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Iraq rocket attack hits U.S. forces, killing contractor

A rocket attack on U.S.-led forces in northern Iraq on Monday killed a civilian contractor and injured a U.S. service member, the U.S. coalition in Iraq said, in the deadliest such attack in almost a year.

The barrage of rockets hit in and near a military air base occupied by the U.S.-led coalition at Erbil International Airport. Two U.S. officials said the contractor who was killed was not American. The coalition said five other contractors were hurt, without elaborating.

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McConnell signals readiness for Senate power-sharing without filibuster guarantee

After two Democratic senators voiced support for the longstanding filibuster rule, McConnell signaled a willingness to move forward.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signaled late Monday night that he was open to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats that did not include a written commitment to keeping the filibuster.

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Putin presents a Russia-sized foreign-policy headache for Biden

With the departure of Donald Trump from the White House, Russia-watchers can be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief: From the moment Russian President Vladimir Putin called Trump the front-runner for the 2016 Republican nomination, it's been near-impossible to look at Moscow through anything but the lens of Washington politics and scandal.

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Trump impeachment: Republicans seek delay until February

Republicans in the US Senate are asking Democrats to delay the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial until February.

They argue that this will give Mr Trump time to prepare a defence.

The House of Representatives last week charged Mr Trump with inciting a deadly riot at the US Capitol, paving the way for a Senate trial that could see him barred from holding public office.

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