Archive for June, 2017

British economy slowed sharply in early 2017: Report

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British economy slowed sharply in early 2017: Report

Official data show the British economy has undergone a sharp slowdown in early 2017 as surging inflation has brought about an unprecedented decline in consumer spending. (Photo by Reuters) Official data has confirmed that the British economy slowed in the first three months of the year, with growth of 0.2 percent […]

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Civil rights groups slam US President Donald Trump’s new travelling restrictions

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Civil rights groups slam US President Donald Trump’s new travelling restrictions

Volunteer lawyers set up a table to help arriving passengers with the reinstatement by the US Supreme Court of portions of President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries, at Los Angeles International Airport, California, US, June 29, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Civil rights groups in […]

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Lebanese army arrests 350 in Arsal raids, including Daesh members

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Lebanese army arrests 350 in Arsal raids, including Daesh members

The photo taken on June 14, 2013 shows tents at the Arsal refugee camp in the Lebanese Bekaa valley that hosts Syrian families who fled the conflict in Syria. (Photo by AFP) The Lebanese army has detained some 350 people, including members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, during raids […]

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International Organization for Migration says 60 missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

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International Organization for Migration says 60 missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

This image shows asylum seekers who were rescued by the Libyan coast guard in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Some 60 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after the […]

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US oil pipeline to Mexico will go right under the wall: US President Donald Trump

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US oil pipeline to Mexico will go right under the wall: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks at the Energy Department in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has approved construction of a new oil pipeline between the United States and Mexico, saying it will go “right under” the wall he vows to build along the […]

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France’s Marine Le Pen charged with breach of trust over European Union funds

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France’s Marine Le Pen charged with breach of trust over European Union funds

French prosecutors have put far-right leader Marine Le Pen under formal investigation as she faces a charge of breach of trust over alleged misuse of European Union funds. The 48-year-old National Front leader was charged after she appeared before magistrates on Friday. She had been summoned previously, but Le Pen, […]

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Several people shot in New York hospital, 2 dead including shooter

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Several people shot in New York hospital, 2 dead including shooter

Police cars seen around a New York City hospital where a shooting happened on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Photo by New York Daily News) Multiple people have been injured and two others have been killed in a shooting at a hospital in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood, police say. The incident began as […]

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North Korea needs ‘determined response’ over its nuclear and missile programs : US President Donald Trump

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North Korea needs ‘determined response’ over its nuclear and missile programs : US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump (R) gives a joint statement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump says the United States has run out of “patience” with North Korea, calling for […]

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Saudi-led blockade against Doha amounts to ‘bloodless declaration of war’: Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiya

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Saudi-led blockade against Doha amounts to ‘bloodless declaration of war’: Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiya

Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah (file photo) Qatar says the Saudi-led blockade against Doha is a “bloodless declaration of war,” a day after the Persian Gulf Arab country rejected as “unreasonable” the demands presented by Saudi Arabia and its allies to end the unprecedented diplomatic row with the emirate. Qatari Defense […]

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Israeli aircraft bombs Syrian army positions in occupied Golan Heights

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Israeli aircraft bombs Syrian army positions in occupied Golan Heights

A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows smoke billowing from the Syrian side of the border on June 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle has reportedly targeted Syrian army positions in Golan Heights after a projectile allegedly fired from Syria landed in the occupied […]

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Takfiri Daesh terrorist group pull out of Syria’s Aleppo Province

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Takfiri Daesh terrorist group pull out of Syria’s Aleppo Province

This file photo shows Daesh terrorists at an undisclosed location in Syria’s embattled northern province of Raqqah. Members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have withdrawn from Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo as government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, are making territorial gain against the extremists […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decree extending ban on Western food imports

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decree extending ban on Western food imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin (photo by AFP) Russia has renewed retaliatory sanctions against the European Union after the bloc extended bans against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday, extending the counter-sanctions until the end of 2018. The decree extends a ban on Western […]

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‘Grenfell Tower cladding replaced with flammable aluminum panels’

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‘Grenfell Tower cladding replaced with flammable aluminum panels’

The cladding on the 24-story Grenfell Tower block in London has been widely blamed for the quick spread of the flames in the 120-apartment building on June 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) British media have said that cheap materials were used for the refurbishment of London’s Grenfell Tower which was […]

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US President Donald Trump sending federal troops to help fight ‘crime and killings in Chicago’

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US President Donald Trump sending federal troops to help fight ‘crime and killings in Chicago’

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson arrives at a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, the US, on September 21, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) US President Donald Trump has decided to send federal troops to Chicago to help fight street violence and drug trafficking. “We are foundationally changing the way we fight […]

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China builds new military facilities on reef in disputed South China Sea: Group

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China builds new military facilities on reef in disputed South China Sea: Group

An aerial shot of a Chinese-claimed reef in the Spratly Islands, from a Philippine air force plane, on April 21, 2017 (via AFP) A US think tank says satellite images show China has recently built new military facilities on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. The Asia Maritime […]

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