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W.G. Dunlop
Editor for in DC. Six years in Iraq, also reported from the Gulf, Levant & North Africa. Usual caveats. william.dunlop@afp.com
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Dave Clark 16h
A US State Department background briefer today condemned Russia's "Soviet practice" of separating parents from their children.
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 15
Trump is unlikely to have received this request from parents of soldiers killed in the war, which ended almost 65 years ago.
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 15
Trump on remains of soldiers killed in Korean War: "I have had so many people begging me, parents and fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, wherever I went, 'Could you please get the remains of my boy back?'"
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 13
"They said, 'When you can, president, we'd love our son to be brought back home'" -- Trump tells Fox that parents of soldiers killed in the Korean war (which ended in 1953) told him during the 2016 campaign that they want the remains of their sons brought home.
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 13
Antonio Vazquez -- better known as "El Brujo Mayor" (the Grand Warlock) -- invoked the plumed serpent god Quetzalcoatl, worshiped by the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian peoples, to get the Mexican national team to at least the quarter-finals in Russia
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 12
Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears
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AFP news agency Jun 12
VIDEO: As Saudi Arabia prepares to lift the ban on women driving on June 24, some women are learning to ride motorbikes. For one of them, "It's all about the feeling of freedom"
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Jerome Taylor Jun 12
When Obama reached out to Cuba, Graham said: "President Obama’s foreign policy has been one appeasement toward autocratic dictators, thugs, and adversaries after another. Is it any wonder that on President Obama’s watch our enemies are emboldened and our friends demoralized?"
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 12
Three police, electoral commission employee arrested over fire at Iraq ballot warehouse
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Maggy Donaldson Jun 9
In a forested enclave outside of Nicaragua's flashpoint city Masaya, residents are crafting homemade mortar rounds to fend off government riot police
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
Two hours after the blaze erupted firefighters, backed by 10 trucks, were still struggling to put out the fire as warehouse staff ran out of the building carrying blue and white plastic ballot boxes.
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Vivian Salama Jun 10
Trudeau just tweeted about the strength of the G7 alliance. Ignored the insults from US administration officials. His former foreign policy adviser, however, has called President Trump "a pathetic little man-child."
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse ahead of recount
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
Trade advisor Peter Navarro: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door."
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
US blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse ahead of recount: security official
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
In eastern Iraq, a small town builds weightlifting champions
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 10
An Iraq-flagged oil tanker has set sail for the US, the first such trip in nearly three decades, the oil ministry said
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 8
Trump offers condolences via Twitter to the family of a US service member killed in an attack, misspells the name of the country where the attack took place.
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W.G. Dunlop Jun 7
Death toll from arms depot explosion in Iraq capital rises to 16
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