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Terror probe launched as auto rams police van on Champs Elysees

Burn marks were found on Djaziri's body but it was not yet clear how he died, according to a source close to the investigation. "Once again, French security forces were targeted with this attempted attack on the Champs-Elysees", Collomb said, adding that "a number of weapons, explosives to blow up this car" were discovered at the scene. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after US downing of Syrian jet

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the United States was working to restore a "deconfliction" communications line with Russian Federation meant to avoid an accidental clash over Syria. Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle intercepted and destroyed an armed UAV controlled by "pro-regime forces", which had been threatening US -backed forces fighting in Syria on June 8. Read More »

Naidu dials Sonia, Yechury

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However, according to BJP sources, the nomination will be finalised before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's global tour beginning from June 24. Yechury said it was required for the government to suggest names for arriving at a consensus. We have a candidate; we have absolute majority to get them elected. Secondly, BJP wants to create history by getting a tribal leader and a Dalit leader into the two posts for the first time and market its outreach to Dalits and tribals as genuine. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

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The United States and Russian Federation, which has been providing an air cover for Syria's President Bashar Assad since 2015 in his offensive against the Islamic State group, have a standing agreement that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving us and Russian Federation jets engaged in operations in Syria . Read More »

Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

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It is the fifth time in the past month the U.S. has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. While both the USA and Russia say their forces are in Syria to fight ISIS, Russia has allied itself with the regime of Syrian President Bahsar al-Assad while the US -led coalition has aligned with groups that oppose both the Assad regime and ISIS. Read More »

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

Two US B-1 bombers flew over the Korean peninsula Tuesday in a planned bilateral training mission with Japanese and South Korean F-15 fighter jets, a US military official told CNN. The manual, which will be adopted by elementary and middle schools from 2020, states that Dokdo is being illegally occupied by South Korea, and that Japan has been lodging complaints against Seoul's illegal occupation. Read More »

Brussels Central Station: Police say suspect is neutralized

He said the short-haired attacker, dressed in a white shirt and black trousers, was wearing what appeared to be an explosives vest and seemed to be between 30 and 35 years old. Arash Aazami was walking into the train station when he saw people running out of the building. "There was a man shouting, and shouting and shouting", he said. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in key congressional election in Georgia

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The result no doubt comes as relief for Republicans who had grown concerned about whether their party - buffeted by the scandals plaguing the Republican president - could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district. "The people of the Sixth District are going to be looking for someone who's been part of this community for almost 25 years", she told reporters after casting her ballot on Tuesday morning, as several dozen nearby Ossoff supporters chanted "Flip the Sixth". Read More »

USA doctors dispute North Korean coma story

Otto was detained in North Korea on January 2, 2016 at the Pyongyang International Airport after visiting that country with Young Pioneer Tours. Such injuries, doctors say, usually come about as a result of inadequate blood supply to the brain. Read More »

Jared Kushner Welcomes Top Tech Executives to White House

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For many, it was the second group meeting with Mr. Trump since the election - and another demonstration of the administration's ability to summon top business executives, even amid controversy. Uber's Travis Kalanick and Tesla's Elon Musk have already left a presidential advisory council over President Donald Trump's goal to gut the H-1B visa program, which is frequently used to employ foreign engineering talent in the US, and Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate ... Read More »

Exit polls: Large majority for Macron in French parliament

Melenchon said the "crushing abstention rate" showed France no longer believed in the French voting system and had gone on "civic strike". For the Eurozone, the body organizing the policy of the European common currency, Macron has called for a minister of finance and a completely new parliament to manage money issues, which would increase bureaucracy. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case

Ronaldo was accused last week by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totalling €14.7 million. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has opted against a reunion with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo . "It's an old dream, they have dreamed for many years to be able to attract him at some point and made him a big offer", he told ESPN FC. The Portugal global had knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights. Read More »

Syria Plane Shot Down By US After Warnings Not Heeded

The United States did not use the deconfliction line with Russian Federation for operations in Syria amid the downing of a pro-Syrian government drone near al-Tanf because the event unfolded too fast. The area around At-Tanf has become a flashpoint between US forces and militias, some of them backed by Iran, loyal to Assad . The UK, another key coalition ally, said it would continue to take part in air operations despite Russia's warning. Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Handel, 55, served as Georgia's secretary of state from 2007 to 2010. After thanking Republican leaders for their support, Handel gave a "special thanks to the President of the United States of America", which was greeted by chants of "TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP" by her audience. Read More »

Conservatives to strike 'sensible' deal with DUP, says Grayling

A DUP source confirmed negotiations were "ongoing" and said they were looking to deliver "a more compassionate style of government for the whole of the UK". Politicians from all sides have warned the prime minister that striking a deal with Arlene Foster's party could put the fragile peace in Northern Ireland at risk. Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

It was the second time this month US-led forces have shot down an Iranian drone, and it comes days after the USA downed a Syrian government plane for the first time, sparking outrage from Russian Federation and Iran as they back Syrian President Bashar al Assad in the six-year old war. Read More »

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

A U.S. aircraft on Tuesday shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle advancing on Coalition forces in Southern Syria, according to a US-led coalition statement . Australia has suspended all air operations over Syria in the wake of USA forces downing a Syrian jet and a warning from Russian Federation that US-led coalition planes are now targets for its forces in parts of the country. Read More »

Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London

London's fire department posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. Chancellor Philip Hammond said the cladding , which has been blamed for spreading the fire, is banned in Britain. "We need urgent action now to make sure that all records and documents relating to the refurbishment and management of Grenfell Tower are protected". Read More »

Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Swiss charge d'affaires to Tehran to protest U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent remarks against the Islamic Republic. Sharif said on Monday, however, that the missiles were not only aimed at sending a message to IS, but also to Riyadh and Washington. Moscow condemned the downing of the Syrian jet after it dropped bombs near the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are fighting the Islamic State group in Syria's ... Read More »

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over downed Syria drone

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It is the second downing of a pro-regime drone in the area and comes amid heightened tensions in the region after the USA downing of a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday. The Syrian army said the "flagrant attack" would have "dangerous repercussions". The U.S. end of the line, located at the air command operations center in Qatar, remains open, Davis said, adding that the U.S. Read More »

Japan May exports jump 14.9%

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Exports are expected to continue to increase at a stable pace as the economies, globally, indicate increasing signs of growthwhich should support Japanese economy extend its latest show of a solid expansion. increased by 11.6% in May compared to the same month a year ago, the fastest rise since July 2015, on account of an increase in exports of cars and auto parts. Read More »

McCain accuses Kim of murdering jailed US student Otto Warmbier

A coroner hasn't reached a conclusion about the cause of death for a 22-year-old American college student who died in Cincinnati less than a week after he was released from North Korea in a coma. But New Korea Tours did not say whether they would pull Americans from trips that they had already booked. "It's unlikely that Washington and Seoul will let Warmbier's death entirely derail their efforts at talks because North Korea's nuclear weapons program is such a serious and immediate ... Read More »

WNBA President Lisa Borders tweets support for Jon Ossoff

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' campaign arm, said that while Ossoff lost, the fact that he made the race competitive shows promise for Democrats. An election official says voting has been moving smoothly at polling sites in Georgia's closely-watched House election. He emphasizes it's mostly from individual donors. Read More »