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Expelled spies included Russians suspected of tracking compatriots resettled in US

Thursday  00:35,   26 april 2018
CNN

Among the dozens of Russian diplomats the US expelled last month were suspected spies who US law enforcement and intelligence officials believe were tracking Russian defectors and their families who had resettled in the US, officials briefed on the[...]

U.S. forces in Syria aim for low profile, and high-powered results

Thursday  00:10,   26 april 2018
FOX News

The quiet, low-profile U.S. military presence in Syria isn’t quite so low-profile up close. The American flag flies high from a number of a dozen or so positions the military has established, and can be spotted from afar as convoys rumble along[...]

Russia-wary U.S. to press NATO allies to hike military spending -official

Thursday  00:01,   26 april 2018
Reuters

The United States will press NATO allies, especially Germany, to increase military spending while underscoring the heightened threat from Russia, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday before Friday's meeting of the alliance in[...]

Russia now claims the US missile strike on Syria largely failed — and that they've captured US missile technology

Wednesday  23:46,   25 april 2018
Business Insider

<p>Russian General Sergei Rudskoi on Wednesday made a number of bold claims about the April strike on suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites, essentially saying the US was all but totally defeated by Syrian[...]

Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

Wednesday  23:40,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

People who died when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk came from all walks of life, and from several countries.&nbsp;Several victims have not been identified. Seneca College said one of its female students was killed, but declined to identify [...]

First polar bear born in the tropics dies at 27 in Singapore zoo

Wednesday  22:36,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Singapore on Wednesday mourned the death of the first polar bear born and bred in the tropical island city, put down by wildlife authorities after a five-year battle with health difficulties stemming from old age. Inuka, a 27-year-old animal who[...]

North Korea nuclear test site part-collapsed: Chinese experts

Wednesday  22:26,   25 april 2018
AFP

North Korea's underground nuclear test site has partially collapsed following a massive bomb blast last year, making it unusable, Chinese seismologists have concluded. The North's leader Kim Jong Un declared last week that his regime would[...]

Germans don skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Wednesday  21:32,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities.</p>Load[...]

Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home — witnesses

Wednesday  21:31,   25 april 2018
Reuters

<p>On three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed.</p>Molkino in southwestern Russia is where the Russian 10th Special Forces Brigade is based, [...]

Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans make new court challenge

Wednesday  21:15,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Lawyers battled in a London court over the fate of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler.The 23-month-old boy suffers from a degenerative neurological condition that has left him in a "semi-vegetative state." Doctors treating him at Alder[...]

U.S. not seeking to reopen Iran nuclear deal, envoy says

Wednesday  20:37,   25 april 2018
Reuters

The United States hopes to stay in it to fix its flaws with a supplementary agreement, U.S. non-proliferation envoy Christopher Ford said.“We are not aiming to renegotiate the JCPOA or reopen it or change its terms,” Ford told reporters on the[...]

Watchdog looking into Syria attack visits 2nd site in Douma

Wednesday  19:06,   25 april 2018
AFP

Experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog visited the site as they probe an alleged poison gas attack earlier this month, the body said. "Today, the FFM (fact-finding mission) team carried out a visit to a second location in Douma. It also[...]

Officials: Explosions in Afghan capital wound three

Wednesday  18:51,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Twin explosions in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul wounded at least three people on Wednesday.With the city on high alert following Sunday's deadly attack on a voter registration center that killed around 60 people in the west of the city, [...]

'Death to America' Emoji in New Iranian Messaging App

Wednesday  18:23,   25 april 2018
Newsweek

Iranian officials have called for users to leave the encrypted messenger and move to a homemade alternative, complete with "death to America" and "Let's pray" stickers.The new app, called Soroush, is a state-promoted program, [...]

First Tropical Polar Bear Dies Aged 27 in Singapore Zoo

Wednesday  17:00,   25 april 2018
Newsweek

Inuka had been suffering from a range of age-related issues and zoo staff decided not to revive him from anesthesia.Inuka, a male polar bear born in Singapore in 1990, succumbed to age-related ailments on Wednesday, Reuters[...]