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US mulling expansion of laptop flight ban to Europe

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is mulling the expansion of a ban on laptops on flights originating from several predominantly Muslim countries to flights from Europe. The DHS is yet to formally announce an expansion of the ban, which will affect United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, and several other ...

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Trump’s South China Sea policy ‘on auto-pilot’

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea do not require any “push” from the United States to be resolved as the country has no national interests in the region, says a former US Senate foreign policy adviser. James George Jatars made the remarks in a Tuesday interview with Press TV ...

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Some US lawmakers warn against troop surge for Afghanistan

Members of Congress warn that a White House plan to deploy thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan would raise the casualty toll and enormous expense of the longest war in US history. Top Pentagon and administration officials are recommending an expansion of the US military strength in Afghanistan, presenting President Donald ...

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Venezuelans plan to throw feces during anti-government rallies

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to voice their support for President Nicolas Maduro, as anti-government protesters prepare for countrywide rallies during which they plan to throw human and animal feces at security forces. Protesters wearing red t-shirts rallied in Caracas for the ...

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Putin ordered influence campaign to ‘advantage’ Trump: Clapper

Former Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper has defended the assessment by the intelligence community that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly interfered in last year’s presidential election to help Donald Trump. “While it’s been over four months since the issuance of the assessment, as [FBI and NSA] Directors [James] ...

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US military chief in Israel to discuss bilateral ties

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has traveled to Israel to discuss military ties and address the Tel Aviv regime’s concerns about the situation in Syria and Egypt. Dunford arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday and was slated to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

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Ex-attorney general says had warned Trump of Flynn’s contacts

The former US acting attorney general says she had warned about contacts between President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser and Russian government officials. Sally Yates revealed during an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday that she had warned the Trump administration against appointing General Michael Flynn as ...

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Heavy rain, floods hit Canada

Torrential rains and waters from melting snow have been causing flooding across large parts of Canada over the past days, prompting officials to triple the number of soldiers deployed to help evacuate victims in one province. The main provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec have been dealing with the ...

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