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Russian spy: US backs UK decision to expel diplomats

The White House says it “stands in solidarity” with “its closest ally” the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. PM Theresa May said the diplomats would be expelled after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on …

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Tillerson sacked as US secretary of state, to be replaced by CIA chief

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be replaced by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning. Pompeo will be replaced at the CIA by Gina Haspel, his deputy. She will be the first woman in …

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Russia warns Britain over spy poisoning speculation

LONDON-UNS : Russia warned the British government Monday it was playing a “dangerous game” that risked harming bilateral ties as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to update MPs on a spy attack that politicians and the media have linked to Moscow. May will make a …

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Erdogan slams NATO for failing to back Syria campaign

ANKARA- AFP – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday angrily lashed out at NATO, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey s campaign against Kurdish militia in Syria. Erdogan s latest comments were among the toughest he has directed in recent …

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Parliament abolished presidential term limits: China’s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

BEIJING (AFP) – China s Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower. The move reverses the era …

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Three women, suspect dead in California hostage standoff

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A gunman and three women thought to be his hostages were found dead Friday at a California veterans home after an hours-long standoff with police. The assailant struck at 10:20 am (1820 GMT) at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville in the …

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Trump agrees to meet with Kim

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump has agreed to a historic first meeting with Kim Jong Un in a stunning development in America s high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea. Standing in front of the White House, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong announced …

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Over 20 terrorists killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

KUNAR -UNS – A US drone attack carried out in Afghanistan province of Kunar killed at least 20 suspected militants on Wednesday. According to sources, the terrorists killed in the US drone attack belonged to Swat area of Pakistan and affiliated with Tehreek-e-Takiban Pakistan (TTP). …

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NK threatens to ‘counter’ US over military drills

SEOUL: North Korea threatened on Saturday to “counter the US” if the United States holds joint military exercises with South Korea, and said it would not beg for talks with Washington. The United States is due to start joint exercises in early April, a South …

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8 killed in attack on French embassy, army in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU -UNS : Attackers in Burkina Faso’s capital killed eight people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that France’s foreign minister said was likely carried out by “terrorist groups”. West Africa’s arid Sahel region is suffering …

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