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United States says fight for Raqqa will be 'difficult'

He said US-led coalition forces will continue to support the SDF in Raqqa , providing equipment, training, intelligence and logistics as well as precision firepower. The country's official Syrian Arab News Agency said civilians had started to flee the city in boats via the Euphrates River ahead of the SDF push. Read More »

Three terror suspects arrested in London

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Police said earlier that witness accounts suggested he might have been thrown into the River Thames, which London Bridge crosses. Xavier Thomas , 45, was crossing the bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros on Saturday night when he was possibly run down at the start of the murderous trio's rampage. Read More »

Trump Typo 'Covfefe' Added To Online Game 'Words With Friends'

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President Donald Trump created a social-media circus when he seemingly invented a new word, " covfefe ", in a tweet on Tuesday. Trump poked fun at the typo , tweeting, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". Using the hashtag " covfefe ", Twitter users speculated over the reasons behind the tweet. "Urban Dictionary, a website that crowd sources definitions for slang words and phrases, has also posted multiple interpretations of " covfefe " since Trump used the term ... Read More »

Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace

For much of the Arab world, though, Israel's original sin remains its very existence as a Jewish state in the region. Nevertheless, the global legal and moral endorsement of Jewish rights in the land has always been rejected by the majority of Palestinian Arab leadership. Read More »

Third attacker identified after London Bridge terrorist attack

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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of "attack planning" by him. British police have named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London as Youssef Zaghba believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent. Read More »

Kushner crisis greets Trump back

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Corker also separately praised President Donald Trump on his first official global trip since taking office, saying in a news release that it was "executed to near perfection". "And, of course, if these reports are accurate, right after that campaign, after that intervention to have the president's son-in-law, a key player within the Trump organization, try to establish a backchannel with the Russians through a Russian diplomatic facility - you have to ask, 'Well, who are they hiding the ... Read More »

South Africa's ruling party backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

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Zuma himself proposed it at a weekend meeting of the ANC national executive committee , the party's Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said at a press conference broadcast live by the television station eNCA . Calls for him to vacate the Union Buildings had come from party stalwarts, alliance partners Cosatu and the South African Communist Party, and tens of thousands of people who protested in the streets. Read More »

London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (right) and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick speak to the media while visiting the scene of the London Bridge attack . And as the president of the world's superpower, Mr Trump should be advised to do the same: to think before he tweets . "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the U.S. Read More »

Video shows successful missile-intercept test over Pacific

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The missile was tested over the Pacific Ocean. The target vehicle, created to resemble an ICBM , took off from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Pentagon has insisted that Tuesday's test was scheduled years in advance, and has nothing to do with current tensions between the USA and North Korea over Pyongyang's continued testing of ballistic missiles. Read More »

Comey Heads to Congress: Fired FBI Director Testifies on One-on-One Trump Meetings

Comey's account of demands for loyalty from the president, and of requests to end an investigation into an embattled Trump adviser, are likely to sharpen allegations that Trump improperly sought to influence the FBI-led probe. But there are plenty of other damning allegations Comey will testify about that senators will surely press him on, including his awkward solo dinner with Trump where the president pressed him for loyalty and his lone Oval Office conversation with the president the day ... Read More »

Google and Facebook Join Cities in Challenging Trump on Climate

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European Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, for example, said Friday that deal would never be revised. Scientists anticipate climate change could push the Earth to risky temperatures much sooner with U.S. In explaining his decision to leave the Paris accord , Trump said it would cost the United States millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in lost gross domestic product over the next decade. Read More »

James Comey's "Lordy" and "No Fuzz" Comments Spark Multiple Reactions on Twitter

Comey's opening comments follow the release by the committee of his written testimony on Wednesday , which ticked off in rich detail the extent to which President Trump pressed him about the Russian Federation investigation. Comey's testimony could shed light even more on what exactly was written in the documents. Comey will not answer questions about classified information and will likely not answer any questions that would interfere with Mueller's investigation. Read More »

13-inch MacBook Pro

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Pricing starts at $1,100 for the 21.5-inch model and $1,800 for the 27-inch 5K iMacs (same as before). The iMac Pro wasn't the only computer announced during the show. According to Apple, the iMac Pro promises incredible performance for power-hungry tasks such as advanced graphics editing, real-time 3D rendering, and virtual reality content creation. Read More »

Zille readies for battle as DA suspends her ahead of disciplinary hearing

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Her immediate public apology did not help to lift the sanction. This after the party initially announced her suspension at the weekend then corrected a statement to say they had served her with a letter of intention to suspend. All I have done is try to correct these mis-statements and distortions. "I am not the one who has held press conferences and made speeches‚ or statements‚ or continuously leaked misinformation to the media". Read More »

Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row

USA president Donald Trump waded into the dispute on Tuesday but seemed to only muddy the waters. He also criticized Trump for encouraging Saudi Arabia to isolate Qatar , which has had diplomatic links with the Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, all of which have closed their airspace to Qatari flights. Read More »

Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks, calls it 'repugnant'

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Iran's foreign minister has branded condolences sent by the White House over recent Tehran attacks as "repugnant". Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein said it was "the wrong time" to pass fresh sanctions on Iran. Five people believed to be planning a third attack were arrested, officials said. "For these two actions to happen. after this meeting means that the US and Saudi regimes had ordered their stooges to do this", said Mohammad Hossein Nejat, deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards ... Read More »

Japan vows to take action with U.S. after North Korea missile test

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State-run KCNA news service said Kim a May 21 test launch from an observation post and "expressed his great satisfaction" with the results.David Wright, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, has been monitoring North Korea's missile development for decades and last week told USA TODAY that Pyongyang's program is making alarming strides. Read More »

Hammer-wielding man shot after attacking Paris cop

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Paris - French police shot and wounded a man who attacked officers with a hammer outside the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday and the Paris prosecutor's office swiftly launched a counter-terrorism investigation. "One sees that we have gone from a very sophisticated terrorism to a terrorism where, in the end, any tool can be used to carry out attacks", Collomb said. Read More »