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As Donald Trump takes over, a diminished ISIS awaits
It's been almost 900 days since the US-led war on ISIS began. But as the Trump administration nears -- with its promise to bomb "the s*** out of ISIS" -- where does the campaign against the militant group stand
Banks begin moving thousands of jobs out of Britain
Banks are already preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that she wanted a complete break with the European Union
Could Jared Kushner resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Aaron David Miller says the idea that Donald Trump's son-in-law could bring about Mideast peace is wildly optimisti
Russia extends Edward Snowden's asylum to 2020
Edward Snowden's leave to remain in Russia has been extended until 2020, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has confirmed to CNN
Obama commutes FALN member's prison sentence
President Barack Obama's commutation of the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, who was convicted for his role in a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to bombings in US cities, ends a decades-long fight to free a man who supporters call a "political prisoner.
Gambia: Why there's political turmoil in this small African nation
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh should be spending his last day in power on Wednesday, but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election and has indicated he won't hand over power to victor Adama Barrow on Thursda
Germany cannot afford to turn its back on US
Were Hillary Clinton being inaugurated into the world's most powerful office Friday, there would be no question about Germany remaining the linchpin of trans-Atlantic relations
Could Jared Kushner solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
In late November, reeling from the shock of the US election, the organization that I work for -- Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) -- organized a conference in London with the Jewish News to discuss the likely impact of a Donald Trump presidency on Israel and the Middle East
Biden: Russia will hack elections in Europe
Joe Biden used his final speech as vice president to issue a stark warning about the threat Russia poses to Europe and the United States
Vera Rubin, dark matter pioneer, dies
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who proved the existence of dark matter, had a gift for overcoming daunting challenges