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Turkey bought Russian S-400 missiles designed to lower the NATO plan. For the US, it's a problem

It questions the decades long strategic relationship between Turkey and the United States, and even Turkey's references as a NATO member. Probably a major contract for Turkey to buy US F-35 fighter aircraft – a plan the S-400 is supposed to shoot. The deal also solidifies an in-depth relationship between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir …

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Obama deportations vs. Trump: Context is everything.

It triggered a national scream and anxiety in immigrant communities. But the immigration advocacy groups then criticized President Barack Obama as "reader" during his 2012 re-election bid. It is a belief that former Vice President Joe Biden must answer when he campaigns to continue Obama's legacy. The problem is complicated. The Bush administration was moving to removing people from the …

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US official killed in Afghanistan, the military says

An American official died early on Saturday morning while deployed in Afghanistan, military officials said. NATO-led resolute support missions provided no further details and prevented the official from pending notification to the next relative. [19659003] This death marks the 10th US official killed in battle in Afghanistan this year. It comes after seven rounds of US-led peace talks with the …

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Indonesia: Widodo and Prabowo set differences aside on train ride

Image copyright EPA Image caption Prabowo Subianto (left) had accused Joko Widodo of rigging the election                  Indonesian President Joko Widodo and opposition leader Prabowo Subianto have been with the first time since the bitter presidential election – on a train Mr Widodo was re-elected in April, but his rival accused him of cheating and opposition supporters hero protests, leaving …

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Ambassador row: Met Police criticized for warning off press

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK ambassador Sir Kim Darroch (l) called President Trump's administration "inept" in leaked emails                  Scotland Yard has been criticized for warning media organizations against publishing leaked government documents. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu advised editors of "could be a criminal matter" His comments came as a criminal investigation into the leak of …

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A "Dark Lord" Falls in Russia's Growing Power Struggle

VOLGOGRAD, Russia – A veteran law enforcement official, the head of the regional branch of Russia's version of the FBI, acquired such a reputation in the southern Russian city formally known as Stalingrad that when he walked into a local restaurant last summer , the other customers got up and left. "Within a few minutes, the place was empty," said …

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Russia supplies more air defense equipment to Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Russia flew a new supply of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said to continue implementing an agreement that is likely to trigger US sanctions against a NATO ally. FILE PHOTO: First part of a Russian S-400 missile defense system is seen after unloading from a Russian flight at Murted …

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"We are almost extinct": China's investigative journalists are silent during Xi

BEIJING – She was once one of China's most feared journalists, roaming the country and revealing police brutality stories, erroneous judgments, and environmental disasters. But today, Zhang Wenmin is fighting to be heard. Police threaten Ms Zhang's sources. The authorities shut down their social media. Can't find news that will publish her work, she lives largely from her savings. "The …

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"Black West" demonstrators storm Panthéon in Paris

Image copyright Reuters Captions Undamaged immigrants are surrounded by police during the protest Hundreds of documented immigrants have stormed the Panthéon in Paris and demanded the right to remain in France. The protests, which were mainly from West Africa, rose into the building at 11:00 GMT Tourists were evacuated from the mausoleum, where many of France's most famous figures are …

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