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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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President Assad arrives to work after US-led strikes on Syria (VIDEO)

Published time: 14 Apr, 2018 06:36 The Syria presidency posted a video on Twitter that shows President Bashar Assad apparently arriving to work following a US-led strike on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapon attack. The short video, which lasts six seconds, shows Assad in a suit and with a briefcase walking into the marble-floored entrance of a ...

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All countries must heed UN Charter – Secretary-General after US-led Syria strike

Following airstrikes on Damascus, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that all countries are obliged to “act consistently” with the UN Charter, noting that the document is “very clear on these issues.” Read more “There’s an obligation, particularly when dealing with the matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nationals and with international ...

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Sky News cuts off top British general after he asks ‘Why would Syria launch a gas attack now?’

UK broadcaster Sky News cut short Major-General Jonathan Shaw, formerly one the British Army’s most senior officers, in mid-sentence, as he cast doubt on London’s narrative on the alleged Syrian government gas attack in Douma. News presenter Samantha Washington asked Shaw a narrowly-worded question, asking if Russian denials about the government’s responsibility would mean it’s necessary for any UK intervention ...

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After bashing Amazon deals, Trump orders investigation of U.S. Postal Service

The president issued an executive order after hours last night, aimed at evaluating the U.S. Postal Service. Citing the mail service’s “unsustainable financial path,” Trump’s order demands a “thorough” task force evaluation of the USPS’s finances and operations. The service has been a long time talking point for Trump, with Twitter attacks dating back to 2013, when he bemoaned a ...

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