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North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike over US allegiance

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North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike over US allegiance

NORTH Korea’s threat of a nuclear strike on Australia is of “enormous concern” but such threats have become part of the regime’s day-to-day rhetoric, according to the Opposition. The rogue state turned its sights on Australia, threatening nuclear retaliation after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said North Korea would be subject to further Australian sanctions. North […]

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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States’ only permanent military base on the African continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

China shares Russia’s point of view on the situation in Syria and North Korea, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. According to the Chinese official, Russia’s approach to Syria and North Korea are “logical and reasonable.” The official noted that China supported Russia‘s suggestion to attract […]

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French voters go to the polls with their country and Europe at a crossroads

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French voters go to the polls with their country and Europe at a crossroads

French voters went to the polls under heavy security Sunday for the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union. Polling stations opened at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) and the last will close in major cities at 8:00 pm (1800 […]

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Trump doesn’t understand international relations, Iran’s Shamkhani says

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Trump doesn’t understand international relations, Iran’s Shamkhani says

TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s contradictory words, saying he “does not have a clear understanding of international relations.” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani made the remarks in an interview with the French daily Le Monde, which was published on Friday. Shamkhani’s remarks came after […]

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Marine Le Pen accused of ‘exploiting’ Champs-Elysées attack

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Marine Le Pen accused of ‘exploiting’ Champs-Elysées attack

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Friday accused far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of seeking to use the killing of a policeman on Paris’s Champs Elysees for political gain. Cazeneuve, a Socialist, accused Le Pen of “shamelessly exploiting fear and emotion for purely political ends,” just two days before the first round ofFrance’s presidential election. […]

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WATCH AS SHIP SECURITY GUARDS HAVE AN INTENSE GUNFIGHT WITH SOMALI PIRATES

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WATCH AS SHIP SECURITY GUARDS HAVE AN INTENSE GUNFIGHT WITH SOMALI PIRATES

A BBC profile of Somalia says that country, after decades of pure chaos, has been “inching toward stability.” It looks like no one has told the pirates that infest the ocean around the small nation on the horn of Africa, though—in their efforts to get whatever money they can in ransoms for ship crews and […]

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What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

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What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

France has long feared a terror attack in the run-up to the presidential election. What impact will the Champs-Elysées shooting of a policeman that was claimed by terror group Isis have on Sunday’s crucial first round vote? The news that a policeman had been shot dead on the famous Champs-Elysées avenue broke as the 11 […]

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Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity

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Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity

Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region’s most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a person involved in the negotiations said the […]

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Iraqi troops frees al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, western Mosul

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Iraqi troops frees al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have declared taking over al-Sihha al-Thaniya district from Islamic State in western Mosul. “The army’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) freed al-Sihha al-Thaniya district in western Mosul,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh operations, said in a statement on Saturday. “The forces raised the Iraqi flag on its buildings after losses […]

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