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A Greek police source on Monday said the eight additional packages had been scanned and "found to contain a similar mechanism". They were addressed to European finance officials and businesses in several countries. The anti-terrorist services reckon that the action was carried out by anarchists from the organisation Conspiracy of Fire Cells. The Dutch finance minister represented European creditors in negotiations with Greece over its controversial bailout agreements following Syriza's ...
  • Russian Federation summons Israeli envoy following IDF strikes in Syria

    Russian Federation summons Israeli envoy following IDF strikes in Syria

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    After Arabic media said Monday that Syrian army downed an Israeli Skylark surveillance drone near the city of Quneitra, the Israeli military said the drone "fell", rather than was shot down, in the area the previosu day. The line running east to west from Iran through Syria to Lebanon has been dubbed the "Shiite Axis", as Iran and Hezbollah are predominantly Shiite. Since the civil war began in 2011, Hezbollah has been intervening in Syria to save the Assad regime, losing a number of ...
  • Afghan soldier killed after shooting, wounding 3 United States troops

    Afghan soldier killed after shooting, wounding 3 United States troops

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    The shooter was a member of the Afghan special forces, military spokesman Mohammad Rasoul Zazai told the Reuters news agency on Sunday. A soldier of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces opened fire on his worldwide comrades in southern Helmand province, leaving at least three United States soldiers wounded.
  • Iraq forces retake Mosul train station

    Iraq forces retake Mosul train station

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    US-backed Iraqi security forces battling Daesh faced tough resistance from snipers and mortar rounds on Monday as they tried to advance on Mosul's Old City and the Iron Bridge across the Tigris River. "We are taking out snipers hiding in the surrounding building, we are still pushing for the Iron Bridge", Brigadier General Mahdi Abbas Abdullah of the Rapid Response force told Reuters .
  • 130-day Nagas' blockade of Manipur lifted

    130-day Nagas' blockade of Manipur lifted

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    The Manipur govt has also agreed to release the arrested UNC leaders without any conditions and cases against leaders related to the economic blockade will be closed. "The Manipur government has agreed to start consultations with all stakeholders to redress the same", UNC general secretary Milan Shimray told Express.
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    Gunmen and Their Families to Leave al-Waer Neighborhood in Homs

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    The Governor added that the first group includes the evacuation of more than 1500 gunmen and members of their families towards the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province, pointing out that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the Syrian and Russian military police supervise the process.
  • In first election, Turkish-Dutch party makes a splash

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    French President Francois Hollande and Germany s Angela Merkel on Thursday issued a joint statement denouncing as "unacceptable" Erdogan s remarks on Nazism and his aggressive statements against Berlin and other European Union nations. Party - formed in 2015 by ethnic Turkish lawmakers Tunahan Kuzu and Selcuk Ozturk after their expulsion from the Labor Party, whose integration policy they opposed - attracted over 200,000 votes not just from expatriate Turks, but from people from various ...
  • NCAA Tournament scores 2017: Dwayne Bacon sizzles, cooks Florida Gulf Coast

    NCAA Tournament scores 2017: Dwayne Bacon sizzles, cooks Florida Gulf Coast

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    The Florida State Seminoles earned a 3-seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament and with that came a first round date against the 14-seed Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. It appeared early that Florida State was going to break it wide open. Of course, that will require better performances in tough environments than they put together in road losses to North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Duke during conference play.
  • Only One Reporter Traveling With Tillerson on Asia Trip

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    Reuters also notes that McPike does not appear to be filing the pool reports that reporters traveling with the secretary typically file to inform colleagues about his activities. At a brief news conference in Tokyo on Thursday, Tillerson said the current level of spending - more than $50 billion - was "simply not sustainable".
  • Missouri Hires Martin to Take Over Basketball Program

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    Previously, Martin was also a longtime assistant coach at Purdue. California was upset at home by Cal State Bakersfield 73-66 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. A St. Louis native, Martin is 186-121 all-time as a head coach. Martin started his head coaching experience with the Missouri State Bears in 2008.
  • Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55000 by Russian entities

    Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55000 by Russian entities

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    When I asked Flynn about his 2015 Moscow trip, he said "I didn't take any $ from Russian Federation". Kasperksy said in a statement provided to Business Insider that the company had "paid Gen. Shortly after the December 10, 2015 broadcast showing Flynn at the head table alongside CIA whistleblower Ray McGovern and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, a senior USA intelligence official told ABC News it was a stunning image of the former military intelligence chief, "that close to ...
  • Rex Tillerson's secret email name 'Wayne Tracker' outed

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    Exxon acknowledged that the address, Wayne.Tracker@exxonmobil.com, was used for "expedited" high-level talks between Tillerson and other executives at Exxon. Some have used secondary email accounts while others sought to mask their communications. Use of the email alias was seized upon by environmentalists on Tuesday, who said it revealed a pattern of deception.
  • Trump Proposes More Money for Nukes, Border Security

