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French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit “for the long term”. Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”. Mr Macron said he also persuaded Mr Trump to keep the strikes limited. […]

Macron held a phone call with his Turkish counterpart on Saturday night in light of French concerns about the Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin, northwestern Syria. The two presidents agreed to work on a diplomatic road map for Syria in the coming weeks.” Several rounds of talks under the watch of the […]

A Russian Sukhoi-25 ground-attack aircraft has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria’s north-western province of Idlib. The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance. Although he survived the crash he was killed in a ground fight. Hayat […]

Kim Jong-Un does not like to be ignored. US military officials have said North Korea has fired an intermediate range missile in the direction of Japan on Tuesday morning. The land-based missile was fired from near Panghyon airfield, and flew for 37 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan. Pyongyang has increased the frequency […]

Yes he can! The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Projections show La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally are set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The final outcome […]

In the polarizing French elections, centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May. With 97% of polling stations declared, newcomer Macron was leading the field with 23.9%. National Front leader Le Pen was close behind on 21.4%. Various political rivals are now expected to unite in a […]


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