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Iran deal, Syrian crisis & Nord Stream 2: Putin, Merkel find common ground on tough intl issues

The Iran nuclear deal, which was recently ditched by the US, humanitarian efforts in war-ravaged Syria, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project… Putin and Merkel hold three-hour talks and are mostly on the same page. The surprise visit announced earlier this week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place in Meseberg Palace, 65km north ...

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‘Tariffs are the greatest!’ Trump tweets tough ahead of trade negotiations with EU

US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose additional penalties on trading partners as he prepares for talks with European officials at the White House. In a Tuesday morning tweet, he called tariffs “the greatest,” saying every US trade partner should either negotiate a “fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. It’s as simple as that.” Trump added: “Remember, ...

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‘Way to disaster’: Moscow warns US against deploying WMDs in space, threatens with ‘tough response’

Washington’s plan to create a Space Force could lead to catastrophe, a Russian Senator has warned. Moscow’s ready to “strongly retaliate” if the US violates the outer space treaty by putting weapons of mass destruction into orbit. “Militarization of space is a way to disaster,” Viktor Bondarev, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee told RIA ...

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Zuckerberg avoided tough questions thanks to short EU testimony format

Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries in bulk before leaving just a half-hour for his batched responses. Zuckerberg immediately trotted out his dorm room story of not expecting Facebook’s current duty to safety and democracy, and repeated his pledge to broaden the company’s ...

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'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was “too tough on terrorists” for the Democrats. “My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump tweeted. “Think of that, in these very dangerous times, ...

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‘Tough crowd’: Kids ask White House press secretary to justify Syria airstrikes (VIDEO)

Budding reporters, aged from four to 13, took part in a mock White House briefing as part of Thursday’s ‘Take your child to work day’ and showed they were not afraid to get stuck in at a press briefing. One little girl tackled press secretary Sarah Sanders directly on Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes on Syria. She asked: “Why did ...

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Pentagon answered tough questions on Syrian strikes… but didn't really answer

When asked about the hard evidence of the alleged chemical attack in Syria and justification of the US strike, Pentagon officials showed the art of avoiding direct answers and shifting the blame. During a briefing in Washington, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White and Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie said that the operation, which launched more than 100 missiles ...

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Tesla faces tough questions after fatal highway crash

Tesla is facing questions about the safety of its driving system after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in California last week. It’s understood the driver who died had raised concerns over the autopilot system. The Tesla Model X struck a concrete divider on a highway in Mountain View, California on March 23. The car caught ...

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'Islam doesn't belong to Germany': German interior minister talks tough on immigration

Newly-appointed Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said that “Islam doesn’t belong to Germany.” The comments contradict previous remarks from his own chancellor, Angela Merkel. Seehofer was sworn-in on Wednesday, following protracted negotiations to form a new German government, and made the remarks in an interview with Bild on Friday. Seehofer, chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria, also ...

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Tough cookies: Girl Scouts defeat gun-wielding gang in botched robbery

A group of Girl Scouts were the victims of an attempted armed robbery in Tacoma, Washington. The girls were selling cookies outside a store when two men pulled a gun on them. The Girl Scouts were outside a Fred Meyer store when the incident occurred at about 6.20 pm on Saturday, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said, the News Tribune reports. ...

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