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Syrian military members had already been trained to use the more advanced system, which was originally set to be sent over in 2013 but was held up "at the request of Israel ", Shoigu said. "What's important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us". "Today's data does not just suggest but prove that the blame for the tragic [downing] of the Russian Il-20 airplane lies entirely with the Israeli Air Force", the major general told ...
  • Theresa May demands respect from European Union in Brexit negotiations

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    Speaking Thursday in Salzburg, Donald Tusk , President of the European Council, said key aspects of Brexit proposals, agreed at her Chequers country retreat in July, " will not work " in their current form. Macron called May's proposals "not acceptable in their current state". Labour MP Jo Swinson, from the People's Vote movement pushing for a second referendum on Brexit, said "Chequers is dead" and "whatever comes out of the negotiations now will inevitably be a very bad deal for Britain".
  • Pak-Saudi Arabia agree on US$10bn economic package

    Pak-Saudi Arabia agree on US$10bn economic package

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    There are already several conflicts plaguing the Muslim world, starting from Libya to Somalia, to Syria, Afghanistan. Pakistan has already suffered a lot. The foreign ministers could explore the way forward, he said, adding that the SAARC Summit in Islamabad "will offer and opportunity for you to visit Pakistan and for us to re-start the stalled dialogue process".
  • Three babies among five stabbed in NY childcare centre

    Three babies among five stabbed in NY childcare centre

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    Another adult who was hurt is a woman who works at the center. Additionally, two adults were stabbed, neither of their injuries is said to be life-threatening. It isn't clear whether his child was among those stabbed. A 52-year-old woman, now in police custody at a hospital, was found in the daycare basement with what police believe was a self-inflicted cut to the wrist.
  • Christine Blasey Ford May Testify Next Week After All

    Christine Blasey Ford May Testify Next Week After All

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    Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The sister-in-law of Christine Blasey Ford , the college professor who's accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as teenagers, said on " Good Morning America " that "I don't see any possibility " that Ford is mistaken.
  • Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify

    Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify

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    Through her lawyers, Ford said she wouldn't speak to the committee until the FBI investigates the alleged incident, which occurred while Ford and Kavanaugh were in high school. "Fairness and respect for her situation dictate that she should have time to deal with this". She said he pinned her on a bed, tried to undress her and clamped his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
  • South Korea downplays chance of nuke progress at North Korea summit

    South Korea downplays chance of nuke progress at North Korea summit

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, attend a welcoming ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in North Korea , Tuesday, Sept. "The U.S.is totally to blame for the deadlocked DPRK-U.S. negotiations", the Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial. The conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving US -led United Nations forces including South Korea technically still at war with the North.
  • Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam to walk out of jail, sentence suspended

    Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam to walk out of jail, sentence suspended

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    Sharif received 10 years for corruption, Maryam was given seven years for abetting a crime and a year for not co-operating and son-in-law Safdar Awan was given a one-year sentence also for not co-operating. Khan said Sharif and relatives were escorted to the airport amid tight security. His Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party lost the election on July 25 to the rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by former cricket hero Imran Khan .
  • N Korea may dismantle nuke facility if U.S. takes reciprocal action - Moon

    N Korea may dismantle nuke facility if U.S. takes reciprocal action - Moon

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    Within Trump's own administration, senior officials want North Korea to begin by declaring its nuclear and missile sites, rather than making piecemeal, unilateral concessions. Moon also said on Wednesday that the North agreed to take further steps such as permanently dismantling its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures.
  • Imran Khan promises to give refugees citizenship to curb crime

    Imran Khan promises to give refugees citizenship to curb crime

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    Similarly, matters related to welfare of the Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia and ways to enhance people to people contact are likely to come up for the discussion. We have long-standing issues, both of us know these problems. "The Saudis have always been giving the Pakistanis money, it's not new". By embracing Bangladeshis and Afghans, Khan also gets to project himself above other Islamic parties in the assembly, many of whom have their own "vote banks"; granting the refugees citizenship ...
  • Polish president wants a 'Fort Trump' US military base

    Polish president wants a 'Fort Trump' US military base

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    Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House that focused heavily on the U.S. presence in Poland as the country faces Russia's increased military activities in the region. "As you know, it's not just about a base". It's about training rangers, it's about maintenance facilities at the base, all these kinds of things. "The questions are many", Mattis told Pentagon reporters.
  • 'Very hard for me' to believe Kavanaugh accuser

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    There is a hearing scheduled for Monday although Ford has asked the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh before she testifies. The allegation has placed the nomination of Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge, in peril. Ford's attorneys said in the letter that they wanted an FBI investigation of the incident before she testifies in front of the committee in Washington .
  • Australia strawberry needles scare widens as federal probe is launched

    Australia strawberry needles scare widens as federal probe is launched

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    Contaminated strawberries have been found in all of Australia's mainland states. Strawberry prices have dropped around the country. Queensland Health would not comment on which store the strawberries were located in. The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has also ordered the food safety watchdog to investigate Queensland's handling of the strawberry spiking saga.
  • Russia's defense ministry says it lost contact with plane in Syria

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    A Russian military jet carrying 14 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea late Monday as Syria came under attack by Israeli aircraft, the defence ministry said. Putin said "radical militants" would have to withdraw from the zone. Reports from Idlib indicate that Al Nusra has set up gallows in the province to hang anyone supporting a peaceful settlement with the Syrian government.