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Tillerson said the administration remains hopeful of a solution to ending the civil war within Syria - part of which will include beginning the process of political discussions. Retired US Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said the frigate appeared to be a show of force by Russian Federation, which since late 2015 has been conducting airstrikes in Syria against forces opposing the Syrian regime.
  • Strike kills 18 civilians, including five children, in Syria's Idlib: Monitor

    Strike kills 18 civilians, including five children, in Syria's Idlib: Monitor

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    Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman could not specify whether they were Syrian or Russian planes, but said they were Sukhoi jets, which both Damascus and its ally Moscow use. Syrian state media has claimed that a U.S. missile attack on a government airbase has killed seven people, including four children, rather than nine, as previously reported.
  • Russia: Authorities Diffuse Bomb in St. Petersburg Apartment

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    Hamid Ansari, in a message, he said that terrorism was a threat to all pluralist and open societies and we needed to act together for dealing with this menace. In a statement Russia's Investigative Committee said that "objects relevant to the investigation were found during the search of the apartment where these people lived".
  • N Ireland power-sharing government talks collapse

    N Ireland power-sharing government talks collapse

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    The crisis began in January when Sinn Fein pulled out of the province's government citing the "deep-seated arrogance" of power-sharing partner the Democratic Unionist Party over the DUP's handling of the abuse of an energy subsidy scheme. "I am determined to see a functioning executive in place at Stormont". He said it was a critical time for Northern Ireland before next week's triggering of article 50 by the United Kingdom government.
  • U.S. bombs Syrian air base after gas attack

    U.S. bombs Syrian air base after gas attack

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    Tillerson said Trump and the Chinese president "had extensive discussions around the risky situation in North Korea". The talks come shortly after Trump hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a summit at which he pressed Pyongyang's key ally to do more to curb the North's nuclear ambitions.
  • Syria strike a message to North Korea and others, Tillerson hints

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    Earlier this week President Xi Jinping met Donald Trump in Florida, where the US President pressed his counterpart to do more to curb Pyongyang's nuclear activities. The South's deployment of a controversial United States missile defence system loathed by Beijing will also be high on Wu's agenda, Yonhap news agency said.
  • Hillary Clinton: Putin's Russia Will Continue to Meddle in U.S

    Hillary Clinton: Putin's Russia Will Continue to Meddle in U.S

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    After months sticking close to her house in Chappaqua, N.Y., Clinton has been emerging more in recent weeks to speak in public, but Thursday's appearance was the first interview. "Certainly misogyny played a role, I mean that just has to be admitted", added the former first lady and NY senator, who was treated to an ecstatic welcome and standing ovation from the crowd.
  • Trump looks to put end to Bannon Kushner in fighting

    Trump looks to put end to Bannon Kushner in fighting

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    Bannon resigned from Breitbart in November after serving as the chief executive of President Trump's election campaign previous year. Trump purportedly told the pair to "work this out" amid repeated policy disagreements between them - a recurring media narrative.
  • First funerals held for victims of Coptic church bombings in Egypt

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    The first explosion occurred near the altar of the church in Tanta, and the other blast took place in Alexandria when a suicide bomber blew himself up after security stopped him from entering the church. The security forces have been put on alert in anticipation of more attacks, the media reported . CBC TV showed footage from inside the church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers.
  • Teacher, students wounded in reported shooting at San Bernardino elementary school

    Teacher, students wounded in reported shooting at San Bernardino elementary school

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    Two students were transported to the hospital. The two students who received gunshot wounds were taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center's trauma center; both were initially listed in critical condition. The 9-year-old boy, whose name was not released, has been stabilized at a hospital. The shooting appears to be domestic in nature, according to local police.
  • French candidates clash on European Union visions

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    This is why it is premature to rule out a place in the second round for Francois Fillon, the centre-right candidate who was considered washed up after a controversy around him paying his family for "fake jobs". Only the top two candidates go through to the May 7 run-off, where polls predict Macron would easily beat Le Pen, who wants to take France out of the euro and hold a referendum on European Union membership.
  • Masters: Long, Tearful Road to a Major Victory For Sergio Garcia

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    To do it on his 60th birthday and to join him and Olazabal, my two idols in golf my whole life, it's something unbelievable", Garcia said. Garcia said. Tied going to the back nine, Garcia immediately fell two shots behind with wild shots into the pine straw bed under the trees. He never broke stride, but every few steps, he adjusted them - unbuttoning and re-buttoning them - nearly as if he wanted to make sure the feeling of wearing that jacket was real.