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US starts arming Kurdish fighters to battle IS militants

US starts arming Kurdish fighters to battle IS militants

The operation had the dual goals of targeting IS and the Kurdish militia, particularly to prevent the YPG from controlling a contiguous strip of territory along the Syria-Turkey border. USA military o...

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Merkel reiterates call for Europe to 'take fate into our own hands'

Merkel also emphasized the continued need for friendly relations with the US and others. She said the existing Western alliance had been threatened by the current U.S. Merkel, for instance, announc...

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

Human body parts - including a severed head - and shattered glass were strewn across the road following the attack, which happened as police were helping to secure a parade by a local group. Authoriti...

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Out of Paris climate accord, White House official says

Out of Paris climate accord, White House official says

Chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit, while senior adviser Jared Kushner generally thinks the deal is bad, but would like to find a way to see if the US emissions targets can be changed. "...

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Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

UPDATE: 10:06 p.m. Police say he was formerly in the military, and will be kept in custody in for a mental health evaluation. People have been removed from the area where the incident was taking ...

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EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

At a meeting of the Group of Seven in Sicily this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that Trump's G7 peers lobbied him hard on the issue of climate change . He said that now 147 part...

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White House Blasts 'Fake News,' Won't Answer Questions on Jared Kushner

CNN's Jim Acosta, who has notably sparred with Trump over the concept of "fake news", pressed Spicer for an example. Reporters are also likely to ask about Jared Kushner's communication with Russi...

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Almost half of Trump's Twitter followers appear to be fake

Bots exist and follow accounts for all kinds of reasons. Rather than humans, they are robotic networks - known as bots - created to look like human followers but actually just computerized accounts....

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Merkel, minister stress USA ties after critical Trump tweet

Merkel, minister stress USA ties after critical Trump tweet

On May 25, Trump drew controversy in German media for allegedly telling European Officials (EU) in a closed door meeting that the "Germans are bad, very bad ". US President Donald Trump delivers a sp...

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Trump's 'covfefe' tweet takes the internet by storm

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in the Oval Office of the White House on May 15, 2017 in Washington , DC. Jimmy Kimmel lamented...

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At least 15 killed, 300 wounded in Kabul blast, says health official

Police said the blast , described as "one of the biggest" to hit Afghanistan's capital, occurred in Zanbaq Square, close to many government offices and foreign embassies. Kabul is the diplomatic...

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First Gay Chechen Refugee Arrives Safely in France

First Gay Chechen Refugee Arrives Safely in France

Against the gilded backdrop of the Palace of Versailles, Macron and Putin pledged to work with each other to fight terrorism. Last Friday at G7 talks in Sicily, European Council President Donald T...

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White House downplays tensions with German leader

White House spokesman Sean Spicer , asked about the President's relationship with Ms Merkel, told a news briefing: "They get along very well. He has a lot respect for her". Germany was particularl...

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Business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

Business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

But in a rather blunt statement, they said America "is not in a position to join the consensus" on the Paris Agreement and one of the biggest challenges humanity faces today. European newspapers hav...

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Buchanan urges Trump to keep USA in climate accord

The president's tweet came after meetings with other world leaders who pushed for the U.S.to remain in the Paris agreement . But complying with the Paris agreement means phasing out fossil fuels ...

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Israeli approval of Jerusalem cable auto project focus of dailies — Newspapers review

He said it sends "a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue". The fate of the site, sacred to Jews as the Temple Moun...

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President telling world leaders to call him on his cellphone

President telling world leaders to call him on his cellphone

Neither the White House nor Trudeau's office responded to requests for comment. Observers have criticised the controversial President's move as it is a breach of diplomatic protocol, where world l...

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WHO assembly set to choose next chief among 3 candidates

During his campaign, he highlighted his experience as Ethiopia's health minister , where he supervised the expansion of the country's basic health services. Tedros, widely seen as having an in-built ...

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Blast in Afghanistan kills 50

The blast hit about 400 yards from the German Embassy , injuring officials of the German embassy, according to German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel . Wednesday's attack underscores spiralling inse...

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

But a report released in early January by the USA intelligence community said that its agencies had concluded that Putin ordered a campaign involving covert intelligence operations and overt propag...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

The rift between GOP factions in the House and Senate has now erupted in the final weekend over a "bathroom bill" and threatens to thrust the Legislature into a special session. A bill passed in its...

