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US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

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Russian Federation released a statement in response to the downing of the Su-22 aircraft, saying that any United States air assets detected flying west of the Euphrates River would be considered a valid target. It was observed heading toward coalition forces, who were outside the outpost, officials said. The Iranian drone that was shot down Tuesday was outside of the deconfliction area, the official said. Read More »

U to meet on Wednesday over Presidential poll

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Kovind said he was a "small citizen" entrusted with a big responsibility. The party's decision to back the NDA candidate comes as great relief to the BJP. With the backing of parties outside the alliance like TRS (2 percent), AIADMK (5.39 percent), YSR Congress (1.53 percent) and BJD (2.99 percent), the NDA's support would cross the half way mark comfortably to reach almost 61 percent in the July 17 battle. Read More »

Having promised the moon, Punjab sets aside paltry sum for loan waiver

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Congress on Tuesday asked the NDA government why it was running away from its responsibility of waiving off loans of the farmers across the country, and urged it not to treat farmers as "mere vote banks". He said higher production of foodgrains should translate into prosperity for farmers and higher income for them. The Opposition parties including AAP and SAD-BJP trooped into the well of the House protesting against the Captain Amarinder Singh-led government for failing to fulfill ... Read More »

US B-1 bombers fly near North Korea

United States officials told CNN that if a sixth nuclear test by North Korea were to occur, it would be clear that the existing pressure by China on North Korea is not working. The deployment of the bombers from the US Andersen air base on Guam island comes after the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who had been detained by North Korea past year and repatriated last week in a comatose state. Read More »

President Trump Calls American Student's Death A 'Total Disgrace'

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Relatives have said they were told by United States envoys that North Korean officials claimed Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and lapsed into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. Fifteen years at hard labor. Doctors say there were no obvious signs of physical trauma or evidence of bone fracture but Warmbier's family insists he had been physically abused by his captors. Read More »

Bishop of Stepney addresses Finsbury Park attack vigil

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Around 200 people of all faiths gathered in front of London's Finsbury Park Mosque on Tuesday to show solidarity after a van ploughed into worshippers in a suspected attack on a Muslim prayer-gathering during Ramadam. Jeremy Corbyn has called for unity and dubbed any terror attack an attack on "us all" as he spoke at a vigil outside the Finsbury Park Mosque . Read More »

Australia suspends air combat missions over Syria

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The U.S. on Sunday shot down a Syrian jet for the first time during the conflict near Raqqa after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, which are battling IS. Before downing the Syrian plane, coalition forces contacted "its Russian counterparts by telephone via an established " deconfliction line" to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing". Read More »

US Hits 2 Russian Officials, Dozens More With Sanctions

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The bloc's sanctions on Moscow restrict the Russian banking sector's access to global money markets and ban most arms trading with Russia , as well as the sale of some energy-related equipment and technology. Among other contracts, the company, Concord Catering, supplies food to many of Moscow's public schools, according to Russian news reports. Russian media have linked Prigozhin to both Wagner and to " troll factories " which pump out Russia-friendly fake news. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud

The Manchester United boss released a statement tonight to state that "neither the Spanish tax authorities nor the public prosecutor have contacted him or his advisers". Ronaldo, 32, is being linked with a stunning departure from Real Madrid after being embroiled in a tax fraud scandal in Spain. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N.Korea

From the White House to Capitol Hill, pressure mounted for a tough USA response, even as US diplomats sought to protect others Americans from facing a similar fate. No ban is imminent, but deliberations gained new urgency after Warmbier's death, said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal diplomatic discussions. Read More »

Florentino Perez adamant over Man Utd's Morata move

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Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against the current Manchester United manager on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012. Despite his issues with the Spanish authorities, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is confident Ronaldo will solve his disputes and remain with the La Liga side next season. Read More »

Gulf states alone can solve Qatar row: Jubeir

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The Syrian Kurds are ready to work with Saudi Arabia , a senior Kurdish official said in response to the tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which is backed by Turkey. The UAE on Wednesday announced a similar decision, warning that offenders could face between three and 15 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 dirhams ($136,125, 120,715 euros) should they criticise the decision to boycott Qatar. Read More »

Saudi king replaces crown prince in major royal shake up

The new crown prince was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence, reports official Saudi Press Agency . The surprise announcement follows 2-1/2 years of already major changes in Saudi Arabia, which stunned allies in 2015 by launching a war in Yemen, cutting old energy subsidies and in 2016 proposing partly privatising state oil company Aramco. Read More »

Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White House

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Sources say that President Donald Trump will "fight" the investigation into his campaign's possible collusion with Russian intelligence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired attorney Chuck Cooper to represent him amid ongoing inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible role in it, NBC Nightly News reported on Tuesday. Read More »

Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane

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On Monday, a day after the downing of the Syrian plane, Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the US-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the downing. "The worst thing any of us could do right now is address this with hyperbole", Dunford said. For, again, Congress has never authorized such a war, and there seems to be no vital USA interest involved in who controls Raqqa and neighboring lands, as long as ISIS ... Read More »

India will take on Pak at worldwide tournaments: Amit Shah

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Mumabi: Ahead of the presidential elections , Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's residence at "Matoshree" in suburban Bandra. On Sunday, Shah had visited Matoshree and met Thackeray for almost 75 minutes during which they discussed various issues including the Presidential elections. Read More »

Former mayor Paul Pisasale arrested, taken to Brisbane police watch house

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Barrister Sam Di Carlo said the money was his and that his friend Mr Pisasale was carrying it to Brisbane as a favour. Police argued in Brisbane Magistrates Court that Mr Pisasle should be kept in custody "for his own welfare". "I'm confident the resilience of our dedicated workforce will continue to offer quality service to the people of Ipswich". "It's a very sad day for me and a very emotional day", Mr Pisasale said on June 6. Read More »

Forecast: Heavy rain expected in the Pine Belt

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The storm surge will be around 1-3 feet where Cindy intersects land, which is likely between Galveston, Texas and Port Arthur, Texas . While Bret has weakened, Tropical Storm Cindy continues to garner attention and strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More »

US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

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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 »

Queen Elizabeth to inaugurate new session of parliament June 21

By cancelling the 2018 Queen s Speech, Prime Minister Theresa May removes a vote that could have bought down her Government from the diary, The Telegraph reported. There will be bills to protect consumers by reducing motor insurance premiums, to boost transport infrastructure and turbocharge our space industry. Read More »

Australia suspends every single military operation against ISIS in Syria

Moscow has accused the USA of not using the hotline to prevent the Raqqa incident. In a statement, U.S. forces said the drone was shot at after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces". Moscow said it would target USA jets flying in Syrian airspace as a result. Russian Federation backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Iran also supports, while the US -led coalition is aligned with groups that oppose the Assad regime and ISIS. Read More »

Saudi Arabia says it disrupts attack on offshore oil field

Shiite Iran and Saudi Arabia , the region's main Sunni power, are on opposing sides of some of the region's major crises. A statement by Saudi Interior Ministry said the three arrested were "being questioned by the Saudi authorities". On Sunday evening, Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched ballistic missiles at IS targets in Syria for the first time in that country's six-year-long war. Read More »

What killed Otto Warmbier?

Following the meeting, China's role was one of the administration's main talking points in explaining North Korea. He had arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. A month after his arrest, he appeared at a news conference tearfully confessing to trying to take a sign from his hotel as a "trophy" for a United States church. Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat

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Responding to the idea about the election being a referendum on the Trump presidency, Gingrich took a swipe at Ossoff: "This is a referendum on if enough money can invent a person to win a special election", the Washington Post reported . Read More »