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Daily Archives: July 20, 2016

Bourne-again Matt Damon returns as spy of few words

UNITED STATES (AFP) – In the rarefied world of international espionage, where discretion is considered the better part of valor, no one expects you to be the life and soul of the party. But shadowy former CIA operative “Jason Bourne” is laconic even by a spy’s standards, according to US ...

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Pogba set for 100 million Manchester United return: reports

LONDON: Juventus’s French midfield star Paul Pogba looks set to be the subject of a 100million ($130m, 119m euros) bid by his former club, English Premier League giants Manchester United, British media reported on Wednesday. The 23-year-old will cost United dear as he left them for Juventus for nothing in ...

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Trump within one percent of Clinton nationally: Poll

A new poll shows that US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is only one percentage point trailing his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential race. According to the NBC News/Survey Monkey Weekly Election Tracking poll released on Tuesday, the former secretary of state has ...

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Hillary Clinton playing the Trump card: Analyst

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who is running for US president in the 2016 vote, has nothing to offer to her supporters apart from the fact that “she is not Donald Trump,” an analyst says. “She is playing the Trump card everywhere she goes. The only thing she ...

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US to sell bombs to UAE worth $785 million: Pentagon

The United States will sell the United Arab Emirates $785 million worth of bombs as part of the so-called campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon says. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which facilitates foreign arms sales, informed lawmakers on Tuesday that the State Department has approved the ...

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Three French soldiers killed in Libya: Defense ministry

The French Defense Ministry says three of its soldiers have been killed in Libya while on a mission; the first official confirmation that France has ground forces in the North African country. “Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian regrets the loss of three French officers who died while on mission in Libya,” ...

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Tunisia’s president extends nationwide state of emergency

Tunisia’s president has extended for two months a nationwide state of emergency following a deadly bomb attack in November 2015. A government statement said on Tuesday that President Beji Caid Essebsi made the decision after consulting the prime minister and the head of the national assembly. The statement added that ...

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US, French raids kill 140 civilians in Syria

Airstrikes by the United States and France inside Syria have killed as many as 140 civilians in a northwestern city and on its outskirts over the past couple of days. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that French warplanes had targeted the village of Tukhan al-Kubra in the northern ...

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Israeli parliament passes law that allows expulsion of critical MPs

Israel’s parliament (Knesset) has passed a controversial bill that allows authorities to suspend legislators critical of the Tel Aviv regime’s policies toward Palestinians, with critics arguing that the law is meant to target opposition Arab lawmakers. The law, which was supported by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was passed on ...

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