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Worldwide US 'optimistic' on deal to protect Kurds
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There are some 2,000 US troops stationed across northeastern Syria. Adding to the confusion, a military spokesman said Friday the United States had already begun "the process of our deliberate withdrawal" from Syria. There are 2,000 USA troops in Syria and while the military has orders to follow the president's decision to withdraw, they have no timelines attached for how long it will take.

Worldwide Israel locates Hezbollah tunnel on Lebanon border
Author: 0 Israel locates Hezbollah tunnel on Lebanon border

Confirming a Friday night sortie in Syria, Netanyahu said Israel's air force had "struck Iran's warehouses, containing Iranian arms, in Damascus global airport". The tunnel wasn't operational or a threat to Israel's citizens, Israel's military says. The highly publicised Israeli operation to expose and destroy the tunnels has gone ahead without drawing a military response from Hezbollah.

Worldwide Trump's wall emergency may end one conflict but create another
Author: 0 Trump's wall emergency may end one conflict but create another

By more than 2-1 (66 per cent to 31 per cent), Americans say they oppose invoking an emergency to build a border wall . Some posted photos of their empty earnings statements on social media as a rallying cry to end the shutdown - a jarring image that many in the White House feared could turn more voters against the president as he holds out for billions in new wall funding.

Worldwide UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’
Author: 0 UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

European Union leaders are preparing to delay Brexit until July or possibly longer if Parliament can not agree a deal, it has been claimed. Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "Chris Grayling has lost the plot". It has also emerged that 14 military planners have been deployed to four key Whitehall departments to assist with no-deal planning, according to a Freedom of Information request by the Observer .

Worldwide Saudi refugee welcomed to Canada by its foreign minister
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Thailand's immigration police chief, Surachate Hakparn, told reporters the United Nations was accelerating the case, though he gave no indication of when the process would be complete. After a brief appearance, she was taken back into the airport terminal. A Korean Air flight carrying Qunun left Bangkok for Seoul on Friday night at 11:37 p.m.

Worldwide Sanders apologises for harassment by 2016 campaign staff
Author: 0 Sanders apologises for harassment by 2016 campaign staff

Some of the top advisers to Sanders told Politico that they're working on a meeting between Sanders and those who signed a letter complaining of harassment on the 2016 campaign trail. Three other people who witnessed the incident or were told about it shortly after confirmed the account to Politico . A recent report by the New York Times recounts further allegations made by female campaign staffers against some of their male colleagues.

Worldwide Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling
Author: 0 Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

Trump did not elaborate and turned to another reporter with a question on a different topic. Asked on Thursday about the allegation against Manafort - which was meant to be hidden from the public within a court filing from the former campaign chief's lawyers - Trump said he "didn't know anything about it".

Worldwide Ocasio-Cortez’s Attacks on Democrats Have Party Scrambling for Damage Control
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez’s Attacks on Democrats Have Party Scrambling for Damage Control

Democratic leaders were also frustrated that Ocasio-Cortez criticized their new set of House rules on Twitter in the first week of the new Congress, Politico reported . Some lawmakers are trying to convince Ocasio-Cortez to use her influence to unite Democrats, while others have warned her that she's headed for a lonely tenure in Congress if she treats her more moderate colleagues as enemies, the report said.

Worldwide Canada: Deadly double-decker bus crash in capital Ottawa
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Three people were killed and almost two dozen injured in a collision involving an OC Transpo double-decker bus at Westboro station Friday afternoon. An investigation was opened to determine the cause of the crash, police said, adding that the bus driver was detained "and will be interviewed".

Worldwide Tulsi Gabbard Announces She's Running for President
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard , D-Hawaii, has announced she's running for president in 2020. More recently, Gabbard stirred controversy among fellow Democrats when she issued a statement accusing some of them of "religious bigotry" for questioning whether a judicial nominee's membership in a Catholic fraternal organization would affect his ability to apply the law.

Worldwide Chinese Huawei employee arrested on spying charge in Poland
Author: 0 Chinese Huawei employee arrested on spying charge in Poland

Poland's state security agency arrested a Chinese national and a Polish national on Friday over allegations of spying , Poland's state news agency PAP reported . Both people "carried out espionage activities against Poland", a Polish government official told the AP. Wasik said the arrest of the two suspects had been underway for a long time and was carefully planned.

Worldwide Jayme Closs Kidnapping Suspect Identified, Charged With Murder
Author: 0 Jayme Closs Kidnapping Suspect Identified, Charged With Murder

Fitzgerald says Closs was medically cleared, is out of the hospital and is being interviewed by law enforcement. When authorities responded to the home, they found the front door kicked in and the couple had been shot to death. "For her to get away and to do this, it's not her character", said Sue Allard. The two went elsewhere in the neighborhood, to the home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas.

Worldwide France calls for clarity on DR Congo vote as Tshisekedi declared victor
Author: 0 France calls for clarity on DR Congo vote as Tshisekedi declared victor

It is not known when they will be made official. "They have stolen the Congolese people's victory and the people will never accept that". The church refused to name its "clear victor, " but diplomats briefed on its findings said opposition leader Martin Fayulu won easily and that other election observers showed similar results.

Worldwide At the Border, Trump Moves Closer to Emergency Declaration
Author: 0 At the Border, Trump Moves Closer to Emergency Declaration

Puerto Rico is still suffering the aftermath of a hurricane previous year, and officials there were dismayed by the reports. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget in search of money for the wall, including looking at $13.9 billion in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, Texas and more than a dozen other states.

Author: 0 Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

President Donald Trump said Friday he would make it easier for top-skilled workers to stay in the United States and become citizens, offering uncharacteristic praise for immigrants´ contributions. The proposal is created to increase the number of H-1B beneficiaries by 16 percent, or 5,340 more workers, who hold advanced degrees from American universities.

Worldwide Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to testify before Congress in February
Author: 0 Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to testify before Congress in February

Michael Cohen , a former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump , is scheduled to testify before the House oversight committee next month regarding his work for the president. The women have claimed they had affairs with Trump after the real estate mogul married his third wife, Melania. As Trump's longtime lawyer and "fixer", Cohen had connections to a number of the key questions surrounding the president, the Mueller probe and now the Democratic congressional investigations.

Author: 0 Man Arrested After Suspicious Packages Sent To Consulates Throughout Australia

Police have so far recovered 29 of these packages, with forensic testing to be undertaken on them to determine the exact composition of the material in them. The offense carries a maximum 10-year jail term. It came two days after Sydney's Argentinian consulate was partially evacuated following reports of a suspicious substance.

Worldwide Suspect packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia
Author: 0 Suspect packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

The Australian Federal Police ( AFP ) said in a tweet that emergency services responded to "suspicious packages" at embassies and consulates in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Victoria . It was not clear which embassies in Canberra were affected. The NZ consulate was one of at least seven global consulates evacuated after multiple suspicious packages were found, in what officials labelled a "hazardous material" event.

Worldwide Manafort accused of sharing polling data with Russian allegedly linked to Kremlin
Author: 0 Manafort accused of sharing polling data with Russian allegedly linked to Kremlin

Prosecutors say Manafort acknowledged the meeting only after being told that they were in the same city on the same day. They contended the 69-year-old Manafort, facing years in prison, had breached the cooperation agreement that was reached when he pleaded guilty to cheating US tax authorities, violating federal lobbying laws and obstructing justice in connection with his long-time lobbying efforts for deposed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych in the years before he worked on Trump's ...