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Release of American mercenaries in Haiti adds to unrest

International | Plus, keeping a troop presence in Syria and forcing aid into Venezuela
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/22/19, 11:31 am

HAITI: The arrests and release of five former U.S. military officers carrying a cache of weapons in Port-au-Prince has created a political uproar among Haitians already upset with President Javenal Moise, amid rising street unrest. Instead of standing trial, the Americans were removed from the country under U.S. State Department escort.

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The last battle in Syria?

International | The capture of Baghouz would represent a major victory over ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/13/19, 11:59 am

SYRIA: On Tuesday, more than 1,300 presumed ISIS family members fled Baghouz, where many say ISIS is fighting its last battle in Syria.

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Arson suspected in deadly Paris fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 11:40 am

French authorities on Tuesday arrested a woman for suspected arson after a fire in a Paris apartment complex killed at least 10 people. The flames began on the second floor and then engulfed the eight-story building. First responders rescued residents who climbed onto the roof or out of their windows to escape the blaze. More than 30 people, including at least eight firefighters, sustained injuries, fire department spokesman Capt. Valerian Fuet said.

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