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Israel Bombs Syria Heavily Because Syrian Army Shoots Down Israeli F-16 War Plane

Israel Bombs Syria Heavily Because Syrian Army Shoots Down Israeli F-16 War Plane

🕔12:35, 10.Feb 2018

Israel said the F-16 crashed during a mission to strike Iranian drone installations in Syria. It said it sent its jets into Syria after shooting down an Iranian drone over Israeli territory earlier on Saturday.

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Britain Post-Brexit Transition ‘Not a Given’ – EU’s Barnier Warns

Britain Post-Brexit Transition ‘Not a Given’ – EU’s Barnier Warns

🕔15:27, 9.Feb 2018

“If these differences persist, a transition is not a given,” Barnier said. “If these disagreements were to persist, there will undoubtedly be a problem. I hope we will be able to resolve these disagreements in the next round.”

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Peace Means Compromise – Donald Trump Tells Israel

Peace Means Compromise – Donald Trump Tells Israel

🕔13:35, 9.Feb 2018

The language of Trump’s announcement did not rule out a presence in Jerusalem for the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city – captured by Israel in a 1967 war and annexed in a move not recognised internationally – as their own capital.

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Japan Warns Theresa May on Brexit: No Profit, No Business With UK

Japan Warns Theresa May on Brexit: No Profit, No Business With UK

🕔13:32, 9.Feb 2018

“So it is as simple as that. This is all high stakes that all of us, I think, need to keep in mind.” Koji Tsuruoka told reporters on Downing Street when asked how real the threat was to Japanese companies of Britain not securing frictionless EU trade.

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Ramaphosa Pulls Out of Public Events, Now Wants Zuma Out

Ramaphosa Pulls Out of Public Events, Now Wants Zuma Out

🕔08:29, 9.Feb 2018

Ramaphosa has been lobbying for Zuma to resign and has said he hopes to conclude talks with him over a transition of power “in coming days…in the interests of the country.”

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US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

🕔09:10, 8.Feb 2018

The US has around 2,000 military personnel in northern Syria supporting the SDF, which is an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria and largely dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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US Senate Reaches $300b Budget Deal

US Senate Reaches $300b Budget Deal

🕔18:39, 7.Feb 2018

“This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said on the Senate floor. “We worked hard to find common ground and remained focused on serving the American people.”

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Ramaphosa to Outline ‘Progress’ on Question of Zuma’s Future

Ramaphosa to Outline ‘Progress’ on Question of Zuma’s Future

🕔10:01, 7.Feb 2018

The machinations within the ANC are an ironic recycling of history for Zuma, who engineered the ouster of former president Thabo Mbeki in 2008 shortly after taking over the helm of the ANC. He has not said whether he will resign voluntarily before his second term as president ends next year.

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Ghana Minority Parliament Members Storm Out of Debate On Cash-for-Seat Committee Report

Ghana Minority Parliament Members Storm Out of Debate On Cash-for-Seat Committee Report

🕔15:02, 6.Feb 2018

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, held that under the circumstances, his side of the House could not take part in the deliberations. He argued that per the Standing Orders of Parliament, no motion shall be debated until at least 48 hours sitting days have elapsed. “I have a difficulty that we are suspending the Standing Orders on this matter especially seeing that I got my copy of the report only this morning. All members got their copies only this morning… so why the rush?”

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Buhari Appoints Tinubu to Head APC Reconciliation Team

Buhari Appoints Tinubu to Head APC Reconciliation Team

🕔13:36, 6.Feb 2018

The statement read: “As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts. “The assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the Federation.”

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