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Trump's defense chief: 'We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil'

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By Phil Stewart BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is "not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump, as he held talks with Iraqi leaders on Monday. Mattis was the highest-ranking Trump administration official to visit Iraq since Trump irked Iraqis with a temporary ban on travel to the United States and for saying America should have seized Iraq's oil after toppling Saddam Hussein in 2003. Trump told CIA staff in January: "We should have kept the oil.

White House: Mass deportation not the goal of immigration actions

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Press secretary Sean Spicer said unauthorized immigrants who "pose a threat to our public safety or have committed a crime will be the first to go."

US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

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BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.

Head of OSCE Says Outlook for Ukraine Ceasefire Doesn't Look Good

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The head of the OSCE spoke on Tuesday that the ceasefire for Ukraine was not looking optimistic and the confirmation of the agreed removal of heavy artillery would wait until later in the week, according to Reuters. "It looks like activities are continuing. I don't have a last-minute confirmation, but it doesn't look too good," said Lamberto Zannier, the secretary general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). "What we see is in various areas a continued 'kinetic activity,' as we call it, with light weapons mainly used, but in some cases also explosives, which means that they're also using mortars or some other heavier weapons that are a violation of (the)...

WATCH: Trump visits African American History Museum: 'I've learned, and I've seen'

Added: 22.02.2017 1:56 | 1 views | 0 comments

The president toured the museum with his housing and urban development secretary nominee, Ben Carson.

Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties: State Dept

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat on Tuesday and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.S.-China relationship, and the two agreed on the need to address the threat posed by North Korea, the State Department said.

Defense Secretary Mattis Has No ‘Issues With The Press’

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The Pentagon chief broke with the president’s comments that the media is the “enemy of the American people.”

Mattis welcomes naming of Trump's top security adviser: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed the naming of Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as the new national security adviser, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

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Diane Abbott becomes shadow home secretary as part of a Labour front bench reshuffle but critics say it has failed to unify the party.


DHS Told to Start Crackdown on Illegal Border Crossings

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DHS Secretary John Kelly's memos are similar to orders signed by Trump as part of his campaign promise to take a harder line on illegal immigration.


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