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Putin's spokesman denounced the claim as "shocking and inexcusable". Speaking on a visit to the Battle of Britain Bunker museum in Uxbridge with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz, Mr Johnson said: "Our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin , and with his decision - and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision - to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the United Kingdom, on the streets of Europe, for the first time since the Second World War".
  • Turkey neutralises 3567 terrorists in Syria

    Turkey neutralises 3567 terrorists in Syria

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    According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty. Syria's civil war entered its eighth year this week with heavy fighting on two fronts - around Afrin and in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta , near Damascus.
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    Russia responded in kind on Saturday, when the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Laurie Bristow , the British ambassador to Russia, to tell him that 23 diplomats have one week to leave Russia "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and unsubstantiated accusations", according to a statement.
  • Pentagon releases names of 7 airmen killed in crash in Iraq

    Pentagon releases names of 7 airmen killed in crash in Iraq

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    O'Keeffe, 37; Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, 37; Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, 39; and Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, 30. "The 106th Rescue Wing personnel were operating in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the American-led coalition operation to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria", the Department of Defense said.
  • United States puts pressure on Europe to enforce Iran nuclear deal

    United States puts pressure on Europe to enforce Iran nuclear deal

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    On March 5, around a week before firing Tillerson via Twitter, Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting that the United States would pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if his demands to make "significant" changes to the agreement were not met, USA media reported , citing officials.
  • California mall shooting victim was gunman's ex-wife, police say

    California mall shooting victim was gunman's ex-wife, police say

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    As of 4:30 p.m., the indoor portion of the mall had been reopened. Shoppers had been locked down at The Oaks mall in the city of Thousand Oaks , about 64km west of Los Angeles. Jeffrey Simpson was inside a department store at a Southern California mall when it suddenly went into lockdown. Police kept shoppers in the mall for more than an hour, but the shoppers were free to move around and employees were helping people stay comfortable and calm.
  • 5 of family killed, 2 injured in Pakistani shelling in J&K's Poonch

    5 of family killed, 2 injured in Pakistani shelling in J&K's Poonch

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    Army spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand told THE WEEK that Pakistan shelled a village close to the line of control at 7.45 am. Army troops retaliated strongly and effectively to silence Pakistani guns, he said. Skirmishes along the LoC, the de facto frontier, and the worldwide border have seen sharp rise in last one year, as ties have steadily gone downhill following terror strikes and unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
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    Blow for BJP in by-polls

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    Rahul also urged all opposition parties - national and regional - to come together with a single-point agenda of unseating the BJP from the Centre. Shah said the UP government under Yogi Adityanath is among the best BJP-run state governments.
  • Russia Orders the Expulsion of 23 British Diplomats in Retaliation

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    Britain's foreign minister, Boris Johnson also claimed that it is " highly likely " that Putin himself ordered the nerve-agent attack on the spy. The Foreign Secretary's comments were rebuked by Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov , who said: "Any reference or mentioning of our president is nothing else but shocking and unpardonable diplomatic misconduct".
  • Russia expels 23 British diplomats, shuts Council, Consulate

    Russia expels 23 British diplomats, shuts Council, Consulate

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    And while it is ordering the closure of the United Kingdom consulate in St Petersburg - both Moscow and Ekaterinburg remain open. Russian Foreign Ministry informed in its announcement . The British Council, whose activities in Russian Federation were suspended by the Kremlin on Saturday, is a registered charity that uses education and culture to spread British soft power internationally.
  • Russian Federation to expel 23 United Kingdom diplomats

    Russian Federation to expel 23 United Kingdom diplomats

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    Russia's move this morning to expel British representatives and close the British Consulate-General in St Petersburg and British Council in Moscow was "anticipated", a government spokesperson said . In a dramatic twist Friday, London's Metropolitan Police said that the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov , who was found dead Monday in his London home, was now being treated as murder.
  • Lalu admitted to RIMS cardiology wing

    Lalu admitted to RIMS cardiology wing

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    Yesterday, the Special CBI court had made three former bureaucrats of Bihar accountant-general's office accused in the fodder scam . The RJD party members came armed with copies of a newspaper article that said that a regular case was filed by the CBI against Lalu Prasad in the land-for-hotels deal even though the legal wing of the CBI said there was "no evidence" against him.
  • Britain, Russia spy sagas: past sanctions

    Britain, Russia spy sagas: past sanctions

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    Alexei Chepa, deputy head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, said Saturday that he expected additional measures to be taken by the British government in response to Russia's actions today. The first use of a nerve agent on European soil since World War II is a direct challenge to the Western alliance, days before elections are nearly certain to give Vladimir Putin a fourth term as Russia's president.
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    FIRST ALERT for possible severe storms Monday

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    A very weak cold front will work its way into the Valley Saturday evening into Saturday. Sunday: The forecast for Sunday looks more active than it did a few days ago. Temperatures could skyrocket up to 80 degrees for Monday afternoon. Then, another round of strong to severe storms appear likely for the afternoon and evening.
  • South Africa Prosecutors Set to Announce Steps on Zuma Charges

    South Africa Prosecutors Set to Announce Steps on Zuma Charges

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    Former National Prosecution Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe withdrew 783 corruption charges against Zuma in 2009, just weeks before he was elected president. "The decision will however only be made after careful consideration and consultation with Mr Zuma", Hulley was quoted as saying in a screengrabbed text.