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Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike

BEIRUT—Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria …

About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency. The decision by Defence Secretary …

May, 3 key members of her cabinet reelected to UK parliament

LONDON — UK Prime Minister Theresa May and three key members of the ruling Conservative government have retained their parliamentary seats following the official announcement of results in their constituencies on Friday. More than 37,000 voters supported May in her home constituency of Maidenhead. Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for …

Sheriff: Fired worker killed 5, shot self as siren neared

ORLANDO, Fla.—A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter as John Robert Neumann Jr., a 45-year-old Army veteran …

4 Arab states cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

CAIRO — Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Monday decided to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar. Bahrain was the first state to make an announcement. According to the official statement published by the Bahrain News Agency, Manama’s move has been motivated by Doha’s persisting attempts to destabilize situation in Bahrain. “Due …

London attack: More detentions in hunt for accomplices

LONDON—British counterterrorism investigators searched two homes Monday and detained “a number” of people in the investigation into a van and knife attack in the heart of London that left seven people dead. Dozens were injured, many of them critically, in the attack that started on the London Bridge, when three attackers swerved the vehicle into …

Police say 6 victims, 3 suspects killed in London assaults

LONDON—Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and witnesses told of men with large knives stabbing passersby at nearby Borough Market. Police said six people died and 20 were injured in the attacks, while police shot dead three …

Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might

PETERSBURG, Russia—President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic hysteria” in the U.S. …

EU, China back climate pact after Trump pullout

BRUSSELS—Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top officials from the European Union were set Friday to reaffirm their commitment to a landmark climate change agreement, a day after President Donald Trump said he was pulling the United States out of the Paris accord. Climate issues were expected to dominate discussions between Li, who is leading a …

I will never sell Malaysia’s sovereignty — PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country’s sovereignty one bit, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. “I will never sell Malaysia’s sovereignty,” he said before launching the opening of China Construction Bank (Malaysia) Bhd here …

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