• Lib Dems back calls for second independence poll to be ruled out
Lib Dems back calls for second independence poll to be ruled out

Sturgeon decided not to be rushed prematurely into making the case for a second independence vote - but her unionist rivals made opposition the main plank of their local and general election campaigns, which put her in the unusual position of looking like a woman on the back foot.

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  • US jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition
US jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition

On June 8, USA officials reported that a drone likely connected to Iranian-supported Hezbollah forces fired on US -backed troops and was shot down by an American fighter jet. All of the strikes, the Pentagon has said , were in self-defense and legal under the Authorization for Use of Military Force passed after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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  • Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud
Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at United for six seasons, hopes his former club can finalise a deal for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. Spanish prosecutors have accused the Portugal global of defrauding the tax authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m).

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  • After deadly attack, Israel mulls new security strategy for Damascus Gate
After deadly attack, Israel mulls new security strategy for Damascus Gate

Israeli security services have occasionally announced arrests of small cells said to be affiliated with Islamic State, and the Army has tracked the group's forces on the Syrian and Egyptian border, but the organization has thus far not claimed a deadly attack against Israelis from the West Bank.

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  • Yosemite will reopen road damaged by rockslide on Sunday
Yosemite will reopen road damaged by rockslide on Sunday

The only road through Yosemite, Highway 120, remains closed at the park's eastern entrance as crews dig out from snows that topped 20 feet and drifted well over 50 feet. Also, Tioga Road/State Route 120, which leads to Tuolumne Meadows and entrances on the park's west side, still hasn't opened for the season. The air is clean and views are stunni...

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  • UK's May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns
UK's May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

Senior Cabinet figures have refused to say how long they expect the Prime Minister to remain in No 10 amid claims that successors are being lined up in readiness for a swift leadership campaign. At least 58 people are missing and presumed dead in the blaze that broke out in the early hours, catching many families in their sleep. The statement sai...

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  • Reports of explosion at Brussels train station prompt evacuations
Reports of explosion at Brussels train station prompt evacuations

The Belgian capital, home to the headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union , has been on high alert since a Brussels-based Islamic State cell organised the attack that killed 130 people in Paris in November 2015.

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  • Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier
Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference at Wyoming. Doctors say he had severe brain damage but they don't know what caused it. He was arrested for allegedly stealing a political sig...

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  • Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria
Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

Protest letter to United Nations chief sent Alongside June 19's summoning of the Swiss envoy, Iran also sent a protest letter to U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, the ISNA news agency reported. That led Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad , to warn that it would target USA -led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrat...

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  • Largest anti-Kremlin protests in years roll across Russian Federation
Largest anti-Kremlin protests in years roll across Russian Federation

As police led the demonstrators to police vans, some of the protesters shouted, "Shame!", " Putin is a thief!" and "Freedom to Navalny! ". Thousands of people took part in anti-corruption protests across Russian Federation on Monday in a new show of defiance by those who oppose Vladimir Putin's government.

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  • Florentino Perez Admits He Hasn't Spoken To Cristiano Ronaldo Yet
Florentino Perez Admits He Hasn't Spoken To Cristiano Ronaldo Yet

When speaking publicly on Monday, having run unopposed to return as president for the next four years, Perez did not reference Ronaldo when discussing the current state of Los Blancos . Perez assured the fans that the Portugal global would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid while insisting that he would contact the star striker only ...

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  • US jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria
US jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

The drone shot down on June 20 was "just outside" the deconfliction zone, according to USA officials who spoke to CNN . A United States fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-Syria forces on Tuesday, the USA military said .

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  • S.Korea's Moon says N.Korea responsible for Warmbier death
S.Korea's Moon says N.Korea responsible for Warmbier death

Doctors said he returned with severe brain damage, but they were not sure what caused it. Pyongyang returned Warmbier to the USA on June 13 after reportedly being in a coma for a year . South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor Kori No.1 was permanently shut down at midnight on Sunday after reaching the end of its 40-year-lifespan, the firs...

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  • No Conclusion Yet On US Student's Cause Of Death
No Conclusion Yet On US Student's Cause Of Death

Barack Obama didn't attack Donald Trump in his issued statement , but let it be known that he had his own response to the criticism that he didn't do enough to bring Otto Warmbier home from North Korea . Eastern Vision, a Hong Kong-based tour company that specializes in travel for university students and new graduates, stopped taking USA c...

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  • Pak Calls Allegations of Role in Kabul Bombing 'Baseless'
Pak Calls Allegations of Role in Kabul Bombing 'Baseless'

The Parliament of Afghanistan intensified its efforts Wednesday to mediate between the government and the demonstrators who are still demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Gani and other high governmental officials, after the recent terrorist attacks.

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  • McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N.Korea
McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N.Korea

The death of US student Otto Warmbier has brought a wave of sorrow and a new stumbling block to any sort of negotiations between the United States and North Korea . He was traveling in China when he signed up, out of curiosity and a sense of adventure, for a four-day trip to North Korea . In the House, lawmakers lined up behind legislation orde...

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  • 5 workers exposed to radiation at Japan nuke lab
5 workers exposed to radiation at Japan nuke lab

Agency spokesman Masataka Tanimoto said one of the men's survey indicated high levels of plutonium exposure in his lungs, with the dose showing almost 1,000 times that of his earlier nostril survey. It raised nuclear security concerns as well as questions about whether the workers were adequately protected. The figure, 22,000 Becquerels, coul...

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  • Qatar row: USA shifts tone as Turkish troops arrive in Doha
Qatar row: USA shifts tone as Turkish troops arrive in Doha

Ms Nauert echoed that complaint, saying, "At this point, we are left with one simple question: Were the actions really about their concerns regarding Qatar's alleged support for terrorism or were they about the long-simmering grievances" between and among Mideast neighbors.

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  • Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane
Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane

Since June 2nd there have been over 35 interactions in the Baltic Sea region between US and Russian jets and warships, but the Monday incident is notable because the USA military considered it "unsafe", according to one official. In response, Russian Federation announced its air defenses would track all coalition targets west of the Euphrates, ...

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

The more dramatic response seemed to come from Russia's Defense Ministry, which issued threats of a kinetic response against US jets west of the Euphrates in Syria , referring to them as "air targets". Russia, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad , has been providing an air cover to the government's offensive since 2015. Moscow recently ...

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