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IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory”. Jiya Furat, commander …

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Japan’s PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald …

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Trump urges Europe to ‘take back’ hundreds of captured IS fighters

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border while speaking about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States was asking European …

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May to hold Brexit talks with EU’s Juncker; urges party unity

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office …

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Seeking independence ‘is not a crime,’ Barcelona protesters say

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region. Chanting “Freedom!” and “Independence!”, around 200,000 people, according to local police, took part in …

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Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

SOFIA (Reuters) – More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general, despite opposition from the Balkan country’s political parties and Jewish groups. Members and supporters of several nationalist organizations take part in a march in …

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