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Several Israeli missiles hit a Syrian military position southwest of Damascus airport at dawn on Thursday, Syrian state media said. The blast was reportedly caused by an Israeli air strike, according to Lebanon's al-Manar, a television channel affiliated with the Syrian government ally Hezbollah.
  • Protesters Demand US Stay Committed to Global Agreement on Climate

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    Divisions within Trump's administration have left in doubt the participation of the world's number two carbon polluter - after China - in the landmark 2015 agreement to limit global warming. "President Macron raised the issue of climate change, because as you know the Americans are thinking about staying or leaving the Paris agreement", Araud told Amanpour.
  • Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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    Clashes between the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, mostly Christian, plunged the country of 4.5 million people into civil conflict in 2013. The ambush took place Monday as the Cambodians were on the way back to their base with an escort of Moroccan soldiers. Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that another Cambodian peacekeeper was also wounded and three more are missing after their convoy was attacked on Monday.
  • China tightens rules for online news providers

    China tightens rules for online news providers

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    All staff must also receive training and accreditation from the central government. The move follows a crackdown on dissent under Communist Party leader Xi Jinping that has led to tighter controls on what can be published online. Qiao Mu, an independent media studies scholar and former professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, said that the regulations seemed meant to "strike fear" into commercial media companies such as internet behemoth Tencent, which will stand to lose their ...
  • Trump Corrals Conservatives Behind Obamacare Repeal Bill

    Trump Corrals Conservatives Behind Obamacare Repeal Bill

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    But House Republicans left the Capitol with their goal of voting to repeal the health care law still eluding them and eluding Trump, who will conclude his first 100 days Saturday without a marquee legislative achievement. The question is, how many moderates do they lose? House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants to avoid an encore of last month's embarrassment. "I'm disappointed that it doesn't go quicker", Trump said of his interactions with Congress, in an interview airing Friday on Fox ...
  • Sledgehammer Discusses Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Gameplay

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    Additionally, Tippl provided some preliminary pre-order information, saying that pre-orders "are off to a very strong start". Publisher Activision has released a new video for Call of Duty: WW2 that shows the game's developers sharing insights about their "vision" for the upcoming COD title.
  • French Socialists Willing to Make Selective Pact With Macron

    French Socialists Willing to Make Selective Pact With Macron

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    Despite losing to Mr Macron - securing just around 33.9 per cent of the vote compared with his 66.1 per cent - Ms Le Pen did almost twice as well as her father did when he reached the second round of the election in 2002, though she fell short of the 40 per cent party officials had said would be a success.
  • Author of memo about Comey is overseeing Russia-2016 probe

    Author of memo about Comey is overseeing Russia-2016 probe

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    President Donald Trump's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey throws into question the future of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russian Federation. But just last November, after Trump was elected president, Schumer sang a different tune. The 56-year-old Comey, who is popular among rank-and-file agents, was appointed four years ago.
  • UNESCO Rejects Israel Sovereignty Claims Over al-Quds

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    Palestinians want the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a future state with East Jerusalem as its capital. In fact, it's yet another in a series of UNESCO resolutions denying any Israeli connection to, e.g., the Temple Mount. In wake of the resolution, I have instructed Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem to deduct $1 million from the funds that Israel transfers to the UN.
  • Marine Le Pen dances the night away after election loss

    Marine Le Pen dances the night away after election loss

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    Although Mr Macron's victory was a cause for relief in markets and is seen as a broad positive for European stocks and the single currency, it had been widely expected, and moves in stocks and currencies were relatively muted. May has called an early election for June 8, arguing that her Conservatives need a bigger majority to stand firm against and strike deals with the EU.
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

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    Mishaal may have wanted not to expose so soon all Hamas' cards in the eventuality of a negotiation process that would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank with East Jerusalem as its capital. A 42-article long document tells that Hamas is, above all, a Palestinian national group. Later, Khaled Meshaal announced that Haniya was elected as the Hamas's new head in the internal Shura council elections.