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Backed force on eastern edge of Syria's Raqa: monitor

He said USA -led coalition forces will continue to support the SDF in Raqqa, providing equipment, training, Intelligence and logistics as well as precision firepower. The Syrian Democratic Forces ...

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Will Trump Testify? Comey's Senate Hearing May Have Started A Chain Reaction

Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath at the hearing, which occurred a month after Trump fired him on May 9. Comey also said Trump had never ordered him to halt the overall FBI...

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UK General Election Results Show Rejection of 'Hard Brexit'

Even beyond the Conservatives, the polls delivered a number of upsets - with two senior SNP figures Angus Robertson and Alex Salmond losing their seats, as the party came under pressure from a suppo...

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Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies have targeted dozens of organizations and individuals with new terror-related sanctions - escalating a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, particularl...

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Syrian army reaches border with Iraq near Al Tanf

The U.N. children's agency warned Friday that the fight for IS's stronghold of Raqqa threatens more than 40,000 children, while overnight airstrikes on the city in northern Syria killed more than a ...

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EU Ready For Brexit Negotiations

This included stops in Argentina and Mexico . CGTN's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City . " Germany is looking for allies on issues that are important to us", Merkel said after a meeting ...

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London attack: Men 'tried to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

Reported the arrest of 28-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the Commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts , in accordance with section 41 of the "Law on combating terrorism ...

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Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

But legal experts say it's impossible to find any obvious violation in Comey's behavior, arguing instead that Kasowitz's threat is more likely a meritless attempt to bully Comey - which could have u...

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Merkel mustering G20 support on climate ahead of July summit

During visits to Argentina and Mexico , Merkel highlighted her shared views with the leaders of both countries on climate change, trade and other issues. He said on Twitter: "Brexit negotiations ...

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Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit plan

Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit plan

Merkel said on Friday that Brexit negotiations should start as scheduled in nine days' time. Mrs Merkel added she hoped Britain would remain a good partner following the talks, due to begin on 19 ...

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Egypt's El-Sissi praises Trump's stance on Qatar

Egypt's El-Sissi praises Trump's stance on Qatar

The row has sparked one of the worst political crises in decades among some of Washington's closest Mideast allies. Qatar has ties with Iran and has supported Islamist groups, like the Muslim Brothe...

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Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be United Kingdom election key

At midday, the Conservatives had won 318 seats , which was eight short of reaching a majority of 326. Scots clearly do not feel so strongly about Brexit that they were prepared to contemplate an ea...

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British PM May fights for survival

Yet she remains Prime Minister. Mrs May was also expected to make further appointments to her Cabinet on Saturday, but the damage to her standing makes it less likely she will risk alienating collea...

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President Trump: 'It's Time to Rebuild Our Country'

Barges the president said were carrying West Virginia-produced coal were visible on the river behind him. After landing in Cincinnati, Trump complained about Democrats' reluctance to support a Hou...

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SNP could deny 'arrogant' Tories a Westminster majority - Nicola Sturgeon

But polling commissioned by the Scottish Labour Party suggests most voters think the SNP's real priority is independence. The First Minister will campaign in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintoilloc...

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French new president Macron seeks parliament majority

Opinion polls have predicted that Macron's centrist La Republique en Marche (The Republic on the Move, LREM) party could win between 360 and 427 seats in the 577-strong parliament. Macron has banne...

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May's Conservatives strike a deal with the DUP, but who are they?

It is thought May would seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it "lend" its support to the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as " confidence and supply ", the BBC repo...

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Moscow 'ready' to help resolve Gulf crisis

Turkey is Doha's closest ally and, having increased food and water exports to Qatar, is now fast-tracking plans to send troops to its permanent base in the country. Kuwait's ruler, meanwhile, is maki...

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Passenger 'tried to hijack' Malaysia Airlines plane

Manodh Monaragala Marks was arrested for trying to enter the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 is driven into the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne June 1, 2017. Passengers ar...

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London killers tried to hire 7.5-tonne truck, say police

Meanwhile police say the three terrorists tried to hire a 7-tonne truck just hours before they killed eight people, but failed because their payment card was declined. But Haydon said "there was no ...

