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Armed Russia jet comes within five feet of U.S. military plane

But Russia's defence ministry said it was the U.S. plane that behaved dangerously after it was already intercepted and was being escorted by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet. official told CNN. The announcement came in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian jet after it targeted American-allied rebels. "Our air crew are trained to handle these types of intercepts, and it appears that the Russian air crew are trained to conduct them", Lt. Read More »

Suspect shot after Brussels station explosion

As a result, no people have been hurt although security forces have evacuated people from the train station as well as La Grande Place, the main square and tourist spot in Brussels , out of fears that the attacker might not be acting alone. Read More »

Jeff Sessions hired a lawyer to represent him during the Russian Federation probe

But the more frustrated that Trump gets, the more he often hurts himself politically. Before Trump had tweeted he was under investigation, Mark Carallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, did not deny the Post report but questioned the legality of the leaking information about the investigation, calling it " outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Read More »

Is President Trump Under Investigation? Here's What We Know

But on the Sunday talk shows, his lawyer Jay Sekulow said that the president's Tweet was in response to a Washington Post story quoting unnamed sources and that the problem was Twitter's strict limit on characters. Rep. Adam Schiff says he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat". At the president's urging, he has been on the offensive, casting doubt on Comey's character and raising questions about whether the ... Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after downed jet by US-led forces

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The Russians, who have been providing air cover for Assad's forces since 2015, appear to want to avoid further USA targeting of Syrian warplanes or ground troops that have come under US attack in eastern Syria recently. The US military said it was willing to continue to cooperate with the Russians to avoid an aerial incident. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters. Read More »

John McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

A day earlier, the President slammed the "brutal regime " in Pyongyang , and said he was determined to "prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency ". Read More »

Al-Qaida-linked group says it staged Mali attack

According to Mogherini, a Malian member of the EU's delegation was also killed. At least two people have been killed after an attack on a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali's capital, Bamako , according to officials, but dozens of guests were rescued. Read More »

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

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The U.S. military confirmed that one of its F-18 Super Hornets shot down a Syrian jet that had dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces SDF. But the American role has unsettled Assad's allies, threatening confrontation with Russian Federation and thrusting Iranian-backed militiamen in a race with a US -favored rebel force to reach the Islamic State's eastern strongholds. Read More »

Angela Merkel Asks European Union To Stick Together After Brexit Talks Launched

The meeting came after pressure from Brussels to set a date close to 19 June, as the European Council three days later would be a good chance for Barnier to inform the EU-27 about how the negotiations are to take place. N. Ireland is expected to be dealt with early on, between Oliver Robbins , UK prime minister's Sherpa, her chief diplomatic advisor and number two in the negotiations after Davis from the UK side and European Commission's Deputy Chief Negotiator Sabine Weyand on the EU-27 ... Read More »

Ireland's Varadkar says reassured by UK PM May over DUP deal

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Varadkar spoke of the close ties between the two countries as he met Prime Minister Theresa May for the first time, saying that Ireland was "ready and willing" to assist if necessary. Asked for a message to the Irish people who might be fearful of Brexit, Theresa May said she was determined to find workable solutions to keep the border clear. Read More »

Boston's Pedroia day to day after taking pitch off ribs

The Red Sox drop to 39-31 on the season. Hosmer went deep to center, a 446-foot blast on a full-count offering from Velazquez. Hammel could not hold the lead for two batters. Royals: C Salvador Perez got a planned night off, though it came at an opportune time . The Royals and first-round draft pick Nick Pratto agreed to a contract that includes a $3.45 million signing bonus. Read More »

Iran's Judiciary Chief Slams US Reaction to Tehran Terror Attacks

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The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has announced that the mastermind behind the Tehran terrorist attacks has been killed, PressTV reported. On Friday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said security forces had arrested 41 individuals linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Tehran , Kermanshah, Kurdistan and West Azarbaijan provinces. Read More »

