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Factbox: Europeans who joined Islamic State

Factbox: Europeans who joined Islamic StateThe fate of foreigners who joined Islamic State has become an increasingly urgent issue as U.S.-backed fighters prepare to capture the militant group’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. The Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they are holding 800 foreign fighters, with 700 of their wives and 1,500 of their children living separately in camps. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday European countries must do more to take back their citizens or they will be released.



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Factbox: Guaido vs. Maduro – Who is backing Venezuela's two presidents

Factbox: Guaido vs. Maduro - Who is backing Venezuela's two presidentsA slew of European nations this week joined the United States and other Western countries in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, heightening a global showdown over Nicolas Maduro’s rule. Guaido says the May 2018 vote in which Maduro won a second term was a sham and on Jan. 23 invoked a constitutional provision to declare himself president, promising free and fair elections. The 35-year-old has since won the support of many western nations although powerful countries such as Russia, China and Turkey continue to back Maduro and denounce what they call foreign meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.



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Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016

Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016(Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Wednesday announced the departure of Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja, the latest senior executive to leave the company as it strives to ramp up electric car production and reach long-term profitability.



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Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 21st day of shutdown

Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 21st day of shutdownThe White House and congressional Democrats remain divided over Republican President Donald Trump’s demand for money for a border wall, even as the president warned in Texas on Thursday that he may use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to build it. The shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, is the 19th since the mid-1970s, although most have been brief. A 1995-1996 shutdown over a funding battle between Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich also lasted 21 days.



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Factbox – Who might be Britain's next prime minister if May goes?

Factbox - Who might be Britain's next prime minister if May goes?MPs in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership over Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union. May has vowed to fight on as leader, but if she loses the confidence vote later on Wednesday she will be out of a job, and a contest to replace her will begin. The former foreign minister is May’s most outspoken critic over Brexit.



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Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after FlorenceFlorence, now an elongated low pressure area which continues to produce heavy rain over portions of the Mid-Atlantic states, is expected to transition into an extratropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late on Monday. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the area with over 4 million customers, has restored more than 1.2 million of its roughly 1.5 million customers affected by the storm. The company on Monday said it expects to restore power to most North Carolina and South Carolina customers impacted by Florence by Sept. 26.



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Factbox: More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

Factbox: More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland(Reuters) – U.S. power companies said more than 870,000 homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were without power on Saturday after Florence hit the Southeast coast. Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses while causing at least five deaths. In North Carolina alone, there were 777,937 power outages as of 1:20 p.m. ET, according to North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety.



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Factbox: U.S. tech firms bemoan impact of Trump trade tariffs

Factbox: U.S. tech firms bemoan impact of Trump trade tariffsThe following are comments made by U.S. tech companies since Trump’s announcement. ** Apple Inc said a “wide range” of its products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone. Apple said its MacMini, a low-priced computer that comes without a keyboard or mouse, would be affected.



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Factbox: Victims of mass shooting at Maryland newsroom

Factbox: Victims of mass shooting at Maryland newsroomHiassen, 59, brother of best-selling author Carl Hiaasen, joined The Capital, the group’s flagship title, in 2010 as assistant editor after working as a reporter at the Baltimore Sun for 15 years. Before that, he was a staff reporter at the Palm Beach Post and news anchor and reporter for radio stations across the South. The Fort Lauderdale native was also a columnist for The Capital, and his pieces appeared in the paper’s Life section every Sunday.



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Factbox: Deadly attacks in Western Europe

Factbox: Deadly attacks in Western Europe(Reuters) – Following are some of the deadly attacks in Western Europe in recent years: April 7, 2018 – A man drives a van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the old city center of Muenster in Germany, killing several of them before taking his own life, police say, a year to the day after the Stockholm truck attack. Aug. 17, 2017 – A van ploughs into crowds in the heart of Barcelona, killing at least 13 people, a regional official says, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. June 3, 2017 – Three attackers ram a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then stab revelers in nearby bars, killing eight people and injuring at least 48.



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