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trumpbilltaylor-oct23.jpg The former U.S. envoy to Ukraine has testified before the House Intelligence Committee that President Donald Trump proposed to release military aid to Ukraine on condition that his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky promise to conduct an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Biden is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, a

vladimirputinreceptayyiperdogan-102319.jpg Syria and Russia have signed a deal to ensure the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from north eastern Syria. The agreement was signed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held hours-long talks. As per the deal, Syrian and Russian forces will monitor the ongoing withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the sensitive Syria

justintrudeau-oct22.jpg Despite losing 20 seats, Prime minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party emerged as the largest party in Canada's general election. Trudeau is expected to form a minority government, but will require the support of left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) to pass legislation. The NDP, which faced a major setback in the election, is projected to take 24 seats in the 338-seat House of Commons. Wit

cdc-vaping-102219.jpg 400 new cases of lung injury and 15 deaths related to the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping products have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the first half of October. This is the worst volume of vaping-related casualties in such a short period since the outbreak of the disease was first reported. As of October 15, 1,479 confirmed and probable lung injury c

publicsafety-oct21.jpg The Department of Justice has granted $273.4 million to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Attorney General William P. Barr announced the award of grant in a video teleconference with the Alaska Federation of Natives. He said the mass funding comes at a stage where violent crime

ustroops-oct21.jpg Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed that the hundreds of U.S. troops leaving northern Syria are being redeployed to Iraq to fight Islamic State terrorists in that country. Esper disclosed this to the media on a flight en route to the Middle East at the weekend. "The US withdrawal continues apace from north-eastern Syria... we're talking weeks, not days," he told reporters. "The current gam

artistsperforming-oct18.jpg Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the line-up of artists performing at the inaugural Intersect music festival to be held in Las Vegas. In addition to the original list of Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Beck, Gesaffelstein, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. and Jamie...

receptayyiperdogan-101819.jpg Turkey agreed to suspend its week-old military offensive targeting Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in Northeast Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who on Tuesday refused his U.S. counterpart's request, agreed to a ceasefire after meeting with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara Thursday. The Turkish side will pause all fighting, code

mammography-oct18.jpg Today, October 18 marks the National Mammography Day in the U.S. The day is observed on the third Friday of October every year. In 1993, the day was first declared by Bill Clinton, when he was the president of the U.S.

elijahcummins-101719.jpg Veteran Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings passed away Thursday at the age of 68. Cummings' office said he died due to "longstanding health challenges". In the U.S. House of Representatives he represented Maryland's 7th congressional district for the last 23 years. Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, was chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Cum

enniferaniston1-oct17.jpg Jennifer Aniston has made her Instagram debut with a bang, breaking the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers. The Friends star reached this milestone in just 5 hours and 16 minutes, which helped her enter the Guinness Book of World Records in no time. The first photo that Aniston posted on the social media platform was a selfie featuring her fellow cast members - Courteney C

ecolibaceria-oct17.jpg The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for row beef products from Ryding-Regency Meat Packers, Ontario, Canada, citing possible E. coli contamination.

ustroops-oct17.jpg The House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday condemning the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. The move, which evoked strong criticism even from Republican Party lawmakers, was approved by 354-60 votes with bipartisan support. The resolution, sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and others, says an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. military personnel

turkeysyria-101619.jpg Turkey rejected the United States' call to suspend its ongoing military offensive targeting Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in Northeast Syria. After the pull-out of U.S. forces, Turkey launched its unilateral attack earlier this month to push the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) away from the border area, and to create a "safe zone" in Syrian border to resettle tens of thousan

hongkongprotests1-oct16.jpg The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at defending human rights in Hong Kong, evoking s 'strong indignation' by China. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, sponsored by Republican Representative Chris Smith, passed easily by a voice vote in the lower House with bipartisan support. The Bill, which will become law if passed by the Senate, would make Hong Kong's special tra

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