Nigerian ‘Rambo’ suspected of killing & torturing migrants in refugee camp arrested in Italy

Italian police have arrested a suspected human trafficker following allegations that the man tortured, sexually abused and murdered migrants in a refugee camp in Libya. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview Italian police have arrested a suspected human trafficker following allegations that the man tortured, sexually abused and murdered migrants in a refugee camp in Libya.
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ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul – Iraqi military

The iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq has been blown up by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, news agencies report citing the Iraqi military. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview The iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq has been blown up by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, news agencies report citing the Iraqi military.
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Russian diplomat Voronkov becomes first UN Counterterrorism chief

Preview UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed seasoned Russian diplomat, Vladimir Voronkov, to head its recently created Counterterrorism Office. Voronkov had served as Moscow’s representative to UN international organizations in Vienna before his new high-level appointment.
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Preview UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed seasoned Russian diplomat, Vladimir Voronkov, to head its recently created Counterterrorism Office. Voronkov had served as Moscow’s representative to UN international organizations in Vienna before his new high-level appointment.
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‘Why would he fake it?’: Oliver Stone responds to allegations Putin showed him ‘wrong’ Syria video

Renowned US director Oliver Stone has urged the media “not to trivialize” his documentary on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, after allegations emerged online suggesting that Putin showed Stone an American attack video while passing it …

Preview Renowned US director Oliver Stone has urged the media "not to trivialize" his documentary on Russia's President Vladimir Putin, after allegations emerged online suggesting that Putin showed Stone an American attack video while passing it off as part of Russia's military campaign in Syria.
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Bavarian teen probed for shooting at Thai king with toy gun

A Bavarian teen is being investigated for attempted grievous bodily harm after shooting at the Thai monarch with a toy gun as the king was cycling by. Another teen, who was also part of the play shooting, is a minor and cannot be prosecut…

Preview A Bavarian teen is being investigated for attempted grievous bodily harm after shooting at the Thai monarch with a toy gun as the king was cycling by. Another teen, who was also part of the play shooting, is a minor and cannot be prosecuted.
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Vaccines can be blamed for diseases without any proof, EU top court rules

As the ‘anti-vax’ movement continues to gain traction across the globe, the EU’s top court has ruled that vaccines can be blamed for diseases even when there isn’t any proof they are responsible. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview As the 'anti-vax' movement continues to gain traction across the globe, the EU's top court has ruled that vaccines can be blamed for diseases even when there isn't any proof they are responsible.
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Moscow cancels meeting with top US diplomat over new sanctions batch

Preview Russia has condemned the new round of US sanctions as a “continuation of the trend set by the Obama administration aimed at ruining relations between our countries” and has promptly canceled a scheduled meeting of senior Russian and American diplomats.
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Preview Russia has condemned the new round of US sanctions as a “continuation of the trend set by the Obama administration aimed at ruining relations between our countries” and has promptly canceled a scheduled meeting of senior Russian and American diplomats.
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‘Islamist side’ issues death threats, Berlin ‘liberal mosque’ co-founder says

Preview A co-founder of the first “liberal mosque,” which opened in the German capital last week, has faced intimidation, including death threats, she told RT Deutsch.
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Preview A co-founder of the first “liberal mosque,” which opened in the German capital last week, has faced intimidation, including death threats, she told RT Deutsch.
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‘NATO buildup on Russian borders erodes global security’ – Moscow

Preview The growing NATO presence in the Baltic and Eastern Europe demonstrates “blatant unwillingness” of certain Western states to stop “pursuing an anti-Russian agenda” and forces Moscow to beef up its border defenses, according to Russia’s defense minister.
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Preview The growing NATO presence in the Baltic and Eastern Europe demonstrates “blatant unwillingness” of certain Western states to stop “pursuing an anti-Russian agenda” and forces Moscow to beef up its border defenses, according to Russia’s defense minister.
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Europe’s Space Agency approves alien-hunt project

The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to hunt down habitable planets in other star systems and any alien life forms that may reside there. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to hunt down habitable planets in other star systems and any alien life forms that may reside there.
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Gay-friendly mosque allowing female imams to open in Norway – activist

A liberal mosque, with men and women praying side by side, gay and transgender people allowed in, and female preachers having the floor, is planned to be opened in Oslo within a year, says an activist who came up with the idea. Read Full…

Preview A liberal mosque, with men and women praying side by side, gay and transgender people allowed in, and female preachers having the floor, is planned to be opened in Oslo within a year, says an activist who came up with the idea.
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Europe must defend ‘liberal world order,’ limit Chinese & Russian influence – German minister

