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It is meant to help the country boost its defensive capabilities. He added: "The only victims of these [sectarian] tensions are the people of Syria , Yemen , Bahrain, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burma, Iran, Saudi Arabia and others". The criticism led the Obama administration in December to pull back on providing precision missile systems to Riyadh . Saudi Arabia will also want to showcase high-profile investment deals with American companies to show progress on its ambitious "Vision 2030" ...
  • Palestinians concerned over Trump's Mideast peace vision

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    Trump offered to serve as a "mediator, arbiter or facilitator" to help finalize a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, but said that the United States or any other nation "cannot impose" a deal, according to NBC News. Both US and Israeli officials have declined to comment on whether there will be a meeting between the three. In the West Bank, the main focus appears to be a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, now in its 18th day.
  • Obama: It Was Courageous of Me Not to Bomb Syria

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    Obama made the comments during an interview after receiving the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award last week. Schlossberg, Kennedy's grandson and a member of the award committee, released a transcript of their conversation in a Medium post Monday.
  • Cyber worm attack propels health funding to centre of British election campaign

    Cyber worm attack propels health funding to centre of British election campaign

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    Prime Minister Theresa May said "warnings were given to hospital trusts" about the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by the attackers. The cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was now "stable", defusing concerns that attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European vehicle factories and Russian banks would spread further at the start of the working week.
  • Trump claims he has 'absolute right' to share intelligence with the Russians

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    Rep. Mike Gallager, a Wisconsin Republican in his first term, tweeted "For the goal of transparency, the White House should share a transcript of the meeting with the House and Senate intelligence committees". While the president has the authority to disclose even the most highly classified information at will, in this case he did so without consulting the ally that provided it, which threatens to jeopardize a long-standing intelligence-sharing agreement, the USA officials said.
  • Amid chaos, mood grows darker in the White House

    Amid chaos, mood grows darker in the White House

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    Seeking to bolster Trump's case that he has had no concealed dealings with Russia, his lawyers said in a letter released by the White House on Friday that a review of Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years showed no income from Russian sources outside of a few exceptions, and indicated he did not owe money to Russian lenders.
  • Cetacean vote: Fate of whale rescues at Vancouver Aquarium to be decided

    Cetacean vote: Fate of whale rescues at Vancouver Aquarium to be decided

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    Debate over the future of cetaceans at the facility has been simmering for several years, but heated up last fall when two belugas died at the aquarium after being exposed to an unidentified toxin. Commissioner Catherine Evans agreed, saying the issue has been surrounded by "fear mongering". "This particular decision relates to whether or not we can help wild animals and perhaps alleviate a little bit of suffering or injury and hopefully return them back to the wild." she said.
  • Everyone Deserves Good Health Care

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    When Medicaid doesn't work properly, preventative care gets skipped and emergency expenses spike, forming a greater burden on taxpayers. Two-thirds of seniors who depend on Medicaid are women. In June 2013, 70.8% of workers between the ages of 18 and 64 had employer-sponsored healthcare coverage . Some use their spouse's insurance, or insurance held over from a previous job.
  • Kim Jong-un Claims New Missile Can Reach Mainland US

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    Pyongyang claimed the test showed that it's capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. North Korea staged a brazen show of defiance against the Trump administration's attempts to curb its nuclear ambitions, testing a missile Sunday that it said could reach USA territory.
  • National security adviser: Information Trump shared with Russians 'wholly appropriate'

    National security adviser: Information Trump shared with Russians 'wholly appropriate'

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    Lawmakers expressed shock and concern Monday night at the news of Trump's disclosures, which jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State, according to current and former US officials. The requests for more information portend a hard week for the White House on Capitol Hill, where Republicans are seeking to maintain focus on their legislative agenda, including the negotiation of a Senate health-care bill.