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Number of Britons granted German citizenship quadruples

It comes after United Kingdom applications for Irish passports surged by 70% in 2017 as Britons applied to retain European Union citizenship in the wake of the Brexit vote . In all, 110,383 people were given German citizenship a year ago, a 2.9% increase. Of the 110,400 foreigners naturalized previous year, the biggest group was from Turkey, followed by Poles, Ukrainians, Kosovars and Romanians. Read More

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Syria: pro-US Kurdish militias enter ISIS stronghold

Syria: pro-US Kurdish militias enter ISIS stronghold

The offensive has also seen the SDF a multi-ethnic group but dominated by the Kurdish YPG (People's Protection Units), receive support from United States military advisers and weapons deliveries. "It's hard to convince new recruits that ISIS is a winning cause when they just lost their twin "capitals" in both Iraq and Syria", Townsend told Fox News. Read More

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Theresa May Vows Brexit Will Go On

Well the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. "I was kind of hoping it would just go the way that the polls suggested it would and we could have a quiet life in Westminster but now it's going to be a bit of a mess". Read More

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Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

During such assaults, members of the Afghan security forces are known to target USA and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers. The area has been cordoned off by United States troops. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops have adopted special security measures in recent years to try to counter the threat. The latest attack comes as US President Donald Trump's administration is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan. Read More

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New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers

New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers

On the review into MI5 and the police, she said: "We will look at how the processes were followed, what they did". Redouane, 30, went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar and claimed to be Moroccan or Libyan, police said. The other slain assailant was British citizen born in Pakistan, Khuram Butt , 27, who had been known to security services. "I am not surprised that Khuram Butt carried out the terrorist attack and there are serious questions for the authorities", Shafiq said. Read More

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UK PM May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

The Labour leader has openly called for an end to Trident, the UK's nuclear weapons program, but has been forced to agree with its renewal after losing an internal party debate. "I'm afraid there is a lesson here about Jeremy Corbyn's psychology and his politics and his naivety, with which he approaches not just the logic of the nuclear deterrent but also the Brexit negotiations". Read More

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Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

But Maduro can still count on substantial support, among them the president of his so-called people's" constituent "assembly Elias Jaua: "For all of those who always doubt him, for those who are shocked by political audacity, today we can say Nicolas was right to call the Constituent Assembly, which is to say, to call on the power of the people". Read More

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Venezuela Opposition Condemns Goldman Sachs Debt Deal

Venezuela Opposition Condemns Goldman Sachs Debt Deal

A small group of protesters outside Goldman's NY headquarters held signs saying " Goldman Sachs Sucks!" and "Don't Support Venezuela's Hunger Bonds ". Other Venezuelan bonds also rallied, traders said. The conference was organized by the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald news organizations as a forum of worldwide business and government leaders. Read More

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Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

The two-state solution has always been the cornerstone of USA policy in the region, and is widely regarded as the only settlement that both sides could realistically accept. But much of the intrigue over Trump's public statements during the trip revolved around what he didn't say . "I would like to draw the attention to the issue of our Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for more than one month, meters away from here in the vicinity of the Church of the Nativity". Read More

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India, Spain sign agreements in cyber security, renewable energy

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy received the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi , at the Moncloa Palace. "#YogaDay", he tweeted. PM Modi also shared a video showing people praying ahead of performing the Yoga . The two nations are targeting to raise the trade to United States dollars 30 billion in the next five years. PM Modi said there was a special nature of trust and friendship in relations between both the countries and its people. Read More

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