Europe should do more as a guardian of “liberal world order” because the US is starting to take a “skeptical” view of that role, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said, adding that China and Russia must be limited in their influe…

Preview Europe should do more as a guardian of "liberal world order" because the US is starting to take a "skeptical" view of that role, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said, adding that China and Russia must be limited in their influence.
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Venezuela dares US to ‘send in marines’ amid crisis, threatens ‘crushing response’

Venezuela has lashed out at the US for trying to forge a plan to address its political crisis, daring Washington to “send in the marines” and threatening to meet troops with a “crushing response.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview Venezuela has lashed out at the US for trying to forge a plan to address its political crisis, daring Washington to "send in the marines" and threatening to meet troops with a "crushing response."
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Philippines bans private use of firecrackers to avoid deaths & injuries

Preview Fireworks in the Philippines will now be limited to public displays sanctioned by the authorities, according to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s order. The ruling also bans citizens from using pyrotechnic devices.
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Preview Fireworks in the Philippines will now be limited to public displays sanctioned by the authorities, according to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s order. The ruling also bans citizens from using pyrotechnic devices.
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Australia to resume anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria – defense chief

Australian warplanes will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, according to the country’s defense chief. Operations were suspended earlier this week, after a US fighter jet shot down a Sy…

Preview Australian warplanes will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, according to the country's defense chief. Operations were suspended earlier this week, after a US fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane.
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Russian Su-27 warns off NATO F-16 trying to approach defense minister’s plane over Baltic

Preview A NATO F-16 fighter jet has tried to approach the Russian defense minister’s plane above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The plane was warded off by a Russian Su-27 escorting the minister’s aircraft, according to journalists who were on board.
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Preview A NATO F-16 fighter jet has tried to approach the Russian defense minister’s plane above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The plane was warded off by a Russian Su-27 escorting the minister’s aircraft, according to journalists who were on board.
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US is stuck in 20th-century foreign policy, with wars and bases across the globe – Jeffrey Sachs

Instead of building a global economy and solving problems like climate change in order to save the planet, the US is waging wars and maintaining military bases across the world, pursuing Cold War policies, Jeffrey Sachs says. Read Full Ar…

Preview Instead of building a global economy and solving problems like climate change in order to save the planet, the US is waging wars and maintaining military bases across the world, pursuing Cold War policies, Jeffrey Sachs says.
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Saudi King names young son Mohammed bin Salman crown prince, strips eldest of title & post

Saudi King Salman has named 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman crown prince in place of Mohammed bin Nayef, who had previously been first in line to the throne. The King also stripped bin Nayef of his function as interior minister. Read …

Preview Saudi King Salman has named 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman crown prince in place of Mohammed bin Nayef, who had previously been first in line to the throne. The King also stripped bin Nayef of his function as interior minister.
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ISIS-linked militants storm school, take hostages in south Philippines village

Several residents have reportedly been taken hostage and used as human shields after armed terrorists stormed a village in the Cotabato province of the Philippines, according to local police. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview Several residents have reportedly been taken hostage and used as human shields after armed terrorists stormed a village in the Cotabato province of the Philippines, according to local police.
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Iran slams ‘brazen interventionist plan’ after Tillerson’s call for regime change

Preview Iran has accused the United States of interfering in its domestic affairs after calls by the US Secretary of State to support “elements” that would ensure a “peaceful transition” in the Islamic Republic. Tehran also officially delivered a note of protest to the UN.
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Preview Iran has accused the United States of interfering in its domestic affairs after calls by the US Secretary of State to support “elements” that would ensure a “peaceful transition” in the Islamic Republic. Tehran also officially delivered a note of protest to the UN.
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Qatar blames news agency hack on ‘neighbors’ who lead economic blockade

Preview The hacking of Qatari state news agency QNA last month was carried out by the same “neighboring countries,” which then used the resulting diplomatic fallout as a pretext to impose an economic and political blockade on Doha, the country’s Attorney General has said.
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Preview The hacking of Qatari state news agency QNA last month was carried out by the same “neighboring countries,” which then used the resulting diplomatic fallout as a pretext to impose an economic and political blockade on Doha, the country’s Attorney General has said.
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US coalition still owes explanation over downing of Syrian warplane – Lavrov

Preview Moscow is still waiting for an explanation from Washington about the downing of a Syrian warplane, the Russian Foreign minister has said after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. Sergey Lavrov also expressed hope that US actions won’t undermine anti-terrorist efforts in Syria.
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Preview Moscow is still waiting for an explanation from Washington about the downing of a Syrian warplane, the Russian Foreign minister has said after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. Sergey Lavrov also expressed hope that US actions won’t undermine anti-terrorist efforts in Syria.
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New US sanctions ‘destructive,’ hinder improvement of bilateral relations – Russian Foreign Ministry

Washington’s expansion of sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and organizations over the situation in Ukraine “will not have a desired effect” on those on the list, but will only hinder the already difficult process of improving …

Preview Washington's expansion of sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and organizations over the situation in Ukraine "will not have a desired effect" on those on the list, but will only hinder the already difficult process of improving US-Russia relations, Moscow says.
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Soldiers ‘neutralize’ suspect wearing explosive belt outside Brussels Central Station (WATCH LIVE)

Preview Belgian police have “neutralized” a person wearing reportedly an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station. The news comes after the station was evacuated following reports of an explosion, according to local media sources.
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Preview Belgian police have “neutralized” a person wearing reportedly an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station. The news comes after the station was evacuated following reports of an explosion, according to local media sources.
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Soldiers ‘neutralize’ suspect after small blast at Brussels Central Station (WATCH LIVE)

Preview Belgian soldiers have “neutralized” a person wearing reportedly an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station. The news comes after the station was evacuated following reports of an explosion, according to local media sources.
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Preview Belgian soldiers have “neutralized” a person wearing reportedly an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station. The news comes after the station was evacuated following reports of an explosion, according to local media sources.
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Estonia to set up world’s 1st data embassy in Luxembourg

Preview The world’s first ever data embassy is set for launch next year after the Estonian government signed a deal with Luxembourg. Estonia is planning to keep backup files of its vital information on servers in the duchy in order to guarantee country’s digital continuity.
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Preview The world’s first ever data embassy is set for launch next year after the Estonian government signed a deal with Luxembourg. Estonia is planning to keep backup files of its vital information on servers in the duchy in order to guarantee country's digital continuity.
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Plutonium detected in urine of 5 workers after accident at Japan’s nuclear lab

Preview Five staff members of a Japanese nuclear research center have small amounts of radioactive materials – plutonium and americium – in their urine following an accident in the lab earlier this month, according to the hospital where they are being treated.
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Preview Five staff members of a Japanese nuclear research center have small amounts of radioactive materials – plutonium and americium – in their urine following an accident in the lab earlier this month, according to the hospital where they are being treated.
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US spy plane carried out ‘provocative turn’ toward Russian fighter jet over Baltic – Moscow

Preview Moscow said a US spy plane flying toward the Russian border made a “provocative turn” toward a fighter jet, which had been scrambled for an interception mission. Earlier, the US military claimed the Russian jet had approached the US plane in an unsafe way.
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Preview Moscow said a US spy plane flying toward the Russian border made a “provocative turn” toward a fighter jet, which had been scrambled for an interception mission. Earlier, the US military claimed the Russian jet had approached the US plane in an unsafe way.
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Paris attacker was on terrorist watch list, had gun permit

The man who rammed a car into police in Paris had a gun permit, despite being on a terrorist watch list over suspected jihadist links. He is said to have been raised in a Salafist family, and four relatives were detained following the att…

Preview The man who rammed a car into police in Paris had a gun permit, despite being on a terrorist watch list over suspected jihadist links. He is said to have been raised in a Salafist family, and four relatives were detained following the attack.
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Waterbombing plane fighting huge wildfire crashes in central Portugal

A waterbomber plane fighting the huge wildfire in central Portugal has crashed, according to local media reports. The Canadair plane came down in Louriceira in Pedrogao Grande, where the fire is at its most fierce. Read Full Article at RT…

Preview A waterbomber plane fighting the huge wildfire in central Portugal has crashed, according to local media reports. The Canadair plane came down in Louriceira in Pedrogao Grande, where the fire is at its most fierce.
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3 asylum-seekers in Germany accused of violently raping woman ‘3 times each’

A 28-year-old woman in Muhlhausen, Germany has identified three Ethiopian men who she claims repeatedly raped and beat her during a local carnival. The victim revealed some of the horrifying details in court. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview A 28-year-old woman in Muhlhausen, Germany has identified three Ethiopian men who she claims repeatedly raped and beat her during a local carnival. The victim revealed some of the horrifying details in court.
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EU Parliament committee wants massive end-to-end encryption, no more snooping ‘backdoors’

Preview An EU Parliament committee has proposed implementing end-to-end encryption for all digital communications and banning so-called “backdoors” which allow law enforcement guaranteed access to private data.
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Preview An EU Parliament committee has proposed implementing end-to-end encryption for all digital communications and banning so-called “backdoors” which allow law enforcement guaranteed access to private data.
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Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ causes terrorism scare on Swiss subway

