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Pentagon to send more troops to Mexico border, some in contact with migrants

Pentagon to send more troops to Mexico border, some in contact with migrantsIt is the latest sign of a growing U.S. military support role for President Donald Trump’s politically charged immigration policies. Earlier this month, Trump said he would have to mobilize more of the military at the border with Mexico after listening to stories about migrants crossing the border from people attending a Republican fundraiser. The Pentagon previously said there were no plans for U.S. forces to interact with migrants as they support border agents dealing with illegal immigration.



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Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incidentWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S.



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Trump complains US troops at border 'can't get a little rough, like they would normally'

Trump complains US troops at border 'can't get a little rough, like they would normally'Donald Trump has complained that US border troops cannot “get a little rough” with migrants because “everybody would go crazy”.The president lamented that his military “can’t act like they would normally act” by being heavy-handed with refugee families.He blamed “horrible laws that Democrats will not change” and said he was considering deploying more troops to the Mexico border to stop migrants attempting to cross into the US.Speaking to reporters in Texas, Mr Trump said: “I’m going to have to call up more military."But our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act because if they get a little rough, everybody would go crazy. So our military can’t act like they would normally act, or let’s say another military from another country would act.“We have all these horrible laws that the Democrats will not change, they won’t change them. And I think they are going pay a very big price in 2020 for all of the things. I think the border is going to be an incredible issue.”Mr Trump went on to depict migrants – many of whom have fled poverty, violence or persecution in Latin America – as criminals who would murder Americans and steal their homes.He said: “Think of these people – supposing I said, let’s have an open border – they will flood your houses, they will shoot you, they’ll take over your house, they’ll take your car and they’ll probably stay there.”Mr Trump plans to aggressively push for tougher screening that will make it far more difficult for migrants fleeing persecution in their home countries to secure asylum in the US, a senior administration official said this week.The president is reportedly also considering resuming the controversial policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border.He has purged senior immigration officials in the Department of Homeland Security as he seeks to take it in a "tougher direction".



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America, Dodge Yeah! Stars & Stripes Edition Challenger and Charger Celebrate the Troops

America, Dodge Yeah! Stars & Stripes Edition Challenger and Charger Celebrate the TroopsA smattering of patriotic touches for a pair of down-home Dodges that salute America.



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Gaza officials say Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops

Gaza officials say Palestinian man killed by Israeli troopsGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials said Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man near the perimeter fence with Israel early Saturday, hours before a planned mass rally that is to mark a year of weekly border protests.



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Israeli troops wound Palestinians, anniversary rally approaches

Israeli troops wound Palestinians, anniversary rally approachesAround 200 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli fire at the protests, Gaza medics say, as the demonstrations turned into an often deadly standoff between Gazans hurling rocks and petrol bombs and Israel troops on the other side of the fence. Israel defends its use of lethal force, saying that its troops are defending the border and Israelis living near it. With security already featuring prominently as an issue in Israeli elections due on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of Gaza will be a key issue as he seeks a fifth term in office.



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UPDATE 1-Israeli troops wound Palestinians, anniversary rally approaches

UPDATE 1-Israeli troops wound Palestinians, anniversary rally approachesIsraeli troops shot and wounded 10 Palestinians on the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, as Israeli tanks massed on the eve of a huge rally to mark the first anniversary of the start of the deadly protests. Around 200 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli fire at the protests, Gaza medics say, as the demonstrations turned into an often deadly standoff between Gazans hurling rocks and petrol bombs and Israel troops on the other side of the fence. Israel defends its use of lethal force, saying that its troops are defending the border and Israelis living near it.



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Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of VenezuelaThe arrival of two Russian air force planes outside Caracas on Saturday believed to be carrying nearly 100 Russian special forces and cybersecurity personnel has escalated the political crisis in Venezuela. Russia and China have backed President Nicolas Maduro, while the United States and most other Western countries support opposition leader Juan Guaido. In January, Guaido invoked the constitution to assume Venezuela’s interim presidency, arguing that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was illegitimate.



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Brazil says Russian troops should leave Venezuela if propping up Maduro

Brazil says Russian troops should leave Venezuela if propping up MaduroIn an interview with Reuters, Araujo said he hoped Russia would recognize that propping up President Nicolas Maduro would only deepen the collapse of Venezuela’s economy and society, and that the only way out of the crisis was to hold elections under an interim government led by opposition leader Juan Guaido. “If their idea is to keep Maduro in power for longer that means more people starving and fleeing the country, more human tragedy in Venezuela,” the minister said. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that “all options” were open to make that happen.



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Russia tells Trump its troops will stay in Venezuela for 'as long as needed'

Russia tells Trump its troops will stay in Venezuela for 'as long as needed'Russia has said its troops will remain in Venezuela “for as long as needed” in a blunt rejection of Donald Trump’s demand they leave immediately. In the latest indication the crisis in Venezuela is taking on elements of a proxy battle between the former Cold War rivals, a spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry said the troops had been dispatched to fulfil “military contracts”. “They are involved in the implementation of agreements in the sphere of military and technical cooperation,” said Maria Zakharova, according to the AFP, adding that the troops would stay there “for as long as needed”.



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