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South Korea, US kick off joint military drills after month-long delay

The US and South Korea began joint war games on Sunday, involving naval, ground, air and special operations forces. The drills, originally set for March, will see 11,500 US and 300,000 South Korean servicemen taking part. The annual joint exercises, which have taken place since 1997, ran for two months in 2017 but have been reduced to just one month ...

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Long-serving Kemerovo governor resigns after mall fire tragedy

The governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region, Aman Tuleyev, has resigned in the wake of a tragic fire in a local mall, in which 64 people, most of them children, died. Tuleyev, who has served as the regional governor since 1997, having been re-elected four times, has handed in his resignation to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the regional administration’s press service ...

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'There would be no killings if Hamas told protesters to stay away from border'– Israeli PM spokesman

The deaths during the ‘Great Return’ protest are the fault of Hamas, says the Israeli Prime Minister’s media spokesman. According to him, Israel was only defending from an “onslaught” of Palestinians trying to cross the border. Speaking to RT, David Keyes, Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign media spokesperson, said the ‘Great Return’ protests staged by Palestinians along the security border fence separating ...

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'We're not Macron's toilet': French anti-migrant raid outside Turin sparks fury in Italy

Italian politicians voiced outrage over an incursion by armed French customs agents, during which they raided an Italian train station to search migrants wanting to cross into France. The story unfolded at a train station in Bardonecchia, a town near the Franco-Italian border, where an NGO called Rainbow for Africa was handling migrants trying to cross the Alps and reach ...

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'A message to the world that Palestinians didn't forget their land' – Hamas official on Gaza clashes

The ‘Great Return’ protests are not just another protest by Palestinians against the Israeli occupation, they are a fresh start in the effort to reclaim the long-lost land, Mousa Abu Marzook from the Hamas politburo told RT. Marzook, a deputy chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, disputed the official Israeli narrative, according to which those who were killed in the ...

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Migration & radical European Muslims stir up antisemitism in Germany – parliament chief

Radical Muslim communities and immigrants harboring extremist views of Israel are contributing to the rise of anti-Semitism on German soil, speaker of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schaeuble warned in a candid interview. Wolfgang Schaeuble, a German political heavyweight who previously served as the country’s finance minister, argued that combatting anti-Semitism is “a stress test” for Western societies, especially in times when ...

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US expulsion of Russian diplomats from UN HQ violates all international deals – envoy

The US acted unlawfully when it expelled Russian diplomats from the UN headquarters in New York and has failed as the host country for the international body, Gennady Gatilov, Russia’s envoy to the UN Office in Geneva, said. Washington’s decision to include 12 Russian UN mission employees to the list of diplomats expelled from the US over the Sergei Skripal ...

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11yo survivor of Kemerovo mall fire tragically learns his whole family died

An 11-year-old boy who only survived the Kemerovo mall blaze because father pushed him out of a window has learned that his entire family perished in the fire. Doctors say the devastated boy has found the strength to carry on. The boy’s parents and his sister died in the massive Sunday fire in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. The blaze, ...

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French support of Syrian Kurds 'a bow to the US, not change of guard,' say analysts

Paris voiced its support for Kurdish militias just as Trump announced that the US would soon be leaving “someone else” to deal with Syria. This suggests no change to Western military presence in the region, analysts told RT. This week, French President Emmanuel Macron met a delegation from Turkey, which included Kurdish representatives – both from the YPG militias and ...

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Palestinians grieve en masse after 17 killed in violent Gaza clashes (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thousands of Palestinians have poured onto the streets of Rafah, Gaza and Khan Younis to mourn those killed in clashes with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Palestinian cities and refugee camps were united in their grief after 17 civilians died during ‘Great Return’ demonstrations along the Israeli-Palestine border. The incident has prompted UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to call for ...

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