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'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: media

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday that four German women who joined Islamic State in recent years, including a 16-year-old girl ...

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Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a pledge to roll back former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the 2010 ...

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Jihadist group consolidates control of Idlib province: rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate consolidated their grip over large parts of the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday after their main rival evacuated a major border crossing with Turkey, rebels and residents said. Witnesses said the departing militants, of the Ahrar al Sham group, had moved a large convoy of heavy equipment ...

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Venezuela congress going ahead despite 'imperial' threat: Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. “The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people,” Maduro said in ...

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One Jordanian killed, one Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan: police

AMMAN (Reuters) – One Jordanian was killed and two people were wounded, including an Israeli, in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building within the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan’s capital Amman, a police statement said. It said two Jordanian men working for a furniture firm had entered the embassy before the shooting. The dead Jordanian was killed by ...

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Mexico ruling party well behind upstart leftist in voter poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s ruling party is running in third place with less than a year to go before the next presidential election, well behind the new party of leftist hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an opinion poll showed on Sunday. Excluding undecided voters, support for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) stood at 17 percent, 11 ...

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Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators said on Sunday they believe that legislation that allows for new sanctions against Russia would pass with enough votes to override any potential veto by U.S. President Donald Trump. Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea in a bill that would limit any potential ...

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Turkish police detain 61 protesters in Ankara

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish police detained 61 protesters in the capital Ankara on Sunday demonstrating in support of two teachers jailed two months ago for going on hunger strike, private broadcaster CNN Turk reported. Police used pepper spray and water cannons on the protesters as they gathered in Kizilay square in central Ankara. Some protesters were dragged away by police ...

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Germany must act now to stop re-run of refugee crisis, Merkel rival says

AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) – Germany needs to take action now to prevent a re-run of 2015, when some 890,000 migrants arrived in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Social Democrat challenger for a September election told Reuters on Sunday. In September 2015, Merkel threw open Germany’s borders to thousands of migrants to avoid a humanitarian disaster – a move that later ...

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Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy

KIEV (Reuters) – Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a “hot war” rather than a “frozen conflict”, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday. Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, was appointed to his ...

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