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US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

Such targets would be US planes and surveillance drones. In an appearance at the US National Press Club, Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said US and Russian interests would both be served by avoid direct hostilities in Syria.


Puerto Rico referendum backs calls for island to become 51st USA state

Puerto Rico referendum backs calls for island to become 51st USA state

Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday (June 11) to become a U.S. state in a non-binding referendum - but the result was marred by an extremely low turnout after opposition parties called for a boycott of the poll. Governor Ricardo Rossello, right, and Congresswoman representing Puerto Rico Jennifer Gonzalez celebrate the results of a referendum on the status of the island, at the New Progressive Party headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, June 11, 2017.



Key Macron ally says he is quitting French government

MoDem is facing allegations it used European parliamentary funds to pay assistants actually based in France . Interestingly, Bayrou before resigning as justice minister was in the process of promoting a law to clean up politics, a key policy promise of Macron.



UK govt to win Brexit deal: Theresa May

After this has taken place, newly elected members of parlaiment and those returning will be sworn in, and a vote will be taken this afternoon on whether to approve of the speech - if the minority government is not successful in having it passed it would certainly spell the end of Theresa May as Prime Minister, and possibly trigger another election.



Michigan airport evacuated after police officer injured

The FBI says Ftouhi said something similar to "you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die". He says Neville retired as a lieutenant. A police officer has been stabbed at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, prompting security precautions elsewhere in the city, local officials and witnesses say.



Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday reinforced existing sanctions on Russian Federation by designating or identifying a range of individuals and entities involved in the ongoing conflict under four executive orders related to Russian Federation and Ukraine .