• WAR LOOMS - US shoots armed Syrian drone targeting American troops
WAR LOOMS - US shoots armed Syrian drone targeting American troops

That move elicited a round of threats from Russia's defense ministry, which indicated it could shoot down the next US jet flying west of the Euphrates River, and raised fresh concerns over the expanded nature of USA involvement in Syria's protracted six year war.

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  • Otto Warmbier Has Landed In The United States
Otto Warmbier Has Landed In The United States

However, nothing should be read into this coincidence, given the timeline of theTrump administration's own prior initiatives leading to the release . The official referred to them as "hostages". Survivors of North Korea's concentration camps draw what they witnessed. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to over...

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  • French Justice Minister Bayrou leaving government
French Justice Minister Bayrou leaving government

President Macron's office announced that Florence Parly, a former executive and budget official, would become the new defence minister after previous defence chief Sylvie Goulard stepped down. He has dismissed allegations of corruption, saying there had "never been" fake jobs among his party's European Parliament staff. After Macron's preside...

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  • Puerto Rico Votes On Statehood - Though Congress Will Make Final Call
Puerto Rico Votes On Statehood - Though Congress Will Make Final Call

One of the serious problems with Sunday's vote is that, with so many voters boycotting the election over allegations of ballot fraud slanted to favor statehood, only 23 percent of registered voters actually cast a ballot. According to The Hill , a similar situation arose in 2012 when Puerto Rico voted to become a state but statehood opponents...

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  • Army to deploy 2 more battalions in South Kashmir
Army to deploy 2 more battalions in South Kashmir

Meanwhile, announcements were made over the public address systems of the mosques, asking people to hit the streets to help the "trapped militants" escape.

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  • Trump pledges to testify under oath about Comey claims
Trump pledges to testify under oath about Comey claims

The committee is seeking the materials by June 23. The Justice Department later appointed Mueller as special counsel. When asked about whether he had recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey, which he has previously hinted, the president said he would address it at a later date.

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  • Handel makes history as Georgia's first female GOP Congresswoman-elect
Handel makes history as Georgia's first female GOP Congresswoman-elect

Democrats hoping for upsets in traditionally conservative districts have now gone 0-for-4 in special elections this year, and political analysts say Handel's victory raises questions about whether Democrats can win with anti-Trump rhetoric.

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  • Police officer stabbed at MI airport
Police officer stabbed at MI airport

Police said a suspect has been taken into custody. According to CNN , the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said it believes the attack to have been an "isolated incident", and the stabbing took place on the public side of the airport's terminal.

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  • UK police question anti-Muslim attacker
UK police question anti-Muslim attacker

London Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told the media: "No matter what the motivation proves to be, and we are keeping an open mind, this is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating".

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  • US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea
US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

He says the student, Otto Warmbier , had gone there a healthy man and ended up dead after "a minor act of mischief". US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said earlier the US would hold North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment" and called for the release of three other Americans detained in the country.

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  • MI airport evacuated after police officer injured
MI airport evacuated after police officer injured

Sources say Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who retired from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, was stabbed in the neck and is listed in stable condition. The FBI, with local law enforcement are investigating the motive and nature of the attack and say that there are reports that the attacker made statements while attacking Neville.

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  • The hope for Democrats after special-election losses
The hope for Democrats after special-election losses

Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders. And instead of a referendum on Trump, the election turned into a referendum on liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was the focus of much ...

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  • Ireland's Leo Varadkar reassured by talks with Theresa May over DUP deal
Ireland's Leo Varadkar reassured by talks with Theresa May over DUP deal

Last week, Sinn Fein and the SDLP, as well as the cross-community Alliance Party, warned that a deal would undermine attempts to restore the power-sharing executive at Stormont. "When there is an attack on London , we in Ireland feel it is nearly an attack on us as well", Varadkar said. It is believed to have been caused by the DUP's big financi...

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  • Uber CEO Stepping Down Amidst Company Turmoil
Uber CEO Stepping Down Amidst Company Turmoil

But "the significance of Uber has declined because the company has not managed to present itself in a stable and socially responsible way", Dudenhoeffer said . As Laurie Ruettimann, who spent twenty years working in HR for several major corporations, explained to Vox , Uber only got serious about tackling their hostile culture when Susan Fowl...

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  • Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief — Georgia race
Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief — Georgia race

Soon afterwards, Mr Ossoff appeare to speak to his supporters in the ballroom of the Westin Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0", Trump wrote on Twitter. Handel's last two statewide races resulted in losses at the U.S. Senate and Georgia gubernatorial races. Tonya Grimmke, a special-needs teacher and a member...

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  • Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia congressional election; setback for anti-Trump effort
Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia congressional election; setback for anti-Trump effort

In the end, Ossoff lost the seat by six points, more than the margin on Tuesday night in the congressional race in SC to replace Mick Mulvaney, the former House member who is now Trump's budget director. Soon afterwards, Mr Ossoff appeare to speak to his supporters in the ballroom of the Westin Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta. It became vacant after Rep...

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  • Soros: Brexit is a 'lose-lose' proposition for Britain and EU
Soros: Brexit is a 'lose-lose' proposition for Britain and EU

The two chief negotiators met in Brussels and, after an intricate discussion, they both expressed their confidence regarding the separation of Britain from the European Union . Whatever happens with interest rates and in the Brexit talks, credit ratings agency DBRS says uncertainty "is likely to adversely impact the economy and the fiscal accounts...

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  • DUP says deal with Tories 95% complete
DUP says deal with Tories 95% complete

May's authority is badly damaged as Britain begins negotiations on leaving the European Union . From a purely Northern Ireland perspective, whatever the DUP can get from London should be grasped. While powers will be revised, there was no mention of police resources. The Queen will announce the government's legislative programme for th...

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  • Europeans want hard line in Brexit negotiations, poll shows
Europeans want hard line in Brexit negotiations, poll shows

Brussels has made the future of three million European Union citizens in Britain and one million Britons in Europe a priority, insisting they should be allowed to keep their rights to live, work, study and claim welfare benefits. The two negotiators already know each other well. "It was a clear rebuff to May's stated ambition of wrapping up a new...

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  • US confirms killing of a top IS group cleric in Syria
US confirms killing of a top IS group cleric in Syria

After Sunday's episode, the US -led task force said it was not seeking a confrontation with Assad or the Iranian, Russian or Shiite militias that are fighting to support the Syrian leader - but added that it would defend the Syrian fighters it has assembled to pursue the Islamic State .

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