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Turkey asks US to remove Kurdish fighters from Washington-backed Syrian militia

Turkey has asked Washington to end its support for Kurdish fighters and remove them from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It comes amid growing tensions between the NATO allies. Speaking after a NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said he had told his US counterpart, Jim Mattis, that Washington’s support for the ...

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‘None of the above’ candidate asks Supreme Court to remove Putin from presidential race

Ksenia Sobchak has asked the Supreme Court to annul Vladimir Putin’s registration as a candidate in the March presidential elections, alleging the incumbent is violating legal term restrictions. Sobchak is running on the ticket of the minor political party Civic Initiative, but is positioning herself as an option for those who would prefer to fill the no-longer-existing ‘none of the ...

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Guy Verhofstadt asks if EU official put something in ‘disorientated’ Nigel Farage’s tea

European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt has mocked “disorientated” Nigel Farage and asked whether Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, had slipped something into the ardent Brexiteer’s tea. Verhofstadt pointed out that Farage had called for a second referendum after he met with Barnier at the European Commission in Brussels recently. Former UKIP leader Farage surprised the public when he ...

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Trump asks why so many immigrants come to US from ‘s***hole countries’ – reports

President Donald Trump reportedly asked why so many people from “s***hole countries” like El Salvador, Haiti and specific African nations come to the US. The resulting outrage could wreck bipartisan immigration reform. Trump reportedly became furious during a meeting at the White House Thursday when Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) proposed restoring protections for immigrants from ...

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'Taking the piss': Internet erupts after Ikea asks pregnant women to pee on crib ad

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:49 The internet has reacted in disgust, amusement and confusion after Ikea launched an ad encouraging women to pee on it. If they’re pregnant, a discounted price for a crib magically appears. The retailer revealed the ad, which features in the store’s Swedish catalog, in a video released on Tuesday. The clip was aptly titled ...

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‘Let me see my son’ asks mother of Kansas man killed by police in ‘swatting’ prank

Almost a week after police killed a Wichita, Kansas man responding to a hoax ‘swatting’ call, his mother is demanding police let her bury her son. A California man who made the call may face murder charges. Andrew Finch, 28, was shot and killed by Wichita police last week. On Tuesday, his mother Lisa wrote a letter to Wichita mayor ...

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Drug dealer with 1,000 joints mistakes Copenhagen police car for taxi, asks for ride

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 20:16 A hurried drug dealer carrying around 1,000 cannabis joints mistakenly hopped into a police car in the Danish capital thinking it was a taxi. Unlike the man, police officers were “happy” about the mix-up. It was “a big surprise” for the cannabis dealer in Copenhagen’s weed-friendly commune of Christiania, when he learned the ‘taxi’ ...

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Justice Dept asks FBI to explain evidence found in Clinton-facilitated Uranium One deal – report

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 17:41 FBI agents have been asked to explain evidence regarding the probe into a deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of US uranium and involved Hillary Clinton. Justice Department prosecutors have been asking the agents to describe the results of the now dormant investigation in recent weeks. The agents have also ...

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South Korea asks US to ‘review possibility of postponing’ joint drills until after Olympics

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 05:41 Washington is currently “reviewing” Seoul’s proposal to delay the start of two annual joint US-South Korean military drills until after the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, President Moon Jae-in said. South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics from February 9 to March18, which it hopes will conclude peacefully without any provocations from ...

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Always prepared? US army convoy sticks in mud in Poland, asks locals for help (VIDEOS)

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 23:46 A US army convoy got stuck in the mud on a road in western Poland. Their colleagues who came to help saw their own vehicle turning over. The gallant soldiers eventually had to ask locals for help. The small US army convoy, consisting of what appears to be two heavy combat engineer support vehicles, ...

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