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Trump says feuding with lawmakers helps his agenda

US President Donald Trump says that feuding with members of Congress “helps” his agenda, defending his use of Twitter to attack his critics on Capitol Hill. “Sometimes it helps, to be honest with you,” Trump told Fox Business Network when asked if he worried his feuds would undermine his agenda. ...

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SDF won’t hand over Raqqah to Syrian government

A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of “federal government” in the country’s north. The SDF said on Friday that it had “liberated” Raqqah after driving out ...

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Ayatollah Sistani urges Iraq to protect Kurds amid tensions

Iraq’s most senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on the government to protect the Kurdish population in the north amid rising tensions between Baghdad and Iraq’s secessionist Kurds. Sistani’s call was issued at the Friday prayer in the holy city of Karbala by one of his representatives, ...

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EU, South Korea stress Iran deal’s significance

The European Union (EU) and South Korea have jointly underscored the importance of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries. The EU’s foreign policy director, Federica Mogherini, and South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha stressed the significance of the deal during a meeting in Brussels on Friday. ...

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Maduro warns of repeating elections in states won by opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned that elections may be repeated in the states won by the opposition if the elected governors refuse to be sworn in before the newly-formed constituent assembly. “Anyone who wants to be governor will have to recognize the National Constituent Assembly; otherwise elections will be ...

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No int’l deal restricts countries’ missile activities: Iran

A high-ranking Iranian military commander says there are no international agreements that set limits on countries’ missile power and Iran would accept no such restrictions, either. Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, who is a senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces, said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic’s defensive power was ...

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Israel ‘hits Syrian army positions in Golan Heights’

The Israeli military says it has attacked Syrian government artillery positions in the Golan Heights in what, if confirmed, would be another act of aggression against Syrian territory. In a statement released on Saturday, the Israeli army said that it had “targeted three artillery cannons” of the Syrian government in ...

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