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Turkey ready to splash out $2.5bn for Russia’s S-400 air defense system – report

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Turkey ready to splash out $2.5bn for Russia’s S-400 air defense system – report

kara and Moscow have reportedly thrashed out the much-talked-over purchase of Russia’s S-400 advanced anti-missile system, Bloomberg reports. The deal will allegedly see two batteries being delivered to Turkey as well as a technology transfer. The parties to the deal, which has been in the works since November 2016, have finally agreed on the price […]

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‘Such good shape’: Comment to Macron’s wife lands Trump in hot water

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‘Such good shape’: Comment to Macron’s wife lands Trump in hot water

U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in “such good shape” on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government’s Facebook page. Trump, 71, who has come under fire for his comments about women’s appearances, and his wife, Melania, 47, met with French President […]

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US friendship with France ‘unbreakable’, Trump says on Paris visit

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US friendship with France ‘unbreakable’, Trump says on Paris visit

 French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump gave a joint press conference on Thursday as the US leader arrived to take part in Bastille Day celebrations. “The friendship between our two nations and ourselves is unbreakable,” Trump said after bilateral talks focused on joint US-French efforts to fight terrorism in the Middle East and Africa. […]

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China bears ‘heavy responsibility’ for Liu death: Nobel committee

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China bears ‘heavy responsibility’ for Liu death: Nobel committee

AFP The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Thursday that China bears a “heavy responsibility” for the “premature” death of 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. The prominent democracy advocate, 61, died while still in custody following a battle with cancer. Officials ignored international pleas to let him spend his final days free and abroad. Germany and […]

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Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis aiming to cross the border

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Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis aiming to cross the border

The Saudi forces in Jazan area carried out military operations on sites occupied by the Houthi militias and the guards of ousted Saleh in the province of Harad, which is about 9 km from the Saudi border. The Saudi forces began targeting militants with their artillery, after detecting them via thermal cameras. The militants’ approach […]

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Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies/BBC

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Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies/BBC

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61. The activist had been serving an 11-year prison term for “subversion” and was recently moved to a hospital for treatment for terminal liver cancer. A university professor turned tireless rights campaigner, Mr Liu was branded a criminal […]

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Trump intervenes to grant rejected Afghan girls entry to U.S. for robotics contest By NAHAL TOOSI

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Trump intervenes to grant rejected Afghan girls entry to U.S. for robotics contest By NAHAL TOOSI

At the urging of President Donald Trump, U.S. officials have reversed course and decided to allow into the United States a group of Afghan girls hoping to participate in an international robotics competition next week, senior administration officials told POLITICO on Wednesday. The decision followed a furious public backlash to the news that the six […]

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200.000 refugees returned to Mosul: cabinet official

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200.000 refugees returned to Mosul: cabinet official

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The number of Iraqi refugees who returned to the city of Mosul as security operations cleared it from Islamic State militants has reached 200.000, a cabinet official has said. Mahdi al-Allaq, secretary general of the Iraqi cabinet, said in a statement Thursday that those were out of one million people displaced since military […]

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New Zealand woman killed by jet plane takeoff on Caribbean island

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New Zealand woman killed by jet plane takeoff on Caribbean island

A New Zealand woman has been tossed to her death by the jet blast from a plane at a Caribbean beach. The 57-year-old tourist was knocked over in Sint Maarten and seriously injured, dying a short time later. Several people were apparently holding on to the airport fence by the Princess Juliana International Airport. The […]

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Most French approve of Trump’s visit (even after all he’s said about France)

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Most French approve of Trump’s visit (even after all he’s said about France)

Even after everything the US president has said about Paris and France in the past, most French people approve of him being invited to the annual July 14th parade on the Champs-Elysées. Although there will be pockets of French resistance. Donald Trump hasn’t been too kind when speaking about France in the past. Photo: AFP […]

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