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US pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis are hosting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui , chief of the People's Liberation Army's Joint Staff Department, along with members of the US delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the D&SD.


Egypt delivers fuel to Gaza, undercuts Abbas

Egypt delivers fuel to Gaza, undercuts Abbas

The fuel, trucked in through the otherwise besieged Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza, will be routed on Wednesday to the territory's only power station - closed for several months due to fuel shortages. The Egyptian diesel will help activate Gaza's single power plant, which would increase the hours of electricity supply and ease the Palestinian enclave's desperate power crisis.


Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque

Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque

In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the crooked minaret in a busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq was blown up by a group of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on 21 June 2017.


Premier Clark promises $1 billion investment into childcare

Premier Clark promises $1 billion investment into childcare

The program would include 4,000 new bursaries and grants for early childhood educators as well. The government tabled a balanced budget back in February , so finding a cool $1 billion raised some eyebrows at the event. "Everybody says we wanted it in the election, we said we wanted to change it too, so we just decided, well, let's get on with changing it and see what happens", Clark said.


Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria

Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria

Bush aircraft carrier, engaged, firing a AIM-9 Sidewinder - a short-range air-to-air missile - at the Syrian plane from about half a mile away, two United States officials told CNN . Iran says it attacked IS fighters in eastern Syria with long-range missiles on Sunday. Apparently, Russia thinks it will work now that the US president is Trump and the stakes are controlling every strategically important part of Syria.



Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane

The Guard said it fired six missiles in total from Kermanshah and also from Iran's Kurdistan province into Syria's Deir el-Zour province, where IS has been trying to fortify its positions in the face of a US -led coalition onslaught. and Israel as they were to ISIS. The United States is inching closer to involvement in the Syrian civil war after US forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday.