• Syrian Civil War Marks its Sixth Year on Wednesday
Syrian Civil War Marks its Sixth Year on Wednesday

According to a blog entry on Foreign Policy, China's Xinjiang region furnishes more ISIS recruits than any other region in the world other than Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. And that doesn't include the Syrian government forces that are also fighting to take back territory in the area. In the face of government crackdowns there, many Uighurs have doub...

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  • Clock Strikes Midnight for Team Israel's Cinderella Run After Loss to Japan
Clock Strikes Midnight for Team Israel's Cinderella Run After Loss to Japan

The hosts scored five runs in the sixth inning after being frustrated by the Israelis in the opening stages. "The State of Israel and the Foreign Ministry invest many resources into building relationships with many countries in the world where baseball is an important sport, like Japan, Latin America, China, Taiwan and others, and therefore Israe...

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  • Iraq forces retake Mosul train station, once a major rail hub
Iraq forces retake Mosul train station, once a major rail hub

Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat said that forces from the Rapid Response Division, another special forces unit, and the federal police were working to search and clear territory on the edge of Mosul's Old City. The southernmost two bridges have already been retaken by Iraqi forces. "If there are civilians, families in the homes, we shout to t...

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  • Donald Trump 'did not mean wiretapping claims literally'
Donald Trump 'did not mean wiretapping claims literally'

On the heels of Wikileaks releasing alleged Central Intelligence Agency secrets on how they spy on people, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Trump has reason to be concerned. "I would say from our conversations, what we've gotten are sufficient answers", he added but did not say if there was any evidence backing Trump's claim.

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  • Scotland to seek second independence referendum, this time over Brexit
Scotland to seek second independence referendum, this time over Brexit

May said polling data showed the majority of Scots don't want another referendum , following the defeat of 2014. According to Theresa May's spokeswoman, the Scottish government had better "focus on delivering good government and public services for the people in Scotland".

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  • Somali pirates demand ransom for crew of hijacked tanker
Somali pirates demand ransom for crew of hijacked tanker

This is the first hijacking in the region for five years, and maritime experts have accused ship owners of becoming complacent after a long period of calm. The eight crew members onboard are reported to be Sri Lankan nationals. Since the Horn of Africa is part of a major maritime route, there was never a shortage of targets, and piracy bloomed ...

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  • Graeme Souness lays into Leicester minutes after historic Champions League victory
Graeme Souness lays into Leicester minutes after historic Champions League victory

Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton were on target as the Foxes overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit to advance to the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate at the expense of Sevilla. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been tipped by many to take over from Arsene Wenger in the summer. "We need to improve the quality of our football, which in the secon...

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  • Trump and Automakers Target EPA Mileage Rules
Trump and Automakers Target EPA Mileage Rules

Trump's promises to scrap trade deals that he said harmed blue-collar workers helped him to win MI, the first time a Republican did so since 1988. "For the auto industry, the Final Determination may be the single most important decision that EPA has made in recent history", "We're going to get this agreement back on track", he said.

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  • Trump Gives CIA Permission To Perform Drone Strikes
Trump Gives CIA Permission To Perform Drone Strikes

While not subject to public scrutiny, Central Intelligence Agency adheres to a higher standard for vetting targets using the measure of "near certainty" against the military's "reasonable certainty" for battlefield strikes and and "near certainty" for the ones outside, the Journal reported.

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  • IAF fighter plane Sukhoi-30MKI crashes in Barmer
IAF fighter plane Sukhoi-30MKI crashes in Barmer

Defence spokesperson Manish Ozha said the fighter, which was on a training sortie, allegedly developed a snag around noon. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundha Raje in a tweet said: "News of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft crash in Barmer is extremely unfortunate".

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  • Trump Wins Saudi Praise for 'Turning Point' After Meeting Prince
Trump Wins Saudi Praise for 'Turning Point' After Meeting Prince

The move, if firmed up, would be a big step for the Saudi economy as the government tries to diversify beyond oil exports and create jobs as part of its 2030 Vision. On Mar. 14, Salman visited the White House for a lunch with Trump. Tweeting the picture of the launch, Shireen Qudosi wrote: "Pioneering, forward thinking Saudi Arabia where these ...

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  • China urges European Union to remain united, fearing Brexit fallout, nationalism
China urges European Union to remain united, fearing Brexit fallout, nationalism

US President Trump and Chinese leader Xi are expected to hold a two-day summit in the former's Mar-a-Lago resort from 6-7 April in which they will discuss matters of mutual importance between Beijing and Washington. The impact would be felt mostly by foreign, especially US, companies, he said, citing a report from an unidentified global think tan...

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  • Francois Fillon under formal investigation over 'fake jobs' scandal
Francois Fillon under formal investigation over 'fake jobs' scandal

Fillon is up against far-right Marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel Macron and left-leaning Benoît Hamon & Jean-luc Melenchon respectively. Both Mr and Mrs Fillon face more than a decade each in prison if found guilty, but still insist they are popular enough to become President and First Lady of France this May.

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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief urges Europe to boost defence spending
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief urges Europe to boost defence spending

President Donald Trump . According to the report, only the USA, the UK, Estonia, Greece and Poland were the five nations of the 28-member bloc that met the 2% target. His aides have said Trump wants to see progress on that by the end of this year and that Washington could otherwise "moderate" its support. "This is not just about a call from th...

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  • Europe's Employers Can Ban Headscarves at Work, ECJ Rules
Europe's Employers Can Ban Headscarves at Work, ECJ Rules

In the Belgian case , Samira Achbita was employed in 2003 as a receptionist by G4S, which provides security and other services. In the case of the French software designer Asma B, there were no company regulations in 2008 when she was wearing a headscarf at a meeting with a client.

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  • UK Parliament passes Brexit bill, paves way for talks on EU divorce
UK Parliament passes Brexit bill, paves way for talks on EU divorce

He has also repeatedly dismissed calls for a public referendum on the final exit deal Britain negotiates with the European Union, claiming it was merely an attempt to "wreck" Brexit . Triggering Brexit will be the first step in what is likely to be an arduous negotiations process for May's team. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said yesterd...

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  • Forget spring, winter storm on the way through Wednesday
Forget spring, winter storm on the way through Wednesday

Some parts of the GTA were struck by a winter storm Friday night. Toronto and most of the Greater Toronto Area now sit under a special weather statement from Environment Canada, with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected locally tonight.

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  • Governor creates a 'plastic bag task force' to address NY's bag problem
Governor creates a 'plastic bag task force' to address NY's bag problem

Tal Mekel, Acting Chief, Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit, in a statement issued on Monday, said all activities at the headquarters were canceled as a result of the inclement weather. No major state highways will be closed as of now, but Cuomo said that very well could change. The Mayor also warned that New Yorkers should exercise caution, av...

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  • Do you support the RMT rail strike action today?
Do you support the RMT rail strike action today?

Services on the Northern and Merseyrail networks were left in tatters this morning with the evening set to be just as disruptive. "This strike is about safety and about putting the welfare of the travelling public before the profits of the private rail companies".

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  • Seven injured in ax attack at German train station
Seven injured in ax attack at German train station

Local media said several people had been attacked at the station. Images shared on social media from the scene showed that the station had been cordoned off by police, and helicopters hovered overhead. The train arrived, and suddenly someone jumped out with an ax and struck at the people. German newspaper Bild reported that two suspect has ...

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