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US-led coalition won't attack ISIS in govt-controlled areas of Syria – commander

Ignoring the Syrian forces’ vastly successful Russia-backed anti-terrorist campaign, a senior coalition commander has accused Damascus of being “unwilling or unable” to defeat ISIS. Still, the coalition won’t go after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists that are still holed up in territory under the Syrian government’s control. “We will continue to deconflict with the Russians, but we have got ...

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Trump continues attack on FBI, calls Clinton dossier ‘garbage’

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the rhetoric another notch as he demanded the FBI verify claims found in the dossier claiming to reveal collusion with Russia amid the 2016 presidential election. “WOW, @foxandfriends ‘Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.’ ...

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Harrisburg shooting spree was a ‘terror attack’ – Department of Homeland Security

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 05:55 The Department of Homeland Security describes the shooting spree in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which took place on Friday, as “a terror attack.” The gunman opened fire and targeted police in several locations in the city. “Department of Homeland Security can confirm the suspect involved in a terror attack in Harrisburg Pennsylvania” was a beneficiary of ...

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Ex-Marine charged with plotting San Francisco Pier 39 attack for ISIS

FBI officials arrested and charged an ex-Marine accused of plotting a Christmas Day terrorist attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39 on behalf of Islamic State (ISIS). Undercover FBI agents were key elements of the plot. Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, also known as Abdallah al-Amriki,  is accused of providing “material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization” and being willing ...

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'ISIS-linked' man suspected of plotting car-ramming attack detained in Germany

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:04 German police have detained a man who they believe was plotting a car-ramming attack near an ice-skating rink in the city of Karlsruhe. He reportedly has connections to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Investigators say that preliminary information suggests the man, identified as 29-year-old German citizen ‘Dasbar W.,’ planned to ram a vehicle into ...

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Acid attack epidemic makes parts of London ‘no go’ areas, Labour MP warns

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 09:07 An ever-growing epidemic of acid attacks is turning parts of London into ‘no go’ zones, a Labour MP has claimed. It adds to earlier claims that London has become the ‘acid attack capital of the world.’ The House of Commons heard on Wednesday that the spate of acid attacks in London had made large ...

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Pyongyang rejects biological weapons rumors, accuses US of fabricating pretext for attack

North Korea has rejected media speculation, fuelled by the US National Security Strategy, that it’s preparing for chemical warfare. Pyongyang accused Washington of fabricating yet another “false pretext” for a surprise attack. As tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to escalate, a series of reports suggest that North Korea might be developing a program to fit biological weapons on intercontinental ...

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South Korean cryptocurrency exchange goes bust after hack attack

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 14:39 A cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea said it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy after it was hacked for the second time this year. It lost 17 percent of its assets in the cyberattack. Read more The Youbit exchange said it was “very sorry” it had been forced to shut down, adding that ...

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Berlin Christmas market attack 1 year on: Grieving victims’ families & survivors still await answers

A year after the tragedy, families of the Berlin Christmas market terrorist attack victims are yet to receive any sound explanation as to why the perpetrator was not detained by the German security forces when they had a chance. On December 19, 2016, 24-year-old Anis Amri deliberately drove a stolen truck into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 12 ...

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Trump official claims North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyber attack

A Trump official claims in an op-ed that the US has proof that it was North Korea behind the WannaCry cyber attack, citing a “careful investigation.” However, he also launched into various allegations against other countries. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “It’s Official: North Korea Is Behind WannaCry,” White House Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert claimed on Monday ...

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