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Asian markets track Wall Street rout as confusion and uncertainty reign

Asian markets fell Wednesday following a rout on Wall Street, as investors were bombarded by a “perfect storm” of problems that erased the positivity seen at the start of the week.

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UK parliament starts five days of crucial debate on Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge parliament to back her Brexit deal on Tuesday at the start of a high-stakes five-day debate that could determine her fate and whether Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.

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Corruption has dogged Turkish politics for decades

Turkey is indeed a very rich country. The Turkish state is also rich. The country is still standing on its two feet despite the many corruption cases, irregularities, profiteering from tenders, and pilfering from banks that I have witnesses since the start of may career as a journalist in 1976.

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World’s Nuclear Arsenal Declines, But Modernization Continues

World powers slightly reduced their stockpiles of nuclear warheads to 14,465 at the start of 2018, driven by cuts by United States and Russia, although modernization programs are continuing, a new report shows.

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Backed by a Western coalition, the Saudis continue their invasion of Yemen

More than three years after the start of Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen, the battles are still going on between the invaders and Yemeni popular forces. In their latest push to take over a strategic Yemeni port, the Saudis are enjoying the company of a number of Western countries.

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Downing of the Israeli F-16 could change the equations in Syrian conflict

Since the start of the Syrian crisis six years ago, the Israeli regime has been known for tacitly supporting the terrorists in their fight against the Syrian government. However, as the crisis is coming to an end, it seems that Tel-Aviv has shifted its policy toward a more open confrontation with Damascus. 

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Will Turkey’s military operation in Syria lead to a confrontation with the US?

One week after the start of Turkish military operation in northern Syria, the move is still creating potentials for new conflicts among various parties involved in the war-torn country. Ankara’s warning to Washington to stay away from Manbij could be seen in the same vein. 

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What will Brexit mean for the government’s immigration agencies?

While negotiations in Brussels move slowly forward into the second phase, officials in London are beginning preparations for the UK’s EU exit, supported by funds of £۳٫۷bn from 2017-2020. This spending, however, is merely the start of the permanent rise in spending,While negotiations in Brussels move slowly forward into the second phase, officials in London are beginning preparations for the UK’s EU exit, supported by funds of £۳٫۷bn from 2017-2020. This spending, however, is merely the start of the permanent rise in spending, not just one-off payments on the way out of the EU, that will be needed.

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Has The U.S. Ignited A Global Corporate Tax-Cutting War?

The alarm has sounded about the dire global implications of the U.S. decrease in corporate income tax rates that began with the start of 2018, raising the specter of the ‘beggar thy neighbor’ trade wars during the Depression when countries slapped on high tariffs to protect their home turfs.

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Astana to host new round of Syria talks as Russia starts to withdraw its troops

As the new round of UN-mediated talks between the Syrian government and the opposition is still ongoing in Geneva, Kazakh capital of Astana will soon host the fresh round of another diplomatic initiative regarding Syria. This comes as Russia has declared the start of withdrawal of its troops from Syria.

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Iraqi Forces Destroy Dozens of Daesh Militants Over Past 3 Days – Joint Command

The Iraqi Armed Forces reported Saturday on the advances that had been made since the start of a massive offensive against the remaining positions of Daesh in Iraq.

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Two women plead not guilty to killing North Korean leader’s half-brother

Two women accused of assassinating the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday.

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Humanitarian concerns mount as the US-backed forces advance to ISIS capital

Less than a week after the start of US-backed forces against ISIS terrorists in Raqqa, recent reports suggest that they have mange to push the terrorists back is some areas. However, claims about the US-led coalition using white phosphorus munitions in the city have sparked controversies.

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Complicated situation for Theresa May as she loses majority in the UK parliament

While the UK Prime Minister Theresa May expected a major win from the snap general elections in the country, the final results released late last night indicate that she has lost the majority in the parliament. This could considerably complicate the situation for her party ahead of the start of Brexit talks.

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Turkey-EU suspend political talks until June

Turkey and the European Union are not planning to hold any meetings at a political level until the start of summer, diplomatic sources have told the Hürriyet Daily News.

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Number of people displaced from Mosul exceeds 300,000, U.N. says

More than 300,000 people have fled Mosul since the start of the U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State from the northern Iraqi city in October, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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