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June 23, 2018 1:34 PM Pakistani Taliban appoints new leader after deadly drone strike

The Pakistani Taliban announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the fight for girls' rights 6

June 20, 2018 8:08 AM WHAT IS DONALD TRUMP'S 'SPACE FORCE' DIRECTIVE?

US President Donald Trump announced plans for a service branch aimed at ensuring American dominance in space this week. Trump pleded to revive the country's flagging efforts in space, return to the moon and eventually send a manned mission that would reach Mars. The president framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want 'China and Russia

June 19, 2018 9:39 PM Farage STUNS callers by 'agreeing with Barnier for first time' on THIS key issue

NIGEL FARAGE stunned callers after he claimed “for the first time ever” he found himself on the “same side” as the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Nigel Farage accused Prime Minister Theresa May of trying to “opt-in” to various EU arrangements, including the European Arrest Warrant, post-Brexit. The UK currently works with police 9

June 19, 2018 11:44 AM Quiet please! French fighter jets adjust schedule to avoid exam disruption

Military base commander Cedric Gaudilliere said take-off and landing procedures had been adjusted so as not to bother students. Cedric Gaudilliere, commander at the air base near Mont-de-Marsan, in southwest France, said the decision was made to help the 3,773 students sitting their exams nearby, and other bases will be following similar procedures 7

June 18, 2018 9:32 AM Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis has been charged with committing preparatory acts for high treason over his exhortations

June 18, 2018 2:38 AM S. Korea conducts war games to defend against Japan

South Korea on Monday will begin two days of war games to practice defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast -- against an unlikely attack by Japan. Seoul has controlled the islets in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) since the end of Japanese colonial rule on the Korean peninsula. Tokyo also claims the islands, known as Takeshima in Japan, accusing 9

June 18, 2018 12:41 AM Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, officials said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, was in a convoy along with senior members of his FUNCINPEC party heading toward Sihanoukville in southwest

June 17, 2018 11:35 PM World War 3 fears ESCALATE as 'US BOMB' Syrian military site killing forces

A US-LED coalition aircraft has bombed a military base in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries according to local media, in a move that could escalate tensions between President Assad’s forces and the US. Syrian military have said there are a number of casualties after a US air-strike targeted a military position in al-Harri south East of Al-Boukamal 13

June 17, 2018 9:58 PM Taliban say ceasefire won't be extended, as suicide attack kills 18

A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday Sunday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes during the ceasefire over the Muslim holiday, the Taliban announced they would not be extending the truce 9

June 17, 2018 5:21 PM Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank. Saturday's statement by the company called on the group commanded by Ibrahim Jadhran to withdraw to prevent an "environmental disaster" and further