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Coalition forces shot down aircraft of the Syrian army

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Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense and security committee at the upper chamber of Russian parliament, described the Defense Ministry's statement as a warning. Coalition aircraft stopped the pro-regime forces from advancing on Ja'Din. Other Iranian officials were more blunt in their assessment of the attack. Read More »

Israel has been secretly supplying Syrian rebel groups for years

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) set up a military unit that is specifically tasked with supporting certain independent rebel groups who are not now backed by Western powers, the Journal reported, adding that Israel provides money which the groups use to pay fighters and buy weapons. Read More »

Pyongyang returns United States student, now in a coma

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Rodman said the issue of several Americans currently detained by North Korea is "not my goal right now", suggesting he was not involved with the release of Warmbier, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati who publicly confessed to trying to steal a North Korean propaganda banner. Read More »

Dems, GOP join on ballfield as Team Scalise to honor wounded colleague

Scalise, the House majority whip, was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital, according to one congressional aide. The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington , where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Read More »

'Do not touch him': Mosque's imam protects attacker from crowd

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The "old man" who died is understood to worship at both the Muslim Welfare House and Finsbury Park Mosque, which is just around the corner. A man who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, said he helped detain the suspect and added: "When he went into the [police] van he made gestures, he was laughing". Read More »

Theresa May confirms Finsbury Park attack as a terror incident

Sadly, he has died. The following day, she released a statement in which she claimed it was "too early now to debate the cause or motivation for this attack". A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the man has been taken to hospital as a precaution, and will be taken into custody once discharged. Read More »

UK's Davis says 'more unites us than divides' as Brexit talks start

Davis, however, told the press he was entering the negotiations with a " positive and constructive " frame of mind, and he will present a joint press conference this evening from Brussels with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier . While Sinn Féin will not be best pleased that the DUP will have such a pivotal role in facilitating the Brexit process, given that the majority of voters in Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union in last year's referendum, their influence on ... Read More »

France's Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM

The party was formed just over a year ago, and half of its candidates have little or no political experience. Macron's triumph brings a shift in France's political landscape, sweeping aside the mainstream parties that had once alternated in power. Read More »

Imam Hailed As Hero For Protecting Finsbury Park Van Attacker

On Monday afternoon, police confirmed the 47-year-old was also being held on suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder". The government has chose to treat the act as a "potential terrorist attack". British authorities are investigating the attack as a possible act of terrorism. Read More »

Russia suspends cooperation with US in Syrian airspace

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The Su-22 jet was shot down on Sunday (June 18) by a US F-18 fighter as an act of "collective self-defence of coalition-partnered forces" after the Syrian aircraft dropped bombs close to American-backed fighters near the northern Syrian town of Tabqah, according to a US-led coalition statement . Read More »

White man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured

On most Fridays, the faithful stream towards several mosques in the neighborhood, home to a large Muslim community of mostly North and West African descent. "No one! No one!" "The Muslim Community in this area is horrified at this incident and is concerned and shocked at the events". In March, a lone attacker drove his auto into people on Westminster Bridge, then fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates of Parliament. Read More »

Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at workplace near Orlando

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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said 45-year-old John Robert Neumann Jr . was responsible for the deaths of five people Monday morning at Fiamma , an Orlando-area RV awning business. A disgruntled former employee opened fire Monday inside a Florida awning manufacturer, killing five workers before killing himself, authorities said. Read More »

SC urged to protect public from arbitrary declaration of martial law

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Last Saturday, Duterte warned that if he declares martial law again, it could be a "copycat" of Marcos' dictatorship. "The 1987 Constitution, both in spirit and in its express provisions, substantially regulated the exercise of presidential powers of declaring martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus". Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller Adds 13 Attorneys to Team Investigating Russia, Trump

Another attorney on the team was the leader of the Enron investigation, Andrew Weissman. While only five attorneys have been identified, concerns have come up over the political leanings of Quarles, Rhee and Weissmann. No matter what the team uncovers, it will be up to Mueller to decide if charges should be recommended. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", he wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Britain says will be "positive and constructive" in Brexit talks

Theresa May had called for voters in the election to choose her "strong and stable leadership" to ensure that the United Kingdom had a strong hand in the Brexit negotiations . After ten months of planning, Davis will meet with the EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier to agree the structure of the negotiations ahead, so officials have a framework within which to discuss substantive issues. Read More »

Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in United Kingdom, government says

London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanded that the government publish a list of other tower blocks checked by investigators. While Mrs May praised the emergency and health services for their heroism, she said support on the ground for families in the initial hours after the disaster was "not good enough". Read More »

Northam and Gillespie win nominations for Virginia governor

Winchester State Sen. Jill Vogel won a three-way race for the Republican lieutenant governor nomination, with 42.8 percent of the vote, to 40 percent for Bryce Reeves and 17.2 percent for Glenn Davis. Interestingly, though, neither Northam nor Perriello is as true-blue Democrat as the campaign might have led voters to believe. A big showing for Trumpism in Virginia will leave other party operatives rethinking next year's competitive primaries in congressional and gubernatorial races. Read More »

Terror probe as man rams police vehicle in Paris

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Police closed two of the Metro stations on the Champs-Elysees, but two hours after the attack tourists were back taking selfies of the Arc de Triomphe and visiting shops. The "radicalised" attacker, 31, who has been pictured being stripped naked by bomb squad officers, "was known to the police", said an investigating source. Read More »

After intense final, Pak-India players enjoy spirit of cricket

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India captain Virat Kohli stated that he is proud of his team's performance in the recently concluded Champions Trophy 2017 tournament despite losing the final to Pakistan on Sunday. Azam, who was previously supporting Zaman, now took the charge and played freely. "We knew the calibre of players we had so we just had to keep believing". Read More »

Mueller Also Looking at Possible Financial Crimes

After Trump's tweet Friday morning , a person close to the president's legal team told NPR's Scott Horsley that the tweet referred to the Wednesday Washington Post report regarding possible obstruction of justice . On Thursday, Trump blasted news reports that he is under criminal investigation as a " witch hunt " against him led by some "very bad" people. Additionally, he took the opportunity to highlight some perceived presidential wins, while continuing to decry the "phony Witch Hunt". Read More »