Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, ...
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Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence
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Pompeo: We will hold Iran accountable

Secretary of State makes clear US will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks.

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How sexual misconduct allegations against a Netanyahu spokesman are plaguing his U.S. ambassador

David Keyes denies the accusations by more than a dozen women. Either way, Israel’s man in Washington, Ron Dermer, is ...
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Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

PA chairman denies US claims that the PA refused to enter peace talks with Israel, says he is ready for ...
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Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani meet to discuss Syria in Moscow on January 18, 2016President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar on Monday discussed the Syrian crisis, as global powers seek to push the warring sides towards the negotiating table. "Russia plays a main role when it comes to stability in the world," Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said at the start of the meeting at the Kremlin. "We very much want to develop relations with Russia and find a solution to a number of problems related to stability in some countries of our region," he added in translated remarks released by the Kremlin.


Jail to jihad: Indonesian prisons a breeding ground for militancy

File picture shows radical Muslim cleric Aman Abdurrahman, also known as Oman Rochman, raising his hands in a holding cell as he waits with other militants for their trial in JakartaBy Randy Fabi and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) – Afif was an inmate in a high-security Indonesian jail when he transformed from aspiring radical Islamist to soldier for Islamic State, ready to sacrifice his life for a group based thousands of miles away in the Middle East. Afif's graduation from jailbird to jihadi shines a light on a prison system where staff shortages, overcrowding and corruption have allowed extremists to mingle and emerge as determined killers in the name of Islam. Security officials say Afif, also known as Sunakim, was sentenced to seven years in prison for taking part in a militant training camp in the province of Aceh, where Islam is generally practiced in a stricter form than other parts of Indonesia.


EU agrees Israel-Palestinians statement

The European Union restated its commitment to a two-state solution and said it would closely monitor developments on the ground which undermine that outcomeEU foreign ministers on Monday agreed a statement on the stalled Middle East peace process and Israeli settlements after resolving differences over wording which some felt was too critical of Israel. "We unanimously approved (the statement), it is a good and common basis for our common position and our engagement in the region," EU external affairs head Federica Mogherini said after a meeting of bloc foreign ministers in Brussels. Both Israel and the Palestinians gave a reserved welcome to the decision by EU foreign ministers.