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Ukraine's Zelensky urges Russia sanctions after citizenship rule change 

Ukraine's Zelensky urges Russia sanctions after citizenship rule change Ukraine president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday urged more international sanctions against Russia after Moscow made it easier for people living in eastern Ukraine’s separatist territories to obtain Russian passports. Kiev is “counting on increased diplomatic and sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation,” Zelensky’s press service said in a statement. “The Russian Federation has recognized its responsibility as an occupying state,” it added referring to the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree which was signed earlier today.



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The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule

The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's ruleCAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Egypt's vote on a referendum potentially extending President el-Sissi's rule to 2030 (all times local):



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A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan's al-Bashir

A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan's al-BashirCAIRO (AP) — After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule. The army has also taken over the country for the next two years and imposed a three-month state of emergency, plunging the nation into new uncertainty.



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UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delayBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a new push by members of her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a potentially damaging no-deal Brexit. Conservative lawmakers urged May against a long extension of the Brexit process in a letter sent after her exit deal was rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on Friday, a lawmaker said. The Sun newspaper said the letter was signed by 170 of the 314 Conservative lawmakers in parliament, including 10 cabinet ministers, heaping more pressure on May, who has offered to resign if she can get her Brexit deal through parliament.



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UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay: report

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay: reportBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is under growing pressure from within her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a no-deal Brexit, The Sun newspaper reported. A letter signed by 170 of the 314 Conservative lawmakers in parliament, including 10 cabinet ministers, was sent to May after her Brexit deal was rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on Friday, the newspaper reported. The vote left Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in turmoil on the day that the country was originally due to leave the bloc.



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Harsh rules, violent punishments under IS rule

Harsh rules, violent punishments under IS ruleFor the millions forced to endure the Islamic State group’s brutal rule, life in the “caliphate” was a living hell where girls were enslaved, music was banned and homosexuality was punishable by death. The jihadists applied an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islamic law across the swathes of Syria and Iraq that they captured in 2014, torturing or executing anyone who disobeyed. The fall of the last sliver of IS territory in eastern Syria marks the end of their proto-state, once the size of the United Kingdom and home to more than seven million people.



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Trump news – LIVE: White House refuses to rule out Manafort pardon as Pelosi suggests impeachment 'too divisive'

Trump news - LIVE: White House refuses to rule out Manafort pardon as Pelosi suggests impeachment 'too divisive'The White House has refused to rule out Donald Trump issuing a presidential pardon to his ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort after the latter was sentenced last week to 47 months in prison for bank and tax fraud, crimes uncovered by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller during his Russia investigation.



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US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in GolanJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration.



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Supreme Court will rule on Trump administration's effort to add question on citizenship to 2020 Census

Supreme Court will rule on Trump administration's effort to add question on citizenship to 2020 CensusThe Trump administration's controversial effort to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census will be decided by the Supreme Court.



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Pentagon refuses to rule out US military deployment on Venezuela's border

Pentagon refuses to rule out US military deployment on Venezuela's borderThe Pentagon has refused to rule out military intervention on Venezuela’s border, a day after John Bolton, the US national security adviser, was photographed carrying a notepad that read: “5,000 troops to Colombia”. Patrick Shanahan, the acting defence secretary, was asked repeatedly whether Mr Bolton’s notes indicated a deployment. "I’m not commenting on it,” he said. “I haven't discussed that with Secretary Bolton." Mr Bolton on Monday would not rule out the use of US troops in Venezuela. "The president has made it clear on this matter that all options are on the table," he said. John Bolton, carrying the notepad on Monday The US military currently has about 200 troops in Colombia, which was among the first to follow the US lead last week and recognise “interim president” Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate ruler, and Colombia and the US have developed close security ties over past decades. Colonel Rob Manning, Pentagon spokesman, said the number of US military personnel in Colombia remained unchanged, and Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Colombia’s foreign minister, said Bogota had not been informed of any increase in the US military presence. "We are not aware of the significance or the reason" for Mr Bolton's notes, he said. The drum beat began on January 23 with Donald Trump’s recognition of Mr Guaido, and has only got louder in the intervening six days. Over the weekend Australia and Israel joined the 20-odd countries that now accept Mr Guaido as the interim president, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, told the UN security council that “the time is now” to move to oust the “illegitimate mafia state” of Mr Maduro. On Tuesday the drums got louder as the US raised the state department’s travel warning to “do not travel” – putting Venezuela in the same category as only 12 countries worldwide, among them Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia. Mr Pompeo also announced on Tuesday that Mr Guaido had full control of Venezuelan assets in US federal banks. Juan Guaido, the "interim president" of Venezuela Mr Guaido is currently petitioning the Bank of England to prevent Mr Maduro getting his hands on $ 1.3 billion (£1 billion) in gold held in London vaults. Venezuela, which is struggling to provide basic services, has some $ 8 billion in foreign reserves around the world. On Monday the US placed sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company – a move designed to cripple Mr Maduro’s regime financially, and sway the military to defect. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin – one of the main backers of Mr Maduro – said the Kremlin shares the view of the Venezuelan government that the sanctions are "illegal" and sees them as a tool of unfair competition on part of the United States. In Venezuela, meanwhile, the attorney-general – a Maduro loyalist – slapped a travel ban on Mr Guaido and froze his assets – both seen as symbolic gestures unlikely to have a significant impact. "More than a new threat against me, against this parliament, against the acting president of this republic, there's nothing new," said Mr Guaido. "I'm not dismissing the threats, the persecution at this time, but we're here, we're continuing to do our jobs."



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