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Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

The American FA-18 shot down the Syrian government warplane south of the town of Tabqah, on the same day that Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps launched several midrange missiles from inside Iran at targets in Syria, hoping to punish Islamic State forces responsible for last week's terror attacks in Tehran.



Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president isn't under federal investigation . Instead of firing the special counsel , which would serve as a rallying cry to the left and alienate some Republicans, Trump should wage a smart campaign to fight Mueller .



Under pressure to soften Brexit, May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

A deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up a minority government may not be reached by the time the Queen's Speech goes ahead next week, it has been revealed. "I think what we are hearing in this election is people want an approach that's less partisan, less nationalistic, less ideological. I can't negotiate with myself", Barnier was quoted as saying by the Financial Times.



London mayor admits public anger over deadly fire

On Sunday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said believed the flammable materials used to clad the building were illegal in Britain. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland). There were also angry scenes outside the offices of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block, in a working-class enclave in one of London's richest areas.


Afghan soldier opens fire on USA troops, wounds seven

Afghan soldier opens fire on USA troops, wounds seven

The Taliban did not directly claim the attack but described the soldier, who was killed , as a "patriot". "One Afghan soldier was killed and one was wounded in the incident ". "We are aware of an incident", the office said in an earlier statement. General Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defence Ministry, also confirmed the attack.



US military shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time: Pentagon

Syria on Monday said the USA downing of a Syrian warplane on Sunday is a "flagrant aggression that unequivocally shows the real position of the United States in support of terrorism" that "threatens the ability" of Syrian forces to fight extremism in the country, according to the Syrian general command.