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British police say they aborted active terrorism plot after woman shot


Police work at Carriage Gate outside the Houses of Parliament (Neil Hall / Reuters). 

 
28 Apr 2017
British police said on Friday they had thwarted an active terrorism plot after a woman was shot during an armed raid on a house in north London.   Armed counter-terrorism officers using CS gas stormed a house in the Willesden area of...
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Trump disregards Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call: Reuters exclusive

President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban to the United States sparks international furor and days of protests (Mandel Ngan / AFP / File photo).
28 Apr 2017
US President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping when Beijing appears to be...
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UK could join US action in event of future Syria chemical attack: Johnson

27 Apr 2017
Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign...
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Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

27 Apr 2017
President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real...
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Israel seeks US backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria

Trump, Netanyahu discuss bringing Arab nations into talks on Palestinians
27 Apr 2017
Israel is seeking an "understanding" with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday. In an interview,...
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France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack

A suspected gas attack by Syrian government or Russian jets killed at least 35 people, including nine children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a British-based war monitoring group said (Khan Shaykhun / AFP).
26 Apr 2017
France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar al-Assad's government and shows...
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Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website

26 Apr 2017
The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news. Jimmy Wales...
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Israel PM cancels talk with German FM in rare spat with ally

26 Apr 2017
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat's plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel's...
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Britain refuses request for apology over 1917 Balfour promise: Palestinian leaders

26 Apr 2017
Palestinian leaders said on Tuesday Britain had rejected their request for an apology for a 1917 declaration that helped pave the way to the state of Israel, and they would pursue international court action unless London backtracked....
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Not all Salafists in Europe are the same: Islam researcher in Germany

Nina Käsehage has conducted 175 interviews with Salafists in Europe.given her a deep insight into their lifestyle and way of thinking. She finds it regrettable that the whole group gets lumped together (Photo via Deutsche Welle [dpa/picture alliance] ).
25 Apr 2017
Nina Käsehage has conducted 175 interviews with Salafists in Europe. Ths has given her a deep insight into their lifestyle and way of thinking. She finds it regrettable that the whole group gets lumped together. Deutsche Welle: You have...
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