Gaza marvels at new Samson – 07 March

Reuters – A modern-day Samson is performing feats of physical strength in Gaza. “Go Samson go!” yelled a crowd in the Palestinian enclave cheering on Mohammad Baraka as the 20-year-old with the Biblical nickname used a rope around his chest to pull a 15-tonne petrol tanker. Baraka, who prefers to be known as “The Incredible”,…

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Amid state dinner glamor, a critical agenda for Obama-Trudeau talks – 07 March

Reuters – Canada’s charismatic Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be traveling to Washington this week for talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to revitalize a frayed relationship and draw rare attention to Canadian issues. Trudeau’s Liberals came to power in November by ousting the right-wing Conservative leader Stephen Harper, whose ties with Washington deteriorated…

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U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, greater than 150 killed - 07 March

U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, greater than 150 killed – 07 March

Reuters – The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, the Pentagon said on Monday. The weekend strike using both manned and unmanned drone aircraft targeted al Shabaab’s “Raso”…

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Syrian opposition says truce breaches may perhaps preclude peace talks - 07 March

Syrian opposition says truce breaches may perhaps preclude peace talks – 07 March

Reuters – Syria’s opposition will decide this week whether to attend forthcoming peace talks in Geneva and has complained to the United Nations that Russian air strikes have carried on despite a truce, opposition coordinator Riad Hijab said on Monday. Syrian government forces, backed by Russia’s air force, Iranian troops and Iraqi militias, have continually…

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In spite of his comments, Pena Nieto stressed that his administration will seek to attain agreement and keep a respectful relationship with whoever wins the U.S. presidency.

Mexican president says will not pay for Trump wall, makes Hitler war – 07 Marchning

Reuters – Mexico’s president has said his country will not pay for White House hopeful Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and likened his “strident tone” to the ascent of dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s comments, published in Monday’s Excelsior newspaper, were among the most critical public…

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