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Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines

The cooperation between the longtime allies is significant because President Rodrigo Duterte, who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance toward Washington and has vowed to eject U.S. Philippine President Duterte seems to have quietly accepted U.S. Special Forces to advise and assist the PI in the task of destroying a festering Islamic insurgency on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.


Israel Begins Work on First New Settlement in 20 Years

Israel Begins Work on First New Settlement in 20 Years

Jared Kushner , a chief adviser to President Donald Trump, is arriving in Israel on Wednesday to embark on a quest for elusive Middle East peace. Earlier in the day, Netanyahu tweeted over a picture of a small bulldozer and a digger working on a rocky hill overlooking a vineyard.



Hundreds attend funeral for student killed in North Korea

Warmbier's family was reportedly by his side when he passed away, less than a week after he returned to the United States in a state of unresponsive wakefulness . Apparently, Washington hasn't given up on Beijing after all. A full investigation into the drone's wreckage discovered its planned itinerary and confirmed that it had taken off from the North before capturing more than 500 photos of the South's territory, the defence ministry said.



Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia

The elders in the Democratic party have been accused of failing to learn lessons from the shocking loss to Trump: that running without a positive message isn't enough to win elections. Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.



Jewish Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated in crucial Georgia congressional race

The 4-point win in the most expensive congressional race in history was a blow to Democrats , who sought to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader a year ago - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused some ...



Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

The service was held at the 22-year-old's school in OH, before his burial at a nearby cemetery. But later in the day, they said the family objected to an autopsy being performed on his body, so just an external exam was done. It is still not yet clear what the next step will be in addressing the North Korean threat, but relations between Beijing and Washington appear to be stable enough.