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Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies pressed an assault on a border enclave held by Kurdish militia on Tuesday but the fighting was more narrowly focused, a monitor said. delegation led by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Jonathan Cohen yesterday in Ankara. In addition to Afrin , the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to drive the SDF from the town of Manbji in the east.
  • Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful

    Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful

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    The Armed Forces said Anan's announcement "constituted clear incitement against the armed forces with the intention of driving a wedge between it and the great Egyptian people". Mr Sisi has already seen off challenges by two military men who planned to run against him. Mustafa Elshall, Anan's campaign manager, also reported the arrest on his Twitter account.
  • New York City files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

    New York City files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

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    Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, the de Blasio administration's top lawyer, compared both lawsuits with successful litigation in the 1990s against tobacco manufacturers. News of the city's suit against pharmaceutical companies comes as the number of fatal opioid overdoses on Staten Island dramatically decreased in 2017.
  • Syria offensive: USA seeks to handle Turkey's 'professional' safety issues

    Syria offensive: USA seeks to handle Turkey's 'professional' safety issues

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    That border force will consist mainly of members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) - considered by the Turkish government to be a terrorist group . For Erdogan , the Kurdish YPG, the major USA ally in Syria, is an arm of the Kurdish PKK in Turkey , which we and the Turks have designated as a terrorist organization.
  • Dusky Gopher Frog's Land Battle Heads to High Court

    Dusky Gopher Frog's Land Battle Heads to High Court

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    Forest Service to protect one of the gopher frog's last remaining breeding ponds. The challenge comes from Weyerhaeuser Co., which owns the Louisiana timberland and argues the law allows the critical habitat designation only if the areas are "essential for the conservation of the species".
  • Rex TIllerson: Russia 'bears responsibility' for Syria chemical attacks

    Rex TIllerson: Russia 'bears responsibility' for Syria chemical attacks

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    Rights monitors say 21 people, including children, suffered breathing difficulties Monday after an alleged chemical attack on a besieged rebel enclave outside Damascus. "We've been firm in our determination to hold parties accountable for the use of chemical weapons, which have killed far too many Syrians". "Russia's failure to resolve the chemical weapons issue in Syria calls into question its relevance to the resolution of the overall crisis", Tillerson said, adding there was mounting ...
  • Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

    Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

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    On Nov. 3, 2017, Boucher reportedly saw Paul stack brush onto a pile near his property and "had enough", according to Friday's announcement from the U.S. Boucher could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley P. Shepard. According to the court document, Boucher said he saw Paul stacking more brush onto an existing pile and had "had enough".
  • Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

    Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

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    It's probably the first time I've done well on my own [without Murray playing at the same slam], so there's more attention there, but you just take it in your stride and try to embrace it as much as possible. Edmund has always been a player of great promise and his huge forehand is a weapon genuinely feared by the leading players in the game. "He handled this one brilliantly".
  • The 2018 Oscar Nominations: Surprises and Predictable Politics

    The 2018 Oscar Nominations: Surprises and Predictable Politics

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    This offers more films the chance to shine and be discussed in awards contention, which arguably gives that film more name recognition and leads to more bums on cinema seats, but the maximum ever nominated has always been nine. Though some have doubted his commitment to retiring, the "Last of the Mohicans" and "Gangs of New York" star has a real chance of going home with the Best Actor Academy Award as nearly a parting gift for a highly praised actor of our time.
  • Sessions Is Interviewed In Mueller's Russia Investigation

    Sessions Is Interviewed In Mueller's Russia Investigation

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    He is seen as a potentially important witness given that Mr Trump initially said he fired Mr Comey last May at the recommendation of the Justice Department. Attorney General Sessions was a Trump campaign insider. In March, Sessions recused himself from anything to do with investigations involving the 2016 election, a move that meant he had no power to influence Mueller's probe.