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Kabul blast hurts German embassy staff, kills guard - minister

Taliban has denied responsibility for the blast . China's foreign ministry said its embassy was partly damaged but that no staffers or Chinese citizens were injured. India and Pakistan condemn...

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State of Origin: Maroons ready to unleash "mad" Napa on NSW

Home ground advantage is magnified by around 1000%, especially when that home ground is Suncorp Stadium. Walters said he needs more than that for the Maroons, backing Milford to handle everything th...

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Baghdad auto bomb leaves at least five dead

The cafes and restaurants were crowded with people of all ages venturing out to break their Ramadan fast. Just hours after the Karrada attack, a second auto bomb exploded during morning rush hour ...

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Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: US President Donald Trump

Those changes also include, according to the anonymous sources cited by the papers, creating a "war room" to respond to the constant media reporting on the Russian Federation probe and directing the...

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IOC Nearing Deal To Name 2024, 2028 Summer Olympics Hosts

IOC Nearing Deal To Name 2024, 2028 Summer Olympics Hosts

While Los Angeles' bid has centered around the romantic nature of Hollywood and its implementation of previously existing venues, Paris has proposed using iconic locations such as the Eiffel Tower, Gr...

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Blast tears through central Kabul, killing and injuring dozens

The massive explosion on Wednesday in the Afghan capital, which killed about 80 people, damaged the Bulgarian embassy, which is now being evacuated, Bulgarian officials said. Afghan officials said at ...

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Manchester bombing: Ten remain in critical condition

However, the leak of detailed photographs from the bomb scene from British forensic investigations to The New York Times has shifted the situation dramatically, with the anger palpable within Brit...

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MEC to Release Findings Into Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Roof Collapse

MEC to Release Findings Into Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Roof Collapse

Aurecon found that roof over the entrance foyer of the hospital collapsed because of severe overloading due to the stockpiling of crushed stone. "Although the extent of the overloading can not be prec...

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Illinois approves a minimum wage hike

The idea is that tips will make up the difference. Meanwhile, many states and municipalities already have minimum wages that are higher than the federal level. A previous version of this story, beca...

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Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn 'not ready to govern or lead'

Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn 'not ready to govern or lead'

Despite this many people took to Twitter to praise Mr Corbyn for his "genuine" appearance on The One Show , which was described as "light years" away from Mrs May's appearance in early May. "And I ...

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At least 65 killed, 325 injured by car bomb in Kabul

The majority of the dead are thought to be civilians. Many foreign embassies are located in the area, including the American and Canadian missions. Though several embassy workers were injured, all e...

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Man held after woman and two children's bodies found at Toxteth flat

One witness reported hearing a "mad amount of screaming" from a ground-floor flat on Falkner Street, Toxteth, at around 7.30pm. "A 30-year-old man was arested on suspicion of murder and has been sub...

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French President Emmanuel Macron has unveils same of his cabinet

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveils same of his cabinet

Pro-EU Macron wants to push for closer cooperation to help the bloc overcome the imminent departure of Britain, another of its most powerful members. "The National Front is now the only credible opp...

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UK police arrest another man in concert bombing probe

UK police arrest another man in concert bombing probe

The BBC also reports on Thursday morning that police in Manchester have now stopped sharing information about the investigation with the U.S. because of the ongoing leaks. But the steady stream...

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Manchester attacker bought most bomb parts himself: UK police

Manchester attacker bought most bomb parts himself: UK police

More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Authorities say Abedi returned to Britain from Libya on May 18, and ...

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Hit or miss, missile defense test is a key milestone

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Air Force's 30th Space Wing and U.S. Northern Command are conducting the test, he said. "The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an...

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Why US launched a missile interceptor from California

In a statement, the agency said an unarmed rocket launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean was "destroyed" by a ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

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Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

Half of the appointees announced on Wednesday are men and half are women. Others tipped to join the government include veteran centrist leader Francois Bayrou, European lawmaker Sylvie Goulard, Lyon...

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Huge blast near Indian embassy in Kabul, all officials safe

Huge blast near Indian embassy in Kabul, all officials safe

Danish said the blast was so heavy more than 30 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged. "There are a large number of casualties, but I don't know how many people are killed or wounded", said an e...

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