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Other Americans remain detained in Russia
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Other Americans remain detained in Russia

While US citizen Trevor Reed was released from Russian custody, at least two other Americans — basketball star Brittney Griner and former…
U.S., Saudi officials discuss managing market pressures from possible Russian invasion
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U.S., Saudi officials discuss managing market pressures from possible Russian invasion

Feb 17 (Reuters) – U.S. officials held discussions with Saudi Arabia about a “collaborative approach” to managing potential market pressures…
Chelsea Manning freed from jail on contempt charge – for now
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Chelsea Manning freed from jail on contempt charge – for now

Chelsea Manning was released on Thursday from a Virginia prison she where had been jailed for refusing to testify, two…
US to host global summit on Iran in Poland
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US to host global summit on Iran in Poland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran,…
Israeli settlement activity surges in Trump era
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Israeli settlement activity surges in Trump era

JERUSALEM (AP) — With little resistance from a friendly White House, a new Israeli settlement push has launched in the…
US to withdraw more than 5,000 troops from Afghanistan
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US to withdraw more than 5,000 troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is planning to withdraw more than 5,000 of the 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan,…
US wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
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US wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United States wants to continue support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s war and will…
Kelly to leave chief of staff job end of year, Trump says
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Kelly to leave chief of staff job end of year, Trump says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year,…
Officials: US agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine
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Officials: US agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, US officials said Friday, in a long-awaited…
As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?
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As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

Chris Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a US government worker at…
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