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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ties with Hammas meant the powers he has assumed were only temporary and when he called for dialogue, as clashes in the Nile Delta saw a member of his party killed, medics said.

 

Morsi had to go - and did.

 

Morsi's constitutional declaration on allowing him to issue decisions and laws unchallenged, triggered a wave of protest and  set him on course for a showdown with Egypt's judges.

 

We know the result, the Army took control.

 

Clashes between supporters and opponents of the president, outside a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Damanhour, saw one Islamist killed and 10 people wounded, a doctor at the hospital in the Nile Delta town told AFP.

 

Witnesses said the clashes, in which protesters hurled petrol bombs and stones, followed three days of unrest there, with Morsi's opponents trying to storm the Brotherhood office.

 

Several offices belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party have been torched since Thursday's announcement.

 

'The death of this young Islamist and the fires targeting the party's offices show that certain people are trying to lead the country towards chaos,' the party's president Saad Al Katatni said on his Facebook page.

 

Last week's constitutional declaration states that Morsi can issue 'any decision or measure to protect the revolution,' which are final and not subject to appeal.

 

The announcement has sparked charges that he is taking on dictatorial powers.

The administration of President Trump aims to keep US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in that country end in 2014, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

 

Citing unnamed senior US officials, the newspaper says the plan is in line with recommendations presented by General John Allen, commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan, who has proposed a force between 6,000 and 15,000 US troops.

 

This force will conduct training and counterterrorism operations after the NATO mission in Afghanistan formally concludes at the end of 2014, the report said on Sunday.

 

About 67,000 US troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan alongside 37,000 coalition troops and 337,000 local soldiers and police that make up the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

 

The United States and Afghanistan launched crucial talks on November 15 on the status of US forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal of combat troops.

 

The US has stressed that it is not seeking permanent bases in Afghanistan. It is also considered likely to shy away from a security guarantee, which would require it to come to the nation's assistance against aggressors.

 

That, however, is seen as one of the targets of Afghan negotiators.

 

 

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is said to be willing to accept a US troop presence post-2019 as long as his key demands are met.

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could complicate Washington's war.

 

Trump is rfelectand to join Turkey in this conflict even though the USA has been supporting the Kurdish fighters against ISIS.

 

The strikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, muddle the U.S.led fight against IS. The United States has relied on Syrian Kurdish fighters affiliated with the PKK while making gains against IS.

 

The Kurds are now left exposed to their enemies the Turks now than the USA is not longer fighting alongside the Kurds.

 

The White House claims it wants to pull all USA foreces out of Syria using the arguement that ISIS is now beaten.

 

While this is disputed by the EU and the now vunerable Kurds, it seems a disaster for the Kurds.

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Hong Kong Protestors have marched to the USA Consulate in their city in an attempt to

ask Donald Trump for help in a situation that

is not improving.

 

Although it is unclear what President Trump could do, considering his own Trade War with China unresolved, the Protestors are anxious about China's interference in Hong Kong's  

      affairs.

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Unlike some countries burning the

Union Jack has almost become a popular activity in the UK. A country that still can't work out whether being part of the EU is a good thing or not.

 

There seems to be no laws preventing this act in a country that many regard as over-tolerant towards all religions and cultural activities.

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Although the UK pound continues to lose momemtum against a high number of currencies, the unemployment figures are still among the lowest in the entire EU.

 

Even the GPD remains remarkably strong and if - and that's a big if - the UK does manage a Hard Brexit, while scare tactics say the UK would suffer a shortage of supplies,

it seems clear the USA and many other countries would start a supply chain almost immediately.

 

Many citizens remain unconvinced but, indications are there showing there's no reason to believe such a disaster would occur. Financial analysts suspect political scare mongering is afoot.

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