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Over the weekend, Swedish police arrested a suspect in the attack-a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan who had reportedly been facing deportation from Sweden. Security services said he had expressed sympathies with extremist organisations, among them Islamic State, but had not viewed him as a militant threat.
  • Slim majority of Americans support Trump's missile strikes on Syria

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    US President Donald Trump had previously appeared disinclined to intervene against the Syrian leader and the attack raised expectations that he might now be ready to adopt a tougher-than-expected stance with Russia, Assad's main backer. The pair could meet with Putin later today, Tass reports , quoting Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying there's a "certain possibility" that Putin might receive Tillerson and Lavrov.
  • As Tillerson visits Moscow, Trump calls Assad an 'animal'

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    But attempts by USA officials to articulate the plan have only furthered the appearance of a policy still evolving. It is just as clear now that the Obama administration were unable to get Syria to turn over all its chemical weapons. "We believe it is fundamentally important not to let these actions happen again". Other members of Congress , like Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the lone vote against the 2001 post-9/11 AUMF now used to justify military action across the Muslim world, have also ...
  • Xi and Trump discuss Korean Peninsula, Syria over phone

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    Saturday is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country's founding father and grandfather of current ruler, Kim Jong Un. The Japanese Navy is to conduct a joint military exercise soon with a US aircraft carrier amid growing tensions over North Korea's nuclear missile programme, Japan's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
  • EU launches probe in Hungarian education law

    EU launches probe in Hungarian education law

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    The law stipulated that the CEU viewed as a bastion of independent thinking in eastern Europe, must open a branch in its home state of NY alongside its campus in Budapest and secure a bilateral agreement of support from the USA government - a rule the U.S.
  • Korea threatens nuclear attacks, U.S. calls on China 'to take additional steps'

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    President Xi Jinping urged a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis in a phone call he made to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to a report by China's state media. Trump also described how he pushed China to intervene during his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week . North Korea's rapidly developing missile and military nuclear programs have unnerved Washington.
  • G7 says no new sanctions on Russia, Syria for now

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    Syria's stockpiling and continued use of chemical weapons show that "Russia failed in its responsibility to deliver on this 2013 commitment", he went. The G7 blames Assad's military for a deadly chemical attack last week. While visiting Italy, the top diplomat indicated that Russian Federation could either side with the USA and other western nations or side with other Syrian backers such as Iran and the militant Hezbollah political party.
  • USA looking at possible Russian Federation collusion in Syria chemical attack

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    What is wrong with such a disastrous decision? And while viewing the airbase strike as decisive, most commentators are not seeing a radical change in the USA approach to Syria. Trump denied further plans in Syria. The two top diplomats had sat down together earlier in the day to work through the fallout of a chemical attack in northwestern Syria last week that plunged the old Cold War enemies to a new low.
  • Modi Confident on Teesta, Bangladesh Extended $5-bn Credit Lines

    Modi Confident on Teesta, Bangladesh Extended $5-bn Credit Lines

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    India announced a concessional credit line of $4.5 billion for the completion of priority sectors in Bangladesh, and another $500 million for buying military equipment. Addressing a joint presser with visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister, he said that "India liberated Bangladesh from terrorism". Hasina said the two countries will jointly produce a documentary on the "1971 War of Liberation of Bangladesh", a move that is likely to irk Pakistan.
  • Trump inclined to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria

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    Rex Tillerson and Sergei Lavrov had a tense meeting Wednesday. Russian Federation and the United States disagree over Assad's fate. President Donald Trump says his chief strategist Steve Bannon joined his campaign "very late", downplaying the notion that Bannon is an influential member of his team.
  • Xi calls for peaceful end to NK tensions

    Xi calls for peaceful end to NK tensions

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    The U.S. has sent an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson toward the Korean Peninsula, rather than executing previously planned port visits to Australia, in a show of force created to warn the North against additional provocations.