    Trump Proposes More Money for Nukes, Border Security

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    But the "decline in traffic", as DHS Secretary John Kelly characterized the 40 percent decrease in apprehension rates between January and February in a celebratory statement last week, might be a sign that the US does not actually need the border wall President Trump has championed.
  • Change to fuel economy standards could impact consumers

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    Speaking about the changes, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said "These standards are costly for automakers and the American people". The standards - requiring new cars and light trucks to get an average of 36 miles per gallon, up from 26 today - would remain unchanged.
  • 'Scarred for life': UNICEF says 2016 worst year for Syrian children

    'Scarred for life': UNICEF says 2016 worst year for Syrian children

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    According to the report, some 12,600 kids crossed active conflict lines in Syria to sit for their final school exams, many traveling for days from hard-to-reach areas. "Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences on their health, well-being and future", he added. UNICEF says at least 255 children were killed in or near schools in 2016.
  • Phillips shocked by Racing-Stade merger

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    The presidency will rotate every two seasons, with Stade's Thomas Savare the first to serve. "It's hard to swallow", said Danty, 24, the Stade Francais centre who is training with the French team for the Six Nations match against Wales in Paris on Saturday.
  • Voting underway in Netherlands election

    Voting underway in Netherlands election

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    Rutte is casting the election as a two-horse race between his VVD party and the Party for Freedom led by Wilders. Wilders had pledged to close the borders to Muslim immigrants, shut mosques, ban sales of the Koran and leave the European Union, if he was elected the largest party in the parliament.
  • California joins multi-state lawsuit against revised immigration order

    California joins multi-state lawsuit against revised immigration order

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    Donovan's support came in the form of an amicus brief filed Monday and backed by nine other state attorneys general. California, Maryland, Massachusetts , New York and OR joined Washington in the legal action. After Trump's first order, Vermont colleges warned global students of potential travel complications should they leave the country during school breaks.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Trump envoy

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    In a tweet following the discussion, Greenblatt said, "President Abbas & I discussed how to make progress toward peace, building capacity of Palestinian security forces & stopping incitement". A commitment to freezing or legitimizing settlement construction was not brought up however, the two expressed "the hope of working out an approach that is consistent with the goal of advancing peace and security".
  • Bus crash in Haiti kills at least 34 people during parade

    Bus crash in Haiti kills at least 34 people during parade

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    Director of the Civil Protection Authority, Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, told Agence France Presse that the driver attempted to flee from the scene and while speeding away, hit three bands of Rara musicians, Haiti street performers. "The head of state conveys, on behalf of the whole government, his honest condolences to the families and those close to the victims", the statement read.
  • S.Korean prosecutors plan to summon ousted president

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    Howls of outrage erupted on social media Tuesday over the fate of the nine Jindo dogs - a Korean hunting breed renowned for its loyalty. Special prosecutors had independently investigated the scandal embroiling Park and her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil by the end of February.
  • CLP to meet Goa Governor to stake claim for govt formation

    CLP to meet Goa Governor to stake claim for govt formation

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    He said the assembly elections in Goa produced an inconclusive verdict. BJP, which won 21 seats in the assembly elections held earlier this month, achieved the vaunted 31-seat mark earlier in the day with the support of its ally Naga People's Front (NPF) (4 seats), and the NPP (4 seats), LJP (1) and one Independent.
  • SC ticks off Congress, BJP pockets Manipur and Goa

    SC ticks off Congress, BJP pockets Manipur and Goa

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    Governors in Goa and Manipur, Mridula Sinha Najma Heptulla, respectively, have acted wrongly. Differences also erupted within the Congress on how the Goa issue had been handled. Former law minister HR Bhardwaj said that Rahul Gandhi was being made a scapegoat and suggested that members of Congress working committee and general secretaries should take responsibility for the debacles and resign.
  • NCAA Tournament Bracket 2017: Cincinnati is a No. 6 seed

    NCAA Tournament Bracket 2017: Cincinnati is a No. 6 seed

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    NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY The Bearcats are making their 31st overall appearance in the NCAA Championship, seventh consecutive and 21st in the past 26 seasons. The Bearcats have now won eight of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread during that same span. "But I think that it's pretty obvious that nobody was really impressed with that".
  • Carlos the Jackal stands trial over 1974 Paris shop attack

    Carlos the Jackal stands trial over 1974 Paris shop attack

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    Ramirez was arrested in the Sudanese capital in 1994 by elite French police, 20 years after the first attack for which he was accused. Ramirez was dubbed Carlos the Jackal by the press, named after the fictional terrorist in the 1971 Frederick Forsyth novel, The Day of the Jackal , which was turned into a popular film.