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IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do moreJiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had cornered the remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. “In the coming few days, in a very short time, we will spread the good tidings to the world of the military end of Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Trump on Saturday said the caliphate was “ready to fall and that the United States was asking European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial.



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Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in SyriaJiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had cornered the remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. “In the coming few days, in a very short time, we will spread the good tidings to the world of the military end of Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Trump has sworn to pull U.S. forces from Syria after Islamic State’s territorial defeat, raising questions over the fate of Washington’s Kurdish allies and Turkish involvement in northeast Syria.



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Are We Really on the Brink of Electing a Socialist President?

Are We Really on the Brink of Electing a Socialist President?Increasingly, the Democratic party seems to think so. This kind of view has long had a space in the Democratic party — recall Huey Long’s slogan, “Every man a king” — but it seems to be going mainstream. The wacky ideas of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are not limited to the lefty fringe of the House backbench but instead are being endorsed by major presidential candidates.



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How Hamas Brought Israel to the Brink of Election Chaos

How Hamas Brought Israel to the Brink of Election ChaosHamas didn’t achieve a military victory. But toppling the defense minister is a kind of victory because it shows that Hamas can shake Jerusalem’s politics at the very top.



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Intensity of fires in U.S. West threatens to push firefighters to the brink

Intensity of fires in U.S. West threatens to push firefighters to the brinkVeverka and his team from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire) had just come from another wildfire, using part of their 24-hour break between shifts to travel to Redding. “Once you hit the three- or four-week mark, you’re just constantly exhausted.” The Carr Fire in Northern California, the largest and most destructive of 16 major blazes in the state, is exhausting firefighting resources in what authorities are calling one of the worst and earliest fire seasons in years. Severe, year-round fires have been trending the past decade across the U.S. West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.



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US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' tiesANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' longstanding ties.



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Key moments in 2017 that brought the United States and North Korea to the brink of nuclear war

Key moments in 2017 that brought the United States and North Korea to the brink of nuclear warThe 2017 news cycle was dominated by reports about the threat of nuclear war from North Korea and escalating tensions between Kim Jong Un and the United States.



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Venezuela may be on the brink of civil war and the US – for once – should keep its nose out

Venezuela may be on the brink of civil war and the US – for once – should keep its nose outAs the death toll from Venezuela’s controversial election reached at least ten, President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the vote as a “revolution” and mocked America’s refusal to acknowledge the results. “A spokesperson for emperor Donald Trump said that they would not recognise the results of Venezuela’s constituent assembly election,” Maduro told a cheering crowd. “Why the hell should we care what Trump says.



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Pit bull on the brink of euthanasia gets second chance as a police dog instead

Pit bull on the brink of euthanasia gets second chance as a police dog insteadHere's your daily reminder that dogs are amazing creatures. Leonard, a pit bull who had been put on the euthanasia list due to aggressive behavior, is set to become Ohio's first pit bull police dog. According to local ABC news, Leonard was brought to Union County Humane Society where staff members found Leonard's behavior too aggressive for adoption. This meant the next stop for Leonard would be euthanasia. SEE ALSO: Adorable pup loses a shocking 80 pounds and is now living his best life Fortunately, shelter director Jim Alloway — who has a background in working with police dogs — saw potential in Leonard. "I walked out with a squegee. He ran up and bit it and then he went running through the yard. I knew it was a special characteristic. He wasn't being aggressive. He wanted to play," Alloway told ABC news. Leonard was sent to be trained by Storm Dog Tactical, an organization that specializes in training dogs for K9 police units. Now that he's been fully trained, he's ready for certification as official police material. Leonard is set to start his new job this weekend, and we couldn't be more proud. WATCH: Teach Your Dog to Text a Selfie



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North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war

North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear warBy Ju-min Park and Ben Blanchard SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength. The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea’s pursuit of its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of U.N. sanctions and pressure from the United States. The flight of the two bombers on Monday came as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be “honoured” to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the right circumstances, and as his CIA director landed in South Korea for talks.



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