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There is Irony in #DiegoCosta’s Deal with #Atlético

London- There is an irony that Diego Costa’s tortuous departure from Chelsea should be finalised, pending the results of a stringent medical, just after a fixture when his absence had been so keenly felt. Not the Champions League stroll beyond Qarabag or…

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#London Metro Suspect Purchased #Bomb-Making Ingredients Online

London- Reports released on Saturday revealed that the perpetrator of the subway station bombing in London earlier this September had bought components to his hand-made explosive from “Amazon”, reported the “Times.” Ahmed Hassan, 18, has been charged with…

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#Iran Challenges #Trump’s Administration with New Ballistic Test

London- Iran announced on Saturday it had successfully tested a new medium-range ballistic missile in a new challenge to US President Donald Trump’s administration that hinted at the possibility of withdrawing from the Nuclear Deal. Iran said the…

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#Washington’s Allies Control #Syria’s Most Important #Gas Field

Beirut- The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Deir Ezzor Military Council announced on Saturday that it seized the Conoco Gas Plant in the Deir Ezzor countryside after kicking out ISIS militants. Before the start of the Syrian conflict in…

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#Iraq: Last Hours Race Between #Referendum,Threats

Irbil, Baghdad, Ankara- The Kurdistan Region of Iraq closed on Saturday the door in the face of regional and international parties calling for the postponement of the referendum on independence and asserted it would proceed with the vote as scheduled on…

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#NKorean FM at #UN Says Confrontation with #US 'Inevitable'

North Korea’s foreign minister assailed US President Donald Trump at the United Nations on Saturday, deriding him as a “mentally deranged” leader whose threats had increased the chances of military confrontation. FM Ri Yong-ho told the UN General Assembly…

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#Pentagon Says US Bombers Fly off East Coast of #NorthKorea

US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military might in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. “This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and…

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#Turkey Extends Mandate on Troop Deployment in #Iraq, #Syria

Turkey’s parliament voted on Saturday to extend by a year a mandate authorising the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria, two days before a planned independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region. Turkey said earlier it would take…

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Shallow Earthquake Hist #NorthKorea Near Nuclear Test Site

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit North Korea near a nuclear test site on Saturday, but was likely an aftershock from the state’s missile test on September 3, a nuclear test ban watchdog and other experts said. “The most probable hypothesis at present is…

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#Kurdish Referendum : Thinking, Not Threats

I was the head of the political office at the American Embassy in Baghdad in 2005 during the long, difficult negotiations between Iraqi political leaders about the new Iraqi constitution. The negotiations centered on issues like decentralization,…
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