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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi attends the celebration ceremony of the first anniversary of defeating Islamic state in Baghdad, Iraq, December 10, 2018. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s prime minister said on Sunday that top security officials from Baghdad had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, and
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in a New Year letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a “wide-ranging agenda”, the Kremlin said following a series of failed attempts to hold a new summit. FILE PHOTO – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with
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(Reuters) – A partisan fight over a North Carolina congressional contest under investigation for election fraud intensified on Friday after legal developments reshaped a state elections board. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Mark Harris, Republican candidate from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
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FILE PHOTO: Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome as budget legislation deadlines loom for a potential federal government shutdown in Washington, U.S., December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Both chambers of the U.S. Congress convened for only a few minutes late on Thursday, but took no steps to end a partial federal
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FILE PHOTO: United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks during an interview with Reuters at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is “very happy” with his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, a
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FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during his news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s job is not in jeopardy, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Wednesday, following President Donald Trump’s
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attend the 119th Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed an order withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria, a Defense Department spokesman said
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FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell leaves after his news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that President Donald Trump told him he had “never suggested firing” the chairman of the
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked Democrats again for not supporting his proposed border wall and said he would not sign
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives’ most wide-ranging investigative panel sent 51 letters on Wednesday demanding that the Trump administration provide documents for a wave of investigations expected to gain momentum in January. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks after a briefing by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
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