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Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Rough start for Russians as Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open

GANGNEUNG (AFP) – Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) made their debut at the 2018 Olympics on Thursday but were routed by the United States as mixed doubles curling launched competition at the Pyeongchang Games. Americans brother and sister Matt and Becca Hamilton ripped the husband-and-wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and ...

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Republican, Democratic senators question Trump’s Afghan strategy

Republican and Democratic senators have grilled Trump administration officials about the war in Afghanistan, saying American taxpayers’ money is being wasted on a failed war. During their first hearing Tuesday on the war since the Republican president unveiled his strategy in August, the lawmakers questioned whether Trump’s policy will bring ...

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Israel border wall ‘act of aggression’: Lebanon

Israel’s plan to construct a security wall on the border with Lebanon amounts to an “act of aggression” and would not go unanswered, Lebanon’s top council of political, military and security heads has warned. Headed by President Michel Aoun, the Higher Defense Council held an extraordinary session on Wednesday to address territorial ...

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US trying to mislead Iran into leaving JCPOA: Araqchi

An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the United States is trying to mislead Tehran into leaving the nuclear deal. “The US is trying to mislead us out of the JCPOA, but we will not fall into its trap,” said Abbas Araqchi during a Wednesday interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica. On January 12, ...

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US-led coalition attacks pro-Syrian government forces in Dayr al-Zawr

The US-led coalition in Syria has attacked pro-Damascus forces in what it claims to be defensive strikes in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.  “Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters” on February 7, said a statement released by the US Central Command early on ...

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Defending champion Iran edges Iraq 5-3 at AFC Futsal Championship

The Iran men’s national futsal team, domestically known as Team Melli Futsal, has topped the standings at the group stage of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship, defeating the Iraqi side. The Persians, who had netted double figures in both previous ties against Myanmar and China, defeated their rivals 5-3 at ...

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