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Spanish gunship in illegal incursion into United Kingdom waters off Gibraltar

But the European Commission's assertion that Spain can decide whether a deal over Britain's departure from the EU applies to Gibraltar or not, will invigorate Spanish politicians, and in particular the current right-wing government. Currently, Gibraltar is mostly self-governing, and its chief minister said living under Spanish rule would be "absolutely bad". Spain has long sought to reclaim Gibraltar. Read More

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Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country

The news came as thousands of people gathered under sunny spring skies amid a sea of flowers and candles to honour the dead and to stand against terrorism. The Swedish capital was slowly, but resolutely, regaining its normal rhythm as details about the 39-year-old suspect in the attack emerged. Four people are confirmed to have died in the attack. Read More

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Xi Jinping-Donald Trump meetings: Differences over thorny issues persist

Video shared by Ivanka Trump on Twitter shows her children, Arabella and Joseph, greeting President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan in Florida. In order to make the Chinese president and first lady "feel at home" during their first meeting with American president Donald Trump, Ivanka brought along two of her kids, Arabella and Joseph to not only make the atmosphere more homey and joyful but also to have them sing to the couple. Read More

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North Korea defiant as USA carrier group approaches

North Korea defiant as USA carrier group approaches

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Mr. Trump and Jinping had "extensive discussions around the risky situation in North Korea" last week. Earlier this year, China called on both North Korea and the United States to tone down tension on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea by suspending its nuclear weapons program and the U.S. Read More

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'Bomb-like device' discovered in central Oslo

'Bomb-like device' discovered in central Oslo

The "bomb-like device" , which was about 30cm wide, was made safe by police after it was discovered on Saturday night. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . "We were trying to see what was going on". On Friday, a stolen truck rammed into a crowd of people at a major pedestrian street in Stockholm, leaving at least four people dead and several others injured. Read More

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In Syria, The News Of US Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or that the air base is operating, a Pentagon spokesman referred questions to the Syrian government. Assad is also backed in the war by Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah, and other Iranian-backed groups. With Syria's recent chemical attack on civilians and Russia's suspicious lack of ability or willingness to prevent such an attack, and a new leadership from President Trump displaying a willingness to take ... Read More

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Putin ready to meet Trump at Arctic summit in Finland

Despite all these "misreadings", Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed his hopes on the improving of the relationships between the USA and Russian Federation. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the elections and directed hacking into leading Democratic figures and groups. Read More

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IS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing two

The elite forces, known as Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), completely liberated al-Yarmouk neighborhood in west of Mosul's old city center after days of fierce clashes against the extremist militants, Lt. The militants overran about a third of Iraq's territory almost three years ago, capturing most Sunni Arab cities located north and west of Baghdad, including Tikrit . Read More

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The US strike in Syria failed to change anything

Russian Federation and mainly Shi'ite Iran are the main backers of Assad in the civil war against various rebel groups supported by the United States and Turkey. While Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, described regime change in Syria as a US priority and inevitable, Tillerson suggested that last week's American airstrikes in retaliation for the chemical attack hadn't really changed US priorities toward ousting Assad. Read More

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France into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Britain

Serbia put away Spain by an unassailable 3-0 in Belgrade after Viktor Troicki and player-captain Nenad Zimonjic beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 in three hours. The captain has said he is looking for Edmund and Evans to move up the world rankings and strengthen his shallow squad in the Davis Cup next year. Read More

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Turkish Airlines cabin crew help deliver baby girl at 42000 feet

Turkish Airlines cabin crew help deliver baby girl at 42000 feet

They were able to successfully deliver the baby girl, who was named Kadiju, as the mother laid across a row of seats. On April 7, the airline tweeted a celebration of the successful birth of the baby, who was named Kadiju. According to a statement issued by the Turkish Airlines Friday, they confirmed the pair was safe. Both mother and baby were taken to the hospital when the plane landed, and both are reportedly healthy and doing well. Read More

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Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues

Both agreed to push forward the deployment of THAAD by USA forces in Korea", it said. North Korea this week fired a projectile which flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles) into the East Sea, South Korea's military leadership said. The US military said it was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile which they had determined posed no threat to America. However, South Korean organizers didn't get permission to ban North Korean flags from the International Olympic Committee, whose Olympic Charter ... Read More

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Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

Saarland is run by a "grand coalition" of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, Germany's biggest parties and traditional rivals, the same combination that Merkel leads at the national level. The Social Democrats dipped from 30.6 percent, while turnout rose to 69.7 from 61.6 percent. Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has resurrected the left-right divide in German politics ahead of the elections in September. Read More

