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Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

on April 28, 2017, 8:52 AM / in International News, National News

Two American soldiers were killed in the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar in an operation against an Islamic State affiliate, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said Thursday. The operation targeted the Afghanistan wing of the terrorist group, known as ISIS-K; another Special Operations Forces soldier was wounded but is expected to live. “The fight against ISIS-K is important for the […]

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BREAKING: Front-runner Kevin O’Leary backs out of Conservative leadership race

BREAKING: Front-runner Kevin O’Leary backs out of Conservative leadership race

on April 27, 2017, 8:47 AM / in International News

TORONTO,  (LifeSiteNews) — Kevin O’Leary has dropped out of the Conservative leadership race and thrown his support behind Quebec MP Maxime Bernier. The shocking development, which was reported first today in the Globe and Mail, is good news for Campaign Life Coalition. “He’s no friend of ours,” said Jeff Gunnarson, vice president of the national pro-life lobby group. “We’re glad […]

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Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes As Its Biggest Mortgage Lender Crashes Most In History

Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes As Its Biggest Mortgage Lender Crashes Most In History

on April 27, 2017, 7:56 AM / in International News

by Tyler Durden   /   ZeroHedge.com Call it Canada’s “New Century” moment. We first introduced readers to the company we said was the “tip of the iceberg in Canada’s magnificent housing bubble” nearly two years ago, in July 2015 when we exposed a major problem that we predicted would haunt Home Capital Group, Canada’s largest non-bank mortgage lender: liar loans […]

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Israel reportedly bombs Hezbollah weapons sent to Syria by Iran

Israel reportedly bombs Hezbollah weapons sent to Syria by Iran

on April 27, 2017, 7:23 AM / in International News

Israel bombed an arms supply center operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah in Syria on Thursday, according to rebels and regional intelligence sources. The airstrikes near the Damascus airport targeted weapons allegedly sent into the country by Iran on commercial and military cargo planes. Syrian state media condemned what it called “Israeli aggression,” saying the attack had caused material losses, […]

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White House says Trump won’t immediately pull out of NAFTA

White House says Trump won’t immediately pull out of NAFTA

on April 27, 2017, 6:37 AM / in International News, National News

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. The White House made the surprise announcement Wednesday in a […]

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U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

on April 27, 2017, 6:17 AM / in International News, National News

By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings […]

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Three soldiers killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Three soldiers killed in Indian Kashmir attack

on April 27, 2017, 6:08 AM / in International News

Crowds of civilian protesters fought with government forces Thursday near an army garrison in Indian-administered Kashmir where militants earlier killed three soldiers. Police fired tear gas and live bullets into the air to try to break up the demonstrations after what one officer called “intense clashes”. The violence followed a pre-dawn assault on the garrison in Kupwara district, near the […]

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Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

on April 26, 2017, 6:30 AM / in International News, National News

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces. By JOSH MEYER  /  POLITICO When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for […]

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Rebels kill 25 police officers in India

Rebels kill 25 police officers in India

on April 25, 2017, 7:25 AM / in International News

Maoist rebels in India killed at least 25 security officers in an attack on a police patrol on Monday. Another seven officers, members of the Central Reserve Police Force, were wounded. Roughly 100 security forces were ambushed while guarding a new road and bridge being built in a densely forested area in eastern India, where rebels known as Naxalites have […]

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American paramedic on Ukraine monitoring mission killed in mine blast

American paramedic on Ukraine monitoring mission killed in mine blast

on April 24, 2017, 9:01 AM / in International News

An American paramedic working for a European monitoring mission in Ukraine was killed and two other members of the team were injured on Sunday when their vehicle hit a mine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the incident was the first time any of its members had been killed on patrol. The 700-member international observer mission reports […]

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French vote lifts stocks

French vote lifts stocks

on April 24, 2017, 8:59 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. stock index futures jumped by 1.2 percent early Monday and European stocks soared as investors expressed relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron had come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election. Macron is considered the favorite to win the second round on May 7, in which he will face off against second-place vote-getter Marine Le Pen, […]

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Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

on April 24, 2017, 8:57 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to assess the situation in the country as President Trump considers whether to send more troops to help government forces struggling to contain the Taliban insurgency. Mattis arrived on the same day Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim resigned in […]

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China’s president urges calm as North Korea tensions rise

China’s president urges calm as North Korea tensions rise

on April 24, 2017, 8:54 AM / in International News

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged President Trump to show restraint as tensions rise over North Korea. The two leaders spoke by phone on Monday as the Hermit Kingdom prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of its military on Tuesday. Korea experts fear that Pyongyang will mark the occasion with another provocative missile or nuclear weapon test. North Korea […]

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Centrist and far-right candidate advance to presidential runoff in France

Centrist and far-right candidate advance to presidential runoff in France

on April 24, 2017, 8:53 AM / in International News

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent. The center right’s Francois Fillon, the […]

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THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON HIDES THE REAL GOALS OF THE US IN YEMEN

THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON HIDES THE REAL GOALS OF THE US IN YEMEN

on April 24, 2017, 7:23 AM / in International News, Opinion

A point of view from the Russian side of the fence… interesting stuff. By Ivan Konovalov   /   KATEHON The head of the U.S. Department of Defense, James Mattis, announced during his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that he was ready to make an effort to regulate the Yemeni military conflict through negotiations. “We will work with our […]

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France votes in presidential runoff

France votes in presidential runoff

on April 23, 2017, 8:36 AM / in International News

French citizens head to the polls Sunday to vote in a runoff election that will pare down a field of 11 presidential candidates to the top two. No one candidate is expected to take an outright majority; rather, four candidates are in contention to make it to the second round: far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, center-right François Fillon, centrist Emmanuel […]

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Russia’s top court brands Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremists

Russia’s top court brands Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremists

on April 21, 2017, 7:20 AM / in International News

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in Russian territory, declaring the Christian sect an extremist organization. The designation lumps Jehovah’s Witnesses, who reject violence, into the same category as the Islamic State. The ruling upheld an order to “liquidate” the denomination issued last month by Russia’s Justice Ministry. A lawyer for the group said it would […]

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One of those Cases That Shouldn’t be pursued Is: Prosecutors weigh pursuing charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

on April 21, 2017, 7:12 AM / in International News, National News

Federal prosecutors are considering seeking criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization. Since 2010, the Justice Department has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks, which came to prominence after posting files stolen by former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, but the Obama administration decided against pursuing charges because WikiLeaks wasn’t the only site to publish the […]

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Paris attacker kills 1 police officer, wounds 2

Paris attacker kills 1 police officer, wounds 2

on April 21, 2017, 7:05 AM / in International News

French authorities closed the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday after a gunman shot three police officers, killing one of them and seriously wounding the others. The attacker also was killed when he fled on foot after opening fire on the officers’ police car. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Security officials could not immediately determine who was behind the attack, although […]

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At least 3 more killed in massive Venezuela protests

At least 3 more killed in massive Venezuela protests

on April 20, 2017, 8:31 AM / in International News

The latest in a series of massive demonstrations dubbed “the mother of all protests” erupted in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities Wednesday against the South American country’s increasingly unpopular president, Nicolas Maduro. At least three people were killed, according to human rights groups, bringing the death toll from recent protests to seven. Angry demonstrations have grown increasingly common as critics […]

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