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UK spy chiefs prepare for Russian revenge cyber attacks

BRITAIN's security chiefs are preparing for Russian retaliation following the Syrian military strikes, which may mean that ministers, parliamentarians and other high-profile public figures are directed at personally embarrassing allegations. Theresa May is said to have received MI6 risk assessments, which pointed to Kremlin-backed hackers who released compromise material – "kompromat" – against some of her cabinet colleagues. The UK …

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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

first The United States led an attack on Syrian chemical weapons facilities over the weekend . The coordinated strike with Britain and France saw more than 100 weapons used, including Tomahawk missiles. The action led to a difficult response from Russia's ambassador to the United States, who said his country was "threatened" and warned "Such actions will not be left …

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Comment: Gaza's March desperation

To say that the situation in Gaza is regrettable and desperate is an understatement. The poor country strip in the Eastern Mediterranean has been regrettable and desperate for decades. I traveled to Gaza many times during the 1990s, my capacity as co-chair of Builders for Peace, a project launched by US Vice-President Al Gore to help boost the Palestinian economy. …

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Israel foils new Gaza tunnel, raises veil at the discovery laboratory

JERUSALEM – Israel said on Sunday that it destroyed a guerrillas tunnel from the Gaza Strip and gave rare details of a military lab's spearhead work to follow the cross-border diggers. Palestinian armed persons used tunnels for blind side Israeli forces during the 2014 Gaza war. Israel has since developed discovery technologies and laid down a transboundary wall, which said …

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The French president says he urged Trump to make limited strikes

April 15, 2018 5:38 p.m. ET PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he convinced his American counterpart, Donald Trump, not to free themselves from Syria and to limit disruptions to chemical weapons targets. "Ten days ago, President Trump said the United States would unload from Syria. We convinced him that it was necessary to stay," Macron said in a …

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4 police injured as hundreds of ultra-orthodox Jews riots in Jerusalem

Four police officers were easily injured as hundreds of ultra-orthodox Jews resurrected outside the IDF draft in Jerusalem on Sunday evening. Cops used stunts and water cannons to spread the protesters after the normal population control methods failed. The protests demonstrated the rumors of the arrest of a young woman from the Har Nof Quake, the ultra-orthodox news site Behadrei …

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City is targeting salt trucks instead of plows to prevent "real flood problems" after ice storm

City officials are addicted to salt trucks instead of plows to clear Toronto's ice-laden streets on Sunday, as southern Ontario is turning freezing rain. Barbara Gray, chief of Toronto's transport services, stated that this attempt is to prevent floods when ice builds begin to melt when temperatures jump on Monday. "Our interest is to ensure that the catch basins are …

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