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Welcome To The Country With The Biggest Crush On America

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Here's why Kosovo — land of Bill Clinton Boulevard, pets named Trump and a pantsuit boutique called Hillary — gives the United States its highest ratings.

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These Jimmy Kimmel Guests Think Wakanda Is a Real Country With Real Crises

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Should the United States be involved with all of the problems in Wakanda right now? And should Donald Trump just end his Twitter feud with King T’Challa already? To all of the folks who were game enough to be asked these pressing diplomatic questions during a Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment ...

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Ecuador's 'Pablo Escobar' drug kingpin extradited to US

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February 25, 2018 2:55 AM
BOGOTA (AFP) - A drug kingpin dubbed Ecuador's Pablo Escobar who was under arrest in Colombia was extradited to the United States early Saturday (Feb 24), local officials said here.

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USA v China: Beijing demands END to crippling sanctions in North Korea as tensions reach b

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CHINESE officials have ordered the United States to u-turn on fresh North Korea sanctions over claims individuals in Beijing are being targeted by the Trump administration.

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Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what were described as routine tests in the United States. In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit. The health of the longtime smoker has long been the subject of speculation, with no clear successor identified.

From: www.yahoo.com

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'

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The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.

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Billy Graham Built a Movement. Now His Son Is Dismantling It.

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If you want to understand the evangelical decline in the United States, look no further than the transition from Billy to Franklin Graham.

From: www.politico.com

Politician: Ex-Austrian chancellor part of Manafort lobbying

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MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman says a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine. The lawmaker’s claim to The Associated Press on Saturday came after the United States indicted Paul Manafort for paying [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

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If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness.

From: www.yahoo.com

Russian mercenary boss spoke with Kremlin before attacking US forces in Syria, intel claims

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A businessman known as “Putin's chef” spoke with top officials in Damascus and Moscow before Russian mercenaries he is believed to control launched a disastrous attack on US and Kurdish forces in Syria, according to US intelligence reports.  The news comes just days after the businessman, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was indicted in the United States for allegedly running a pro-Kremlin troll factory that interfered in the 2016 election.  The February 7 attack was the first deadly clash between citizens of Russia and the United States since the Cold War and suggests that tensions in Syria could grow even as the Islamic State is pushed back. Moscow initially denied the casualties. The foreign ministry later admitted at least five Russians had been killed and several dozen wounded, but said they weren't soldiers. Mr Prigozhin told a senior Syrian official in an intercepted communication in late January that he had received permission from a Russian minister for a “fast and strong” initiative and was waiting for a go-ahead from Damascus, according to intelligence reports seen by The Washington Post.  Kirill Ananyev had been working as a military contractor in Syria and was killed in the February 7 US airstrikes, a friend confirmed to The Telegraph Credit: Twitter US intelligence has said it believes Mr Prigozhin controls the Wagner private military company, and the reports suggest he closely coordinated the group's operations in Syria with the Kremlin.  The restaurant and catering magnate has in the past won lucrative contracts from the defence ministry. Close to Vladimir Putin, he has personally served the president on several occasions, including during meetings with George W. Bush.  At the end of January, Mr Prigozhin told Syrian officials that he had a “good surprise” for Bashar Assad “that would come between 6 and 9 February”. Presidential affairs minister Mansour Fadlallah Azzam reportedly promised Mr Prigozhin would be paid for his efforts. During the same period, Mr Prigozhin began communicating more frequently with top Kremlin officials, including Vladimir Putin's chief of staff Anton Vaino and deputy chief of staff Vladimir Ostrovenko, according to the intelligence reports. He spoke with Russian officials again the day after the calamitous attack.  Mr Putin's chief of staff Anton Vaino, left, who US intelligence said spoke with Mr Prigozhin before the attack, attends a Defender of the Fatherland Day ceremony on Friday Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images Employees at Mr Prigozhin's Concord Catering company and Concord Management and Consulting declined to comment when reached by The Telegraph. The Kremlin had not replied to requests for comment on Friday. On February 7, between 300 and 500 pro-regime fighters supported by artillery, tank and rocket fire advanced on a Syrian Democratic Forces base at an oilfield near Deir Ezzor, according to the US military. US special forces at the base called in airstrikes that killed 100 enemy fighters, it said.  Many of those killed were Russians, a friend of one of the dead told The Telegraph last week. The Conflict Intelligence Team, which tracks Russian military activity, has named nine Russians who were killed in the strike and said many were Wagner group employees. It told The Telegraph that the Kremlin has come to rely on this illegal private military company to keep official casualty numbers low during its pro-Assad bombing campaign. Mr Putin promised not to deploy ground troops and said in December he would withdraw most forces. A Syrian pro-regime fighter who was also wounded in the US airstrikes on February 7 is seen in a hospital Credit: AFP/Getty Images A Syrian government contract seen by AP and Russian media promised a company linked to the Wagner group 25% of the profits from oil and gas fields its contractors could capture.  But it remains unclear why the Russians were allowed to charge to their deaths after US commanders had repeatedly warned their Russian counterparts the force should not advance.  Analyst Yury Barmin told The Telegraph that the Russian defence ministry may have been hostile toward Mr Prigozhin conducting a major operation without its approval.    “It looks like internal power struggle,” he said of the February 7 incident.  Mr Putin meets with George W. Bush and other world leaders at a 2006 dinner served by Mr Prigozhin, who is seen at right Credit: Sergei Zhukov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, file Mr Prigozhin has long been tied to the Wagner group, and his Concord Management and Consulting is headed by Dmitry Utkin, who was sanctioned by the United States as Wagner's leader, according to business records.  A US indictment last week said Mr Prigozhin's trolls impersonated Americans on social media to exacerbate divisions and promote Donald Trump.  Mr Putin, who thanked veterans of the Syrian operation in a speech last night, awarded a medal on Friday to the widow of a pilot who blew himself with a grenade after parachuting out over rebel territory.

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