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Image : French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 24,2016

France's foreign minister urged the international community to "do everything" to end the "massacre" in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia. Speaking in the

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UN Syria envoy to meet Trump team

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 08,2016

The UN's peace envoy for Syria said Thursday he was planning to have meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Staffan de Mistura, who has been leading diplomatic efforts to end the five-year war in Syria, told reporters that

Image : US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 27,2016

Yahoo News A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average inching closer to 20,000 and a record high for the Nasdaq composite.

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US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.

Clapper says investigators are gathering a lot of data and preliminary indications are that a non-state actor is to blame. But he says he wouldn't want to completely rule out whether a nation state might have been behind it or not.

Clapper spoke Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Last Friday, cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States. Members of a shadowy hacker group that calls itself New World Hackers claimed responsibility for the attack, but that claim could not be verified.

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At least four dead in car bombing in Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - A car bomb attack near a hospital in Libya's second city of Benghazi killed at least four people and wounded 13 others on Monday, a medical source said.The source, asking not to be named, said the attack took place in front of the coastal city's Al-Jalaa hospital and he warned that the death toll could rise.It was not immediately clear if the attack was a suicide bombing, said an officer in Libya's special forces, Mohamed al-Jali.Benghazi, birthplace of Libya's 2011… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Klan leaders charged after stabbing ahead of pro-Trump rally

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United Airlines systems outage causes delays globally

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Foreign shipping lines must now publicise fees

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Bruce and Beyonce lead stars in late Clinton push

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