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When American voters were pressed about what action the USA should take next in Syria, the poll responses showed narrower support. Lavrov also extensively criticized US foreign policy in the past, from Iraq to Yugoslavia. Moscow has stood by Assad, saying the poison gas belonged to rebels, an explanation Washington dismisses as beyond credible. Russian Federation claims the Syrian regime is being unfairly blamed for the chemical attack, and on Wednesday Putin said that the attack was ...
  • Global Geo-political Series Japanese ships join USA armada to Korean Peninsula

    Global Geo-political Series Japanese ships join USA armada to Korean Peninsula

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    President Trump later blasted the comments on Twitter - saying the communist country was "looking for trouble" and that the USA would "solve the problem" with or without China's help. North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the US in light of US Navy operations. The South's prime minister and acting president warned of a "grave provocation" by the North to coincide with other anniversaries, including the army's founding day on April 25.
  • Spicer apologizes for Hitler comment

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    The comments came a day after Spicer said during a White House briefing with reporters that "someone as despicable as Hitler. didn't even sink to using chemical weapons ". Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former USA president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was among those who criticised Mr Spicer on social media.
  • Spanish police detain Leicester fans ahead of Atletico match

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    Some fans are upset they are moving from their southern home to the north of the city but it will give their final Champions League nights at the stadium a special edge. It was deja vu for Leicester after another dubious penalty at the Vicente Calderon helped knock them out of the UEFA Cup in 1997. The penalty came after Griezmann was clipped by Leicester defender Marc Albrighton after making a long run down the left flank.
  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack

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    Though President Donald Trump has spoken with Putin by phone, the meeting was believed to be the first between Putin and a top member of Trump's administration since the new American president took office in January. "We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria", Lavrov said, referring to the 59 Tomahawk missiles Trump launched at an air base to punish Assad for using chemical weapons.
  • Cathay Pacific reshuffles top leadership after annual loss

    Cathay Pacific reshuffles top leadership after annual loss

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    Hogg takes over as CEO at a time when the airline is undergoing a major overhaul of its business after reporting a loss of HK$575 million past year. Though that may involve ceding greater control to the state-owned flag carrier, without such a move the future "will be very hard for Cathay".
  • Vladimir Putin met with Rex Tillerson in Moscow

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    Putin has publicly raised doubts about whether Assad was responsible for the strike, which killed dozens, and even suggested the US might fake a subsequent gas attack and blame it on the Syrian leader. "It seems the Trump's administration is using the attack as a gambit to see if it can get concessions out of Russian Federation, but the entire affair is a dubious proposition on the basis of 59 cruise missiles", Kofman said.
  • Putin: U.S.-Russia relations 'degraded' since Trump took office

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    Russia's top diplomat said after the talks that the pair had agreed to continue discussions aimed at securing a peaceful solution to the Syrian civil war, but warned of attempts by groups to sabotage relations with the US. The Western-backed resolution - which was slightly revised from a proposal presented last week - demands that the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation into the alleged attack.
  • Troops kill militant blamed for beheadings of Canadians in 2016

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    The United States and the Philippines both list Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization for bombings, kidnappings for ransom and beheadings. Some Abu Sayyaf commanders have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. As the government moved to contain the fallout on the lucrative tourism industry, the military said it would repel similar incursions. Officials said the fighting erupted in the village of Ilaya in Inabanga town where civilians reported to the police the presence of Abu Sayyaf ...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad Defends Decision To Run

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    Ahmadinejad's decision shocked Iran as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered a thinly veiled warning in September that his candidacy would be a "polarized situation" that would be "harmful for the county". In the first day of registration for the next presidential election in Iran, 126 people put their names at the list of candidates in Interior Ministry on Tuesday, IRNA news agency reported .
  • China urges United States to resolve North Korean nuclear crisis peacefully

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    North Korea has drawn USA ire recently following a series of ballistic missile tests. China's foreign ministry said Xi insisted on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and advocated resolving the problem "through peaceful means". "We never beg for peace but we will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves", an unidentified ministry spokesman said.