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Kissinger receives Pentagon’s highest honor for private citizens

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has received the Pentagon’s highest honor for private citizens and foreign nationals. Kissinger, 92, received the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award on Monday at the Pentagon for “orchestrating countless foreign policy victories” during his tenure as the national security adviser to President ...

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Sanders, Trump projected winners in West Virginia primaries

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, have emerged as the victors of primary elections in the US state of West Virginia, media projections say. As polls closed in the state, results from the Tuesday primary elections showed that the Vermont Senator took the lead ...

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Bernie Sanders wins West Virginia primary

US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has captured the West Virginia primary, setting back his rival Hillary Clinton’s efforts to win against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the general election. Clinton’s loss on Tuesday could signal trouble for the former secretary of state with working-class voters in the US Rust ...

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Queen calls Chinese officials ‘very rude’ in unguarded comments

Queen Elizabeth II has been caught criticizing Chinese diplomats as “very rude” during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK. She was overheard making such remarks while talking to a Metropolitan Police Service commander, just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron was filmed telling her that Afghanistan and Nigeria were “fantastically corrupt.” ...

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Israel introduces restrictions ahead of Nakba Day

Israeli authorities have enforced tough restrictions across the occupied territories as thousands of Palestinians are gearing up to mark the 68th anniversary of the Nakba  (Catastrophe) Day. Nakba refers to the 1948 Palestinian exodus when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes by Israel during the 1948 Palestine ...

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Iraqi forces find Daesh chemical plant in Anbar’s Hit

The plant reportedly had refining equipment as well as large amounts of chlorine and toxic chemicals. The items were left behind after Takfiri militants fled the city last month. Iraqi army troops, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, took control of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods in April and killed many ...

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