• Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa
Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa

Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be ISIS' last major foothold in Syria and Iraq . "In addition to warplanes, there are coalition forces working side by side with the SDF ", he said. "We call on our family in Raqqa city to stay away from the enemy's centers and the clashes", said the SDF's statement on Tuesday...

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  • N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May
N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May

The protesters added that the Labour party leader is an honest and straight talking politician who should form the next government with progressive parties. Foster was also hopeful that authorities in Northern Ireland would receive additional powers and said that a "hard" Brexit, which means the loss of access to the single European Union marke...

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  • For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster
For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I didn't say that. The president rebutted that exchange, saying it made "no sense" because "I hardly know the man". "And my judgment was, I needed to get that out into the public square", Comey said . "And some of the things he said just weren't true". Comey testified he arranged after his firing to surreptitiously share...

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  • DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The DUP is opposed to abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Echoing Oettinger's skepticism about negotiating with what could essentially be a lame-duck government in London , Michel Barnier, the European Union officia...

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  • USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens
USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

Trump accused Doha of funding such groups at a "very high level" as Gulf states - led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE - launch a media and diplomatic war on Qatar. The U.S.is in a delicate position with Qatar, particularly given the significant American troop presence at several military bases. "The blockade is hindering United States militar...

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  • Syrian army, allies in southeast Syria reach Iraqi border - pro-Assad commander
Syrian army, allies in southeast Syria reach Iraqi border - pro-Assad commander

Syrian troops and allied militia in the southeast Syrian desert reached the Iraqi border on Friday, near the Tanf base where US special forces train local rebels to fight Islamic State , a pro-government commander said. The suspicion is that the drone was supplied by Iran, which has supported the Assad regime with troops and supplies. U...

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  • London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people
London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people

After Butt's payment was declined, the trio of terrorists rented the smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before jumping out of the vehicle and going on a stabbing rampage that left eight people dead and nearly 50 injured. Police raided Redouane's residence on Tuesday and said he had been renting it since April. Detectives believe the f...

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  • Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'
Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

Mrs Merkel added she hoped Britain would remain a good partner following the talks, due to begin on 19 June . "We are ready for the negotiations". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he expected all parties to find a resolution. Negotiations are now underway between Mexico and the European Union to update a trade deal signed in 1997...

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  • Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote
Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote

We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar. She further said that during negotiations, European Union states would be "asserting the interests of members that will make up the future of the EU". "It is extremely important to defend the values we share", he said. Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who is president of the Alliance of Liber...

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  • DUP leader announces talks with Conservatives to form new government
DUP leader announces talks with Conservatives to form new government

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, said she had received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories and DUP strike a deal, ITV reported . The results of the UK's general election are in. but there wasn't a clear victor. In November 2015, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted in favour of same-sex marr...

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  • Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel
Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

Angela Merkel has said Brexit negotiations should still go ahead as on schedule despite the political fallout in the United Kingdom from the General Election. "I assume that Britain, from what I heard from the prime minister today, wants to stick to its negotiating plan", Merkel told a news conference alongside President Nieto.

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  • Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis
Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

He said no proof of any wrongdoing "has been presented to Qatar yet". Qatar is home to 11,000 U.S. troops and the Al Udeid Air Base , the main regional center for air operations against the terrorist group. Included on the list were Doha-based Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Qatari-funded charities. "The previous em...

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  • Anti-DUP petition hits 500000 as anger grows over Tory deal
Anti-DUP petition hits 500000 as anger grows over Tory deal

This translated into 318 seats for the Conservatives (a net loss of 12)-and a loss of the party's overall majority of 330-compared to 261 seats for Labour (a net gain of 29). The DUP has been more vocal in its stance against gay rights. DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to May and would be talking with the Conservativ...

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  • British leader Theresa May seen fighting for survival after election failure
British leader Theresa May seen fighting for survival after election failure

A source close to the leader told Reuters that while May ( photo ) tried to make the election about Britain's departure from the EU, Labour offered "policies that people overwhelmingly support, policies they have supported for 30-40 years" but had not had a chance to vote on.

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  • Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US
Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

Speaking before an enthusiastic, invite-only crowd at a Cincinnati marina, the president vowed that his plan would have "jobs and wealth flood into the heartland" of America. CINCINNATI, Ohio President Donald Trump on Wednesday trumpeted plans for $1 trillion in US infrastructure spending as he struggles to gain momentum for his economic agen...

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  • Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences
Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

The attacks came on a light rail train on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Muslims. "Go home. We need Americans here!" "As much as I can, in whatever way I can", Fletcher told the station. She then told him "pray with me", and she prayed for the wounded man and his family. Christian, 35, yelled as he walked into his arraignm...

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  • Scotland will be independent by 2025, says Sturgeon
Scotland will be independent by 2025, says Sturgeon

The First Minister will campaign in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintoilloch East, Argyll and Bute, North Ayrshire, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. "Instead of campaigning for better standards in our schools and hospitals, once again the nationalists have taken to the streets to campaign f...

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  • Trump, France's Macron call to congratulate May on election
Trump, France's Macron call to congratulate May on election

Polling stations open at 8am on Sunday (local time) and close at 6pm in most cities and two hours later in Paris and other big cities. If no candidate wins over 50 percent in the first round, the two top-placed go into the second round - as well as any candidate who won the votes of more than 12.5 percent of the electorate.

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  • Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security
Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Russia Saturday called for dialogue to resolve a dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, as Riyadh and its allies welcomed US President Donald Trump's demand that Doha stop funding extremist groups. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking to reporters shortly before Trump's remarks, said the Gulf countries' land and air blockade of...

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  • Australian police say disruptive passenger left psychiatric care hours before boarding MH128
Australian police say disruptive passenger left psychiatric care hours before boarding MH128

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn back after a passenger claimed he was carrying a bomb and tried to enter the cockpit. "It is not a hijack". Police carrying semi-automatic assault rifles and wearing body armour took the man off the plane. MAS said MH128 landed safely at Melbourne Airport at 11.41pm, adding that "the aircraft ...

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