turkey,-russia-‘very-close’-to-second-missile-defense-deal

By Ece Toksabay and Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey could finalize terms for delivery of a second consignment of S-400 advanced missile defenses from Russia by April when the first batch will be ready to operate, Ankara’s defense industry chief said on Friday. Turkey has already agreed to buy two consignments of S-400s, triggering…

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us.-pursues-mystery-buyer-of-contested-iranian-nuclear-materials

The Arak heavy water plant in Iran / Getty Images BY: Adam KredoDecember 12, 20196:25 pm The Trump administration is considering sanctions on an unidentified international purchaser of Iranian nuclear materials to prevent Tehran from exporting materials that could power an atomic weapon, administration officials tell the Washington Free Beacon. Iran has moved in recent…

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corbyn-buried-in-conservative-landslide

By Guy Faulconbridge and William James LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31. Brexit represents the country’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two,…

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gop-senators:-treat-drug-cartels-as-terror-groups

A group of Republican senators is pushing for the United States to treat drug cartels the way it does terrorist organizations following the massacre of nine American women and children in Mexico. The Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act would prohibit cartel members and family members from entering the United States, freeze their assets, and allow…

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president-trump-to-sign-executive-order-combating-anti-semitism

President Trump on Wednesday will sign a new White House executive order that will make it easier for federal agencies to combat and prosecute a rising tide of anti-Semitic violence, particularly on America’s college campuses. The new order, announced Tuesday by the administration, will clarify portions of the Civil Rights Act to empower federal agencies…

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fbi-committed-‘significant-errors’-wiretapping-trump-campaign-aide,-ig-says

A watchdog report ripped the FBI’s handling of a request for court-ordered surveillance of a Trump campaign aide, identifying numerous inaccuracies and omissions in the department’s application for a FISA warrant. The Justice Department’s inspector general report, published Monday, found no evidence of political bias in the origins of the investigation into the Trump campaign,…

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us.-sanctions-iranian-controlled-militias-killing-peaceful-protesters-in-iraq

The Trump administration on Friday issued a bevy of new sanctions on Iranian militia leaders guilty of killing peaceful protesters in Iraq, a sign the administration is troubled about increasingly muscular attempts by Tehran to infiltrate the Iraqi government and wrest control for its own agenda. As Tehran spends its waning government coffers on foreign…

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tlaib,-omar-reject-dem-led-effort-to-back-two-state-solution

Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) rejected an effort by their fellow Democrats to pass a resolution affirming the United States’ support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During debate of a non-binding resolution led by the Democratic Party, Tlaib rose to express her opposition, promoting anti-Israel conspiracy theories and…

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why-the-trump-administration-shouldn’t-scan-your-face-if-you-fly-abroad

Just more than a month ago, privacy advocates celebrated a win when a federal judge ruled that border agents need reasonable suspicion before they can search a person’s device at U.S. entry points. But excitement for traveling privacy is quickly dissipating as the Trump administration intends to implement a different kind of personal invasion: a…

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us.-mulls-withdrawal-from-open-skies-treaty

The Trump administration may withdraw the United States from a treaty with Russia that Moscow uses to conduct surveillance operations across the United States—and has repeatedly violated by denying the United States access to Russian airspace. The Open Skies Treaty, which went into effect in 2002, permits reciprocal unarmed reconnaissance flights by the participants, which include…

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