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Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS ‘capital’

US-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the western part of so-called Islamic State’s “capital” of Raqqa, they and a monitor report. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the move had opened up a second front inside the Syrian city. They entered the eastern part earlier this week. Its fighters were …

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UK Election: Conservatives may lose majority

Exit polls in the UK general election suggest that Conservatives headed by the Prime minister Theresa May may lose their majority, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has a chance of increasing his party’s presence in parliament. According to exit polls Conservatives’ results may fall a few seats short of an …

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Canada to increase its military spending by 73%

Canada is gearing up to expand its “hard power” overseas with major plans for new defence spending. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced on Wednesday that the government plans to grow the military budget by 73% over the next decade. The money will go to 88 fighter jets, 5,000 new military …

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