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Australia halts Syria airstrikes following Russia warning

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It also comes as the U.S. military announced officially that coalition forces had killed the Islamic State's top cleric, Turki al-Binali, in an air strike in Syria last month. The U.S. military is training its local allied forces near Syria's border with Iraq and Jordan. The threat came after a U.S. Navy fighter aircraft shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday, an act that the Pentagon explained as a defensive measure to protect U.S. Read More »

3 killed, 9 injured in Bogota shopping mall blast

The blast went off in a toilet in a busy shopping center in Colombia's capital, Bogota . President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the police to direct the investigation into the attack, and expressed his "solidarity with the victims". Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investigators

But ThePost reported that Coats had told associates Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey when he was still FBI Director, to take the heat off former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , and that Trump had asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Read More »

Iran says it fired missiles targeting Daesh in Syria

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The Revolutionary Guards said it fired a total of six missiles into Syria's Deir-ez Zor province on Sunday, from the city of Kermanshah and Iran's Kurdistan province. Russian Federation on Monday suspended a crucial safe flights over Syria deal with the US under a memorandum after it shot down a Syrian regime's fighter jet on Sunday. Read More »

After Warmbier's death, U.S. weighs travel ban on North Korea

A public funeral service for a USA student who was detained in North Korea and eventually released in a coma has been scheduled for Thursday at his hometown high school in Ohio. "That should never ever be allowed to happen", Trump said in the Oval Office. The tour offers biking trips along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea as well as scuba diving, according to USA Today. Read More »

Al-Qaida-linked group says it staged Mali attack

Mali's security minister later issued a statement confirming at least two deaths, one of which was a dual French-Gabonese citizen. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb and other Islamist groups have claimed increasingly frequent attacks on western targets in Mali and the wider West Africa region, including a raid on a Bamako hotel in 2015 which killed 20 people. Read More »

Hundreds honor Charleena Lyles, shot by police

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The transcript of a Seattle Police recording of the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman by officers shows that one of them said "get back" and "Tase her" and the other officer replied: "I don't have a Taser". The Seattle Police Department has said that both officers were equipped with "less-lethal force options", but did not indicate whether such options were used before Lyles was sacked upon. Read More »

Syria tensions rise as Russia, Iran send US warnings

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Iran's military said Sunday that it has launched several missiles into eastern Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the twin attacks that rocked Tehran on June 7. The U.S. military confirmed late Sunday that a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber. The drone had fired near the base where the coalition trains Syrian rebels. Read More »

United Kingdom promise to 'safeguard European Union workers' as Brexit negotiations begin

Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his United Kingdom counterpart David Davis said they were heartened by the first day of talks on Monday and insisted the tight deadlines were tough but achievable. Merkel said Monday: "I think it is premature to speculate on the first day of the negotiations how they will end". "The best way we can spend this week is to rebuild trust", rather than tackle the big hard issues right at the start, a European source said. Read More »

Military Areas of Control in the Waning Days of Islamic State

Russian Federation on Monday suspended a crucial safe flights over Syria deal with the USA under a memorandum after it shot down a Syrian regime's fighter jet on Sunday. The U.S. has said it shot down the aircraft Sunday to defend allied forces fighting to seize back the city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State militant group ( ISIS ) in Syria. Read More »

Theresa May cancels 2018 Queen's speech to MPs

Dartmouth leads the Queen's prospects of adding to her 23 Royal Ascot winners. May is presently trying to form a "confidence and supply" deal with the extremist DUP to cling to power. A senior backbencher said: "This is going to be her first and last Queen's Speech ". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Read More »

Ireland's Varadkar says reassured by May over DUP deal

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London , Jun 19 Ireland's first Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar today met his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May for bilateral talks during his first visit to 10 Downing Street amid political uncertainty in Britain. Theresa May has insisted a proposed deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP) to prop up her minority Government will not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday Agreement. Read More »

