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Source: The Guradian

Pence hails 'remarkable, extraordinary' Trump tenure in attack on US allies

Saturday 14:28 GMT

Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, in a renewed attack on traditional US allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.

“If that is viewed as a security threat to the United States, then we are shocked,” she said, drawing applause from the audience.

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Source: The Guradian

Pence hails 'remarkable, extraordinary' Trump tenure in attack on US allies

Saturday 14:28 GMT

Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, in a renewed attack on traditional US allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.

“If that is viewed as a security threat to the United States, then we are shocked,” she said, drawing applause from the audience.

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Source: DW

Burundi rejects AU's troop pullout decision

Friday 16:20 GMT

Burundi and Somalia have called for an emergency summit to discuss the pullout of 1,000 Burundian troops from the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) before the end of the month.

Since 2007, Burundi soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice, and I assure the people of Burundi, your soldiers' sacrifice will not go in vain," he said. "I thank the government and people of this great nation for your pan-Africanism to help your fellow African brothers and sisters in Somalia.

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Source: DW

Germany's Afghanistan military mission: What comes next?

Friday 19:05 GMT

"If the US doesn't know itself what it wants in Afghanistan, how can we possibly justify sending 1,300 soldiers into this war?" asked socialist Left Party lawmaker Stefan Liebich, whose party is petitioning to withdraw Germany's military, the Bundeswehr, from Afghanistan.

The potential United States withdrawal from Afghanistan hung over lawmakers in Berlin on Thursday as they debated a new government proposal to extend Germany's military presence in the war-torn country for another year.

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Source: DW

White House says 200 US troops to stay in Syria

Today 01:29 GMT

The White House has said it will keep some troops in Syria as a peacekeeping force after most US forces pull out from the country.

Leaving a small number of troops for "peacekeeping" could pave the way for European NATO allies to commit troops to the establishment of a potential safe zone in Syria's northeast. Critics say that a sudden withdrawal could lead to several undesired consequences, including a Turkish attack on US-backed Kurdish forces and the resurgence of IS.

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Source: Global News

Trump reverses pledge to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, will now leave 400 behind

Today 06:04 GMT

The United States will leave about 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions of Syria, a senior administration official said on Friday, a reversal by President Donald Trump that could pave the way for U.S. allies to keep troops in Syria.

Trump had ordered the withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. troops Syria in December after he said they had defeated Islamic State militants in Syria. The abrupt decision sparked an outcry from allies and U.S. lawmakers and was a factor in Jim Mattis’ resignation as defense secretary.

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Source: BBC

US to leave 200 troops after Syria pullout

Today 06:04 GMT

The US military will keep 200 troops in Syria to serve as a peacekeeping force after it pulls out most of its soldiers, the White House says.

At its height, five years ago, IS controlled 88,000 sq km (34,000 sq miles) of territory stretching from western Syria to eastern Iraq.

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Source: Reuters

Venezuelan troops open fire near border as aid standoff intensifies

Today 06:05 GMT

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others, as President Nicolas Maduro defied U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

The United States, which is among dozens of Western nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president, has been stockpiling aid in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta to ship across the border this weekend.


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