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October 23, 2017 11:28 PM American-born Putin critic blocked from U.S. after lobbying Canada

Businessman advocating for sanctions against Russian officials says he's now on Interpol watch-list American lawmakers are demanding answers from their national government after a U.S.-born foe of Vladimir Putin was allegedly denied entry into the United States. Bill Browder, who is now a British citizen, had just successfully lobbied Canada to become 6

October 23, 2017 10:31 PM Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump couldn't remember her husband's name

A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very respectful" and her accusation about her husband's name simply wasn't true. Though 6

October 23, 2017 6:47 AM Philippines declares militants in Marawi 'finished'

Siege had sparked fears ISIS would influence and strengthen local militancies in region Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group militants in southern Marawi city "finished" Monday, exactly five months after the start of the siege that sparked fears of the group gaining a foothold 10

October 22, 2017 2:15 PM Syria’s largest oilfield captured from Daesh in push by allied forces

The Al-Omar field had been taken by Daesh in 2014, and was a key source of revenue for the extremists, as it produced 9,000 barrels of oil per day. BEIRUT—The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oilfield from Daesh, also known as ISIS, on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government 8

October 21, 2017 4:14 PM 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

CAIRO -- At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. The officials said the exchange of fire began late Friday 39

October 20, 2017 7:43 PM Canucks defenceman Gudbranson suspended one game

Anders Bjork scored two of the Bruins four first-period goals to double up the Canucks and win 6-3. NEW YORK — Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano. Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of Vancouver’s game at Boston on Thursday 8

October 20, 2017 1:47 PM Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting ISIS militants

BEIRUT -- A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. In a highly symbolic gesture, Nisreen Abdullah of the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, made the statement in Raqqa's Paradise Square 8

October 20, 2017 11:35 AM U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT -- A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces 9

October 20, 2017 8:16 AM Brexit Bulletin: Merkel to the Rescue

At an EU summit, May had made a pitch to her fellow leaders: she needed their help to get a deal she could sell to skeptics back home. She made concessions in her recent Florence speech, she argued, and now she needed them to make a move too. “The clear and urgent imperative must be that the dynamic you create enables us to move forward together,” she said. Crucially 9

October 19, 2017 3:42 PM John Kelly kept his own tragedy out of politics. Then Donald Trump brought it up

Donald Trump’s chief of staff has rarely discussed his son’s 2010 death in Afghanistan. WASHINGTON—It’s known as some of the saddest ground in America, a six-hectare plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, U.S. President Donald Trump and the man who would 5