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Delta trolls United on leggings

Watts said the gate agent said "she doesn't make the rules, just follows them". More on the story ... According to The New York Times , United airlines further explained that the girls banned from boarding the plane due to their leggings were "pass travellers", meaning that they were family members of a United Airlines employee. Read More

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Changed track, same result at Texas with Jimmie Johnson win

Though Kevin Harvick was able to take 2nd place early in the stage, he would end up falling to 7th place. However, the race is still a 334-lap event, so there is also plenty of points in the dominator categories. Busch, who also won this race in 2013, is one of four drivers to win this race twice, and is looking to become the first to win it three times. "We really didn't make many adjustments". Read More

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French candidates spar over corruption in debate

Anger at globalization, worries about extremist violence and skepticism of the European Union were key themes in the televised debate. It featured all 11 candidates in the race. "Many people think this measure is only meant for those who do not have work", Hamon said of the plan, which he says would cost 35 billion euros ($37 billion) a year but economists say could cost several times that. Read More

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Bishop condemns North Korea missile launch

But the test launch, which took place near a North Korean submarine base, may have been to demonstrate new launch capabilities. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew about 60 kilometres (37 miles). South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to worldwide peace, while Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the country lodged a strong protest. Read More

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One dead in raid on Syria 'chemical attack' town: monitor

One dead in raid on Syria 'chemical attack' town: monitor

According to the reports in Syrian state media, 7 people including 4 children were killed in the USA air strikes on a govt. airbase in the warn-torn country. The Russian Defense Ministry assessed the efficiency of the USA strike as "quite poor" and said only 23 out of 59 Tomahawk missiles had reached their target while the points of impact of the remaining 36 missiles were unknown. Read More

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Democratic Senators Go Against Their Party, Support Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Democratic Senators Go Against Their Party, Support Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when Democratic Sens. So the Republicans have no choice but to proceed with the Harry Reid option and confirm Gorsuch, and any future Trump nominees, on a majority vote. In the recording, she said that the Gorsuch "was one of the better ones" on Trump's list of possible justices to fill the seat that became vacant when Antonin Scalia died past year. Read More

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Syrian rebels welcome U.S. missile attack on Assad's air base

Syrian rebels welcome U.S. missile attack on Assad's air base

The Syrian opposition welcomed US strikes against a Syrian government airbase on Friday and called for more after two American warships fired dozens of missiles at the airfield in a sharp escalation of the USA military role in Syria. A statement from the office of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, said: "In both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated". Read More

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Putin and Rouhani Condemn US Airstrikes in Syria in Phone Call

The regional alliance said the US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian base which Washington said was involved in a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians would not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory. The Assad regime has fiercely denied conducting the chemical strikes. The U.S. decision to carry out the retaliatory strike marked a drastic escalation of the U.S. Read More

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NYPD guarding Coptic Christian churches in wake of Egypt bombings

The second, carried out a few hours later by a suicide bomber in Alexandria, hit Saint Mark's Cathedral, the historic seat of the Coptic Pope, killing 16 people, including three police officers, and injuring 41, the ministry added. The meeting addressed Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts and adopting a strategy to fight terror and encourage religious tolerance and acceptance of others. Read More

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Chelsea maintain Premier League title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1

Chelsea maintain Premier League title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1

Chelsea and Bournemouth are set for what will be just the ninth meeting all-time between the two sides and only the fifth at Dean Court, but the rarity of the occasion will probably the last thing on everyone's minds. City applied ample pressure during the second half as Chelsea held firm, Eden Hazard's brace proving decisive, while Liverpool were unable to hold on at Anfield as Josh King secured a late 2-2 draw for Bournemouth . Read More

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Indonesian Police Kill 6 Suspected IS Militants

Indonesian Police Kill 6 Suspected IS Militants

The six refused appeals to surrender during a standoff that lasted several hours and were fatally shot by police, said Rikwanto, who goes by a single name. The police seized the suspects' vehicle, six firearms, dozens of 9 mm bullets, four cell phones, a two-way radio, knives and terror-related propaganda material. Read More

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Is North Korea putting a nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on the table?

North Korea fired another ballistic missile yesterday and there are reports of preparations for another nuclear weapons test that could be timed for the U.S. They said it flew about 60km from its launch site near Sinpo, a port city on the North's east coast where a submarine base is located. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the launch in a remarkably brief statement . Read More

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