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Signe Aaling, chief prosecutor for the PST, said they were "now working on finding his intentions and find out whether others are involved". The risk of an attack taking place in Norway has been raised to "probable" from "possible", Marie Benedicte Bjoernland, head of the police security agency (PST), told a news conference.
  • US Navy carrier strike group heads toward Korean Peninsula

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    As corny as this sounds, the USA also sent a carrier-led strike group toward the Korean Peninsula on Saturday night. "Well, it's prudent to do it, isn't it?" he replied. "The U.S. Navy is committed to continuing this forward presence, which is focused on stability, regional cooperation and economic prosperity for all nations", said Benham.
  • Garcia wins Masters in playoff

    Garcia wins Masters in playoff

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    Justin Rose was bloodied but unbowed after losing to Sergio Garcia in a dramatic playoff at the US Masters on Sunday (Monday NZ time). The 36-year-old Englishman, Garcia's frequent Ryder Cup teammate, gave the lead back on the following hole, and left the title there for Garcia to take, but the Spaniard's miss on the closing hole gave Rose life in the playoff.
  • Putin and Rouhani, in phone call, condemn US aggression in Syria

    Putin and Rouhani, in phone call, condemn US aggression in Syria

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    By jettisoning regime change in Syria and working to accommodate Russian concerns, Trump positioned himself in his initial months in office as a hard-nosed practitioner of realpolitik who would train all his guns on the jihadi menace. "Congress needs to work with the president to try and deal with this long-term strategy, lack of strategy, really, in Syria", he said. "We haven't had one for six years during the Obama administration, and 400,000 civilians have died and millions of people ...
  • Baghdad says US pledges continued support for Iraq's war against ISIS

    Baghdad says US pledges continued support for Iraq's war against ISIS

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    In a statement on his official website, Sadr called for all non-Syrian parties to stop intervening in the conflict in order to give the Syrian people the right to self-determination. Sadr believes that the United States "has to stop its harm (on Syria), and that is also required from Russian Federation and other parties", he added.
  • Donald Trump's Supreme Court Appointee To Be Sworn In

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    Trump also told Gorsuch that "our country is counting on you to be wise impartial and fair", and predicted that he would go down as "one of the truly great justices" in the Court's history. The cases include a Colorado baker's claim that he deserves a faith-based exemption from the state's anti-discrimination law after he refused to design a wedding cake for a gay couple.
  • IS Kills Civilians Fleeing Mosul

    IS Kills Civilians Fleeing Mosul

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    A displaced Iraqi woman waits to enter Hammam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul , Iraq, April 8, 2017. The militants of the Daesh (outlawed in Russia) executed 140 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul , the Security Council of the Iraqi Kurdistan region said Friday.
  • Trump administration open to additional strikes on Syria

    Trump administration open to additional strikes on Syria

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    Spicer appeared to draw a new red line for the Trump administration when he told reporters Monday that if a country gases a baby or puts "a barrel bomb into innocent people, I think you will see a response from this president". Trump "recognizes that sometimes some of this spills over, these policy differences and discussions", added Spicer, in a stroke of understatement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the US would soon announce new sanctions on the Assad regime to deter countries and ...
  • Government condemns Israel's newly announced settlement plan

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    The UK, France, and Germany on Friday condemned Israel's approval to build the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the West Bank in more than 20 years, after the White House warned that "unrestrained settlement activity does not help advance peace." UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his "disappointment and alarm" at the decision to build a new settlement in occupied Palestinian territory.
  • Abe, Trump to up cooperation on N. Korea

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    The Unification Ministry also played down the possibility of U.S. military strikes against the North, saying it was confident Washington is fully behind the South's policy of using dialogue and pressure to resolve the North Korea situation, not force.