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A year of Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda has radically changed the U.S. role in the world

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Across the globe, foreign officials and analysts say American clout has diminished.
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Turkey launches airstrikes on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

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The long-awaited assault on an enclave for Kurdish militias backed by the United States has raised fears of sparking a new round of hostilities between the various powers with interests in northern Syria, including Russia and the United States. 
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Romanians protest corruption after law passed by Parliament

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Romanians are gathering to protest against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.
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French airport activists start unblocking road

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French activists say they are have started to unblock a road they used to occupy, in a move that eases tensions three days after the government abandoned plans to build a new airport in the west.
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Family: Venezuela to bury rebel officer without approval

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Family members of a rebel police officer and six others killed by security forces in Venezuela say authorities have taken the bodies of their relatives for burial to a cemetery without permission.
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Fire at plastic factory outside Indian capital kills 9

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A fire official says a blaze at a plastic factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital has killed nine people.
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All-female UK team of soldiers crosses Antarctica

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A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.
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In Pakistan, the rape and killing of a 7-year-old girl is changing a culture of shame and indifference

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Zainab Amin’s death has brought other victims’ hidden stories to light.
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The Pentagon says China and Russia are bigger problems for U.S. than terrorists. American voters may not agree.

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“Great power competition — not terrorism — is now the primary focus of U.S. national security,” Defense Secretary Mattis said Friday.
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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group.
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Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.

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The social media company also found some 14,000 new Russian accounts.
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With Merkel’s fate in the balance, would-be partners to vote in Germany

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Some members of the Social Democrats think the faltering party should abandon talks to form a coalition government.
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Justice Department says it will retry Sen. Robert Menendez following mistrial on bribery charges

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The filing came after the New Jersey Democrat dared prosecutors to “bring it on.”
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German officials believe rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert has been killed

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Three German security officials and one person close to Cuspert told The Washington Post that photos appeared to show his lifeless body.
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Wicked-strong storm beats the Netherlands with 90-mph wind gusts

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Roofs are gone, flights are canceled and at least one man was blown down the street with his bike.
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Mattis unveils new strategy focused on Russia and China, takes Congress to task for budget impasse

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The Pentagon’s approach places the most emphasis on keeping the United States ahead of other world powers. 
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Putin takes icy religious plunge

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Russian President Vladimir Putin dipped into frigid waters early Friday at a lake to mark the Orthodox observance of the Epiphany, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.
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France scoffs at Boris Johnson's plan for bridge across the English Channel

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Experts say a 22-mile span linking Britain and France can be done. But many wonder: Why do it?
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After a year of Trump, Russians are still waiting for the thaw

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Instead, relations between Moscow and Washington have gone steadily downhill.
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New Zealand's prime minister is pregnant. 'I am not the first woman to multitask,' she says.

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For many, Jacinda Ardern is showing that a woman should not have to choose between motherhood and a position of leadership.
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