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Lavrov said Moscow has asked Washington about the objective of the buildup and received assurances that the USA troops were deployed there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq. To date, both Russian Federation and Syria have denied involvement in the attack. Russia: Lavrov said allegations of Moscow's meddling in the election haven't been proven.
  • Trump's strikes in Syria message to N Korea, other adversary nations: Tillerson

    Trump's strikes in Syria message to N Korea, other adversary nations: Tillerson

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    China says President Xi has stressed the need for an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in a phone discussion with Trump that followed tweets from the USA president urging China to play a more active role. Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the USA mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them a year ago.
  • Nikki Haley: We Don't See Peace in Syria With Assad

    Nikki Haley: We Don't See Peace in Syria With Assad

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    More than 70 people died as a result of the attack - many of whom were women and young children. Although American officials have predicted that the strikes would result in a major shift of Assad's calculus, they appear to be symbolic in practice.
  • Mourinho one of the best - Chelsea star Costa hails former boss

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    While Chelsea are no longer the free-wheeling team seen in the weeks before Christmas, having gone nine league games without a clean sheet, they boast a formidable record against United. It's only a sporting competition between him and me. They are far from ideal conditions in which to be preparing an ambush of the champions-elect, but despite his protestations that it is "just one more game", Mourinho is likely to be highly motivated.
  • Trump's 'Obamacare' fixes don't impress insurers

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    President Trump's threats to withhold the cost-sharing assistance create fear among consumers and instability in the health insurance market. Insurers have said that people use the exceptions to game the system by joining plans only after they get sick.
  • Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US over air strike

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    Earlier, Russia's foreign minister said Moscow expects the UN's chemical weapons watchdog to conduct an extensive probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria. Claiming that there are " a lot of fake videos now", he insisted that his government gave up all chemical weapons in 2013. Assad said Syria would only allow an "impartial" investigation into the poison gas incident.
  • China warns of 'imminent conflict' over North Korea

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    North Korea has warned America to end its "military hysteria" or face retaliation - as a USA strike group, including an aircraft carrier, steams towards the region. of "pushing the situation to the brink of war" and "creating a unsafe situation in which a thermo-nuclear war may break out any moment". North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister has issued an ominous warning after US President Donald Trump called the country a "problem [that] will be taken care of".
  • Pentagon releases video of MOAB bomb blast

    Pentagon releases video of MOAB bomb blast

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    The 45th commander in chief permitted the Pentagon to drop its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) on an ISIS-K (the Khorasan group) target on Thursday. There were no civilian casualties in the strike in Nangarhar province's Achin district, a spokesperson said. On Friday, the village was swarming with Afghan and worldwide troops, as helicopters and other aircraft flew overhead.
  • Brown in SoCal to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road Repairs

    Brown in SoCal to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road Repairs

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    That means that under the present tax rate of 8 percent where I live, 8 cents of every dollar paid for a gasoline should go toward repairing the roads. The gas tax bill is now all but a done deal, as it heads to the governor's desk. "Fixing the roads will not get cheaper by waiting, or ignoring the problem", he said .
  • Russia: Syrian chemical weapons attack could be 'staged'

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    Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the USA were unacceptable. On the USA airstrike on an Assad regime air base in retaliation for the chemical attack, Lavrov said, "We reiterated our common position that it was an act of aggression, a flagrant violation of the principles of worldwide law and the UN Charter".