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Trump warns NATO allies US can ‘do our own thing’ if 2% spending goal not met – reports

US President Donald Trump has reportedly told NATO allies that the US would do their “own thing” if members didn’t up defense spending to 2% of GDP despite reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the bloc. The not-so-veiled threat was reported by NATO officials and diplomats inside an unscheduled crisis meeting of the alliance on Thursday morning, according to Politico.  Further sources ...

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Several dead, injured after train derailed in Turkey – reports

Published time: 8 Jul, 2018 16:45 Edited time: 8 Jul, 2018 16:58 A passenger train has derailed in northwest Turkey, leading to deaths and injuries, according to local media reports. Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene. The incident occurred when five carriages of the train, carrying 300 people, came off the tracks near the Greek border, according to ...

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Japan executes ex-leader of cult behind subway sarin attack that killed 13 – reports

The former leader of Aum Shinrikyo, a doomsday cult that killed 13 people in a 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, has been executed, Japanese media report. He is the first of 13 people set to be hanged for the attack. Shoko Asahara, 63, was executed on Friday, Mainichi Shimbun reported, citing government sources. Asahara, who was born ...

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German interior minister Seehofer offers resignation in migration clash with Merkel – reports

Bavarian CSU leader and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has offered to resign from both of his government posts due to severe disagreements with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her migration policy, local media report. While Seehofer, who has spearheaded the opposition to Merkel’s approach to tackling immigration problems, has not officially submitted his resignation, sources at a closed CSU presidency ...

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United States demands that Japan stops buying oil from Iran – reports

Washington has asked Tokyo to halt all crude purchases from Iran, insisting that its allies cease all trade with the country, according to Bloomberg. Read more The request was made during a meeting between US and Japanese officials in Tokyo this week, according to the media. No decision has been made yet, though, and talks will continue. This means that ...

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Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers

Set the “days without a Facebook privacy problem” counter to zero. This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch, informing us that their Facebook App Analytics weekly summary email had been delivered to someone outside their company. It contains sensitive business information, including weekly average users, page views and new users. Forty-three hours after we contacted Facebook about the issue, the ...

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Paris street on lockdown amid reports of armed man holding people hostage

Published time: 12 Jun, 2018 15:01 Edited time: 12 Jun, 2018 15:27 An area in Paris has been on lockdown after an armed man reportedly took several people, including a pregnant woman, hostage in one of the buildings, local media report. Photos and videos from the scene showed numerous police vehicles and ambulances at Rue des Petites Ecuries in the ...

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US fighter jet crashes into sea in Japan – reports

Published time: 10 Jun, 2018 23:27 Edited time: 10 Jun, 2018 23:58 A US F-15 fighter jet has crashed into the sea near the Japanese island of Okinawa, Reuters reports, citing local media. Okinawa houses a controversial American military presence, which has been the subject of numerous protests. Two pilots ejected from the fighter jet, according to Japanese news agency ...

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Russia says Gulag records are ‘kept forever’ amid reports of secretly evaporating archives

Gulag documents are “kept forever” in accordance with strict regulations, the Russian deputy minister of internal affairs said. The statement comes amid reports that prisoner records are being destroyed under a secret order. A Russian museum studying the history of the infamous Gulag prison camps, which existed in the Soviet Union until 1960, has learned that prisoner data is being ...

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No formal meeting between Trump & ‘schoolmistress’ May at G7 summit – reports

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is not on the list of world leaders scheduled for bilateral meetings with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Canada, in an apparent rift in the ‘special relationship.’ No formal meeting is scheduled between Trump and May, UK officials confirmed. She will meet with other G7 leaders, however. Trump ...

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