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Tusk’s ‘Place in Hell’ Jibe Reflects Fear and Frustration in Brussels

Tusk’s ‘Place in Hell’ Jibe Reflects Fear and Frustration in BrusselsA longer-than-scheduled, bad-tempered phone call between May and Tusk a week ago prompted a surge of concern in EU circles that May is unable to get any divorce deal through Parliament, according to European officials who declined to be named. Tusk was horrified that May was still asking the EU for solutions to end the impasse rather than coming up with credible ones of her own. May visits Brussels on Thursday as part of her efforts to get the EU to change the most controversial part of the divorce deal — the Irish border backstop.



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Shutdown stories: Federal workers fear another closure as border talks continue

Shutdown stories: Federal workers fear another closure as border talks continue“I was pretty ecstatic, actually. At 35 days, the shutdown was the longest in the nation’s history. “I’m not even sure what is to come,” said Garcia. The shutdown affected approximately 800,000 federal workers, some put on furlough and others required to report to their jobs without being paid.



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Afghans hope for peace but fear bloodshed as US, Taliban talk

Afghans hope for peace but fear bloodshed as US, Taliban talkAfghans harboured tentative hopes Sunday that talks between the US and Taliban leaders could end decades of conflict, despite fears an American withdrawal might unleash even more violence. American negotiators and the Taliban said Saturday the two sides had made substantial progress in the most recent round of talks in Qatar, promising to meet again to continue seeking a deal that could pave the way for official peace negotiations. The length and apparent progress in the ongoing talks are unprecedented, signaling that both Washington and the Taliban might see a path forward.



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Government shutdown: FBI officials fear investigations being harmed by lack of funding

Government shutdown: FBI officials fear investigations being harmed by lack of fundingAt federal law enforcement agencies from the FBI to the DEA to Customs and Border Protection and others, the frustration about having missed a pay-check last week because of the partial government shutdown is growing into fear and anger amid signs the lack of funds is affecting investigations. The government shutdown, the longest in American history, has dragged down morale across federal agencies as tens of thousands of workers are required to show up with no idea when their pay will resume. Most travel and training among the law enforcement agencies has been cancelled.



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Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclavesA possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe’s most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal ethnic animosities. With few details yet made public, media reports say that the Serb majority northern border region around the city of Mitrovica would be incorporated into Serbia under the plan, which would also see Belgrade hand over a mainly ethnic Albanian region in Serbia. The trade-off would also see Belgrade finally recognise its former province as an independent state, 20 years after a bitter war between Serbia’s forces and pro-independence ethnic Albanian guerrillas that led to Kosovo breaking away from Serbia in 2008.



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Despite regime troops nearby, Syrians in Manbij still fear Turkey

Despite regime troops nearby, Syrians in Manbij still fear TurkeySyrian forces have deployed around the city of Manbij at the request of the Kurds, but Abu Azeez Jaber still fears a US military withdrawal will see Turkish troops enter. Since 2016, the strategic northern city on the Turkish border has been controlled by an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the US-led coalition. On Friday, Syria’s army announced it had sent troops to the region, after Kurdish forces said they had requested the regime’s help.



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Why America Should Fear Russia's New Avangard Hypersonic Weapon: "We Don't Have Any Defense"

Why America Should Fear Russia's New Avangard Hypersonic Weapon: "We Don't Have Any Defense"Is the U.S. falling behind Russia and China in hypersonic weapons development? 



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Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400

Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400A small Christmas service was held near a stretch of Indonesia’s tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, as panicked residents in one coastal town tried to flee after rumours spread that another deadly wave was about to smash into the coast. It turned out to be a false alarm, but widespread fears about a repeat disaster — and warnings that clean water and medicine supplies were running low — rippled across the region as the death toll from Saturday’s volcano-triggered disaster topped 400. Thousands more have been displaced, with many left homeless after houses were flattened by the killer wave.



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Chaos at home, fear abroad: Trump unleashed puts western world on edge

Chaos at home, fear abroad: Trump unleashed puts western world on edgeDonald Trump waves as he arrives to speak in Tupelo, Mississippi, in November. The US stumbled into the holiday season with a sense of unravelling, as a large chunk of the federal government ground to a halt, the stock market crashed and the last independently minded, globally respected, major figure left in the administration announced he could no longer work with the president. The defense secretary, James Mattis, handed in his resignation on Thursday, over Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull US troops out of Syria.



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As Trump vows to leave Syria, Kurds fear a power grab by Iran and Russia

As Trump vows to leave Syria, Kurds fear a power grab by Iran and RussiaOfficials in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region, are now struggling to prepare for the consequences of what they fear will result from a hasty U.S. military withdrawal from Syria, the announcement of which caught them and even senior members of the Trump administration off-guard.



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