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Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defence spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. In a federal budget proposal with many losers, the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department… Read More »

Merkel vows compromise with US on trade, military spending

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Saturday to seek compromises on issues like trade and military spending with U.S. President Donald Trump, adding she would work on preserving the important relationship between Europe and the United States. “He made his convictions clear in his inauguration speech,” Merkel said in remarks broadcast live, a day… Read More »

Turkey-backed rebels kill 68 IS fighters near Syria's al-Bab – military

ANKARA: Syrian rebels backed by Turkish warplanes killed 68 Islamic State militants in northern Syria overnight, the Turkish military said on Saturday, as intense fighting around the town of al-Bab continued. Rebels supported by Turkish troops have laid siege to the Islamic State-held town for weeks under the “Euphrates Shield” operation launched by Turkey nearly… Read More »

Turkish military says Syria's al-Bab to Aleppo highway under full control

ANKARA: Turkey-backed Syrian rebel forces besieging Islamic State-controlled al-Bab have gained full control of the highway linking the town to Aleppo with intense ground and air fire support, the Turkish military said on Wednesday. In its daily round-up of the near four-month-old “Euphrates Shield” operation to push Islamic State away from the border area, the… Read More »

EU foreign policy chief wants Brussels military HQ

ROME: EU foreign policy supremo Federica Mogherini wants a Brussels headquarters for European “battlegroups” capable of mounting military interventions in crises. The HQ proposal is one of four “priority” proposals she will present to European Union governments in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the bloc, she told Italian daily La Repubblica in an… Read More »

Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States: US officials

WASHINGTON: A Turkish military officer on a U.S.-based assignment for NATO is seeking asylum in the United States after being recalled by the Turkish government in the wake of last month’s failed military coup, U.S. officials told Reuters. The asylum bid is the first known case involving a Turkish military officer in the United States… Read More »