• US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria
US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

While government troops may be far from in control of that area and are unlikely to go after the city of Raqqa, Syria expert Sam Heller of the Century Foundation said the forces "have done enough to insert themselves that they're now a fact on the ground".

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  • South Korea to produce missile interceptor to fight North Korea
South Korea to produce missile interceptor to fight North Korea

He said on his recent trip to Washington that if North Korea halts its nuclear and missile activities then Seoul could consult with the USA about scaling down US strategic assets on the Korean peninsula and the allies' annual joint exercises.

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  • Public funeral planned for United States student freed from North Korea
Public funeral planned for United States student freed from North Korea

In a White House meeting with visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Trump criticised the way Warmbier's case was handled in the year since his arrest, appearing to assail both North Korea and his predecessor, President Barack Obama. He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor. "As soon as they found out that Otto was...

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  • Syria conflict: Here's how mutual enemies are closing in on Islamic State
Syria conflict: Here's how mutual enemies are closing in on Islamic State

Responding to a lawmaker's question about the US administration's Iran policy, Tillerson said, "The US policy toward Iran is.to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government".

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  • Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People
Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People

Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said 62 people burned to death, mostly trapped in their cars engulfed by flames. More than 1,000 firefighters are tackling the wildfires around the town of Pedrogao Grande , where 62 people died Saturday night.

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  • Jury Acquits Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile
Jury Acquits Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile

Ploussard explained that deliberations proved to be "very, very hard" but the two holdouts finally agreed that Yanez was legally justified in his actions. Yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges of endangering Castile's girlfriend Lavish Reynolds and her daughter. Prosecutors maintained that Yanez put their lives in danger when he opened...

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  • Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS
Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants Sunday in response to an attack on Iran's parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran.

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  • Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat
Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

That is where USA forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants. It was an Iranian-made Shahed 129 and was thought to be armed and in firing range of USA troops. warplane shot down a Syrian plane that was attacking U.S. -backed forces near Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital. The R...

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  • Iran fires rockets in 'revenge' at Islamic State in Syria
Iran fires rockets in 'revenge' at Islamic State in Syria

The operation "targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria". Bahram Qassemi, Foreign Ministry's spokesman, made the remarks on Monday following the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s launch of six medium-range ballistic missiles at Daesh bases in Dayr al-Zawr.

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  • Russia Expects US to Participate in Astana Meeting on Syria
Russia Expects US to Participate in Astana Meeting on Syria

Moscow has condemned the US downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs nears USA partner forces. Air strike operations into Iraq are unaffected. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday the USA shootdown of the Syrian Su-22 was "an act of assistance to those terrorists whom the United States is osten...

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  • Adele meets with Chelsea firefighters who battled Grenfell blaze
Adele meets with Chelsea firefighters who battled Grenfell blaze

Crew manager Carl Ramsey along with fire fighters Neil Franklin and Andrew McArthur arrived at the real-life towering inferno 22 miles from their station on Wednesday last week, where they battled flames on the 12th floor of the apartment block.

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  • Russian jet 'came within several feet' of United States plane
Russian jet 'came within several feet' of United States plane

A separate defense official said the fighter came within five feet of the RC-135 as it flew alongside it for several minutes. A Russian jet flew within 5ft (1.5m) of the wing tip of a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on Monday, US officials say.

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  • Qatar nationals leave Gulf states today as 'isolation' move comes into effect
Qatar nationals leave Gulf states today as 'isolation' move comes into effect

The first USA official said the dispute is driven more by economic rivalries, historical tensions and the personal dynamics of Gulf leaders than by the specific demands the Saudis and Emiratis are making on Qatar. Al Udeid is where command for the anti-Islamic State air campaign takes place. Qatar's latest ad is more serious. Qatari media rep...

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  • Lawyer says Donald Trump will address mystery of the tapes by Friday
Lawyer says Donald Trump will address mystery of the tapes by Friday

Trump had posted earlier in the morning that Sekulow would be appearing on the Fox program, but the tweet was later removed. Leaders of the Senate intelligence committee have suggested that investigating whether Trump obstructed justice will not be a main focus of their investigation, which is primarily aimed at reviewing Russian efforts t...

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  • US sailors who died in destroyer-container ship crash
US sailors who died in destroyer-container ship crash

While tracking data on the Marine Traffic website shows exactly where the ACX Crystal was at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, similar data is not available for military ships like the USS Fitzgerald . A member of the containership's crew argued it hit the destroyer while navigating in parallel with it, the report said. The coast guard officials i...

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  • North Korea murdered Otto Warmbier, McCaine says
North Korea murdered Otto Warmbier, McCaine says

Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a USA college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Now it has escalated to brutalizing Americans, including three other citizens currently imprisoned in North Korea . Meanwhile, the travel agency that organized Warmbier'...

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  • Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks
Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Fairpress is still one of the rare media outlets keeping track of the diplomatic war in the Gulf, trying to untangle the Gordian knot which now has at its focal point the banning of the work of Qatari television network Al Jazeera by 5 Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia ( Egypt , Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain ).

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  • Brexit Negotiators Launch Talks Amid Hard Outlook
Brexit Negotiators Launch Talks Amid Hard Outlook

Chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said he "was encouraged by the productive approach" evident in the first formal talks with his European Union counterpart Michel Barnier . In a sign of the progress that has been made, Mr Davis said the Prime Minister would brief fellow European Union leaders at a summit on Thursday on the UK's approach to t...

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  • Macron to reshuffle govt after election win
Macron to reshuffle govt after election win

President Emmanuel Macron began fine-tuning his government team on Monday after his centrist party redrew France's political map with a resounding victory in parliamentary elections, dealing him a strong hand to forge ahead with pro-EU, business-friendly reforms.

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  • Brexit talks: United Kingdom wary of 'dangerous cliff edges'
Brexit talks: United Kingdom wary of 'dangerous cliff edges'

She had raised concerns among many businesses in Britain by saying that no deal with the European Union was better than a bad deal, raising the prospect of an abrupt Brexit . But we acknowledge that, as Britain leaves the EU, there are genuine and reasonable concerns among our EU colleagues about oversight of financial markets that will then be ...

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