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And a senior White House official told The Washington Post that a review of drone policy was nearly complete and would roll back other constraints imposed by Barack Obama. The Pentagon had to report that publicly. The CIA and US military operate under different legal authorities. While U.S. officials said Mr. Trump's action specifically applied to the CIA's ability to operate in Syria, it means the agency eventually could become empowered under Mr.
  • Whitmore happy with Gold Cup draw

    Whitmore happy with Gold Cup draw

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    The U.S. Men's National Team will begin its quest for a sixth regional title when they open Group B action of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Panama on Saturday, July 8 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The top two third place teams also advance. CONCACAF does not hold draws for the Gold Cup. The Semifinals will take place Saturday, July 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and Sunday, July 23 at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Biloxi Crash: Identities of passengers killed in crash released

    Biloxi Crash: Identities of passengers killed in crash released

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    First responders were removing the injured passengers through emergency window exits, local media reported. The bus was operated by Echo Transportation out of Austin, Tex., and had not reached its destination in Biloxi. Passengers on the bus, which was operated by the Texas-based Echo Transportation, said they were traveling from Austin, according to Miller. A woman who lives about a block from where the train and bus finally came to a stop after the train crashed into the bus says she ...
  • Napoli to upset Real Madrid in Turin

    Napoli to upset Real Madrid in Turin

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    This time it was Lorenzo Insigne who fired a shot from distance that was parried by Keylor Navas for a corner. "I think we had a very good start in Madrid even if Napoli scored first, " he added. The tie is very much open after Napoli scored a priceless away goal at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Gil Azzurri are a team that are notoriously hard to beat due to the fact that their fans create a hostile environment like no other.
  • Hope rises as latest Syria peace talks end on positive note

    Hope rises as latest Syria peace talks end on positive note

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    In reference to what is called Geneva four, it is a political process that as a result of the resolution 2254 by the UN Security Council should become a Syrian solution to the problem in that country, Riabkov asserted. As well as incremental trust, the upkeep of a ceasefire brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey last December and improved humanitarian access in the war-torn country are seen as key factors if future talks are to avoid an early breakdown.
  • McDonald's to DELIVER to your door? Fast food giant drops BIG hint

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    The world's biggest burger chain said Wednesday during its investor day in Chicago that much of that business was lost after it did away with its Dollar Menu. The plans follow Domino's Pizza's (DPZ) resounding success with its digital ordering technology. Starbucks Corp. already offers mobile order-and-pay, an option the coffee chain has hailed as a success but also blamed for creating congestion at pickup counters.
  • Murder charge expected over body in river

    Murder charge expected over body in river

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    A woman has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to drown her son, a court has heard. The 27-year-old woman didn't appear before Deniliquin local court as expected on Saturday morning after requesting to stay in the custody cells.
  • Stop treating people's lives as a

    Stop treating people's lives as a "game", May tells Sturgeon

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    Addressing the Scottish Conservatives conference, Mrs May said: "The SNP's neglect and mismanagement of Scottish education has been a scandal, but sadly it doesn't stop there". May said that "time and again the benefits of the Union - of doing together, collectively, what would be impossible to do apart - are clear". The PM was speaking in Glasgow on Friday when she slammed campaigners trying to "wrench Scotland out of its biggest market" by calling for a second independence referendum.
  • US Commander Downplays Chances of Large Deployments to Iraq, Syria

    US Commander Downplays Chances of Large Deployments to Iraq, Syria

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    On Tuesday, " we had some Russian aircraft and [Syrian] regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS ", US Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon news briefing on Wednesday. Russia, Turkey, the USA and other countries are backing surrogate forces inside Syria, which has been in a civil war since 2011. The deadly bombing run marks the second time in weeks that Russian planes have bombed friendly forces around al Bab.
  • Obama Officials Reportedly Worked to Preserve Trump-Russia Intelligence for Future Investigation

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    At the time , a White House official and a spokesman for the office of the director of national intelligence told the Wall Street Journal that these allegations were false. Between Nunes's role on the transition and now his threats to the press? The White House has acknowledged that Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, misled top officials about the nature of his contacts with Russia's Ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
  • Trump Signs Comstock's INSPIRE Women Act

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    USA president Donald Trump has signed two new laws that will try to boost the numbers of women and girls in STEM describing the current situation as unfair. The second law is the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act. Two new laws aimed at bringing more women into science and technology careers should appeal to the hundreds of tech companies, including Microsoft Corp.
  • Germany arrests Syria war crimes suspect

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    The federal prosecutors' office said the man, arrested in Duesseldorf, had carried out death sentences. German prosecutors allege Abdulrahman AA, 26, and Abdalfatah HA, 35, took part in an armed battle against Syrian government troops including taking over a big arms depot near Mahin, central Syria, in November 2013, eight months after the murders of the government employees.
  • Russians strike US-backed forces in Syria by mistake, general says

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    US forces were in the area - about three miles away - when the airstrikes took place, though no Americans were hit. Russian air forces came close to mistakenly bombing US troops Tuesday in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State terror group, according to the Army general in charge of USA military operation in the region.
  • Pakistani PM Sharif opens key regional economic summit

    Pakistani PM Sharif opens key regional economic summit

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    Addressing the meeting, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the organization should invest more time and energy for implementation of ECO Vision 2025. Over the weekend, Pakistan's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were negotiating a joint mechanism for dealing with concerns over terrorism.
  • Voter ID hearing set for Tuesday

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    In court Tuesday, the judge asked how the Justice Department could now say the possibility that Texas lawmakers will fix or replace the earlier law could resolve issues about whether they acted out of bias six years ago. "SB 5 is an important development insofar as the state is giving the signal that it accepts responsibility for adopting a discriminatory law", said Chad Dunn, a lawyer for civil rights groups and elected officials who also sued to overturn the voter ID law.
  • Iran Starts Annual Navy Drill Near Strait of Hormuz

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    The exercises featured the launch of a cruise missile named "Nasir" and a "smart" laser-guided anti-submarine missile named " Dehlaviyeh ". The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China in retaliation for Iran's recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country.
  • Syrian opposition says United Nations talks must focus on transition, fears Iran's role

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    On Wednesday, Salem al-Meslet, spokesman for the HNC umbrella group, told the AFP news agency that the so-called Syrian opposition wants face-to-face discussions with government representatives instead of negotiating in separate rooms. Hayet Tahrir al-Sham, a former al-Qaeda affiliate, claimed the attack. Residents of Ramtha, which lies just across the border from Syria's southern town of Deraa, said they could hear the sound of bombings from inside their houses.
  • Hollande rebukes Trump following Paris remarks

    Hollande rebukes Trump following Paris remarks

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    Trump eventually turned his attention to France, and he told the story about a pal of his named "Jim" who won't go to France anymore because " Paris is no longer Paris ". 'I wouldn't do it with the United States and I'm urging the USA president not to do it with France, ' Hollande said. Trump hammered France in his speech.
  • Israel denies work permit for Human Rights Watch director

    Israel denies work permit for Human Rights Watch director

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    In response, HRW said that this comes as the Israelis seek to limit the space for local and worldwide human rights groups to operate in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. "We hope the Israeli authorities will reverse this decision and allow both global and domestic human rights groups to work freely", Levine said. On Friday afternoon, Emanuel Nahshon, a spokesperson for Israel's Interior Ministry told Mondoweiss that Shakir "may enter Israel with a tourist visa" adding that ...