Iran Arrests 7 Accused of Aiding Deadly Tehran Attacks

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It said the men had left Iran to fight for the extremist group in Mosul, Iraq, as well as Raqqa, Syria - the group's de facto capital. "Fortunately, the U.S. Shiites make up roughly 90 percent of Iran's population, but the country also has a sizeable Sunni minority, particularly around its restive borders with Iraq and Pakistan. Read More »

No real harm caused by Chelsea Manning leaks

The report, from June 15, 2011, also says a different set of documents related to the USA war in Afghanistan would not cause "significant impact" to US actions. A recently released report obtained by Buzzfeed's Jason Leopold reveals the cache of diplomatic cables provided to Wikileaks by Chelsea Manning was not almost as damaging to national security as the government and federal prosecutors once claimed. Read More »

United States shoots down pro-Syrian regime drone, military says

US Central Command (CENTCOM) said that the Iranian-made drone was shot down after it " displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces ". Russian Federation responded by saying its surface-to-air missile systems in Syria would hereby track manned and unmanned aircraft from the US -led anti-ISIS coalition if they go west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

News Outlets File Suit Against FBI To Release Comey Comments

Sekulow said on " Fox News Sunday ". "The legal team has not been notified ", he said on CNN. "The FBI is going to its job; Mueller is going to do his job". "If you were a target, if you were being investigated, you would be told really quickly into the investigation". The suggestion that Mueller is expanding his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and the Trump team's actions into a possible obstruction case has emerged since Comey spoke to the Senate Intelligence ... Read More »

U.S. detects new activity at North Korea nuclear test site

They added it's not clear if the activities indicate a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but some have expressed concern Pyongyang could conduct a test on Wednesday ahead of a visit to Washington by top Chinese diplomats. Generally, nuclear tests draw harsher condemnation from the United Nations, with China, North Korea's sole ally, signing on to increased sanctions on North Korea every time after a nuclear detonation. Read More »

Powersharing deal should involve all parties, says Simon Coveney

Mr Williamson also insisted his party was fully prepared for the start of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union that are scheduled for Monday. It could "catapult Northern Ireland into a serious crisis and back onto our front pages", he wrote. Ceasefire negotiations began in the 1980s, eventually culminating in the Good Friday Agreement, which was negotiated by the governments of the UK, US and Ireland, as well as representatives of Northern Ireland groups. Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria following Russian threat

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Syria attacks America's allies against Islamic State militants. The Russians , though, dispute that the USA -backed coalition command used the communication line. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces, ' according to a statement issued by Operation Inherent Resolve, the USA -led coalition fighting ISIS. Read More »

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

Adam SchiffAdam SchiffMueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe USA weighs travel ban on North Korea: report Schiff: Russia investigation is just beginning MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that he expects an announcement "this week" on the possibility of tapes. Reps. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., issued a brief statement saying the meeting but provided no details about their discussion. Read More »

Election official urges voters to head to polls

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Republicans sought to frame Ossoff as a rubber stamp for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) agenda, attacking him for his huge amount of out-of-state campaign contributions. Ossoff won almost 48 percent of the vote. Republican retiree Miriam Asper told CNN that she feels that Handel's views reflect her own. He added that there's been "a ton of emotion" in a district used to watching Republicans coast. Read More »

$60000 reward in search for escaped Georgia inmates

Rowe, whose nickname is "Whiskey", was convicted of armed robbery and is in prison for life without parole. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced a $60,000 reward for help in capturing two escaped inmates accused of killing two correctional officers . Read More »

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

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Handel notes that many of those people live in Democratic-leaning states like California, New York and MA. Problems at two polling locations in Georgia's special election for the state's sixth congressional district forced election officials to resort to paper ballots Tuesday. Read More »

Brussels Central Station: Police say suspect is neutralized

The police say the incident is under control. Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers "neutralized" a suspect at the Central Station immediately after a small explosion there on Tuesday night and "we do not know if the man is still alive or that he is dead". Read More »