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Why is Trump’s Golan Heights announcement controversial?

Why is Trump’s Golan Heights announcement controversial?What is the Golan Heights and what is its current status? The Golan Heights is a narrow strip of mountainous land, roughly 1,800sq km, bordering Syria, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. It has officially been recognised as part of Syria since 1944 – when the country was recognised as an independent republic – but was captured by Israeli forces in the 1967 Six-Day War, thereafter becoming Israeli-occupied territory.



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The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII. Here's What We Already Know About His Controversial Legacy

The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII. Here's What We Already Know About His Controversial LegacyThe Vatican will unseal the records years ahead before they were expected



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Rep. Ilhan Omar deletes the controversial tweets that drew charges of anti-Semitism

Rep. Ilhan Omar deletes the controversial tweets that drew charges of anti-SemitismRep. Ilhan Omar apologized for the tweets the next day.



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Overwhelming majority of Americans believe U.S. should remain in controversial arms accord

Overwhelming majority of Americans believe U.S. should remain in controversial arms accordTwo-thirds of respondents oppose abandoning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and favor pursuing diplomacy to resolve the dispute over Russia's compliance with the 1987 arms accord, according to a survey conducted by the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland and the university’s Center for International and Security Studies.



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Order signed for US military's controversial Syria exit

Order signed for US military's controversial Syria exitThe US military has confirmed that the order to withdraw American troops from Syria had been signed, after President Donald Trump held talks with his Turkish counterpart to negotiate a pullout that has stunned Washignton’s allies. Trump announced Wednesday that the roughly 2,000 US troops would leave civil war-racked Syria, where they have been deployed to assist in a multinational fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. “The execute order for Syria has been signed,” a US military spokesperson told AFP on Sunday in response to a query, without providing further details.



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Outrage over a controversial plea deal for a former ex-fraternity president

Outrage over a controversial plea deal for a former ex-fraternity presidentThe former Baylor fraternity president was accused of rape and will not face jail time or be forced to register as a sex offender. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.



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Democrats Only Need 1 More GOP Vote To Sink A Controversial Judicial Nominee

Democrats Only Need 1 More GOP Vote To Sink A Controversial Judicial NomineeWASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats are so close to sinking one of President Donald



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Donald Trump Stands By His Controversial Response to John McCain's Death

Donald Trump Stands By His Controversial Response to John McCain's DeathPresident Trump on John McCain controversy: “I’ve done everything that they requested.”



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Poland amends controversial Holocaust law

Poland amends controversial Holocaust lawPoland on Wednesday amended a controversial Holocaust law that sparked outrage in Israel by imposing jail terms on anyone claiming the government was responsible for Nazi German war crimes. The amendment removes fines or criminal penalties of up to three years in prison for anyone found guilty of ascribing Nazi crimes to the Polish nation or state. Lawmakers in Poland’s right-wing dominated lower house of parliament voted 388 in favour of the amendment, with 25 against and five abstentions.



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Prince William Is Visiting the Middle East. Here's What to Know About Britain's Controversial Role in Shaping the Region

Prince William Is Visiting the Middle East. Here's What to Know About Britain's Controversial Role in Shaping the RegionIt is an area of the globe that cannot escape its history, a history in which Britain has played a major part



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