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Brussels train station attack suspect identified

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Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers "neutralised" the suspect immediately after a small explosion there on Tuesday night and "we do not know if the man is still alive or that he is dead". People inside and near the station have been evacuated and businesses and restaurants have also been ordered to close for the time being. Many people were out enjoying the weather before the incident. Read More »

US Shoots Down Pro-Assad Regime Drone In Syria

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A former IRGC leader took to Twitter to reiterate the point that while the missile strike targeted ISIS it also served as a warning to Saudi and the U.S. Russian Federation says it is waiting for the U.S.to explain its decision to shoot down a Syrian warplane. This strike marks the first time Iran has fired missiles as an act of war since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. Read More »

Soldiers Shoot 'Terror Attack' Suspect At Brussels Train Station

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Local political leader Mischael Modrikamen said after the attempted attack: "Thank you to our soldiers and policemen for their vigilance". Smoke billowed through the elegant 1930s marble hallways of the station, sending people fleeing to the surface, well aware of last year's attacks at Brussels airport and on the metro, as well as of a string of Islamic State-inspired assaults in France , Germany , Sweden and Britain. Read More »

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and designated chief for Mideast diplomacy, arrives Wednesday to meet Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other central players. The two White House officials will be delving into the arcane details of Israeli-Palestinian peace and negotiating a two-state solution. Around 400,000 Israelis and 2.8 million Palestinians live in the West Bank. Read More »

US State Department presses N. Korea to release detained Americans

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Mystery still surrounds Warmbier's death , particularly how he ended up in a coma and what conditions he experienced while being held in North Korea . "North Korea's isolation posed unique challenges, but we worked through every avenue available to us - including through the Swedish, our protecting power, as well as through our representatives in NY - to secure the release of Mr. Read More »

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

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King Salman issued a decree on Wednesday confirming that his son will take up the position of deputy prime minister in addition to his current role as defence minister. When and if Mohammed bin Salman succeeds his father, he will be the first Saudi king who is not the son of the country's founder King Abdul Aziz Al Saud, also known as Ibn Saud. Read More »

Tourism ministry invites 53 global guests to promote Yoga Day

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Vishnudeo Vishwakarma, a retired former Air India employee, said he began each day with a 5am yoga session. "Yoga is an ancient Indian practice and all ancient scriptures including the Vedas have accepted the importance of yoga". Several dignitaries, politicians and bureaucrats will participate in the event. The Yoga week in Azerbaijan was launched with an open-air yoga session in Gobustan on18 June with the participation of more than 150 yoga enthusiasts from local Yoga schools, namely, ... Read More »

18 arrested protesting Minnesota cop's acquittal

Mr. Yanez's defense argued that the officer 'did what he had to do, ' claiming that Mr. Castile had marijuana in his auto and that 'he was stoned, ' a too-common rationalization in police killings, and an allegation that would appear in this case to be contradicted by dashboard video showing Mr. Read More »

Soros Says Britain Nearing Tipping Point, May Reverse Brexit

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The Brexit Secretary had wanted the talks to take place in parallel with negotiations on the divorce from Brussels but has now accepted the timetable set out by the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier . And even when May finally triggered the two-year unraveling process on March 29, she followed it up by calling an early election on June 8 that she hoped would strengthen her majority in parliament and thus her negotiating mandate with the EU. Read More »

Trump Says Diplomacy With North Korea Hasn't Worked

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Fred Warmbier, the student's father, has said he does not believe this account. Republican Sen. Rob Portman said North Korea should be "universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior". President Donald Trump said on Monday that a "lot of bad things happened" to Mr Warmbier at the hands of the "brutal regime". "It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto", Trump said yesterday. Read More »

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

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Republican Karen Handel won election to the House in the state's 6th congressional district Tuesday night, sneaking past Ossoff , her young Democratic challenger, with a surprising 52.1 percent of the vote . "A special thanks to the president of the United States of America", she said as her supporters chanted: "Trump! God, no. But I believe he has the country's best interests at heart", said Jessica Podalsky, who voted for Handel on Tuesday morning. Read More »

United States shoots down pro-Syrian regime drone, military says

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The U.S. military has repeatedly warned forces fighting on Assad's side to stay away from a " deconfliction zone", agreed with Russian Federation, near a garrison used by U.S. This comes less than 3 weeks after a similar incident and just days after the USA shot down a Syrian fighter jet. "We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than Isis but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if necessary". Read More »

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

Hatch isn't that sure that a lot of progress was made on the bill, on the other side, declaring that "There's still a lot of different points of view". Leading up to the Obamacare vote in 2010, the Senate Finance Committee held more than 50 hearings and meetings on the subject of health care legislation. Read More »

James Foley's family: Protect US citizens abroad

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University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says her thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) "during what has been an incredibly hard time". Tensions between the United States and North Korea have been heightened by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since the beginning of previous year in defiance of U.N. Read More »

Security High at Brussels Stations After Man Exploded Device

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With Islamic State under pressure in Syria, he said, attacks in Europe may increase, though many would be by "amateurs". Jambon indicated that police had carried out searches once the attacker's identity was known. Associates of those attackers, four months later, killed 32 people in their home city, including with bombs loaded on trolleys at Brussels Airport. Read More »

'Day of Rage' planned in protest at Queen's Speech

Organisers have set out a series of demands for the Government, which they call for during the march outside Westminster. The MFJ called on supporters to turn out and "shut down London" on June 21. A number of protests including a " Day of Rage " demonstration are to be held to coincide with the Queen's Speech . According to the Facebook page for the event, the group aims to "shut down London" through the protest. Read More »

Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia

Incomplete returns show Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, winning nearly 53 percent of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff , who won just over 47 percent in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Georgia's outcome followed similar results in Montana , Kansas and SC, where Republicans won special House races by much narrower margins than they managed in November. Read More »

100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

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Fighting has broken out in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. Thirteen of Central African Republic's 14 armed groups signed Monday's accord, which was brokered by the Roman Catholic Sant' Egidio peace group.Thousands have died and roughly a fifth of Central Africans have fled their homes amid the religious and ethnic conflict that broke out following the ouster of President Francois Bozize in 2013. Read More »

Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier has died

It is unclear why the family objected to an autopsy which could answer what happened to Warmbier in the secretive nation. His parents say he died Monday afternoon. Deadline reports that Obama's spokesman, Ned Price, released a statement on the president's behalf Tuesday regarding the Otto Warmbier's death . Read More »

CNN Cuts Away from Karen Handel's Victory Speech

Contrary to the chants at Handel's victory party, she insisted for months that voters' choice had little to do with Trump . And if she can't win a district like this, what Republican can? Handel faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District and is trying to hold on to a district her party has controlled since 1979. Read More »

Russian Federation wants U.S. explanation for downing jet

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The armed Shahed-129 drone was destroyed by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet around 12:30 a.m. local time. The U.S. responded forcefully Monday to the Russian threat. The U.S. has conducted three airstrikes over the past month against those forces. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. Read More »

Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu ousted after six months in power

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Romania's ruling party has lost key support from a party that it was counting on to support a vote of no-confidence — against the ruling party's own government. However, many independent observers tend to agree with that assessment, saying that the PSD wanted to assign a premier willing to do more to protect senior officials facing charges of corruption, particularly Dragnea. Read More »