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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Extends Grip in Areas Captured From ISIS

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Extends Grip in Areas Captured From ISIS

Rolf Holmboe, Research Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and former Danish Ambassador to Syria said, “..The Russians want a solution on their terms, which is one where Assad stays in power. The ceasefires do two things. They allow the Russians to take control of the political negotiations and look good internationally. But more importantly, they allow Assad and the Iranian-backed militias to free troops to grab the territory that Islamic State is about to lose.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Disbands Business Councils After CEOs Exit in Protest

USA POLITICS: Trump Disbands Business Councils After CEOs Exit in Protest

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Suggests it Could Quit NAFTA Talks

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Suggests it Could Quit NAFTA Talks

“Canada will uphold and preserve the elements in NAFTA that Canadians deem key to our national interest – including a process to ensure anti-dumping and countervailing duties are only applied fairly when truly warranted,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a speech at the University of Ottawa.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Korean Peninsula Tension Eased Slightly as US Played Down Risk of Imminent War

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Korean Peninsula Tension Eased Slightly as US Played Down Risk of Imminent War

While backing U.S. President Donald Trump’s tough talk, U.S. officials including National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster played down the risk on Sunday of the rhetoric escalating into conflict.

“I think we’re not closer to war than a week ago, but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago,” McMaster told ABC News’ “This Week”.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Mitch McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Mitch McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump says, “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done? Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Sanctions Retaliation: Russia to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems

RUSSIA POLITICS: Sanctions Retaliation: Russia to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems

“We will of course intensify work related to import substitution, reduction of dependence on U.S. payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on. It is becoming a vital need,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying in response to the new sanctions against Russia.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

USA POLITICS: Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

News of Anthony Scaramucci’s removal came hours after Donald Trump swore in a new chief of staff, retired General John Kelly. ‘Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate:’ White House statement.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

“The commission is not set up to prove or disprove President Trump’s claim. The commission is simply to put facts on the table,” Kris Kobach said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

“You’re in such good shape,” Trump was filmed on Thursday telling her during his first state visit to France.

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USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

“Trump told me he would try to find solution in the coming months,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Relations With US Cannot Be Defined By ‘Murmurs’: Enrique Pena Nieto

MEXICO POLITICS: Relations With US Cannot Be Defined By ‘Murmurs’: Enrique Pena Nieto

“Given what happened after this meeting (with Trump), our bilateral relationship cannot be defined by murmurs,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

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USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

“President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside the Russian leader.

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USA POLITICS: US B-1B Lancer Bombers Challenge China in South China Sea

USA POLITICS: US B-1B Lancer Bombers Challenge China in South China Sea

U.S. Lancers flew from Guam over the South China Sea last month, while a U.S. warship carried out a maneuvering drill within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s artificial islands in the waterway in late May.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Protesters to G20 Members: ‘Welcome to Hell’

EUROPE POLITICS: Protesters to G20 Members: ‘Welcome to Hell’

“Welcome to Hell”. That’s the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg who aim to disrupt the G20 summit, already rife with tensions over trade and climate change.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the stiff demands – including closing Qatar-based al Jazeera TV and ejecting Turkish troops based there – are so draconian that they appear designed to be rejected.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Sending Federal Help to Fight Chicago Crime

USA POLITICS: Trump Sending Federal Help to Fight Chicago Crime

“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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USA POLITICS: Robert Mueller Team Lawyer Brings Witness-Flipping Expertise to Trump Probes

USA POLITICS: Robert Mueller Team Lawyer Brings Witness-Flipping Expertise to Trump Probes

“The time is now to make decisions about what you have and what leverage can be applied to get things you don’t have,” Ray said, referring to Mueller’s team.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

“His speech was aggressive and threatening, … revealing his contempt and ignorance,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech. “We reject Donald Trump’s declarations against our brother Cuba. It is an offence against Latin America.”

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