Preview A man shouting “Allahu Akbar” made people flee for their lives during a terrorism scare at a Metro station in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prosecutors say the man was suffering from a paranoid episode and presented no immediate danger to the public.
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Preview A man shouting “Allahu Akbar” made people flee for their lives during a terrorism scare at a Metro station in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prosecutors say the man was suffering from a paranoid episode and presented no immediate danger to the public.
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Al-Shabaab car bomb kills up to 10, injures 20 outside govt building in Mogadishu (PHOTOS)

Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for a massive suicide bomb attack at a government building in Mogadishu Tuesday that killed up to 10 people and injured at least 20 others. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for a massive suicide bomb attack at a government building in Mogadishu Tuesday that killed up to 10 people and injured at least 20 others.
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‘No safe place’: Man who fled Raqqa & lost kid blames US-led strikes for civilian deaths

A Syrian man who claims his daughter died in a US-led airstrike while fleeing the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, told RT about the horrifying events of his escape and claims the US-led coalition has an alarming tendency to targ…

Preview A Syrian man who claims his daughter died in a US-led airstrike while fleeing the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, told RT about the horrifying events of his escape and claims the US-led coalition has an alarming tendency to target civilians.
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Faroe Islanders slaughter whales by hand in annual hunt (GRAPHIC PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Faroe Islanders have launched their annual hunt, killing whales and dolphins by hand and turning the sea blood red in the process. The centuries-old slaughter has been slammed by activists across the world. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview Faroe Islanders have launched their annual hunt, killing whales and dolphins by hand and turning the sea blood red in the process. The centuries-old slaughter has been slammed by activists across the world.
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Danish family threatened with fine over American flag in their garden – media

Preview A Danish family was asked by police to remove a US flag from their garden or pay a fine after neighbors filed complaints, according to local media. The family says they are keen on American culture and are puzzled since it is not “a Nazi or ISIS flag.”
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Preview A Danish family was asked by police to remove a US flag from their garden or pay a fine after neighbors filed complaints, according to local media. The family says they are keen on American culture and are puzzled since it is not “a Nazi or ISIS flag.”
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Euro MPs urge scrapping Turkey accession talks over Erdogan’s sweeping powers

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs have adopted a resolution urging Brussels to formally suspend EU accession talks with Turkey, if a constitutional change granting President Erdogan sweeping powers goes ahead. Read …

Preview The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs have adopted a resolution urging Brussels to formally suspend EU accession talks with Turkey, if a constitutional change granting President Erdogan sweeping powers goes ahead.
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$28 hacking software to break into webcams spreads in China

Preview The notion of “the privacy of your own home” may be becoming a thing of the past. Cheap software has reportedly spread in the Chinese Internet, allowing web-connected cameras and home surveillance devices to be infiltrated.
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Preview The notion of “the privacy of your own home” may be becoming a thing of the past. Cheap software has reportedly spread in the Chinese Internet, allowing web-connected cameras and home surveillance devices to be infiltrated.
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SAS jet makes emergency landing due to smoke in cabin

A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane en-route to Copenhagen was forced to divert and make an emergency landing back in Gdansk, Poland soon after takeoff, due to smoke in the cabin, according to the airline. Read Full Article at RT.com

Preview A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane en-route to Copenhagen was forced to divert and make an emergency landing back in Gdansk, Poland soon after takeoff, due to smoke in the cabin, according to the airline.
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‘Infidels should have throats cut’: Italy arrests Iraqi refugee over ISIS support

Preview An Iraqi asylum seeker who reportedly said that those who aren’t Islam worshipers “should have their throats cut” has been arrested in Italy. The man was also distributing materials backing Islamic State.
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Preview An Iraqi asylum seeker who reportedly said that those who aren’t Islam worshipers “should have their throats cut” has been arrested in Italy. The man was also distributing materials backing Islamic State.
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Van driver dies as he crashes into tail-back after migrants set up roadblock near Calais

A van driver died on the highway to the French port of Calais in an accident caused by a roadblock of tree trunks set up by migrants. Nine Eritrean nationals have been detained in connection with the incident, according to local official….

Preview A van driver died on the highway to the French port of Calais in an accident caused by a roadblock of tree trunks set up by migrants. Nine Eritrean nationals have been detained in connection with the incident, according to local official.
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Australia halts air strikes in Syria after Russia-US tensions over downed Damascus jet

Preview The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has suspended flights over Syria after Russia said it halted sky incident prevention interactions with the US as of June 19, due to the coalition’s downing of a Damascus warplane.
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Preview The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has suspended flights over Syria after Russia said it halted sky incident prevention interactions with the US as of June 19, due to the coalition’s downing of a Damascus warplane.
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