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23 января, 20:12

Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

Other countries have found ways to avoid U.S.-style shutdowns so that their citizens don’t pay for partisan wrangles.

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Turkey's Erdogan vows to press offensive on U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

Erdogan's remarks came as Turkish forces clashed with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria for the third day.

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Tens of thousands flee Philippines volcano as it shoots lava nearly half a mile into the sky

Mount Mayon, which has killed dozens in previous eruptions, may be on the verge of another.

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Once they were ‘the bad boys of Brexit.’ Now Britain’s populist UKIP party is imploding.

The party’s latest leader — tarred by his girlfriend’s racist texts — is resisting a no-confidence vote.

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Ecuador's president calls Julian Assange 'more than a nuisance'

Ben Franklin once said that house guests, like fish, start to smell after three days. Which may explain the frustration of Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno. Moreno's country has reluctantly hosted Julian Assange in its embassy in London since June 2012, when he showed up to claim political asylum. At that time, the WikiLeaks founder was wanted […]

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‘We are in your home’: After losses, ISIS steps up campaign to inspire attacks

The diminished terrorist group turns up the volume in urging lone-wolf strikes abroad.

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Tensions swell between Sessions and FBI over senior personnel from Comey era

FBI Director Wray has been angered by efforts to make him replace deputy director Andrew McCabe.

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Pentagon and watchdog at odds over efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children by Afghan troops

Report highlights the challenges the U.S. military faces in partnering with forces abroad.

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Even in optimistic Davos, winter has come

The annual gathering of global elites gets hit by an epic snowstorm.

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Pope partially apologizes to Chilean abuse victims, but still backs controversial bishop

The pope said that his words must have come across as a "slap in the face" to victims.

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Japanese volcano erupts, raining rocks onto ski slope and triggering avalanche

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One soldier on a training exercise was killed, and a dozen people were injured.

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Nigerians return from slavery in Libya to thriving sex-trafficking industry back home

Survivors and experts say the rush to return trafficked women to Nigeria is doing little to break the cycle of sex slavery.