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Voting Technology Firm: Official Venezuela Election Tally Off by at Least 1 Million Votes

The CEO of a voting technology company said on Wednesday that the results of a recent election in Venezuela were off by at least 1 million votes, confirming the suspicions of some opposition figures that the tallies were inflated.

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As Senate Moves Forward on Sanctions, Trump Says He May Scrap Iran Nuclear Deal in September

President Trump, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal last Thursday, said he expects Iran to be non-compliant with the terms of the JCPOA nuclear deal by next September, despite his admission that the Islamic Republic has not violated the deal to date.

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In Mosul, ISIS Had the Ingredients For a Frightening Weapon

When the Islamic State captured the city of Mosul in its 2014 blitzkrieg, the militant group obtained access to a highly lethal material that would have been useful for a “dirty weapon,” the Washington Post reports.

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Demands for Regime Change Recede in Syria Talks

Chances for progress in drawing down the Syrian war have improved after the latest round of U.N.-led negotiations, with a main opposition delegation dropping the demand for immediate regime change, Russia's ambassador in Geneva, Alexei Borodavkin, told the press on Saturday.

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Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria Set to Double Under Trump

The number of civilian casualties inflicted in the U.S.-led coalition's war on the Islamic State is set to double under the Trump administration, according to Airwars, a group that monitors noncombatant deaths in Iraq and Syria.

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A Young Syrian’s Take on the War

In the six years since the Syrian civil war erupted on the heels of the Arab Spring, with few exceptions Syrian viewpoints have been conspicuously absent from western media coverage of the conflict. What follows are excerpts from a lengthy conversation I had with Mohamad Sakar, a 17-year-old Syrian who lives with his family in the city of Latakia, in the country's northwest.

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Spreading the Patriotism: U.S. Sells Patriot Missiles to Several East European Nations

The United States in the last week has initiated Patriot missile sales to multiple East European and Baltic countries, as well as deployed the missile system in Lithuania for NATO war game exercises.

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The Latest Russian Plot: Hacking Nuclear Power Plants

Yet another Russia story is being reported breathlessly from our nation's finest major media outlets, this time hyperventilating over the claim that the Russians are trying to hack into U.S. nuclear infrastructure.

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Ceasefire Holds in Southwest Syria

A ceasefire agreement brokered by the United States and Russia was implemented in Southwestern Syria on Sunday. It appears to have held throughout Monday, despite minor violations.

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Trump, Putin Meet at G20 Summit to Discuss Geopolitics

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart appeared to have a productive discussion on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, covering issues related to a Syrian ceasefire, the conflict in Ukraine and the 2016 election, among other things.

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