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The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization from the volatile frontier area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war. Last week the Syrian regime reached a deal through which the rebel groups in the area, defeated and encircled, could surrender. "We judged that, in these particular circumstances, the volunteers required immediate protection".
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    Putin asks Trump to go after British activist

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    He also attacked his Democratic opponents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and he said when asked about the election meddling that he held both countries accountable for their state of relations. 'They think it's Russian Federation, ' he said. On US-Russia cooperation in Syria, Trump stressed that both countries had the potential to "save hundreds of thousands of lives" by working together.
  • Theresa May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels

    Theresa May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels

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    It was not clear the move would fundamentally change her plans - the changes do little more than to put government policy into law, her spokesman said - but it was a victory of sorts for those MPs who say May has betrayed them on Brexit, the biggest shift in British trade and foreign policy for decades.
  • USA files trade cases at WTO against five trading partners

    USA files trade cases at WTO against five trading partners

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    And separate USA tariffs on aluminum and steel, which hit Canada, Mexico and the European Union, have also led to higher prices on some products, as NPR reported earlier this month . Precisely at the preparatory meeting of this Summit, China and the European Union expressed opposition and committed to join forces against the increase of protectionist measures if persisting, could unleash a recession.
  • Air Strike on IS-Held Area Kills Dozens in Syria-Observatory

    Air Strike on IS-Held Area Kills Dozens in Syria-Observatory

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    On April 19, the Iraqi Air Force conducted strikes against Islamic State forces near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in coordination with the Syrian government in Damascus. The US-led coalition is fighting to crush the remnants of Islamic State on both sides of the border between Syria and Iraq. According to Syrian state media, the number of the dead is expected to rise as scores remain trapped under the rubble and are in critical condition.
  • Barack Obama arrives in Kogelo

    Barack Obama arrives in Kogelo

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    President Kenyatta gifted the former US President with two books on Kenya's youth and success stories in the last 50 years. Kenyatta and Odinga surprised Kenyans when in early March, set aside their political differences and met at Harambee House which heralded the building bridges initiative aimed at uniting Kenyans and averting further divisions in the country.
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    European Union may block "Nord stream-2": Russian politician gave the explanation

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    Chancellor Angela Merkel - herself a daughter of the country's Soviet occupation of East Germany - may. He also said that the project will make Germany dependent on Russian Federation. Arriving in Brussels for a two-day alliance summit, the United States president said it was "totally inappropriate" that Germany was paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation for oil and gas while spending little over 1 per cent of its GDP on defence.
  • Putin looms for Trump after reality-bending visit with U.S. allies

    Putin looms for Trump after reality-bending visit with U.S. allies

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    He called "admiration" Trump has shown for Putin "unconscionable". Top Democrats have urged Trump to cancel the planned summit altogether following the indictment. Of their hostility, he told BBC television: "I don't think that reflects the genuine good manners and hospitality of the British people". They had been told by the White House not to expect access to the president on Saturday.
  • The Brits Are Extremely Committed to These Wild Anti-Trump Protest Looks

    The Brits Are Extremely Committed to These Wild Anti-Trump Protest Looks

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    A giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as a baby took flight over the British Parliament on Friday, kicking off widespread protests against his visit to the UK. "Whatever you do is OK with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters". After the question was posed to the U.S. president, the reporter appeared to be ushered out of the room at Chequers, the official residence of the PM.
  • England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache

    England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache

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    With their own bitter memories of past semi-final defeats in the soccer tournament, England and Croatia will be competing for a spot in Sunday's final against France . This is the second personal tweet to come from Prince William during England's incredible World Cup run; after their impressive 2-0 win against Sweden last week, the future King allowed himself to dream and say those three small words that have been the country's mantra in recent weeks.
  • Woman killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia home

    Woman killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia home

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    As of 9pm search and rescue efforts are still underway, but at least one fatality has been confirmed. Before the helicopter involved was identified by the FAA, the Navy had confirmed to News 3 that all Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana aircraft were accounted for and no Navy aircraft was involved.
  • United Nations says displaced Syrians leave zone near Jordan border crossing

    United Nations says displaced Syrians leave zone near Jordan border crossing

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    Concrete blocks near the Nassib border crossing were plastered with emblems of insurgent factions, while an army checkpoint at the entrance carried photos of Assad. Jabawi said the Russians had insisted that the rebels hand over their weapons before discussing any other topic. It is also one of the main concessions gained by neighbouring Jordan, which is fearful that Shia militias fighting alongside government forces will gain control of the area on its northern border.