Brazil's Temer accused of passive corruption by police

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That would hike pressure on him to resign.The investigation against Temer is separate from the multitude of probes prosecutors have launched in the last three years. He is also under investigation for obstruction of justice and criminal association. These include numerous congressional deputies who will have to vote on whether to send Temer to trial. Read More »

Transitional Brexit deal looks imminent, expert warns

Rule over Northern Ireland is due to revert to London if parties fail to reach a deal on a power-sharing government , but what that means for the country if the DUP is a part of that government at Westminster remains to be seen. He added: "I don't think there's any prospect that marriage equality will not continue in Ireland and in Britain". "If the DUP really wants to go into the Executive, that party needs to decide whether it is now prepared to embrace a rights-based approach to ... Read More »

Georgia Voters Head to Polls in Special Election

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A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized throughout the campaign that she has lived in the district for 25 years, unlike Ossoff, who grew up in the district but lives in Atlanta , a few miles south of the 6th District's southern border. Read More »

Manhunt launched after convicts overpower guards and escape prison bus

A statewide manhunt has been underway since the incident, when authorities said Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe were being transported on a bus when they allegedly overpowered the guards, killed them and escaped. How the two inmates managed to reach and overpower the guards remains under investigation, Sills said. Curtis Billue , 58, had been a guard since 2007 and Christopher Monica , 42, joined the department in 2009. Read More »

Paris: 4 family members detained after Champs-Elysees attack

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Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a auto laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence. The Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism unit has opened an investigation into the incident. Authorities believe the crash was deliberate and witnesses say the auto burst into flames as police grabbed the man inside and put him on the ground. Read More »

Election official urges voters to head to polls

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A final poll from WSB-TV released Monday night finds Ossoff and Handel in a virtual tie, 49.0% to 48.9%. In a follow-up tweet, Donald Trump then directed his attention to the Republican in the race. Vice President Mike Pence attended a fundraiser for her. Meanwhile, the president himself congratulated Handel on her victory and thanked Fox News for describing the win as a "huge win for President Trump and [the] GOP". Read More »

Scottish Leader Says PM May 'Lost All Authority and Credibility' After Election

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The Scottish National Party went into this general election with losses predicted from their record 56-seat haul in 2015, but even the nationalists' fiercest critics could not have envisaged such a hard night for Nicola Sturgeon's party. The SNP remains Britain's third-largest party, giving Sturgeon the chance to seek a "progressive alliance" with Labour to counter May's Conservative Party. Read More »

US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

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Attempting to de-escalate the situation, US officials in Baghdad have sent out notices reminding parties involved in Syria that there is a de-confliction mechanism in place with Russian forces to reduce the chances of "strategic miscalculation". Read More »

Britain braces for possible election upset as first results trickle in

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The Scottish Parliament gave the green light for a second independence referendum in March, but any vote would need to be ratified by Westminster, and Prime Minister Theresa May has already rejected this timetable. The SNP remains Britain's third-largest party, giving Sturgeon the chance to seek a "progressive alliance" with Labour to counter May's Conservative Party. Read More »

China tried, but failed, to help on North Korea

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It jars so strikingly with the fates of most past detained Americans that outside observers are left struggling not only with the mystery of what killed Warmbier but also with what his death means for attempts by Washington and its allies to stop North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear-tipped ICBM that can target the USA mainland. Read More »

NewsAlert: Brussels train station explosion called a foiled terror attack

Law enforcement officials foiled a "terror attack " in Belgium Tuesday evening after a suspect set off a small explosion at the busy Brussels Central Station. Another eyewitness, Remy Bonnaffe, told ABC News he heard two loud detonations. In March 2016, three suicide bombings rocked the country - two at Brussels Airport and one at the Maalbeek train station in central Brussels . Read More »

Palestinian groups deny IS claim of fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

Hours later, ISIS took credit for the attacks - which would be their first inside Israeli territory - claiming that their "soldiers of the caliphate" had launched a "blessed operation ... On the other hand, Israeli authorities responded to the attack by revoking the visas of over half a million Palestinians which were previously granted in the observance of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan and the upcoming holidays. Read More »