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Putin's view was shared by Tillerson who, on the first visit by the Trump cabinet to Russian Federation, said ties between the two countries were at a low point marked by serious distrust. The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria's Shayrat airbase on April 6. "There is a low level of trust between our two countries", Tillerson said .
  • Pentagon: U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

    Pentagon: U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

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    Gen. John Nicholson , commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb, according to the sources. "This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K". It contains 11 tons of explosives. The weapon, which was code-named the " Mother of All Bombs ", was dropped out of the back door of a C-130 military transport aircraft, an ABC correspondent said.
  • Fintan O'Toole: Trump's Syria intervention is for the wrong reasons

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    Thus far, the Kremlin's reaction has been angry rhetoric and suspension of an October 2015 channel that was established to deconflict US and Russian military operations over Syria. "It is time for all civilised nations to stop the horrors that are taking place in Syria and demand a political solution". The Trump administration and the Obama administration before it were very reluctant to engage the United States centrally in this conflict.
  • 10 world leaders who supported United States missile strike on Syria

    10 world leaders who supported United States missile strike on Syria

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    He said Western allegations that Assad's regime was behind a chemical weapons attack last week were "baseless" and suggested it was carried out by rebel groups to influence global public opinion. The call comes on the heels of Trump's two-day summit with China's President Xi Jinping during which North Korea's nuclear activities was at the forefront of their discussions.
  • Crude oil eases for 2nd day on rising US inventories

    Crude oil eases for 2nd day on rising US inventories

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    The deal calls for the group to cut 1.2 million b/d from October levels, while 11 non-OPEC producers, led by Russian Federation, agreed to cut 558,000 b/d. The group is now betting on a strong United States "driving season" to drain the remaining glut of oil supplies. The monitoring committee, led by Kuwait, which consists of both OPEC and non-OPEC members said last month it has been satisfied with the compliance levels.
  • Russia-US Relations Have 'Worsened' Under Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin

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    Safronkov said Russia's Foreign Minister asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during talks earlier Wednesday in Moscow to jointly request the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "to immediately put together an independent worldwide mission" to visit Khan Sheikhoun and the air base that the U.S.
  • 97 missing after migrant boat sinks, says Libyan coast guard

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    According to survivors, the dinghy had set off with about 120 illegal migrants onboard, almost 97 are still missing, including 15 women and children, Qassim added. Since the beginning of this year, at least 590 migrants have died or gone missing along the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration said in late March.
  • Syria's Assad: Chemical attack was fabrication

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    A team of chemical weapons experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have been sent to Turkey to collect samples as part of an investigation into the chemical attack in Syria last week. "The indiscriminate use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is one of those times". Relevant to your professional network? A wave of worldwide condemnation follows, with several governments accusing Assad of responsibility.
  • Global stocks lower after Trump talks down dollar

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    China's economic picture improved in the first quarter as it reported stronger than expected trade data. Backing away from a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration won't label China a currency manipulator in a report due this week, though he does think the US dollar "is getting too strong".