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Erdogan sees no issues in Kobani after Syrian deployment, welcomes U.S. withdrawal

Erdogan sees no issues in Kobani after Syrian deployment, welcomes U.S. withdrawalEarlier on Monday, Syrian army troops entered the town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria, according to state media, after Damascus reached an agreement with the Kurdish-led forces in the region to deploy into the area to counter an attack by Turkey. Speaking to reporters before traveling to Azerbaijan, Erdogan said Turkey would implement its plans for the northern Syrian town of Manbij and settle Arabs there.



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Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya

Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from LibyaA group of 66 African refugees and asylum-seekers arrived in Kigali late Thursday, the UN said, the first of what could be thousands relocated from Libya under a new programme. Earlier this month, Rwanda signed a deal with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR agreeing to take in African refugees and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya.



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UN welcomes Huthi offer to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

UN welcomes Huthi offer to halt attacks on Saudi ArabiaThe United Nations envoy for Yemen welcomed Saturday an offer from the country’s Huthi rebels to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia, saying it could bring an end to years of bloody conflict. Implementation of the initiative by the Huthis “in good faith could send a powerful message of the will to end the war,” Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said. The Iran-backed Huthis, which control the capital Sanaa and other parts of Yemen, have been fighting against a Saudi-led coalition which supports the country’s internationally recognized government in a devastating five-year war.



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Pelosi welcomes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to Capitol

Pelosi welcomes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to CapitolHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for human rights. Pelosi thanked the activists for “challenging the conscience,” not only of the Chinese government, but the worldwide community with their mass protests over the territory’s autonomous status. “If we do not speak up because of commercial interests in support of human rights in China, we lose all moral authority to speak up for them any other place in the world,” Pelosi said.



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Germany welcomes U.S. readiness to talk with Iran, urges all to play their part

Germany welcomes U.S. readiness to talk with Iran, urges all to play their partGermany foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that his country welcomed signs the United States was more willing to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and that every country, including Iran, should work to end the impasse. “We welcome the result of the G7 summit in Biarritz, namely that the United States is more willing to talk… Everyone must contribute, including Iran, towards de-escalating the situation in the region and we want to play our part too,” Maas told reporters before a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Helsinki.



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Israel welcomes US vote against boycott movement

Israel welcomes US vote against boycott movementIsrael on Wednesday welcomed a U.S. congressional resolution opposing the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel, while Palestinians said the decision was a blow to human rights and free speech. The House of Representatives passed the resolution by a 398-17 margin on Tuesday, rejecting the boycott movement and its efforts to target U.S. companies that do business with Israel. The BDS movement promotes boycotts, divestment and sanctions of Israeli institutions and businesses in what it says is a nonviolent campaign against Israeli abuses against Palestinians.



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Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race

Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race“I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty — you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”



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Russian city with Korean flavour welcomes Kim

Russian city with Korean flavour welcomes KimWaitresses at the North Korean restaurant in Vladivostok have broad smiles but fall silent when asked what they think about the visit of leader Kim Jong Un to the Russian city. Many of them had gathered to take selfies on the main square, looking onto a harbour teeming with Russian naval vessels and cargo ships.



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Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probe

Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probeThe U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russia’s ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsel’s report, which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr. “I appreciate the Attorney General’s commitment to continue to review the record in this matter over the coming days, in conjunction with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller, with the goal of producing as much information as possible, consistent with the law. I look forward to reviewing that information,” McConnell said in a statement.



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The Latest: Smollett's lawyer welcomes cameras in courtroom

The Latest: Smollett's lawyer welcomes cameras in courtroomCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):



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