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5 injured after car crashes into Texas house & triggers fiery explosion (VIDEO)

Footage of the shocking moment a Texas home exploded after being hit by a car has been released by local police. Five people were injured when the car lost control and struck the house in Fort Worth, Texas. A gas line is thought to have been severed in the collision. Dashcam footage from one of the police cruisers shows officers ...

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Paris to revoke Assad’s Legion of Honor, after bombing ‘tyrant’ holding France’s highest decoration

Following its missile strike on Syria, Paris suddenly realized that Bashar Assad is still holding the country’s most prestigious Legion of Honor decoration, received in 2001 from Jacques Chirac, local media has revealed. France has initiated a procedure to revoke the Legion of Honor awarded to Syrian President Bashar Assad, an official of the French presidency told BFM TV broadcaster ...

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Supreme Court dismisses warrant case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act renders it moot

A long-running legal battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft has been dismissed by the Supreme Court (PDF) after the crux of the conflict was mooted by recent legislation. The company will now be forced to provide data stored on servers in Ireland that it had previously said should be obtained through that country’s authorities. The case dates to 2013 ...

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After visiting Douma, western media begin to question ‘gas attack’ narrative

After speaking with eyewitnesses on the ground in Syria, even mainstream media are beginning to cast doubt on the West’s narrative of an alleged gas attack in Douma, as medics tell French, German and UK media it never happened. Agence France-Presse (AFP), the world’s third largest news agency, and the Independent, a British online newspaper, have each published stories that ...

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Russian aluminum major losing Japanese market after being sanctioned by US

Top commodity dealers in Japan have asked United Company RUSAL to stop shipping refined aluminum and other products after the Russian firm was added to the US sanctions list. “We have requested RUSAL stop shipments of aluminum for our term contracts as we can’t make payment in US dollars and we don’t want to take the risk of becoming a ...

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Russian stock markets, ruble recover after Trump rejects further sanctions

The US president’s decision to delay extending further economic sanctions against Moscow has pushed Russian stocks and currency higher. The new penalties were aimed at punishing Russia for its support of the Syrian government. The RTS dollar-traded index had gained nearly three percent by 08:00 GMT on Tuesday, while the ruble-denominated MOEX climbed almost two percent, led by shares in ...

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Trump approval rating hits 51% after Syria strikes

US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has climbed to 51 percent, according to the conservative-leaning Rasmussen polling group. The poll revealed that 39 percent of likely American voters “strongly disapprove” of the way Trump is performing, while 35 percent “strongly approve” of the job he is doing. The research, released on Monday morning, comes in the aftermath of military action ...

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1 dead, 24 injured after fire engulfs care home in western Germany

A fire broke out inside a retirement home in the western German town of Offenbach, leaving one dead and 24 injured. Many of those were affected by smoke, local media reported, citing police. The blaze engulfed the Domicil retirement home in Offenbach, close to Frankfurt-am-Main, on Monday morning, local media outlets said. Fire brigades were scrambled at around 3.40am local ...

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US & allies will try to get Moscow on board for new UNSC resolution after attacking Syria – report

In what could be a surprising twist of events, the trio of Western allies, who just antagonized Russia with a strike on Syria, now want to go the diplomatic route and persuade Moscow to back their new draft at the UN, AFP reports. The draft resolution, authored by the US, the UK and France, was seen by AFP, which reported ...

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Meeting after the missiles: UN, EU, NATO to hold urgent consultations on Syria

International bodies are scrambling to meet in the wake of the US-led strike against Syria, which was conducted without a UN mandate, just hours before the OPCW was to begin its on-site inquiry into the Douma gas attack. Read more US President Donald Trump’s decision to rain missiles down on Damascus in the early hours of Saturday, along with the ...

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