Thursday, December 5, 2019

Northern Ireland: Belfast grenade attack on police car was attempt to kill officers

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A grenade was thrown at a police car in west Belfast in what has been described as an attempt to kill officers.

The attack happened at Milltown Row, off the Falls Road, at 2am on Wednesday. Chief Supt Jonathan Roberts said a police car was on a routine patrol when it was struck by an object before a loud bang was heard.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

France: Helicopters collision kills 13 French troops during an operation against jihadists in Mali

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Thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter collision during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president’s office says.

President Emmanuel Macron expressed “deep sadness” over the biggest single loss of life for the French military since the 1980s.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ukraine: Ukraine conflict continues to rage amid talks

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Away from the Ukraine-Russia diplomatic wrangling, fighting still rages in the east, with both sides blaming each other for the violence.

The conflict in Ukraine has been in the headlines for its links to the US president’s impeachment inquiry.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Iraq: 5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside blast just outside Kirkuk

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A roadside blast wounded five Italian Special Forces soldiers in northern Iraq on Sunday as they were on a training mission to assist Iraqi troops, Italian military officials said.

The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in “grave condition” in the explosion. An Iraqi security official said the bomb exploded next to their vehicle as they were traveling just outside Kirkuk, wounding six Italian soldiers.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ukraine: Ukrainian government forces and Donetsk People’s Republic rebels begin withdrawing from village of Petrivske

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Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels began withdrawing from a village in the disputed Donbass region on Saturday, one of a series of measures that could pave the way for a summit between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany.

Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed fighters in the eastern region has killed more than 13,000 since 2014, with both sides accusing each other of violating a ceasefire that was agreed in the Belarus capital Minsk in 2015.

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