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Trump tells advisers he wants U.S. out of Syria: senior officials

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:22am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is telling advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with many top U.S. officials.

Russia, in spy rift riposte, expels 59 diplomats from 23 countries

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 59 diplomats from 23 countries on Friday and said it reserved the right to take action against four other nations in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

Russia summons Western diplomats to announce spy rift expulsions

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:44am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia summoned a slew of senior Western diplomats on Friday to tell them how many of their embassy officials it was expelling in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

Israeli forces kill seven Palestinian protesters on Gaza border: Gaza medics

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:34am
GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - At least seven Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, Gaza medical officials said.

U.S. visa applicants to be asked for social media history: State Department

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:02am
(Reuters) - The U.S. government plans to collect social media history from nearly everyone who seeks entry into the United States, State Department proposals showed on Friday as part of President Donald Trump's policy of "extreme vetting."

Syrian SDF says not informed of any U.S. withdrawal plan

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 7:08am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Friday it had not been informed of any plan to withdraw U.S. forces operating in Syria as part of the coalition against Islamic State.

Two Gazans killed, Palestinians say, as border protest begins

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:52am
GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - At least two Palestinians were killed and more than 50 wounded by Israeli gunfire in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said on Friday, as Gazans began a planned six-week protest along the border with Israel.