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Turkey has been infuriated by U.S. support for the YPG, which forms the backbone of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an anti-Damascus alliance of predominantly Kurdish militants. "We will launch an operation east of the Euphrates within a matter of days to save it from a separatist terrorist organization ", Erdogan said at a Turkish defense summit in Ankara .
  • WPS, RCMP respond to widespread bomb threats

    WPS, RCMP respond to widespread bomb threats

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    Officials from both countries said they believe the threats - clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 United States payments of bitcoin - may have all come from the same source. - Reports of bomb threats have forced evacuations and lockdowns at schools, businesses, and government buildings across the country Thursday, but numerous nation's biggest law enforcement agencies seem to have concluded the threats were a hoax .
  • Bomb Threat Called Into Columbine High School, Suspect Sought

    Bomb Threat Called Into Columbine High School, Suspect Sought

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    Police say they received a phone call from a man claiming to be hiding outside the school with a gun. KUSA says Columbine High School and 22 other nearby schools have been placed on lockdown after "reported threats ". A bomb disposal squad has been deployed to the scene. Authorities conducted a search, found no suspects, and decided the threat was baseless about 12:45 p.m., the sheriff's office said.
  • Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty in United States court

    Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty in United States court

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    Butina's efforts, which continued after she moved to Washington as a graduate student at American University in 2016, included asking whether the Russian government was ready to meet her contacts. She faces a maximum of five years in prison, but she won't be sentenced immediately. All the parties in the case agreed to reconvene at a status hearing on February 12 to assess Butina's level of assistance to the government.
  • Polish chairman says United Nations climate talks call for higher effort

    Polish chairman says United Nations climate talks call for higher effort

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    But as the two-week meeting shifted from the technical to political phase, with ministers taking over negotiations, campaign groups warned of the risks of failure in Katowice . Last week, the four big oil and gas producers - the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait - faced off against every other country who wanted to formally "welcome" in the United Nations text the landmark 1.5 degrees Celsius IPCC report that focussed on urgency and also scaled up ambition by the world.
  • OH woman arrested after allegedly planning to commit mass attack

    OH woman arrested after allegedly planning to commit mass attack

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    A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the SC church shooting and visited Columbine High School , federal authorities said. Authorities allege Lecron, a resident of Toledo, expressed admiration for mass murderers, even calling the two teenagers who killed 13 people at Columbine High School in 1999 "god-like".
  • Grace Millane murder probe: Detectives search for shovel

    Grace Millane murder probe: Detectives search for shovel

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    Another said: "All New Zealanders have felt the heartache that this has caused and can only imagine the sadness and pain this has caused her family & friends". The court appearance came just a day after the top cop in charge of the investigation, Detective Inspector Scott Beard, was visibly emotional as he addressed the media and revealed her body had been found.
  • National Enquirer publisher dodges charges for suppressing story to help Trump

    National Enquirer publisher dodges charges for suppressing story to help Trump

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    Both Michael Cohen and American Media Inc. now say they made hush money payments to a porn star and a Playboy Playmate for the purposes of helping his 2016 White House bid, an apparent campaign finance violation. Trump denies ever having sex with McDougal but has admitted to reimbursing Cohen for hush payments. The deal grants AMI immunity from prosecution for its role in what is called "catch and kill", or purchasing a story in order to sweep it under the rug.
  • Chinese spies reportedly behind massive Marriott hack

    Chinese spies reportedly behind massive Marriott hack

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    The New York Times , which reported the story first, and The Washington Post quote unidentified people who have been briefed on the government's preliminary findings. United States suspicions of Chinese involvement in the Marriott theft come amid heightened rivalry between the two countries over trade, geo-politics and technology despite continuing attempts to reach a truce.
  • Russian Fighter Jets in Venezuela Raise Tensions Between Kremlin, US

    Russian Fighter Jets in Venezuela Raise Tensions Between Kremlin, US

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    The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show of support for the government of socialist President Nicolás Maduro. Norwegian F-16 fighter jets escorted the planes for part of the route. The bombers' arrival came just days after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Moscow, seeking Kremlin support for his country, whose economy is in shambles and which is deeply in debt to Russian Federation.
  • Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

    Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

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    After Ayer's refusal to take the job, Trump was reportedly considering GOP Rep, Mark Meadows to fill the position but now appears to have shied away from that idea , believing that his value as an ally in Congress is more valuable. Then, the White House would send the photos to the guests. "I'm fully committed to continuing in both of those roles", Meadows said late Wednesday in a statement, offering his "total support" to whomever ends up being tapped by Trump.
  • Accused Russia agent pleads guilty over U.S. charges

    Accused Russia agent pleads guilty over U.S. charges

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    She allegedly tried to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to influence USA policies in favour of Moscow. Butina said she acted "under direction of" a Russian official whom CNN has identified as Alexander Torshin , the recently retired deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia .
  • Pound up after Theresa May wins Tory confidence vote

    Pound up after Theresa May wins Tory confidence vote

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    This left MPs furious, and under severe pressure and facing the prospect of a humiliating defeat in the Commons on her Brexit deal, the Prime Minister delayed the process on Monday - just 24 hours before it was set to take place. The challenge to Mrs May has been brought by Conservative MPs who say Mrs May's deal with the European Union has watered down the Brexit voters were promised in the 2016 referendum.
  • Trump's former lawyer jailed for three years

    Trump's former lawyer jailed for three years

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    U.S. Judge William Pauley told the 52-year-old Cohen that somewhere along the way, he had "lost his moral compass". Cohen also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump's efforts in early 2016 to build a Moscow skyscraper, to mimic Trump's false claim to voters that he had no Russian business ventures.
  • Gunman opens fire in Brazil cathedral, kills at least 4

    Gunman opens fire in Brazil cathedral, kills at least 4

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    Authorities said they had not identified a motive. So far, the evidence doesn't indicate that Grandolpho knew the victims, Agencia Brasil said, citing Jose Henrique Ventura, a police officer investigating the shooting. Brazil had almost 64,000 murders previous year - more than any other country, according to the United Nations. The country´s incoming president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office on January 1, easily won November elections on a platform that included promises to ruthlessly ...
  • IDF kills son of Hamas leader, arrests Ofra terror suspects

    IDF kills son of Hamas leader, arrests Ofra terror suspects

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    As it did following that earlier attack, the Hamas terrorist organization praised Thursday's deadly shooting as a great act of "heroism". Na'alwa stormed the offices of the Barkan factory where he was employed on October 7 and fatally shot two Israeli colleagues , Ziv Hajbi and Kim Levengrond Yehezkel.
  • Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

    Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

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    Michael Cohen , former lawyer to President Donald Trump , leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. "The person told Cohen that such a meeting could have a "phenomenal" impact 'not only in political but in a business dimension as well, '" the filing said.
  • Russian supersonic bombers fly to Venezuela

    Russian supersonic bombers fly to Venezuela

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    The long-range strategic bombers landed at Simun Bolovar Airport outside of the Venezuelan capital on Monday along with two other Russian planes. The vessel is capable of carrying nuclear as well as conventional missiles. Similarly, the Foreign Minister through Twitter, considered the reaction of the official as disrespectful and cynical, while he recalled the presence of 800 USA military bases in 70 countries.
  • Jury recommends life sentence plus 419 years for Fields

    Jury recommends life sentence plus 419 years for Fields

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    Fields, 21, was convicted of first-degree murder and nine other charges on Friday, including the wounding of others in the crash and fleeing the scene. Fields is accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia previous year. Her right leg was shattered and she's had five surgeries to try to fix it.
  • Police increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand

    Police increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand

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    She arrived in New Zealand in mid-November - and was reportedly staying at a hostel in Auckland. The distressed family released a plea on social media after Ms Millane had been missing for five days. It has been shared thousands of times around the country. "On Monday, it was weird that we hadn't heard from her so [on Tuesday] we started to make enquiries down the right channels and realised the last time she was seen was on Saturday by one of her room mates in a hostel she was staying ...
  • Who Is Cherif C? Strasbourg Christmas Market Gunman Information

    Who Is Cherif C? Strasbourg Christmas Market Gunman Information

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    The 29-year-old has more than two dozen convictions, mostly in France but also in Switzerland and Germany . Petermann and Germany's justice ministry said that German authorities had no information on links between the suspected attacker, who previously spent prison time in Germany for robbery, and Islamic extremists.