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We must stop ignoring left-wing extremism in Germany, Merkel’s party declares

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We must stop ignoring left-wing extremism in Germany, Merkel’s party declares

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has blamed a culture of silent tolerance of left-wing extremism for riots that blighted Hamburg during the G20 summit over the weekend. “Years of looking the other way and a mistaken liberality towards criminality [from the far left], has come back to strike us in Hamburg,” said Thomas […]

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Turkish Airlines reports record 30.3 million passengers in first half of 2017

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Turkish Airlines reports record 30.3 million passengers in first half of 2017

The number of passengers Turkish Airlines carried in the first half of the year has hit 30.3 million people — the highest ever, according to a statement released by the airline on Tuesday. The national flag carrier said this year’s number of customers in June rose by 13.5 percent, reaching 5.7 million, compared with the […]

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Russia’s Lavrov threatens US over seized diplomatic mansions

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Russia’s Lavrov threatens US over seized diplomatic mansions

 Media captionThe Kremlin is urging Donald Trump to lift the sanctions, as Steve Rosenberg reports Russia says it is “outrageous” that the US has not yet handed back two Russian intelligence compounds seized in the US under the Obama administration. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was “considering specific measures” in response, but did not […]

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Pacific Fleet units train to destroy ‘enemy’ ships with missiles

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Pacific Fleet units train to destroy ‘enemy’ ships with missiles

VLADIVOSTOK, July 11. /TASS/. Servicemen of the Kamchatka group of the Pacific Ocean Fleet have carried out electronic missile strikes from the Bastion and Rubezh anti-ship missile systems on a landing “enemy” unit, head of the Information Support Department of the Eastern Military District’ for the Pacific Fleet, Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveev, said. READ […]

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Sporadic clashes continue in Mosul after victory declared

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Sporadic clashes continue in Mosul after victory declared

Sporadic clashes continued on Tuesday in Mosul, even after Iraq’s prime minister declared a “total victory” over ISIS in the city and at least one airstrike hit the Old City neighbourhood that was the scene of the fierce battle’s final days.A plume of smoke rose into the air from the strike. ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq […]

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19 bodies of Egyptian migrants found in Libya desert

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19 bodies of Egyptian migrants found in Libya desert

Libyan aid workers recovered the bodies of 19 migrants believed to be Egyptians in Libya’s eastern desert, a Red Crescent spokesman said on Sunday. The migrants appeared to have been smuggled into Libya by foot and have perished due to high temperatures and hunger, said Khaled al-Raqi, a Red Crescent spokesman in the east Libyan […]

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Crimes against humanity in Mosul must not go unpunished – Amnesty

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Crimes against humanity in Mosul must not go unpunished – Amnesty

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Amnesty International called on Tuesday for a commission to investigate crimes against civilians in Mosul by all sides in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from Islamic State (IS) terror group. Lynn Maalouf, director of Middle East research at Amnesty International, said, “the scale and gravity of the loss of civilian lives […]

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U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead,There were no survivors in the crash

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U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead,There were no survivors in the crash

At least 16 people were killed when a U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening, a regional emergency management official said. No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippi’s LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital. Captain Sarah Burns, […]

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Guterres pledges UN support to Iraqi Government, people in Mosul; $562M needed in aid

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Guterres pledges UN support to Iraqi Government, people in Mosul; $562M needed in aid

Following Iraqi Government’s declaration that its forces have liberated the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, Secretary-General António Guterres today paid tribute to the country’s people and Government and vowed United Nations’ support to aid the displaced communities and restore rule of law in the freed areas. Iraqi […]

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Is Sweden really the best place in the world for immigrants?

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Is Sweden really the best place in the world for immigrants?

A new US study has concluded that Sweden is the best place in the world for immigrants, but do immigrants in the country agree? The US News & World Reports’ list of “Best Countries to be an immigrant” placed the Nordic nation at the top, largely due to “favourable global perceptions of their economies and commitment […]

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