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West can’t stand independent Syria: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets with a member of a Greek parliamentary delegation in the Syrian capital, Damascus, July 26, 2016.

Syria’s president says Western countries started supporting anti-Damascus terrorists because they could not bear to see the Arab country leading an independent existence.

Bashar al-Assad made the remarks in a meeting with a visiting delegation of Greek parliamentarians in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.


EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker 'blocks bid to impose sanctions on Turkey'

PROTEST: Government supporters take to the streets of Ankara

CONTROVERSIAL EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has 'blocked' sanctions against Turkey in the wake of the troubled country's failed military coup.

Brussels eurocrats have been stunned by the scope and scale of what appear to be politically-motivated purges targeting civil servants, the police and judiciary, academics and the media in Turkey since the botched attempt to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. 


In Berlin, shooting at clinic injures medical staff

Germany’s local media reported a shooting Tuesday inside a clinic in the capital Berlin.

The Bild newspaper said an unspecified number of medical staff members, including a doctor, were injured in the shooting, which was carried out in the Steglitz district in southwestern Berlin at about 11:00 a.m. local time.


US has 'high confidence' Russia behind DNC hack: report

U.S. intelligence officials have “high confidence” that the Russian government was responsible for a major hack that stole of a trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), according The New York Times
Intelligence agencies have informed the White House of their determination but have said it remains unclear whether the hack was an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.


Terrorist attack 'highly likely' in UK: Intelligence agencies

British security services have warned that a terrorist attack in the country is "highly likely” following attacks in other parts of Europe.

"The threat level currently stands at SEVERE (sic), which means that an attack in the UK is highly likely," read a writing argument by James Eadie QC for the security services.


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