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Trump hit by twin Russia bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

The president allegedly told the Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved 'great pressure,' while federal probe appears to get more serious.<p>President Donald Trump is facing new pressure over his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey after The New York Times revealed on Friday that …

Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.<p>Despite this warning, which came about a …

Senator Wants A List of Trump Business Associates; Mnuchin Wants A Note

At a Senate hearing Thursday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, accused Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin of failing to answer his questions about President Trump's business ties to people who might be violating money laundering and other U.S. laws.<p>Mnuchin responded by suggesting Brown "just send me a …

This Special Counsel Won’t Stop Trump

The order creating the special prosecutor lets him probe only into Russia. Was it drawn so narrowly as to sink the inquiry and let Trump skate …

Mode:lina designs shipping container-like burger cafe in Poland

A hip burger restaurant has popped up in the heart of the Poznan University of Technology campus in Poland. Created as the second venue for the …

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Russia shows off military might at Syrian base

Russia has showcased the military might it is currently using in Syria, days before peace talks aimed at devising a political settlement to the conflict.<p>Warplanes took off one after another and helicopter gunships were sweeping low as a number of Moscow-based journalists were allowed into the base …

ISIS ran major crossing operation through Turkey-Syria border, seized docs reveal – report

A complex Islamic State migration operation operated through a Turkish border town less than 2 miles from Syria, passenger manifests seized by …

RAF uses Brimstone missiles for first time in Syria airstrikes

Downing Street says two missions on Sunday used Brimstone missiles in attacks on Isis targets<p>The Royal Air Force has used Brimstone missiles against Isis in Syria for the first time, Downing Street has confirmed.<p>Four Brimstone missiles were deployed on two missions on Sunday. One missile was used …

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MI5 offered ‘new Jihadi John’ double agent job before he joined ISIS in Syria – reports

British security services unsuccessfully tried to recruit terror suspect Abu Rumaysah, dubbed the ‘new Jihadi John,’ before he skipped bail and fled to Syria to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) with his pregnant wife and four children.<p>Officers from MI5 approached Rumaysah, a …

Syria militants still getting reinforcements via Turkey - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Terrorist groups operating in Syria continue to receive reinforcements via Turkish territory, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Russian defence ministry official Sergei Rudskoy as saying on Monday.<p>“Despite all the efforts of the international community to prevent help reaching the …

Desperation in Madaya, Syria | The Takeaway | WNYC

Famine and a blockade have trapped 40,000 people without food or resources in the Syrian village of Madaya.

Russia's intervention in Syria 'has changed the slope' of the war's most important battlefield

But in the nearly four months since Russia launched its air campaign there to bolster pro-Assad forces, Russia has slowly but surely "changed the slope of certain battlefields in favor of the regime."<p>That's according to Jeff White, a defense fellow at The Washington Institute specializing in the …

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Russia Airstrikes In Syria 2016: Thousands Of ISIS Targets Hit By Moscow's Jets This Year

Russia has already conducted more than 1,000 airstrikes in Syria this year amid a continued push to beat the Islamic State group, according to a top …

Saudi Arabia, Iran say dispute won't affect Syria talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Iran said on Sunday that an escalating dispute between the two countries would not affect international efforts to end the war in Syria, even as a large Syrian rebel group cast doubt on the United Nations-led peace process.<p>UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura …

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How Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are celebrating her 37th birthday<p>Search continues for American missing for weeks in Slovenia<p>Heat wave across …

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First aid convoys enter besieged Syrian town of Madaya

A humanitarian aid convoy has entered the besieged town of Madaya in southern Syria, where people are said to be dying of starvation. Locals say …

How Would Hemingway's Robert Jordan Deal With Syria?

<i>A film poster for the 1943 film, For Whom the Bell Tolls, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Berman. (Copyright Paramount Pictures, 1943)</i><p>Ernest Hemingway's great war novel, <i>For Whom the Bell Tolls</i> (1940), which was made into a blockbuster Academy Award-winning film with the same title (1943), contains …

Starving Syria as a weapon | Human Rights

Nobody should doubt the tactics that the Syrian regime and its allies will countenance in order to win this war. The horror of Madaya has been told in the pictures of emaciated children and the stories of people forced into eating cats, dogs, grass and whatever else they can find to survive. …

It looks like ISIS ran a sophisticated immigration operation on the Turkey-Syria border

Passenger manifests dated between December 2014 and March 2015, which were seized by Kurdish commanders in Tel Abyad, carry the stamps of Isis's "department of immigration" and "department of transport". They show that buses passed through the town having submitted the names, dates of births, ID …

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Saudi Arabia: more of an enemy than Russia, worse on human rights than Iran

British people tend to say Saudi Arabia should not be an ally of the UK – and rank its human rights record alongside Syria'sTWITTER FOLLOWThe recent …

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Syria peace talks start on a surprisingly positive note

Telegraph's Middle East correspondent Richard Spencer reports from Geneva on how on Syria peace talks have started in a positive fashion despite the fact they are not speaking directly to each other<p>Representatives from <b>Syria's</b> government and the western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National …

‘We’d be terrorists’: US could destroy ISIS only by turning Iraq, Syria into ‘molten glass’ – Congressman

There is no morally acceptable way for America to battle Islamic State militants and the US should be wary of becoming like the terrorists it’s …

Kerry encourages dialogue between Saudis, Iran amid Syria concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken repeatedly in the last day to Saudi and Iranian officials to encourage dialogue and plans to call other officials in the region, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media …

Britain accused of security lapse in case of jihadi who jumped bail, flew to Syria to join IS

LONDON – Opposition members of Parliament criticized the British government Tuesday for failing to prevent a man charged with serious crimes from …

'About 2,500' IS fighters killed in Iraq and Syria last month

Washington (AFP) - The US-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed about 2,500 …

The US' best-case scenario for Syria has Assad staying in power when Obama leaves office

An internal timeline prepared for U.S. officials dealing with the Syria crisis sets an unspecified date in March 2017 for Assad to "relinquish" his position as president and for his "inner circle" to depart. That would be more than five years after Obama first called for Assad to leave.<p>The timeline …

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