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Labour leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria air strikes if elected

23 Apr 2017
The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. The veteran peace campaigner,...
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French police tighten election security after Paris shooting

Police secured the world-famous Champs-Elysees boulevard overnight on Thursday (Reuters)
22 Apr 2017
Paris' Champs-Elysees boulevard reopened early on Friday, picking up its usual morning routine after a gunman opened fire on police late on Thursday, killing one police officer and injuring at least two others. A spokesperson for the...
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Trump warming to EU free trade deal: Times

US President Donald Trump looks on as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a signing ceremony at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC, April 21, 2017 (Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters).
22 Apr 2017
The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit...
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Paris gunman was French national: Belgian interior minister

21 Apr 2017
The man responsible for a shootout in central Paris on Thursday night was a French national, Belgian interior minister Jan Jambon told public broadcaster VRT. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the shooting, in which a...
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Council of Europe warns of rising media self-censorship

20 Apr 2017
Journalists are increasingly resorting to self-censorship to avoid falling foul of the authorities in the face of physical and psychological intimidation, the Council of Europe said Thursday. About 40 percent of 940 journalists interviewed...
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France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical 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).
20 Apr 2017
France says it will provide proof within days that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 90 people. Speaking Wednesday evening on French TV, Foreign Minister...
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Turkey says European rights court has no jurisdiction over referendum

20 Apr 2017
Turkey's justice minister said on Thursday that any opposition challenge to a referendum that expanded President Tayyip Erdogan's powers would be rejected by the constitutional court, and Europe's human rights court had no...
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North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike' as US plans next move

A man walks in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il in central Pyongyang, North Korea April 16, 2017 (Damir Sagolj / Reuters).
 
20 Apr 2017
North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its...
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US highlights human rights at UN council, but some states wary

19 Apr 2017
The United States on Tuesday held what it dubbed a historic UN Security Council meeting on the link between rights abuses and conflict, but dropped a push for the broad issue to become a council fixture after at least six members opposed...
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Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

Saturday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Florida. Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, US, April 7, 2017 (Carlos Barria / Reuters).

 

 
19 Apr 2017
President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power. He hailed Egypt's strongman leader as a "fantastic guy." When China's president visited, Trump touted a burgeoning friendship and...
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