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BAGHDAD | A U.S. military official says U.S. troops have begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, declines to discuss details

BAGHDAD  — Jan 11, 2019—A U.S. military official says U.S. troops have begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, declines to discuss details. By Associated Press

NEW YORK | Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

NEW YORK— Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Thursday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil withdraws candidacy to host climate change conference

RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazil is withdrawing it candidacy to host a large conference on climate change next year. Foreign Ministry spokesman Marco Bernardy said Wednesday that Brazil is withdrawing its candidacy to host the 2019 U.N. Climate Change Conference because of budget constraints. However, environmental groups say the decision is a nod to President-elect Jair … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil withdraws candidacy to host climate change conference

NAIROBI, Kenya | Congo’s top 2 opposition parties join in presidential bid

NAIROBI, Kenya — Congo’s two leading opposition parties are joining forces for a run at the presidency after withdrawing from a wider pact to support a single contender to take on President Joseph Kabila‘s chosen candidate. Under a deal announced Friday in the Kenyan capital, Felix Tshisekedi with Congo’s most prominent opposition party said he … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Congo’s top 2 opposition parties join in presidential bid

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | US urges UN court to toss out Iranian case on frozen assets

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The U.S. is urging the United Nations‘ highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran. The hearing at the International … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | US urges UN court to toss out Iranian case on frozen assets

WASHINGTON | Yale classmate recalls Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

WASHINGTON  — FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. The White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Yale classmate recalls Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

WASHINGTON | Trump, others dispute book’s description of unhinged leader

WASHINGTON— An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an “idiot” and a “liar,” disparaging his judgment and claiming they plucked papers off his desk to prevent him from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, others dispute book’s description of unhinged leader