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Some 13,000 Jews were deported by French police on July 16 and 17 1942, many of whom were first holed up in harsh conditions at Vel d'Hiv, or the Winter Velodrome stadium, in Paris. She responded: I think France is not responsible for Vel d'Hiv.I think generally, and in very general terms indeed, if anyone is responsible, then it is those in power at the time, not France as such.
  • China urges US, North Korea to maintain calm

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    Tillerson said Trump and Xi had "extensive discussions around the unsafe situation in North Korea" during their meeting at Mar-a-Lago last week. There was, however, no mention in the commentaries of the US missile strike on a Syrian government airbase, which overshadowed the summit.
  • UNSC divided over Syria as USA threatens more strikes

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    Tillerson's comments come amid global outrage over an alleged chemical air strike on April 4 that Syrian activists say killed 86 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province. retaliation for each one makes a certain kind of sense - especially if your goal is only to send a signal that chemical weapons use is unacceptable without getting more deeply involved in the civil war.
  • USA investigating possible Russian Federation role in Syria chemical attack

    USA investigating possible Russian Federation role in Syria chemical attack

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    There are reports of additional chemical weapons remaining in Syria. "There has been a swift and just response and now it is up to the (UN) Security Council, up to Russian Federation in particular, to bring this conflict to an end". "However, this further underscores, Congress's blatant abdication of its responsibilities", Larson said in an early-morning statement. At least one woman was killed and three other people injured in Saturday's strike, two activists in Khan Sheikhoun said.
  • Senior U.S. official: Russia knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack

    Senior U.S. official: Russia knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack

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    U.S. President Donald Trump's strikes against the Syrian government earned the support of the American people and improved views of Trump (albeit only slightly), according to a new poll. However, the foreign ministers will talk about Libya. "I would prevent Bashar Assad from flying from his airfields if he doesn't renounce the use of these weapons", the former American airman said.
  • 'Harry Potter' Triumphs With Magical Sweep at Olivier Awards

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    The stage follow-up to the world-famous wizard book saga picked up prizes including best new play , and best actor for Jamie Parker , who stars as Harry. Piper beat Glenda Jackson for her performance as King Lear , which saw her nominated for her first Oliver since 1984, The Glass Menagerie's Cherry Jones and Hedda Gabler's Ruth Wilson .
  • US military takes extra precautions in Syria

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    The strike-Trump's biggest military decision since taking office-marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year civil war. The Syrian government, he added, has lost the ability to refuel or rearm aircraft at Shayrat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest.
  • Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

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    He said that a higher council for fighting terrorism and extremism will also be established. Hundreds of demonstrators were killed and thousands jailed when Sissi seized power from a broadly Islamist government. "As the Islamic State is squeezed in Iraq and Syria it often conducts spectacular attacks elsewhere in an attempt to regain the narrative, boost morale and win recruits", said Jantzen Garnett, an expert on the jihadists with the Navanti Group analytics company.
  • North Korea calls US bombing of Syria 'unacceptable'

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    Trump and China's Xi held a summit meeting in Florida last week, where Trump pressed his counterpart to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear program. The White House said Trump also stressed to Xi the importance of creating "reciprocal market access" that did not disadvantage American workers. Trump said an "outstanding" relationship was developing, and that "goodwill and friendship were formed, but only time will tell on trade".
  • Venezuela confirms young man killed during anti-Maduro protests

    Venezuela confirms young man killed during anti-Maduro protests

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    CARACAS, Venezuela-Around ten thousand Venezuelan opposition supporters marched in the capital on Saturday, as the galvanized opposition kept pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro as the country headed for long Easter holidays. "When the dictatorship squeals it's a sign we're advancing", Capriles said in a speech on Friday. Police, meanwhile, made social media posts of mugshots of protesters taken undercover and asked for information on the unidentified "generators of violence".
  • German Bund Yields Hit One-Month Low on French Election Jitters

    German Bund Yields Hit One-Month Low on French Election Jitters

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    Le Pen believed that her qualifying in the presidential run-off was "essential to be able to bring to the French the fundamental choice between patriotism and globalism". This debate is key as some candidates have said that they won't attend the final debate on April 20th, as it is too close to the election. The chances of the Socialist Party's candidate, Benoit Hamon, of winning the first round are very slim after the failure of the Hollande administration to maintain security and to ...