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Iraqi government forces, backed by US advisers, artillery and air support, have cleared the east and half of western Mosul and are now focused on the Old City. Iraqi army soldiers and pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha'abi, have made sweeping gains against the Takfiri elements since launching the operation to retake Mosul.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls for general election on June 8

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    She called on voters to throw their support behind her Conservative Party, adding that "every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger" in Brexit talks. At an impromptu press conference outside 10 Downing Street on April 17, May accused Labour of "political game-playing" that will "risk our ability to make a success of Brexit" and "cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country".
  • National Hockey League roundup: Canadiens' OT win evens series

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    Outside of that one blemish, it was a suffocating performance from the Canadiens . He had a good year, a 54-point season including six points in the last six regular-season games, but more importantly he had a quiet year. To start the third period, the Rangers committed another penalty, this time to Mats Zuccarello for a four-minute minor. The Russian winger assisted on Montreal's opening goal and Plekanec's goal to force overtime.
  • Few major Western leaders to attend Chinese summit

    Few major Western leaders to attend Chinese summit

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    Wang's statement comes immediately after the Dalai Lama's visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh state in India, which is claimed by China as its territory. Wang stressed the development quotient of the BRI: "The Belt and Road is for the goal of common development of all participants". A total of 56 economic and trade cooperation zones have already been built by Chinese businesses in Belt and Road countries, generating almost 1.1 billion dollars in tax revenue and creating 180,000 local jobs.
  • Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

    Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

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    Pence who arrived in Tokyo today from Seoul for talks with Abe said that President Trump is determined to work with Japan, South Korea and with all our allies in the region including China to resolve the problem. China has reiterated its call for North Korea to stop all tests, and has also called for a peaceful solution. But North Korea used Chinese-made trucks to display missiles at the military parade on Saturday, according to photographs, underlining the difficulty in enforcing ...
  • Lib Dems hope to gain dozens of seats with anti-Brexit campaign

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    Mr Farron claimed his party was the only one capable of prevent an overall Conservative majority. Prior to that routing, they had been the third largest party in the Commons, winning 57 seats in 2010. However, the projections also suggest the Lib Dems are highly unlikely to regain their former numbers. A press release from the anti-Brexit party claimed they had experienced a "surge" in membership applications on the morning of 18 June in the hour after May's announcement.
  • Iraqi soldiers hit by Islamic State gas attack in western Mosul

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    Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Monday that 493,000 people have been displaced from the city. Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq, was captured by the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim fighters in mid 2014. Thursday battles are part of slow push toward the western edge of Mosul's densely populated old city center, where roughly 400,000 residents are believed to still be trapped under IS rule.
  • US Vice President Pence in Japan to talk trade, North Korea

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    Less than a day after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared "the era of strategic patience is over" regarding North Korea, the White House press secretary indicated tolerance for a bit more patience. As he shifts away from Russia, Trump is offering an outstretched hand to China. "So if they think that they can play their games and that's just going to continue, for us to hunker down and say, "Oh, that's not that bad" or 'that didn't do much damage, ' I don't think that's going to happen".
  • Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee to talk anti-BJP front?

    Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee to talk anti-BJP front?

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    The servitors said they are angry with Mamata for allegedly supporting consumption of beef. This was discussed in the media since the President election is coming up. "She will be provided official accommodation as she's been declared a State guest", said State Trinamool Congress president Arya Kumar Gyanendra on Monday.
  • North Korea's military parade: What we didn't see

    North Korea's military parade: What we didn't see

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    The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. "The president has made clear that he will not accept the United States and its allies and partners in the region being under threat from this hostile regime with nuclear weapons", McMaster told ABC.
  • Britain's prime minister to seek early election on June 8

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    The European Union said it would not affect the negotiations on Britain's departure. MPs must approve decision to dissolve Parliament part-way through full term. Parliament is expected to vote on the proposed election Wednesday. Speaking outside her Downing Street residence in London , May warned that " division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit ".