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Following a meeting between U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday, Donald Trump warned relations were "at an all-time low". The chill in Moscow today was a far cry from the atmosphere a year ago. As the Federal Bureau of Investigation and multiple congressional committees investigate possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign, the President and his aides can now point to his hard-line stance on Syrian President ...
  • 'Mother of all bombs' kills 36 Islamic State militants

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    The cost of a single MOAB is $16 million. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed. The Afghan leader tweeted his concern after the U.S. Professor Michael Clarke, a senior associate fellow at defence think tank the Royal United Services Institute, said the use of the weapon would have gone to the White House for approval but was likely to have been a decision made by the local commander.
  • Spicer denies Trump shifted position on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    Spicer denies Trump shifted position on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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    Another consideration is the waning authority of presidential adviser Steve Bannon, even beyond his disagreements with Jared Kushner , President Trump's son-in-law who also is a key adviser. It was "certainly possible" Putin knew about the sarin attack, Trump said. He said one nice thing about me. "He said I'm a genius". When it comes to what that alliance is and how it was formed, at least you can say, now I get it.
  • Afghan Govt. informed when U.S. dropped GBU 43 to destroy ISIS tunnels

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    Lee urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to call Congress back into session, to can immediately repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and "put real restraints on Trump's warmongering". The US has concentrated heavily on combatting them while also supporting Afghan forces battling the Taliban. It was first produced for use in the early days of the Iraq war.
  • Trump's Hypocrisy: Bomb Syria But Hate On Syrian Refugees

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    Moscow's move to abandon the hotline could dramatically raise the risk to pilots and ground forces on all sides, with near misses and misunderstandings far more likely in Syria's crowded skies. The United States said the base was used in Tuesday's attack, which prompted Trump to reverse years of skepticism about deeper USA involvement in the war and greenlight an escalation.
  • United passenger suffered broken nose, concussion

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    Things just went from worse to a lot worse for United Airlines. "That's it. Not a big deal". This seems so simple. They have treated us as less than maybe we deserve. "I'm not looking for a telephone conversation with Mr. Munoz", he said. "It is especially troubling to city taxpayers that they will be saddled with lawsuits", Burke said.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation probed Trump campaign adviser over Russian Federation concerns

    Federal Bureau of Investigation probed Trump campaign adviser over Russian Federation concerns

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    Page has constantly denied the allegations during media interviews and said he did not work with the Russians to influence the presidential elections. By coincidence, a spokesman for Mr. Manafort on Wednesday revealed that he has chose to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, The Associated Press reported .
  • Russian Federation pushes for United Nations probe into Syria chemical attack

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    It was stark evidence that the president is moving ever further from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow . "I would like to think that [Russia] didn't know, but certainly they could have", President Donald Trump told reporters at The White House on Wednesday, adding that the Pentagon was still investigating whether Moscow was complicit in the attack.
  • U.S. 'intercepted Syrian preparation communications' ahead of chemical attack

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    Western military intervention was largely averted by the U.S. -Russia agreement aimed at completely removing the Syrian chemical stockpiles from the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Trump's administration has found itself under pressure from those who "want to prevent it from curing the wounds inflicted by Barack Obama's administration and are using the Russian card in internal political struggle".
  • Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

    Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

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    He has been tasked by Trump with solving Middle East peace, reforming the federal government and is seen by foreign capitals as the quickest, most reliable, way to get a message to the new president. Substantively, Bannon received some blame for the controversial travel ban that sparked street protests and remains bogged down in the courts. And Bannon's creation of an in-house think tank known as the Strategic Initiatives group has been marginalized.
  • Afghan bomb dropping sends clear message to ISIS: US Lawmakers

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    The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, stationed in Afghanistan and operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump told CNN . According to US officials, most of the members of the local Islamic State branch are Pakistani and Uzbek militants. "We have the greatest military in the world, they've done a job, as usual, so we have given them total authorisation and that's what they're doing, and frankly, that's why they've been so successful lately", he said.