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After U.N. veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdog

After U.N. veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdogBy Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) – After blocking U.N. Security Council action against Syria, Russia has proposed changing the rules for inspectors at the world’s chemical weapons body in The Hague, a move Western diplomats and experts said would undermine its work. It is the latest confrontation between Russia, a close ally and military backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and the West over an international inquiry established to determine who is behind ongoing chemical attacks in Syria’s civil war.



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Turkish lira hits record low against dollar

Turkish lira hits record low against dollarThe embattled Turkish lira hit record lows against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took fright over an impending trial in the United States and changes to banking regulations. The Turkish lira lost over one percent in value to trade at 3.97 to the dollar late morning, testing the never-before-reached 4.0 ceiling, before rallying slightly to 3.95 in the early evening. The latest drop followed the delay on Monday of a scheduled trial in the United States of Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab and Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy chief executive of Turkish lender Halkbank, accused of defying US sanctions on Iran.



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Tide of Public Opinion Turning Against Moore

Tide of Public Opinion Turning Against MooreRachel Maddow reports on the strengthening position of Doug Jones, the Democratic challenger to Roy Moore as Moore maintains local party support but suffers rejection by national Republicans and local media.



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SitRep: New Afghan Plan Pits B-52s Against Opium Facilities

SitRep: New Afghan Plan Pits B-52s Against Opium FacilitiesAssad meets with Putin, new Ukraine drone, South Korea and japan welcome Trump NK sanctions



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Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The SenateWASHINGTON ― The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)



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The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuser

The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuserWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local):



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Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporter

Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporterGreg Gianforte told an officer that Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled him to the floor of his campaign office after “interrogating” him, according to notes from a Gallatin County sheriff’s officer who interviewed the politician after the incident unfolded. “He grabbed my wrist, he spun and we ended up on the floor … so he pulled me down on top of him,” the sergeant quoted the politician as saying.



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Ryan Seacrest Denies Misconduct Allegations Brought Against Him By Former Stylist

Ryan Seacrest Denies Misconduct Allegations Brought Against Him By Former StylistRyan Seacrest is denying the misconduct allegations that have been brought against him by a former wardrobe stylist.



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Democrats roll out 5 new articles of impeachment against Trump

Democrats roll out 5 new articles of impeachment against TrumpHouse Democratic lawmakers announced a new impeachment push against President Trump on Wednesday, citing "definite violations" of the U.S. Constitution and "threats" to democracy.



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Jeff Sessions Has 'No Reason To Doubt' Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Roy Moore

Jeff Sessions Has 'No Reason To Doubt' Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Roy MooreWASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he does not doubt the multiple women who have accused Roy Moore, the Republican seeking to fill his former seat representing Alabama in the Senate, of engaging in sexual misconduct or committing sexual assault against them when they were teenagers.



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