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US plans expansion to Arctic in bid to challenge Russia, but can it?

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Washington will send a Navy warship to sail through the Arctic in a demonstration of its growing ambitions in the far North, the US Navy secretary said. But will it be enough to challenge Russia? The US has long since set its sights upon the Arctic, which it openly sees as a potential new arena Read More

After years of speculation, IDF chief admits Israel supplied Syrian rebels with weapons

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The outgoing IDF chief of staff has spilled the beans on a poorly guarded secret of the Israeli military, that it has supplied Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s government with weapons “for self-defense.” Gadi Eisenkot, who was the Israeli Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff for the last three years, told the Sunday Times in Read More

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political uncertainty is costing the industry. Ford Motor Company President and CEO Bill Hackett (L) and Executive Chairman Bill Ford attend their company’s presentation at the North American Read More

FCA reviewing Italy plan after new taxes for polluting cars

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) is reviewing its investment plan for Italy after the country approved taxes on the purchase of larger gasoline and diesel (gasoil) cars, Chief Executive Officer Mike Manley said on Monday. Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and FCA Chairman John Elkann (R) speak next Read More

German hotel walloped by huge avalanche as snows claim lives across Europe (PHOTOS)

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A hotel in southern Germany has been buried by an enormous avalanche, sparking an evacuation, as heavy snows cause deaths and disruption across Europe. Hotel Hubertus reportedly sustained damage after the wall of snow battered the building in the village of Balderschwang, close to the Austrian border, on Monday. The hotel was evacuated and 100 Read More

U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routes

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(Reuters) – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft such as Boeing’s (BA.N) MAX 8 and new routes like Southwest Airline Co’s (LUV.N) Hawaii launch are on hold due to the U.S. government shutdown, delaying commercial operations. FILE PHOTO: A traveler checks her baggage at the Southwest Airlines terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, Read More

Trump risks blowback with latest economic threats against NATO ally Turkey, analysts tell RT

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Donald Trump wasn’t bluffing when he vowed to cripple Turkey economically if it attacks Syria’s Kurds, analysts told RT. The move, however, would likely have serious negative repercussions for Washington. The US president issued the threat amid accusations that his ordered pullout from Syria would endanger US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria – fighters which Read More

From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand

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MO CAY, Vietnam (Reuters) – In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths. A boat transports coconuts past Read More

Trump threatens to ‘devastate Turkey economically’ if it attacks Kurds amid US withdrawal from Syria

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Donald Trump has warned its NATO ally to beware of the devastative wrath of US economic pressure if Turkey dares to attack the Kurdish allies America is leaving behind in its “long overdue” pull-out of troops from Syria. The US military, Trump promised, will still use an “existing nearby base,” apparently in Iraq, to attack Read More

Tunnel used for militant attacks had stairs and rail system, Israel says

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Israeli troops have found the sixth and final tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks, the military said. Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said the final tunnel was the largest one discovered so far – running hundreds of metres from underneath a Lebanese home and deep into Israeli territory. Last month, Israel launched an operation Read More