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Vladimir Putin fields questions for over 4 hours in his annual spectacle of press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his annual end-of-year press conference Thursday, a marathon event in which he fielded questions for hours from hundreds of journalists on topics ranging from Donald Trump to the war in Syria to his marriage...
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Thirteen dead after fire in Czech mine

Thirteen miners died and 10 were injured after a fire caused by burning methane erupted in a black coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic, a spokesman said Friday, AFP reports. “In total we have 13 dead miners, 11 Polish and two Czech,”...
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Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world, AP reports. Mattis,...
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Hungary signs deal to buy dozens of tanks worth more than USD 565 million

As part of efforts to modernize the country’s land forces and replace Soviet-designed gear, the Hungarian Ministry of Defence has awarded a deal for 44 Leopard 2 A7+ tanks and 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers to Germany’s Krauss-Maffei...
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Albania expels Iranian diplomats on national security grounds

Albania has expelled Iran’s ambassador and another diplomat for “damaging its national security”, the foreign ministry said, Reuters reported. Albania did not identify the two, and did not say when they were expelled or if they had left...
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In response to Trump, Britain says Islamic State remains a threat

Britain said on Wednesday that Islamic State remained a threat even though it held no territory, commenting after U.S. President Donald Trump said the militant group had been defeated in Syria, Reuters reports. “Much remains to be done and...
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Greek army chief says if Turks land on an islet ‘we will flatten it’

The chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, said on Wednesday that if Turkish forces land on a rocky islet in the Aegean, it will be “flattened,” daily Kathimerini reports. “If they...
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US announces withdrawal of troops from Syria

The White House has confirmed US troops are being withdrawn from Syria, after President Donald Trump said the Islamic State (IS) group had been “defeated” there. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the US troops had already begun to return...
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European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

Plastic knives just won’t cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way. The 28-nation bloc moved closer Wednesday to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton swabs after officials from EU member states and the European...
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Financial Times names George Soros ‘Person of the Year’

The British newspaper Financial Times on Wednesday announced that it was naming billionaire philanthropist George Soros its “Person of the Year.” “The Financial Times’s choice of Person of the Year is usually a reflection of their achievements....