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Why Macron picked unknown Edouard Philippe as the right fit for Prime Minister

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Why Macron picked unknown Edouard Philippe as the right fit for Prime Minister

 New President Emmanuel Macron has named centre-right Edouard Philippe as his first Prime Minister. This is why the new centrist head of state believes the relatively unknown politician from the conservative Republicans party is the right fit to lead his new government. He’s from the right First and foremost Macron’s decision to appoint right-wing MP […]

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Iraqi forces take over western Mosul’s Uraybi district, one of IS last havens

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Iraqi forces take over western Mosul’s Uraybi district, one of IS last havens

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces on Monday took over one of a handful of districts remaining under Islamic State control in western Mosul as operations approach a total takeover of Iraq’s second largest city. Commander of the Nineveh Operations, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, said the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service forces took over the Uraybi district, […]

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Executions Increase in Somalia

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Executions Increase in Somalia

The sudden increase in summary executions in Somalia has drawn the attention of human rights groups like Amnesty International as well as the local European Union delegation. try long troubled by deadly violence, there’s a disturbing new trend: an increase in summary executions. Somali military courts and the militant group al-Shabab have each executed about […]

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Trump looks for help from Russia on North Korea ……..By Steve Benen

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Trump looks for help from Russia on North Korea ……..By Steve Benen

Before he became a presidential candidate, Donald Trump used to see North Korean missile launches as evidence of American weakness. In late 2012, for example, he tweeted, “We can’t even stop the Norks from blasting a missile…. It is really sad.” Yes, Trump, on multiple occasions, referred to officials in North Korea as “Norks.” It’s […]

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Monitor: Islamic State kill 64 civilians, including children, fleeing western Mosul

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Monitor: Islamic State kill 64 civilians, including children, fleeing western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants killed 64 civilians, including women and children, while trying to flee battles between the group and Iraqi security forces in western Mosul to the eastern side, a human rights monitor said. Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes during a battle with Islamic State militants, in al-Zirai district in […]

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Kim Jong-un is in ‘state of paranoia’ – UN envoy Haley

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Kim Jong-un is in ‘state of paranoia’ – UN envoy Haley

The latest ballistic missile test carried out by North Korea was prompted by Kim Jong-un’s “paranoia,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, adding that such actions reduce the chances of direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang. “Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the President (Donald Trump) […]

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Daesh-free al-Bab returns to normal, construction continues at full-speed

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Daesh-free al-Bab returns to normal, construction continues at full-speed

 After al-Bab was liberated by the Turkish military and FSA from Daesh, the number of people returning home surpassed 50,000. While schools, stores and the bazaar have also been re-opened, 8,000 new residences will be built in the town Since an anti-Daesh operation, spearheaded by the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), liberated […]

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Emmanuel Macron vows to make France feel great again after becoming new president

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Emmanuel Macron vows to make France feel great again after becoming new president

French President Emmanuel Macron listens during his formal inauguration ceremony as French President. Photo: AFP Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France’s new president on Sunday at the Elysée Palace, vowing to restore the country’s self-confidence. He becomes the youngest president the country has ever had. French President Emmanuel Macron listens during his formal inauguration ceremony […]

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Drinking Fanta With Islamist Militants By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

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Drinking Fanta With Islamist Militants  By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

 Mukhtar Robow, the Shabaab leader known as Abu Mansoor, on the back of a motorcycle in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 2010. CreditAgence France-Presse/Getty Images Nairobi — During my first trip to Mogadishu, Somalia, on my last night in town, as I was packing up my things, someone unexpectedly knocked on my door. It was the hotel […]

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G7 finance chiefs talk cyber security in Bari after attacks

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G7 finance chiefs talk cyber security in Bari after attacks

 G7 finance ministers turned their focus Saturday to combating cyber crime in what Italy’s Pier Carlo Padoan described as an “unfortunately very timely” discussion. The ministers were expected to commit to stepping up international cooperation on the issue after a global onslaught that hit computer systems in nearly 100 countries on Friday. G7 finance ministers prior […]

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