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US senators say Saudi crown prince has gone ‘full gangster’

The Senate and House of Representatives have passed resolutions that would end US support for the Saudi-led coalition, an important rebuke of Riyadh. WT24 Desk Retired General John Abizaid, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia, defended the US-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of misdeeds and criticized its crown ...

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Revealed: populist leaders linked to reduced inequality

Populists on left and right have closed gap between rich and poor – but also eroded freedoms WT24 Desk Populist presidents and prime ministers are associated with significant reductions in economic inequality across the world, according to groundbreaking research that will challenge the assumption that populism only has negative consequences, The Guardian reports. However, the research by political scientists and ...

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North Korea rebuilds part of launch site it promised the US it would dismantle

US national security adviser John Bolton warns US may ramp up sanctions if nuclear weapons program is not scrapped WT24 Desk North Korea has begun rebuilding a rocket launch site that had been partially dismantled as a goodwill gesture after the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in June last year, The Guardian reports. Satellite images show the reconstruction ...

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Alabama tornadoes kill at least 23 and cause ‘catastrophic’ damage

Sheriff says more people are missing as weather system sparks flurry of tornadoes across south-eastern US on Sunday WT24 Desk At least 23 people, including children as young as six, have been killed and more are missing after at least two tornadoes struck in southeastern Alabama on Sunday, causing “catastrophic” damage, a county sheriff said, Agencies report. The tornadoes were graded ...

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The caliphate is a hellscape of smoke and fire

Isis has nowhere left to go; The US-led coalition is making up for lost time in the fight to drive Isis out of Baghuz, its last stronghold WT24 Desk There is a flash of light in the dark town as an airstrike hits an Islamic State weapons depot. A few seconds later, a ball of flame engulfs the entire neighbourhood. The ...

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Democratic oversight is ‘bullshit’: Trump goes off-script at CPAC

President slams Russia investigation and Green New DealTrump is a national security risk – still Republicans back him WT24 Desk Donald Trump sought to regain his footing after a torrid week with a fiery speech using two of his favourite tactics: going off script and hurling insults at opponents, The Guardian reports. Basking in adulation at the Conservative Political Action Conference ...

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Kashmir: at least eight killed as India-Pakistan hostilities resume

Kashmir: at least eight killed as India-Pakistan hostilities resume WT24 Desk Indian and Pakistani soldiers have targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said, AP reports. Tensions have been running high since Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan on Tuesday, carrying out what India called a ...

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Teenager moved after threats in Syria camp, says lawyer

Nineteen-year-old Briton and newborn son relocated to new camp due to ‘safety concerns’ WT24 Desk Shamima Begum and her baby have been moved from a Syrian refugee camp after threats were made against them, according to her family’s lawyer, The Guardian reports. The 19-year-old and her son were moved from the al-Hawl camp in the north of the country to ...

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