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Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:04
Even after the government quelled a militant uprising that sent production to a 30-year low last August, smaller-scale sabotage caused by people trying to steal oil remains rife.
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Germany, Turkey need each other, but they're close to a breakup

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:57
Over the past few months, the two countries have been locked in an increasingly heated war of words and diplomatic slights. It culminated this week with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel interrupting his North Sea vacation to deliver a strongly worded statement promising to "reorient" the country's Turkey policy.
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US airstrike accidently kills more than a dozen Afghan police

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:44
Friday’s strike on a security forces compound in Gereshk district was part of a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban militants in the area.
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German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:17
A German girl who ran away from home shortly after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic States forces, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday as authorities tried to figure out what to do with her.
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Trump denounces 'illegal leaks' in new accounts of his campaign's contact with Russia

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:13
President Donald Trump lashed out at a new report of previously undisclosed alleged contacts, calling the disclosures "illegal leaks."
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Duterte vows not to come to US: 'I've seen America, and it's lousy'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:28
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, previously praised and invited by President Donald Trump to come to the White House, said he won't visit the United States during or after his term because the country is "lousy."
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Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:15
Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who says Flynn is "moving on with his life."
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Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 09:53
The zone is one of four proposed in a plan approved in May by Russia and Iran, which support Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Turkey, which backs rebels fighting his forces
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Attorney General blasts sanctuary cities in Philadelphia appearance

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 09:27
In an appearance in Philadelphia on Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said sanctuary cities like Philadelphia were harming their residents by not cooperating with the feds.
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Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 09:05
Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty.
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Montana river yields 19th-century shotgun to ponder

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 09:03
Someone dropped, chucked or dunked a double-barreled shotgun in the Blackfoot River long ago. By faint but telltale stamps, authorities have dated it back to the mid-19th century, years before there was a Montana.
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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:58
Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.
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DHS chief says arresting parents may quell human trafficking

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:56
A plan to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border is aimed at quelling human trafficking, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday.
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Historian asks Australian court to reveal Queen's letters

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:51
A historian is going to court this month in an attempt to force Australian authorities to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's shocking scheme to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago.
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Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:48
Two former top intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president's real aim is to make "Russia great again."
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Former Trump associates helped fugitive Kazakhs in visa scheme

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:35
Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United States, some aimed at helping family members obtain legal residency here, a McClatchy investigation shows.
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Great puzzle of parenthood

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:30
Some of the most popular modern fairy tales are played rather than told. Ustwo’s “Monument Valley” spun a story about a quiet princess — Ida — who worked, often alone, to restore a colorful, geometric habitat, one inspired equally by the meticulously designed illustrated architecture of M.C. Escher as well as the joy of optical illusions.
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Spain rescues 57 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:33
Thousands of migrants from Africa attempt the perilous crossing to Europe in small boats that are unfit for the open sea.
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Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul; 16 women

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 07:09
Sources say some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany.
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Hungary's leader: Border fences will stop Muslim migration

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 04:48
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, are the barriers to the effort to increase Muslim migration.
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