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ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul – Iraqi military

RT The iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq has been blown up by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, news agencies report citing the Iraqi military. The historical mosque in the Old City was particularly famous for its leaning minaret. … Continue reading

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Trump to speak to Poles at site that honors nation’s heroism

Mail.com WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen to deliver a speech during his upcoming visit to Poland at the site of a memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, a Polish official says. Krzysztof … Continue reading

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EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

Mail.com BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are gathering Thursday to weigh measures to tackle terrorism, closer defense ties and migration, convinced that anti-EU sentiment and support for populist parties are waning. Ahead of the two-day meeting in Brussels, summit … Continue reading

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France to present new security bill amid extremist threats

Mail.com PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government is presenting a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid sustained extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill being discussed at a Cabinet meeting won’t infringe on … Continue reading

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Oil prices sink to 7-mo lows on growing global oversupply

RT On Wednesday, crude prices fell to their lowest level since November as growing US production is undermining supply cuts by OPEC and Russia. Brent was trading 26 cents down at $45.76 per barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate dropped … Continue reading

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Hungary: Trial starts in case of 71 migrants killed in truck

Mail.com BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The trial of 11 men indicted in the case of 71 migrants who died in the back of a refrigerated truck in 2015 started in Hungary on Wednesday. Prosecutors have asked for life sentences for … Continue reading

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Romanian prime minister, gov’t ousted in no-confidence vote

Mail.com BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s prime minister and his government were ousted Wednesday in a no-confidence vote submitted by members of his own party. A total of 241 lawmakers approved the motion, more than the 233 votes required. The … Continue reading

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Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

Mail.com BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting “Allahu akbar” at a Brussels train … Continue reading

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Clerk stabs suspect while defending his store in violent robbery

RT A violent brawl laid waste to half of a gas station convenience store in Florida on Sunday after a man demanded the clerk hand over the cash in the register. The brave clerk attempted to fight the suspect off … Continue reading

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Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

Mail.com MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 15 people are dead after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, police said Tuesday. The death toll may rise, as some … Continue reading

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Paris: 4 family members detained after Champs-Elysees attack

Mail.com PARIS (AP) — French police detained four family members of a man who was killed after ramming his car into a Paris police convoy, as authorities struggled Tuesday to explain how the Champs-Elysees attacker was able to keep his … Continue reading

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2 French government ministers step down amid investigations

Mail.com PARIS (AP) — Two French government ministers, including the new defense chief, announced Tuesday that they are stepping down as President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles the Cabinet and works to fulfill a campaign pledge to put more ethics into politics. … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin about to close $37bn+ deal for F-35 jets

RT US defense contractor Lockheed Martin is in the final stages of negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 countries including the United States; Reuters reports. The contract will be … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia detains three members of Iranian elite forces

RT Saudi Arabia has detained three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards near the offshore Marjan oil field, the Saudi Information Ministry has said in a statement. The military reportedly seized a boat packed with “weapons for [a] subversive purpose.” The … Continue reading

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Merkel says US ‘most welcome’ at G20 summit in Germany

Mail.com BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the United States is “an important part” of the Group of 20 summit, which her country is hosting next month, and that “they will be most welcome by the German … Continue reading

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5 killed in jihadi attack on Mali resort outside capital

Mail.com BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Islamic extremists who stormed a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners killed five people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European Union mission to stabilize this West African country wracked … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia may be targeting US inventories to prop up oil prices

RT Oil prices are down over 10 percent since May 25, when OPEC, Russia and other producers agreed to extend oil output cuts. The reason is reports of growing US crude stockpiles – something Saudi Arabia would like to change. … Continue reading

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Federal Judge strikes down Dakota Access Pipeline permits, orders re-assessment of risks

RT The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies are hailing a federal judge’s decision that the Dakota Access Pipeline’s permits shall be remanded until further notice. The court found that the controversial project’s permitting process was insufficient. The tribe and … Continue reading

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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported. Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump … Continue reading

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Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 17 dead

Mail.com MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 17 people were killed in the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended Thursday morning by security forces. Somali survivors early described harrowing scenes in which … Continue reading

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