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Comey Tapes or Not? Trump Promises to Tell in 'Very Near Future'

When asked if he'd agree to testify under oath to refute Comey's under-oath claims, Trump said he said he "100%" would. At the hearing Comey gave testimony in which he accused Trump of tryin...

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Petition grows against Theresa May's deal with ultra-conservatives

Numerous smaller parties early on in the campaign were keen to rule out any kind of coalition or deal with either Labour or the Conservatives, having seen the electoral impact on the Liberal Democr...

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Second Scottish Referendum Unlikely After Voters Punish SNP

Second Scottish Referendum Unlikely After Voters Punish SNP

Davidson - whose 12 gains from the SNP in Scotland were practically the only success stories for the Conservatives at a humbling election on Thursday night - has hinted she'll use her new clout...

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Majority of Republican voters say Trump tweets too much

Twelve percent said they do not have an opinion and 4 percent said Trump is not tweeting enough. A look at Trump's recent Twitter activity is an eye-opening mishmash of self-congratulatory stateme...

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Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Tillerson said he had spoken to many leaders in the Gulf region in recent days and supported efforts by the emir of Kuwait to resolve the stand-off. "We ask that there be no further escalation by part...

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Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

We have completed the guidelines, the framework", Merkel said Friday in Mexico City. "We were waiting for the election in Britain, but in the next few days these talks will begin. On Friday, Europea...

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Passenger's bid to 'get in cockpit' forces plane U-turn

The "disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security" and other passengers were screened by authorities. "Counter-terrorism response and protocols kicked in. "It could have been worse"...

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Dramatic video shows moment police shoot dead 3 London attackers

Dramatic video shows moment police shoot dead 3 London attackers

The other two attackers were named Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . The Sky News reported , quoting police, that Rachid Redouane was believed to have lived in Ireland for ove...

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James Comey rivets the nation - and tells intriguing stories about Jeff Sessions

The former politician, who lost his re-election bid in 2010, also called out House Speaker Paul Ryan for his defense of Trump. In answer to a reporter's question, the president denied he had asked f...

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208 women MPs, a proud record for UK Parliament

British newspapers summed it up in a word: mayhem. Although the Conservatives will in all likelihood cobble together a coalition government , May no longer has the political capital to push for a h...

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Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Army boats skimmed waterlogged village streets, while able-bodied victims waded through brackish waters to army trucks carrying relief supplies. During the weekend after the disaster had a grave imp...

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Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat

The gap narrowed over the seven-week election as May was criticized for a lackluster campaign amid a series of missteps, most importantly a proposal to force elderly people to pay for more of their ca...

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'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

Stephen Gethins , the party's spokesman on Europe at Westminster, said Mrs May must rethink her Brexit plan after the snap General Election result on Thursday in which the Tories lost seats. Meanwhi...

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Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref

Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref

Mr Vaizey said he hoped the election result would soften Mrs May's stance on Brexit , adding: "I hope in the next few days we will see a clear acknowledgement that a "no deal is better than a b...

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French elect parliament as polls forecast Macron landslide

Recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron has made his offer to US climate scientists more official: the French government has launched a program that gives four-year grants to scientists, t...

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Nick Timothy: Why I have resigned as the Prime Minister's adviser

Trump offered his warm support to May over the just- concluded parliamentary election, it said. Despite calling a snap election to secure a large majority, and despite then taking the Conservativ...

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'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump

Comey's statements - lying under oath would constitute a federal crime - carry more legal weight than those of Trump and his team, since they are not under oath. Comey stop investigating anyone"....

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AG Sessions' Tiff with Trump Is Over Loyalty, Not What's Right

AG Sessions' Tiff with Trump Is Over Loyalty, Not What's Right

During Comey's dramatic testimony Thursday, Democrats pressed him about Sessions's involvement in the Russian Federation probe before the attorney general recused himself from it. ABC News was fi...

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UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives

Theresa May's political career however is hanging by a thread today after she insisted she could still provide "certainty" for Britain as PM - despite the Tories suffering devastating losses when her...

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Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

President", Graham said on Fox News Wednesday. He will appear in front of the committee on June 13. "We on the Intelligence Committee want to know the answers to those questions, and we have begun...

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