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Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-election

A general-turned-president with authoritarian practices, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's announcement confirmed what was long expected and paved the way for his virtually certain triumph in the March 26-28 vote.
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Beijing: US warship violated sovereignty near contested S. China Sea island

The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.
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Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government.
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As Congress shuts down government, now what?

The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.
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All-female UK team of soldiers crosses Antarctica

They spent 62 days skiing across more than 1,000 miles. A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.
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Overseas military families lose AFN; access to other services remains unclear

It didn’t take long for some DOD operations to grind to a halt: American Forces Network, which provides entertainment and command information to U.S. servicemembers worldwide through its television and radio services, was dark early Saturday morning in Europe.
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