• Disagreements on Syria puts US-Russia relations at 'all-time low'

    Disagreements on Syria puts US-Russia relations at 'all-time low'

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    Assad, emboldened by his new alliance with Russian President Vladimir Putin, chose to return to a favored ruthless tactic in attacking his domestic enemies. President Trump from an avowed isolationist to a hot-blooded interventionist. Tillerson's trip to Moscow represented the highest-level contact between the United States and Russian Federation since Trump took office in January.
  • French judges push for Le Pen to be stripped of immunity

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    Le Pen has told French media that it will be a matter for debate at the European parliament's legal committee and commented no further. While some analysts say a higher turnout would favor Macron and Fillon, BVA said the Le Pen and Melenchon could also benefit if young and working class voters cast ballots in high numbers.
  • UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

    UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

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    A German judge authorized on Thursday the arrest of a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained after an attack on a bus carrying players of a soccer team, and prosecutors said they believed he was a member of Islamic State. "I complimented the team, they showed character and lots of courage". "We have won the second half, the spirit in the second half was great". Tuchel's claims came after Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke released a statement earlier in the day which said the team ...
  • Emergency declared after Egypt bombings

    Emergency declared after Egypt bombings

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    IS has staged deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula against security forces. Hours later, a suicide bomber whom security officers stopped at the door of the church in the coastal city of Alexandria detonated explosives he had concealed on his body, killing at least 17 people and injuring 48 others.
  • Despite calling North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'obsolete,' Trump hosts alliance chief at White House

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    Mr. Trump has also reversed his positions on China, Syria and Russian Federation in recent days, aligning his thinking closer to USA orthodoxy and dramatically shedding his insurgent agenda. Currently, just the USA and a handful of other countries are meeting the 2 percent target. Tillerson's trip has been dominated by USA criticism of Russia's unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad following a gruesome poison-gas attack in northern Syria last week blamed on Assad's forces.
  • Assad: US fabricated intelligence to justify Syrian strike

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    The extremist group is one of several which controls the Idlib province, where Khan Sheikhun is located, therefore Bashar al-Assad is certain they would have influence when it comes to peddling this "fabrication" to global media sources. World leaders had called for an worldwide probe into the attack in Khan Sheikhoun last week, which prompted a retaliatory U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase.
  • Car bomb kills 39 Syrian evacuees

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    This frame grab from video provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media shows Syrian families gathering to leave in buses from Madaya, an opposition-held town near Damascus , Syria, Friday, April 14, 2017. They were to be transported to the opposition stronghold of Idlib province. Afandar said people were not allowed to leave the buses for a while before they were let out.
  • St Petersburg bombing: Three arrests as another explosive device deactivated

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    President Vladimir Putin, who was visiting the city on an unrelated trip today, said investigators were looking into whether the explosion was a terror attack or if there might have been some other cause. The driver of the St. Petersburg subway train hit by a bomb appeared in front of reporters on Tuesday looking exhausted but not visibly shaken by the events of the previous day.
  • Important events in Bentley's tenure as Alabama governor

    Important events in Bentley's tenure as Alabama governor

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    Bentley, 74, was embroiled in controversy ever since recordings surfaced past year of him making sexually charged comments to political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason , 45. There's going to be a whole lot of pressure for that, given that three of Alabama's last six governors have found themselves afoul of the law for abusing their position.
  • Russian ties 'at low point' as Syria tensions rise

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson enter a hall during their meeting in Moscow , Russia, April 12, 2017. But neither side cited much in the way of concrete new avenues of cooperation, beyond establishing a working group to address what Tillerson called "smaller issues".
  • WRAPUP 4-Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

    WRAPUP 4-Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

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    But what, if anything, will Trump do next? The diplomats will discuss the latest developments in Syria, the unilateral attack of U.S. on Syrian government, and the political solution of the six-year-old crisis in the Arab country. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a fiery speech at the UN Security Council condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea, vowing that "our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russian Federation returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine".