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Pentagon says Syria strikes are 'one time shot' to send strong message to Assad

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday’s strikes on multiple targets were “harder” than those in 2017, but insisted no additional launches were planned. “Right now this is a one time shot and I believe it sent a very strong message,” Mattis said during a press briefing in the Pentagon, adding that there may be further attacks against the government ...

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‘Islam runs against democratic values & has no place in Germany,’ says leading coalition politician

One of the top figures in the CSU, Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, has said Islam has no place in German society and insists the government must reject recent immigration policies or face annihilation by the rising AfD. “Islam has no cultural roots in Germany and with Sharia as a legal system, it has nothing in common with our Judeo-Christian ...

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Trump’s pick for State Secretary Pompeo says no more soft policy toward Russia

CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a “soft policy” toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over. The list ...

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Apple Music hits 40 million subscribers as it accelerates towards surpassing Spotify, report says

Apple Music is continuing its upward climb in subscriber count, quickening its pace as it seeks to overtake Spotify in the battle for users’ ears. The music streaming service now has 40 million subscribers, a report today from Variety claims. We have reached out to Apple for confirmation. The service still has a ways to go before it surpasses Spotify, which ...

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Having second thoughts? Mattis says US ‘still assessing intelligence’ on alleged Syria attack

Amid Donald Trump’s bullish rhetoric, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested that the US remains uncertain about the details of what exactly occurred in Douma on April 7, adding that no decision has been made to strike Syria. READ MORE: Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’! “We’re still assessing the intelligence — ...

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Diplomatic expulsions directly aid terrorists, says Russian intelligence chief

The recent expulsion of Russian diplomats by Western nations is so damaging to international counter-terrorism, it could be described as direct aid to terrorist groups, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service has said. Sergey Naryshkin made the statement after a meeting with three Russian intelligence agents who were among those recently expelled, according to Sergey Ivanov, head of the ...

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Russian special services thwarted 6 terrorist attacks in 2018, says Federal Security Service chief

Russian special services prevented six terrorist attacks in the first three months of 2018, FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov said at Tuesday’s session of Russia’s National Counter-Terrorism Committee. “Three terrorist crimes were committed [in Russia] in the first quarter of 2018 – in the republic of Dagestan, in Khabarovsk Territory and in Sakhalin Region. Six terrorist attacks were stopped at the ...

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UN says it is unable to ‘independently verify allegations’ of alleged chem attack in Douma

While the West, and the US in particular, rush to accuse the Syrian government of an alleged chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, the UN has admitted that it is unable to “independently verify the allegations.” “We’re not in a position at this point to independently verify the allegations [about the alleged chemical attack in Douma], but, obviously, ...

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Apple says its global facilities are now powered by 100-percent clean energy

Last week, Apple called out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rollback the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The company cited both the obvious environmental impact of such a move, along with potential economic fallout. It turns out Apple’s got quite a bit invested in the latter.  The company announced today that its global facilities are now 100-percent run by renewable ...

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Russian Embassy in UK seeks meeting with Boris Johnson, says it’s ‘high time’ to talk Skripal case

The Russian Embassy in London has requested a meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, saying that discussing the Skripal case and other issues regarding Russia-UK relations is long overdue. With the saga of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter unfolding and London not backing down on claims of Moscow’s guilt, the embassy bemoaned the level of communication ...

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