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Turkey’s Erdogan calls Israel a “terrorist state”

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described Israel on Monday as a “terrorist state” in carrying out its bombardment of Gaza, underlining hostility for Ankara’s former ally since relations between them collapsed in 2010. His comments came after nearly a week of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel and Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. An Israeli missile ...

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Theresa May congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi over the victory against ISIL

Theresa May congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi over the victory against ISIL

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi over the victory against ISIL, but warned the terrorist group is “not yet defeated.” Extremists “still pose a threat to Iraq, including from over the Syrian border”, May said in a statement after the Iraqi prime minister announced the end of the fight against the extremist group earlier ...

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Iraq formally declares end to fight against Islamic State

  Extremist group driven from all Iraqi territory, says prime minister, but surviving militants could launch guerrilla war Iraq has formally declared its fight against Islamic State over after three years of heavy combat, although surviving militants are widely expected to launch a guerrilla war. Isis has been driven from all the territory it once held inside Iraq, the prime minister, Haider ...

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Emily Thornberry: Britain’s strategy on Trump is totally wrong

Emily Thornberry: Britain’s strategy on Trump is totally wrong

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry demanded the UK government drop its “totally wrong” approach of appeasing the US President after he made Theresa May look a “fool”. It comes after President Trump declared Jerusalem Israel’s capital despite a long-standing agreement not to do so because Jews, Muslims and Christians all lay a claim to the holy city. “Donald Trump is not crying ...

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UK FM lands in Tehran

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson lands in Tehran

The UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran Saturday to sit with Iranian officials. Boris Johnson has travelled to Tehran to discuss bilateral relations in areas of economic cooperation, expanding business and banking ties, regional issues and international transformations. During his two-day trip, the UK Foreign Minister will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian ...

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North Korea condemns ‘dotard’ Trump over Jerusalem

  SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea has lambasted US President Donald Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, renewing its description of him as a “dotard” in a statement released Saturday (Dec 9) on state media. Mr Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un have traded threats of war and personal insults in recent months as tensions remain high ...

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Better medical care could slash UK mortality rate during pregnancy

Better medical care could slash UK mortality rate during pregnancy

Up to two in five deaths among UK mothers who die in pregnancy or shortly afterwards could be prevented with better care, a new report suggests. A detailed examination of 124 maternal deaths found 41% may have been prevented if they had received gold-standard care. The findings prompted researchers to warn all pregnant women not to stop taking medication without seeking expert ...

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FA, Greg Clarke, global tour, 2030 World Cup

FA’s Greg Clarke to embark on global tour with 2030 World Cup in mind

The chairman of the Football Association is to embark on a worldwide tour of other Fifa member countries on a charm offensive which could help England if they decide to bid for the 2030 World Cup. Greg Clarke has already visited two thirds of Uefa territories but he will extend his meetings to include Africa and Asia. The purpose of the ...

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Fernando Llorente off the mark for Tottenham in stroll against Apoel

Fernando Llorente off the mark for Tottenham in stroll against Apoel

It has taken a while – 17 appearances to be precise – but Fernando Llorente is up and running as a Tottenham Hotspur goalscorer. The summer signing from Swansea City has been used mainly as a substitute by Mauricio Pochettino but, given a starting opportunity in what was a dead Champions League rubber, he responded with a decent all-round performance and he ...

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Manchester City’s winning run ends as makeshift side fall to Shakhtar

Manchester City’s winning run ends as makeshift side fall to Shakhtar

Pep Guardiola said his players “needed to lose” in order to regain their focus, after Manchester City were beaten for the first time in 227 days. City were poor in the first half then rallied after the break but they failed to become the first English side to be victorious in all six Champions League group matches. Sergio Agüero scored a late penalty after ...

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