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Putin consoles Iranian President over plane crash

The Kremlin on Wednesday reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin condoled with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the deaths of citizens. According to the Kremlin, Putin sent a telegram to Rouhani, expressing deep condolences over the deaths of citizens of Iran and to several other...

Iran-Iraq-US: timeline since Soleimani killing

Here is a recap of events since the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad by the US on January 3, which escalated tensions between Tehran and Washington: – US assassinates Soleimani – On January 3 a US drone strike on Baghdad’s...

Israel would respond with ‘resounding blow’ to Iran, If attacked, Netanyahu warns

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that Israel would strike a “resounding blow” if attacked by arch foe Iran, as regional tensions soar after the US killing of a top Iranian general. “Anyone who attacks us will receive a resounding blow,” the premier...

U.S. bolsters Kenya base security after Americans killed in attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants on Sunday that killed three Americans, the military’s Africa Command said. The attack presented Washington with yet another...

Iran missile attacks target U.S. forces in Iraq; Trump says ‘All is well!’

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. Iran fired...

Ukraine, EU oppose Trump’s suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7

KIEV/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine’s president backed leading European powers on Thursday in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it...

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain’s foreign minister said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the...

Trump budget boosts military and border wall, targets social programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his next fight with the U.S. Congress....

After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Aaron Maasho, Duncan Miriri GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Investigators in Ethiopia found two black box recorders on Monday that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it plunged, trailing smoke and debris, and crashed killing 157 people. China and...

Trump won’t rush North Korea on denuclearization; peace deal possible

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit this week with no real expectation of a final deal on ridding the North of nuclear weapons but raised hopes on Monday for an official peace...
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