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Early celebrations as Syria war on IS holdout wraps up

Early celebrations as Syria war on<br />
IS holdout wraps upTheir battle against the last jihadists holding out in the besieged Syrian village of Baghouz hasn’t quite ended but Kurdish-led fighters have already started celebrating. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) delivered the killer blow to the last vestige of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” this week and the end of the bruising six-month-old operation is now within touching distance. With backing from the US-led coalition’s warplanes, they forced holdout jihadists from their main encampment and into a few hectares (couple of acres) of farmland by the Euphrates River.



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Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early onNEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe.



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Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit

Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visitSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest.



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Trump responds to impeachment storm in early morning Twitter tirade about TV shows and 'stone cold killers'

Trump responds to impeachment storm in early morning Twitter tirade about TV shows and 'stone cold killers'In an early morning tirade on Twitter, Donald Trump has said he “greatly appreciates” Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion Democrats should not be looking to impeach him because “he’s not worth it”. “I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi’s statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong, the Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great – and many other successes!” the president tweeted. Mr Trump’s outburst came after House speaker Ms Pelosi said she did not support the pursuit among some in her party of the president’s impeachment.



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Trump Leaves Summit Early After Clashing With Kim Over Sanctions: ‘Sometimes You Have to Walk’

Trump Leaves Summit Early After Clashing With Kim Over Sanctions: ‘Sometimes You Have to Walk’President Trump and Kim Jong-un prematurely concluded their summit in Vietnam on Thursday after reaching an impasse related to the lifting of existing international sanctions against North Korea.“Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump said during a press conference in Hanoi Thursday afternoon.Trump went on to explain that negotiations collapsed after Kim demanded that all international sanctions be lifted immediately in exchange for the closure of one major North Korean nuclear facility, but not an end to the nuclear program in its entirety.“It was about the sanctions,” Trump explained. “Basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, but we couldn’t do that.”Negotiations have remained stalled since the last time the two leaders met in Singapore in June 2018 for a summit that produced a communique rife with vague commitments, but lacking in timelines and specific, verifiable action items. The U.S. continues to demand the complete shutdown of North Korea's nuclear facilities as well as it its warhead and missile programs, while Kim continues to demand the U.S. act first by working to lift U.S. and U.N. sanctions.Though Trump failed to secure additional commitments from Kim, he said Thursday that Kim agreed to continue the moratorium he imposed last year on nuclear and ballistic missile testing, and emphasized that the two remain friendly.“This wasn’t a walkaway like you get up and walk out,” he said. “No, this was very friendly. We shook hands.”“There’s a warmth that we have and I hope that stays,” he added.South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who has been working aggressively in the last year to improve relations with his neighbor to the north, praised the two leaders for their attempt at negotiations.“It is regrettable that they could not reach a complete agreement,” Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for Mr. Moon, said Thursday. “But it also seems clear that both sides have made more significant progress than ever.”



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On his way to Vietnam, Kim Jong Un took an early smoke break

On his way to Vietnam, Kim Jong Un took an early smoke breakSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's unclear whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going to give up his nukes anytime soon, and the same could probably be said for his cigarettes.



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Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects it

Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects itSaturday’s election, which U.S. observers said had lost some credibility after being abruptly delayed by a week by officials citing organizational glitches, was expected to be Nigeria’s tightest since the end of military rule two decades ago. Northeast Nigeria has also been wracked a decade-long battle with Islamist militants has spilled into neighboring countries and led to the deployment of a regional task force. Buhari, 76, is a former military ruler seeking a second term on an anti-corruption platform, while Atiku, 72, a businessman and ex-vice president, has pledged above all to expand the role of the private sector.



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Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects it

Early tally in Nigerian election puts Buhari ahead, opposition rejects itSaturday’s election, which U.S. observers said had lost some credibility after being abruptly delayed by a week by officials citing organizational glitches, was expected to be Nigeria’s tightest since the end of military rule two decades ago. Northeast Nigeria has also been wracked a decade-long battle with Islamist militants has spilled into neighboring countries and led to the deployment of a regional task force. Buhari, 76, is a former military ruler seeking a second term on an anti-corruption platform, while Atiku, 72, a businessman and ex-vice president, has pledged above all to expand the role of the private sector.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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