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Iran Says Navy Test-Fires New Missiles In Persian Gulf

An Iranian official says the country's navy has successfully test-fired its latest missiles during military drills in the Persian Gulf, part of the first major exercise in the area since the January 20 inauguration of U.S. Also assessed in the drills was the "telemedicine" medical assistance provision system, which enables remote medical diagnosis. Iran has developed homegrown military hardware over the past years, learning from a long war waged by Iraq in the 1980s, when the country ran on ... Read More

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United States president attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation on leakers of Russian Federation reports

United States president attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation on leakers of Russian Federation reports

Let them say it to my face. Although Trump did not provide any specifics on his plans , he said that he would aim to upgrade the military in both offensive and defensive capabilities, with a huge spending request to the Congress. The White House confirmed the conversation occurred on February 15 but objected to the characterization portrayed by the outlets, CNN reported . Read More

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Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher, accusing the group of serving as Palestinian propagandists in a move the US -based organisation called an "ominous turn". "While the Israeli government is hardly the only one to disagree with our well-researched findings", concluded Levine, "its efforts to stifle the messenger signal that it has no appetite for serious scrutiny of its human rights record". Read More

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Trump picks Lt Gen McMaster as new national security advisor

Trump picks Lt Gen McMaster as new national security advisor

The 54-year-old army officer is known for his criticism of the United States military's handling of the Vietnam War, as well as his own service as a commander in northern Iraq in 2005. Herbert McMaster is very respected and valued in the military world, so the president declared himself honored to have him in his team. He and Trump may differ on the policies emanating from the White House on immigration. Read More

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Trump's Campaign Reportedly Talked to Russia Throughout the Election

Trump's Campaign Reportedly Talked to Russia Throughout the Election

Spicer said the President is looking to identify where these leaks are coming from, but will not broadcast what steps he plans to take. The continuing controversy over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russian Federation was just the latest in a series of imbroglios that have roiled the Trump administration since it took office on January 20. Read More

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Lyon studying Ashwin ahead of India series

Lyon studying Ashwin ahead of India series

The chances of hearing this from an Indian curator are second to none. The pronunciation might vary - in Gujarati it's "caryy", in north India dialect it's "caaarry". In Mumbai, we lost the toss and they put 400 runs and we won by an innings. That's the beauty about this team. Even in Kolkata against New Zealand, the conditions were different and the fast bowlers came into the picture. Read More

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Theresa May to meet Peugeot boss amid Vauxhall jobs fears

The French-owned conglomerate, which includes Peugeot, wants to purchase the loss-making arm of GM, which includes Vauxhall plants at Luton and Ellesmere Port. Mr. Audretsch also said that the government is in talks with the United Kingdom over GM's plans. He added Berlin was also in contact with the British government and the two countries would not let themselves be played off against each other. Read More

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New US immigrant ban to be better prepared: Kelly

Mr Kelly said: "The President is contemplating releasing a tighter, more streamlined version of the first order". Kelly said "it is a good assumption" that green-card holders would be allowed into the U.S. The replacement order could be issued as early as Tuesday, the Journal reported, citing a US government official. The original travel ban, which was set aside by USA courts, was issued January 27. Read More

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Gambians celebrate Barrow's inauguration, independence day

Gambians celebrate Barrow's inauguration, independence day

This 25000-seat Banjul stadium- venue of the inauguration and independence celebration-could not contain everyone that turned out to see the new President take the oath of office. He had wanted the results to be annulled by the Supreme Court, but a military threat by the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) was enough to get him out of power. Read More

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Woman in 'Roe V Wade' landmark abortion case dies aged 69

Woman in 'Roe V Wade' landmark abortion case dies aged 69

Wade decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion. However, McCorvey, who was on her third pregnancy, never had an abortion and gave birth to a girl, who was given up for adoption. "She felt used by Sarah Weddington [her attorney] and she felt a sense of responsibility that her signature led to the slaughter of millions of children", said Janet Morana, the executive director of Priests for Life and a longtime friend of McCorvey's. Read More

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Irish woman charged with murder after stabbing in Australia

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman, who was known to the deceased, along with a 36-year-old local man. Paramedics attempted to revive Walsh, however he died at the scene. "All five people are known to each other, albeit one of those males only tonight", Supt Fitzgerald said. 'Four of them seem to live at this address; one of the males was at an establishment with them earlier in the day'. Read More

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Jihadist leader Abdel Rahman dies in U.S. detention: son

An official with the federal prison in Butner confirmed Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman died Saturday morning. He was arrested in June 1993 after the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained recordings of Abdel-Rahman suggesting a new attack that would hit several NY targets, including the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels and the George Washington Bridge. Read More

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Trump Today: President spars with media, dismisses Russia furor, denounces leaks

Michael Flynn has found himself embroiled in controversy after allegations that he spoke to Russia's ambassador to the USA before Mr. Trump to office about possibly lifting American sanctions on Russian Federation. The White House press conference - which had ostensibly been called for Mr. Trump to announce a new nominee for Secretary of Labour - was a return to the sort of lengthy, meandering, off-the-cuff speeches that were a hallmark of the President's campaign rallies previous ... Read More

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Russian spy ship 'loitering' off Connecticut coast

Or, to be more precise, the giant Russian spy ship that was floating around off the DE coast earlier this week has ears. US territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles from shore. Trump reiterated that he won't discuss his military plans, and cited President Obama's highly disclosed military timetables. This particular ship was also spotted patrolling the coast of the U.S.in April 2015, one official told Fox News . Read More

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More than 120 killed in ISIL bombings in Iraq and Pakistan

According to Pakistani media reports which quoted police officials, the attack at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan town was a suicide attack. A driver died in the second attack, when a bomber on a motorbike rammed a government van carrying four judges in the city of Peshawar. In a statement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the blast and said the attack had targeted the progressive and inclusive future of Pakistan. Read More

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Russian planes buzzed United States warship in Black Sea, defense official says

Russian planes buzzed United States warship in Black Sea, defense official says

The second incident involved two SU-24 fighters and the third a different Su-24. USA destroyer, USS Porter (L) and the Romanian naval ship ROS Marcellariu transit through the Black Sea during an exercise on July 14, 2015. In 2016, asked about a Russian fighter jet barrel-rolling next to a U.S. ship, Donald Trump suggested the Navy has "gotta shoot" if Vladimir Putin ignored calls to stop. Read More

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North Korea is starting to back up its military bluster

North Korea is starting to back up its military bluster

North Korea conducted two unauthorized nuclear test explosions previous year and launched almost two dozen rockets in continuing efforts to expand its nuclear weapons and missile programs. South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae convened a national security council (NSC) meeting, which was chaired by top presidential security advisor Kim Kwan-jin. Read More

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Romanian minister quits after mass protests

Romanian minister quits after mass protests

Thousands of people took to the streets in Romania last week to express their discontent over amendments to the country's Criminal Code issued by the government. Parliament must still endorse the government's decision to rescind the decree. Opponents regard it as a way of pardoning some members of the ruling Social Democrat Party in advance of trials. Read More

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Turkish president approves constitutional change bill, sets date for referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday rubber-stamped controversial constitutional changes that will boost his own powers, paving the way for a referendum on the legislation in April. Erdogan's supporters say the changes are necessary for effective government and to avoid fragile and unstable coalitions that were a feature of Turkey's political scene in the past. Read More

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