• UK state opening of parliament pushed back to June 21
UK state opening of parliament pushed back to June 21

LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to have the next Parliament hold a two-year session to deal with the expected onslaught of Brexit-related legislation. DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, in Downing Street for talks with Mrs May on restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland , refused to be drawn on how the negotiations were progressing.

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  • SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'
SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

The drone was hit just outside the de-confliction zone that rings Al Tanf in southeastern Syria , where U.S. forces train rebels who are fighting Islamic State. Its operations in Iraq would continue as part of the coalition, it added. A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border.

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  • Handel beats Ossoff in closely watched Georgia Congressional race
Handel beats Ossoff in closely watched Georgia Congressional race

Ossoff, a 30-year-old political newcomer who attained almost 50 percent of the vote in a runoff against three Republicans , including Handel, captivated Democrats who believed he had a chance to rise a perceived wave of anti-Trump sentiment.

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  • US fighter jet shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria
US fighter jet shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

On Sunday, a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the United States was working to restore a " deconfliction " communications line with...

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  • Australia suspends air combat missions over Syria
Australia suspends air combat missions over Syria

In Tuesday's incident, the US-led coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed an armed Shahed-129 drone in the early hours of the morning as it neared the Al-Tanaf base along Syria's eastern border. That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as USA -sponsored ground forces advance on the ISIS stro...

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  • Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world
Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world

Wearing an Assamese gamochha around his neck, Modi led the celebration, the third edition of International Yoga Day , joined by over 50,000 people who kept him company through an 80-minute Yoga session. He also explained the importance of yoga using an analogy of salt. "Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness" and urged all to make Yoga a daily pra...

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  • Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet
Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet

Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy made the comments in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. Ford also said that the U.S. would not defend the Kurdish forces it has been supporting so far in case the Kurds engaged in clashes with the Syrian forces.

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  • Saudi visa fee hike to hit Indian workers
Saudi visa fee hike to hit Indian workers

Saudi Arabia is a popular professional destination for Indians from a cross-section of fields, primarily due to the tax-free income allowed in the country. Mohd Yousuf Ali, who has been employed in Saudi Arabia for the last 25 years, said: "Hundreds of people have already sent their families away to India because of the dependent fee ".

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  • United States jets shoot down
United States jets shoot down "Iranian drone" in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group says it has shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime drone that had been bearing down on its forces in Syria's south-east. The pro-government forces are not fighting the battle for Raqqa, but they have been making ground against IS in the surrounding area, south-west of the city.

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  • Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city
Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city

The missiles were fired from western Iran across the border into Deir Ezzor province, in northeastern Syria , targeting what the Guard called "terror bases". Iranian media reported some of the mid-range missiles fired into Syria were of the Zolfaghar type, a precision-guided missile with a range of about 750 kilometres.

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  • Iran targets 'terrorists' in Syrian city, launches missile attack
Iran targets 'terrorists' in Syrian city, launches missile attack

TEHRAN , Iran (AP) — After firing missiles targeting the Islamic State group in eastern Syria , Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday issued a stark warning to IS militants, saying that any future attack against Iran will result in more powerful launches.

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  • Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade
Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Davis said after the first negotiating session they were confident of quick progress but said major challenges lay ahead to meet the deadline of March 2019 for Britain to officially leave the bloc.

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  • Corker Expects Senate GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Thursday
Corker Expects Senate GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Thursday

But the fact that Senate Republicans have yet to see text the week before leaders hope to have a vote has become a source of tension for Republicans and Democrats . It appears likely that the massive Medicaid cuts at the heart of the House's bill to repeal Obamacare will also be present in the Senate version.

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  • 'Ireland's interests are the EU's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney
'Ireland's interests are the EU's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

Talks for Brexit , Britain's exit from the EU, have finally begun - a year after the Brits voted for leaving the Union. EUROPE'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR MICHEL BARNIER, rebuffing British Prime Minister Theresa May's stated desire to wrap up a new free trade agreement quickly.

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  • Explosion-Like Noises Heard At Brussels Train Station
Explosion-Like Noises Heard At Brussels Train Station

Dramatic pictures emerged overnight showed a fireball engulfing the station's concourse. The report said the suspect activated the belt once the soldier's attention turned to him. Belgian authorities say they foiled a terror attack when they shot a suspect at Brussels Central Station. Belgium has a large number of Islamist extremists, and i...

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  • Afghan commando kills 2 United States soldiers
Afghan commando kills 2 United States soldiers

The shooting took place in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangahar province, where a security official said the gunman was killed by USA troops. Afghan officials initially said two servicemembers had been killed, but USA officials later said a third had died. USA troops in Afghanistan number about 8,400 today, and there are another 5...

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  • Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election
Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election

Handel was able to retain the district that had been held by Republicans since 1979, even as Trump's approval rating in the district fell. Karen Handel , the Republican candidate, has a long history in politics, including running for other elected positions.

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  • US shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria
US shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

A few hours later, the Syrian SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters and, "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces", was immediately shot down by a U.S. A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender during a flight in support of Operation Inherent...

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  • Donald Trump's Lawyer:
Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

Sekulow joined Trump's personal legal team, which includes Marc Kasowitz, Trump's go-to lawyer for years on both personal and business matters; Mark Bowe, who works with Kasowitz; and newly hired John Dowd, a well-known DC-based attorney. leader's tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "distraction". Kushner has been discussing the matter with Abb...

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  • Trump to speak on Comey tapes this week
Trump to speak on Comey tapes this week

Robert Mueller , the special counsel now overseeing the investigation, is slated to meet with top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Spicer also provided little guidance about whether Trump has Oval Office recordings of his conversations with Comey - a possibility that Trump had raised in a tweet last month.

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