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Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

The sounds of two distinct booms could be heard in Jerusalem soon after the arrival of the Syrian projectiles. "Overnight. aircraft targeted several targets in Syria", an Israeli army statement said on Friday. In Syria, Hezbollah, along with Russian Federation, has established itself as one of the primary forces backing President Bashar Assad in Damascus' war against ISIS and various opposition groups, which have captured large swathes of land in Syria. Read More

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DR Congo: No Word on Missing UN Team

The attack marks the deadliest encounter between security forces and the militant group since last summer when security forces killed the group's leader, sparking an insurrection that has spread to five provinces throughout the country. Sharp, a USA citizen, and Catalan, a Swedish national, were sent by the U.N.to investigate reported human rights abuses near the village of Bunkonde, south of the provincial capital, Kananga. Read More

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UN talks on nuclear weapons ban begin without US, Russia and China

Speaking alongside Haley on Monday, France's U.N. Ambassador Alexis Lamek said that in the current context "our countries continue to rely on nuclear deterrence for security and stability". However, Haily commented on the foreign officials joining the discussions saying "you have to ask yourself, are they looking out for their people?" Haley said the United States has reduced its nuclear arsenal by 85 percent under the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty, and Mr. Read More

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Pence revives talk of US moving Tel Aviv embassy to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said the forces of "militant Islam" must be defeated to ensure safety and security of the USA and Israel. those moderates who seek to build a better future and embrace modernity and peace". "Or how about when President Trump named David Friedman to represent the United States of America in Israel?" "President Donald Trump is a man of his word, and he's a man of action". Read More

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France's Macron seen winning presidential vote

Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron shared the stage in the TF1 debate with the candidates now in third and fourth place, Francois Fillon of the right and Benoit Hamon of the left, along with the fifth-place Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon. "You don't leave the euro and the protection afforded by the European Central Bank. for an adventure. that would ruin borrowers and savers alike", Fillon said. Read More

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House intel chair: Paul Manafort agrees to testify about Russian Federation connections

Devin Nunes, R-Calif. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington , Monday, March 20, 2017, during the committee's hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Schiff pointed to what he called a "dead of the night" excursion this week by Nunes in which the chairman claimed to see intelligence that anxious him pertaining to Trump and his associates. Read More

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Disproportionate assets case: Fresh CBI trouble for Jagan Mohan Reddy

Disproportionate assets case: Fresh CBI trouble for Jagan Mohan Reddy

The CBI authorities stated in the petition that the accused Jaganmohan Reddy had consciously flouted the bail conditions by publishing and telecasting an interview of retired IAS officer P. The court has now issued notices to Jaganmohan Reddy, directing him to file a counter petition before April 7. The case relates to alleged investments made by private firms and individual investors in Jagan's companies in return for the favours they received when his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy was chief ... Read More

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Yahoo cyber indictment shows Kremlin, hackers working hand-in-hand

A grand jury in California charged the four defendants with computer hacking, economic espionage, and other criminal offenses. Hackers used this technique to target more than 6,500 user accounts. He has been charged twice previously for cyberattacks of technology companies. Dokuchayev was an officer with the FSB's Center for Information Security, which oversees cybersecurity efforts by the agency. Read More

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Shaheen: Trump's executive order on climate shortsighted

Shaheen: Trump's executive order on climate shortsighted

Among the initiatives now rescinded is the Clean Power Plan , which required states to slash carbon emissions, to meet USA commitments under the Paris accord. During his campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, the GOP candidate had also vowed to repeal the 2015 Paris climate deal, along with some other hallmarks of Obama's legacy, but changed his mind days after gaining electoral victory on November 8, 2016. Read More

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'Fair chance' airstrike played role in Mosul deaths

It adds coalition forces should have known they were likely to result in civilian deaths. However, once the fighting got underway, possibilities are created for people to leave. For this reason, Dunlap says we must accept the sad truth and expect more civilians to die as a result of the campaign against ISIS. "The building should not have collapsed and that's something we have to figure out", he said. Read More

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed over anti-Kremlin protests

Petersburg and Vladivostok. Though criticised by some liberals for his anti-immigrant nationalist stance, Navalny has tapped into discontent among the young urban middle class with fiery speeches and Western-style campaigning. He said the Kremlin had no problem with people expressing their opinions at protest meetings, but said the timing and location of such events had to be agreed with the authorities in advance, something he said had not been done in large part on Sunday. Read More

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Zuma orders S Africa finance minister's return from UK

South Africa's Pravin Gordhan said he was still the finance minister in response to a question as he attended a court hearing on Tuesday on a case he has brought against the Gupta brothers, a Reuters witness said. South Africa's rand has tumbled by close to 5 percent against the dollar since Zuma's office released a statement on Monday instructing Gordhan to immediately return to South Africa. Read More

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Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Hong Kong police have declined to comment on the case or why action is being taken now, but the activists say they have been asked to report to police headquarters to be charged. Of these four, Beijing's trust is key. He calls on the whole community to fully support the new chief executive and the new SAR government, and work together to realize the potential for a better Hong Kong . Read More

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Westminster terror attack: Two suspects still in custody, 7 set free

But only a 58-year-old man arrested in Birmingham, the central English city where Masood last lived, remained in custody late Saturday. Four have now died as a effect as a outcome of Masood's terror attack, in which he drove a high-powered hired auto into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge before rushing the Houses of Parliament with a knife, stabbing and killing a police officer before being fatally shot by a protection officer. Read More

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What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

We were shocked that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House with information that he received before sharing it with rest of the committee. But at the same time that's happening, there have been a number of major developments concerning the FBI investigation into the potential Russian Federation connection to President Donald Trump's campaign. Read More

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Amarinder Singh sworn in as CM, Sidhu as Minister

Amarinder Singh sworn in as CM, Sidhu as Minister

Punjab Chief Minister-designate Amarinder Singh will go in for a simple swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, along with a team of ministers. Newsletter has been successfully subscribed. Singh said his government s priority would be to bring the state s economy, "which has been completely devastated under the SAD-BJP regime, back on the rails through every possible measure and innovative, out-of-the-box initiatives". Read More

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Ex-UK leader Gordon Brown enters Scotland independence fray

MSPs will vote next week on whether they will support her request for a section 30 order from Westminster, which would be needed for Holyrood to hold a legally- binding ballot. He said it would be better for jobs, as well as health and public services. The world has changed and we have to face up to post-Brexit realities. Here, she said, the Scottish Government would increase the number of dedicated mental health workers in the NHS, so that A&E departments, GP practices, police custody ... Read More

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Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

The order initiates a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The Obama administration had prioritized climate change agenda as the centerpiece of his policies to fight global warming, while Trump previously called global warming a " hoax ", and has repeatedly criticized his predecessor's efforts as an attack on American workers and the struggling United States coal industry. Read More

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Ryan says Nunes should still lead Russia probe

Earlier that week, James Comey had testified that the FBI was investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The first hearing held by the committee got off to a strong start, with F.B.I. To recap, Nunes had announced Wednesday, as WND reported, he had learned from intelligence sources that "on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition". Read More

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Le Pen brings pro-Russia stance to meeting with Putin

On that occasion, she was left stranded at the bottom of Trump Tower, drinking an awkward coffee in its cafe without being invited up to meet then-US president-elect Donald Trump. She also has called for strong security ties with Moscow to jointly combat radical Islamic groups, promised to work to repeal the European Union sanctions on Moscow over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and pledged to recognize Crimea as part of Russian Federation if she's elected. Read More

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