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    Aug 10, 2015   Author : admin

Turkey launched a wave of air strikes against Kurdish militants on Tuesday as a response to deadly attacks that claimed nine lives of members of the security forces a day earlier.

Turkish warplanes bombed 17 targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the south-eastern Hakkari province, eliminating all targets, according to the army’s statement.

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    Feb 02, 2017   Author : admin

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general faces vote a day after Trump fired U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates following her remarks blasting the legality of the controversial immigration Muslim ban.

Trump has drawn ire from human rights advocates after he last week signed an executive order temporarily barring immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somali, Libya and Sudan – from entering the U.S. and banning Syrians indefinitely.

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    Jan 25, 2017   Author : admin

UK Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the notion that the UK could retain ‘partial’ membership of the EU even after it leaves, and promised that Britain will not remain within the EU single market.

In her Tuesday’s speech about Brexit, May said after it leaves the EU, Britain wants to trade with them “as freely as possible” but will not be “half-in, half-out” of the European Union.

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    Jan 18, 2017   Author : admin

As Donald Trump nears January 20, the day he becomes sworn-in U.S. President, the real estate mogul is in hot water for his latest team’s picks.

Just recently Trump appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to be his senior adviser when he becomes the new U.S. President. Kushner, 35, started out as a businessman but eventually became a political strategist and played a key role in his father-in-law’s presidential campaign.

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    Jan 11, 2017   Author : admin

Syrian rebel groups are threatening to boycott peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey in Astana, Kazakhstan later this month.

Syria rebels say they are suspending their participation in Astana talks because the Syrian government, they claim, has made “many and large violations” of the ceasefire.

The peace deal was brokered by Russia and Turkey last Thursday, and although it hasn’t been completely quiet in Syria this whole past week, the number of casualties has significantly decreased.

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    Dec 15, 2016   Author : admin

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered his scientists to start developing nuclear-powered ships. The news comes after the Iran’s President accused the U.S. of violating the Iran nuclear deal, negotiated by the outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama last year.

Last month, the U.S. Congress adopted measures that allow Washington to re-impose sanctions on Iran. The Iran nuclear deal, negotiated last year, halted Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting international sanctions against Tehran.

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    Jun 07, 2016   Author : admin

Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Presidential election 2016, clinching the required number of Democratic delegates. 

Thus, Hillary has reached 2,383 delegates, the number required to make her the Democratic nominee in the upcoming election, which will be held in November this year. 

It means Hillary has become the first ever female presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party. 

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    Jun 01, 2016   Author : admin

ISIS is trying to win back its stronghold – the Iraqi city of Falluja. It was recently reported that Iraqi troops encircled the city, trying to drive out the militant group from the city. 

Iraq’s Ministry of Defense posted a video on Monday, in which it shows Iraqi Gen. Hamid al-Maliki making a statement saying that Falluja was surrounded by Iraqi forces. 

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    May 25, 2016   Author : admin

All of France’s eight oil refineries have risen to strike over new labor laws, according to CGT union. Ever since the government adopted the new controversial laws, the country’s oil-based workers have been protesting and going on strikes. 

According to recent data, about 20% of France’s petrol stations have either run dry or are running low on oil

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    May 17, 2016   Author : admin

Rural police officers across the U.K. fear they would be “sitting ducks” if a terrorist attack was launched in a rural location. 

A Police Federation chairman claims police officers fear terrorist gun attacks in rural areas, saying that officers could be left “unarmed and vulnerable” in isolated areas in the U.K. 

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