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Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

Handel was leading by about 5 points, 52 percent to 47.5 percent. Trump barely won the district in November, giving Democrats an opening once Republican Tom Price resigned the seat to join the president's Cabinet as health secretary. Read More »

Romanian prime minister, gov't ousted in no-confidence vote

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The agency said that Grindeanu refused to resign last week "after his ruling Social Democrat-led coalition withdrew its support, saying he was not implementing the coalition government's program". The three centre-right opposition parties - normally no fans on Grindeanu - have said that their 167 lawmakers will either vote against or abstain. Read More »

Syrian drone shot down by United States fighter jet

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F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 drone after it dropped bombs near troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold. Earlier, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said officials are trying to re-establish the communications link to prevent potentially deadly accidents, and that the de-confliction efforts have worked well in the past. Read More »

Trump congratulates Handel on Twitter

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The race was good news for Donald Trump because Democrats had prompted it as a referendum on the Republican president, who had earlier congratulated Handel in a tweet . Karen Handel thanked Trump for the support for winning one of the most expensive elections ever. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Handel had won the district with 52.5 percent of the vote compared to the 47.5 percent won by Ossoff . Read More »

S Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

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Warmbier died in OH on Monday, days after being released by North Korea while in a coma. "He was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands", Warmbier's parents had said in a statement announcing his death. Why? To make a political point, to show the USA that this is what you get if you mess with North Korea . Doctors said he returned with severe brain damage, but it wasn't clear what caused it. Read More »

After Russia Threats, Australian Military Stops Anti-ISIS Airstrikes in Syria

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It was the second time Russian Federation suspended a hotline meant to minimize incidents with the U.S.in Syrian airspace. CNN was first to report on the incident. The action was a "flagrant aggression" that confirmed the US' "real stance in support of terrorism", Syria's military said. Syrian government forces have also been attacking IS in northern, central and southern parts of the country, seizing 25,000 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and reaching the Iraqi border for the first ... Read More »

Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week

There's reason to doubt the competence of the president's current legal team. But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening. He said a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling . Read More »

UK makes big concession on day one of Brexit talks

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While Barnier insists on the "sequencing" of talks, so that trade negotiations can not start until probably January, finding a way to avoid a "hard" customs border for troubled Northern Ireland may well involve some earlier discussion of the matter. Read More »

U.S. jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition

After following Tuesday's incident, the us military has destroyed the pro-Syrian forces fifth time in the southern Syria since late May. A US F-15 fighter jet opened fire on the drone in the early afternoon because it was approaching a USA outpost near al-Tanf where U.S. Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investiga

To make it more hard, Trump's statements threaten to undercut their work. Mueller left his position at the firm to lead the investigation. He also cited the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee, in which Comey said he had told Trump he was not under investigation in the months leading up to his May 9 firing. Read More »

Suspect shot dead after setting off explosion at Brussels train station

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He compared Tuesday's incident to that on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue a day earlier, when a man was killed when he rammed his vehicle, filled with explosive and weapons, into a French police convoy. Belgium would keep its terror alert level at three on a scale of four, Michel said after chairing a meeting with his national security council. Security remained high around rail facilities and preparations were underway to beef up security for a Coldplay concert at the 50,000-seat King Baudouin ... Read More »

U.S. coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday that Washington holds North Korea "accountable" for Warmbier's fate, and demanded the release of three other Americans held by North Korea . In March 2016 he had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, two months after being arrested at the Pyongyang airport shortly before his planned departure. Read More »

Belgian Prosecutors Say Brussels Bomb Suspect Was Moroccan

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Belgian prosecutors say a man suspected of setting off a bomb at Brussels Central Station was a 36-year-old Moroccan national. The suspect shouted "Allahu Akhbar" (Arabic for "God is great") prior to the blast, another eyewitness told the VRTNiuews network. Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US shoots down Syrian army jet

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While the US -led coalition is not technically at war with the Syrian regime - despite President Donald Trump's Tomahawk missile strike against a military airbase in April in response to the regime's use of chemical weapons - clashes between coalition forces and militias loyal to Assad have become frequent enough that the Syrian Civil War is on the verge of entering a new phase that could pit world powers against each other in a direct confrontation. Read More »

Qatari troops ordered to leave Bahrain

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Al Arabiya cited a source as confirming Bahraini authorities had contacted the commander of the base and made it clear Qatari soldiers had two days to leave. Qatar has also denied those charges. Bahrain has an American base where the Central Command of the Naval Forces, including military personnel from countries in the region, carry out war-related missions against extremis organizations in the Middle East. Read More »

No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

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U.S. rights group Human Rights Watch said Warmbier's death highlights the North's position as "one of the worst rights abusing governments in the world". The coroner's office in Cincinnati is investigating Warmbier's death. Justin Weber said that a press conference is expected later to provide details. Read More »

Merkel: Kohl was "right man at the right time"

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Far from focusing on his achievements as one of Europe's most towering statesmen, critics raked over the hidden inner workings of his private life. Helmut Kohl , the man credited with uniting East Germany and West Germany, has died. Since a fall and traumatic brain injury in 2008, Kohl had been seriously ill, confined to a wheelchair and barely able to speak. In July 2001, Hannelore killed herself at 68 in despair over an incurable allergy to light. Read More »

Japan enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

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But there is no provision under the existing law for him to abdicate and be succeeded by Crown Prince Naruhito . There were concerns that having such a law could damage the emperor's standing in the country . The engagement of Princess Mako , the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino , will be formally announced this summer. But some conservative lawmakers are concerned that could eventually allow their sons to become Emperor, something they say goes against Japanese tradition. Read More »

Are you attending the 'day of rage' protest in London?

Road closures and armed police patrols were in place this morning. A demonstrator holds a placard reading "Justice 4 Grenfell", relating to the June 14 fire at Grenfell Tower , during an anti-Conservative Party Leader and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May , and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) protest. Read More »