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President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Merrick Garland as his pick for US attorney general.

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources.

No evidence of decisive election fraud: US attorney general

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No evidence of decisive election fraud: US attorney general

Bill Barr's comments confirmed the conclusions of the Department of Homeland Security, US intelligence and independent poll watchers that the 2020 election was the "most secure in American history".

US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

The US has ordered new sanctions on five Iranian entities, accusing them of spreading online disinformation in order to influence upcoming US ...

US prosecutors investigated suspected links between Trump and Egypt

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US prosecutors investigated suspected links between Trump and Egypt

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team investigated suspected ties between Egypt and a last-minute campaign finance ...

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American ...

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Two IS 'Beatles' brought to US to face charges

Two IS members dubbed the "Beatles" are to be brought to the United States on Wednesday to face charges.

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Ex-FBI chief to testify to Congress ahead of election

James Comey will testify to Congress later this month about his role in a probe of Russian election interference.

Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

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Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in ...

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Eastern European nations broke EU law by refusing refugees

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic may face fines for illegally closing their borders to refugees during the 2015 crisis, the European Court ...

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

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Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

As hundreds of migrants knock on Europe's door, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leaders of Germany and France will hold talks to deal ...

Refugee shelter burns as Greece imposes new asylum restrictions

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Refugee shelter burns as Greece imposes new asylum restrictions

A blaze at a refugee centre in Lesbos follows sustained violent attacks against asylum seekers, aid groups and journalists on the island, where ...

Greece to build new camps after migrant surge: minister

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Greece to build new camps after migrant surge: minister

Over 1,700 migrants have landed on Lesbos and four other Aegean islands from Turkey over the past week, adding to the 38,000 already crammed ...

UAE, Saudi 'bought election for Trump', Lebanese-American businessman claims

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UAE, Saudi 'bought election for Trump', Lebanese-American businessman claims

A Lebanese-American businessman has claimed that millions in illicit foreign donations were passed off as small US donations towards the 2016 ...

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Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial

President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate in a historic impeachment vote.

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Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

Trump chose his third State of Union address to talk about the US killing of Qasem Soleimani.

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Russia, Western nations set for clash over Syria aid

The UN Security Council is set for a new vote on Friday over urgent cross-border aid deliveries to Syria. This will likely see Russia and ...

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Syrian charities urge emergency resumption of UN aid

Representatives of 17 charities have met in Syria’s Idlib province to call for the UN to continue deliveries of aid despite a Russian and ...

Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe

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Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe

Following recent comments made by Nancy Pelosi, Trump is considering to testify before the impeachment probe.

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Baghdadi may have ordered execution of US hostage

In this new account of the last days of her life, 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was executed by IS operatives because she knew Baghdadi's ...

US named Baghdadi operation after IS victim Kayla <em>Mueller</em>

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US named Baghdadi operation after IS victim Kayla Mueller

Held by a senior IS leader, US aid worker Kayla Mueller was tortured and repeatedly raped by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Why Trump says he's 'unbothered' by Russian interference reports

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Why Trump says he's 'unbothered' by Russian interference reports

Trump reportedly told the Russian foreign minister and ambassador that he was not bothered by their country's meddling because the US did the ...

<em>Mueller</em> to Congress: Trump was not exonerated

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Mueller to Congress: Trump was not exonerated

Former special counsel Robert Mueller said President Donald Trump had not been exonerated by his investigation.

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