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Defense secretary says U.S. troops in Syria to transfer to Iraq, Trump maintains they're coming home

Defense secretary says U.S. troops in Syria to transfer to Iraq, Trump maintains they're coming homeIt appears U.S. troops leaving Syria won't be coming home — at least not yet — as President Trump had indicated last week, and reiterated today.Instead, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that all U.S. troops leaving northern Syria will be re-stationed in western Iraq where they will reportedly defend the country and continue to conduct preventative operations against the Islamic State, as the cease-fire brokered with Turkey in northern Syria mostly seems to be holding. Esper also did not rule out counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria.The plan calls for about 1,000 troops to head to Iraq, adding to the more than 5,000 troops currently in the country. "Things could change between now and whenever we complete the withdrawal, but that's the game plan right now," Esper said. The secretary added that he will talk with U.S. allies at a NATO meeting next week to discuss how to handle military operations to block any resurgence from ISIS.But Trump still maintained that troops were coming home in a Sunday morning tweet, in which he also called Esper the wrong name.> Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, "The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds." USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019Read more at NBC News and The Associated Press.Update: Trump has since removed the original tweet and posted another in which he referred to Esper by his correct name, and said the U.S. is "ending endless wars" rather than "bringing soldiers home."



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German police investigate bitcoin transfer to synagogue killer

German police investigate bitcoin transfer to synagogue killerGerman police are investigating a bitcoin transfer made to the far-Right extremist behind Wednesday’s terror attack in Halle to determine if the man possessed a broader support network. German media outlet Spiegel reports that a transfer of 0.1 bitcoin – approximately €750 (£660) – was made to alleged attacker Stephan Balliet in the lead up to the attack. Police said the transfer came from an unknown source. Balliet told police interrogators that he had received the money from someone whom he had communicated with on the internet, but that he did not know who they were. Questions were raised as to how Balliet, who had been unemployed for a significant period of time in the lead up to the attack, was able to fund the attack, including buying the materials for his home-made weapons. As reported by Spiegel, the man told investigators that the weapons were cheap to manufacture, primarily as he constructed them from basic raw materials. He told police he bought steel worth €50, cartridge cases for €25 and a telescope for €20 to manufacture the weapons, which he based on designs released online by British pro-gun activist Philip Luty "The further investigations will deal in particular with the question of whether other persons were involved in the act or its preparation alongside Stephan Balliet", said a spokesman for the Federal Criminal Police Office. The 27-year-old Balliet was active in far-Right chatrooms, with police suspecting he was radicalised online. Balliet uploaded a manifesto outlining his motives, details of his weapons and indications as to the nature of his plans in the lead up to the attack.



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Brazil inmates 'suffocated' during transfer after jail riot

Brazil inmates 'suffocated' during transfer after jail riotFour inmates involved in one of Brazil’s deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days. The men were among 46 prisoners removed from the Altamira Regional Recovery Center in the northern state of Para on Tuesday, a day after clashes between rival drug factions left 58 dead, according to the latest death toll. On Tuesday, 30 prisoners were handcuffed and put in four cells on a bus that was to take them to jails in the capital Belem, the state secretary for public security and social defense said in a statement.



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Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing during US transfer: FAA

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing during US transfer: FAAA Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing Tuesday after experiencing an engine problem as it was being ferried from Florida to California, the US Federal Aviation Agency said. “The FAA is investigating,” added the agency, which grounded the Boeing 737 MAX on March 13 following two deadly accidents involving Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air but continues to allow the planes to be ferried from airport to airport. It was the latest setback for Boeing’s flagship narrow-body plane following October’s Lion Air crash and the Ethiopian Airlines accident earlier this month, which together killed 346 people.



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US urges Venezuela army to accept 'peaceful' power transfer

US urges Venezuela army to accept 'peaceful' power transferThe United States urged Venezuela’s military Monday to accept a “peaceful” transfer of power as it ramped up the pressure on embattled leader Nicolas Maduro with a raft of sanctions on state oil company PDVSA. President Donald Trump has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, sparking a standoff with Maduro who until now has retained the crucial backing of military leaders in Caracas.



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Trump Administration May Sell Or Transfer Land Cut From Utah Monument

Trump Administration May Sell Or Transfer Land Cut From Utah MonumentThe Trump administration is considering transferring or selling more than



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Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transfer

Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transferU.S. intelligence officials last year identified a “suspect” who served as the “cut-out” for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of DNC emails and documents to WikiLeaks, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.



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Hong Kong ship crew questioned in S. Korea for oil transfer to North

Hong Kong ship crew questioned in S. Korea for oil transfer to NorthThe crew of a Hong Kong-registered ship have been detained for questioning in South Korea since their tanker was impounded in November for transferring oil to a North Korean vessel and breaching UN sanctions, customs officials said Saturday. The Lighthouse Winmore, which was chartered by a Taiwanese company, was impounded by South Korean customs authorities at the port of Yeosu on November 24 following an inspection. “Since then, inspectors have been coming on board and questioning the crew”, a Korea Customs Service official told AFP.



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Former Chicago professor accused of murder agrees to Illinois transfer

Former Chicago professor accused of murder agrees to Illinois transferA former Northwestern University professor who led police on a week-long manhunt after he was accused of stabbing to death a Chicago-area man agreed on Monday to be transferred from California to Illinois to face a murder charge. The manhunt for Wyndam Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, a second suspect who worked at Britain’s Oxford University, attracted international attention. Chicago authorities, who are seeking to extradite both men, have described the crime as domestic in nature, without offering a motive.



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Over 100 killed during Syria's troubled population transfer

Over 100 killed during Syria's troubled population transferBEIRUT (AP) — A stalled population transfer resumed Saturday after a deadly explosion killed at least 100, including children, government supporters and opposition fighters, at an evacuation point — adding new urgency to the widely criticized operation.



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