as heavy snow forecast

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    An amber level weather warning for heavy snow has been issued for a large swathe of Devon - set to come into force at 2pm today. Commuters in many parts of the country were warned to leave work early on Thursday to ensure they got home. You can read the Met Office guide to its warnings here or watch our handy breakdown . The south and south west will see rain, sleet and snow throughout the day and some disruption from the snow is expected.
  • Dems Make Border Security Offer - With Zero Funding for ‘the Wall’

    Dems Make Border Security Offer - With Zero Funding for ‘the Wall’

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    Pelosi also rejected the idea of trading temporary protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in exchange for a permanent border wall , as Trump proposed earlier in January . "I think it's going to take serious negotiations and not name-calling on both sides". We could be, if people aren't doing some serious negotiating.
  • Trump Again Attacks Intelligence Officials After They Contradict His False Claims

    Trump Again Attacks Intelligence Officials After They Contradict His False Claims

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    On Tuesday, top US national security officials testified before the US Senate Intelligence Committee naming the most significant threats to the United States domestically and internationally. intelligence on Russian interference in the 2016 USpresidential elections. Trump, in a remarkable rebuke that was reminiscent of his past criticisms of law enforcement officials, said the intel chiefs were "extremely passive and naive " on the matter.