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Philippine airstrike targeting extremists kills, wounds soldiers

Philippine airstrike targeting extremists kills, wounds soldiers

Ten soldiers were killed and seven wounded when a fighter jet of the Philippine air force mistakenly bombed them as they engaged in close combat with Islamists of the Maute group. The fighting began last Tuesday after a botched raid to bring down Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon , a high-profile terrorist target believed to have been tasked with carrying out ISIS activities in Southeast Asia.


Turkish foreign minister says wants US envoy McGurk changed

Turkish foreign minister says wants US envoy McGurk changed

Close-up footage shared on social media showed Turkish officials dressed in suits beating and punching people in the crowd and, in at least one case, kicking out at a woman splayed on the ground. Tens of thousands of Turks have been detained as Erdogan cracked down on the press and academia following an attempted coup in 2016. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said McGurk has done "tremendous work" in coordinating and leading the global coalition against IS, and has the support ...



May defiant over TV debate no-show as Corbyn throws down gauntlet

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron , Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson , Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood will appear, along with a senior Labour politician. "Theresa May is not here but I hope to make a good fist of setting out Conservative Party policy." Jeremy Corbyn's party are favourites in 175 different constituencies and remain a close second in another 81 areas.



PM Modi backs Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump scolds Germany

Martin Schulz , an outspoken Social Democrat and center-left chancellor candidate, said later on Tuesday that Trump was " the destroyer of all Western values ". Merkel had tried her best to improve relations with the Trump administration, brushing off a particularly uncomfortable first meeting at the White House in March-during which Trump conspicuously avoided shaking Merkel's hand in front of the press-by staying in touch with the White House and cultivating a relationship with Ivanka ...


Mike Dubke, President Trump's Communications Director, Resigns

Mike Dubke, President Trump's Communications Director, Resigns

Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the reports were "obviously very concerning", adding that - if proven - Kushner's top-secret security clearance should be removed immediately. Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon have been laying the groundwork for the new "war room" that will also involve Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, sources told Reuters.