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Syrian military released still images showing their air defenses confronting missiles fired by the Israeli army towards Syria.
Syrian Military
May 10, 2018 - 12:39 pm
By Oren Liebermann, Salma Abdelaziz and James Masters (CNN) -- Israel claims it has destroyed almost all of Iran's military capabilities in Syria after what it says was an Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights. In the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date, the two regional...
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President Donald Trump
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
May 10, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, Trump announced Thursday, hours after suggesting that the release of three Americans held in the North heralded a potential breakthrough toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. "We will...
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President Donald Trump, from left, greets Tony Kim, Kim Hak Song, seen in the shadow, and Kim Dong Chul, three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year, as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Thursday, May 10, 2018.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
May 10, 2018 - 9:05 am
By Matthew Lee, Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — In a made-for-TV ceremony in the dead of night, President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed home three Americans freed by North Korea and declared their release a sign of promise toward his goal of...
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Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus, saying its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal.
SANA via AP
May 09, 2018 - 7:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense...
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Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film, "Based on a True Story," in Krakow, Poland.
AP Photo
May 09, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled the United States 40 years ago as a sex offender awaiting sentencing, says he views the #MeToo movement as "collective hysteria" and "total hypocrisy." Polanski made the comment to the Polish edition of Newsweek before the...
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Stacks of bolivares from Venezuela
Carlos Becerra/Getty Images
May 09, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Andrea Diaz, CNN (CNN) -- How worthless is the bolivar, Venezuela's currency? You'd be better off investing in fictional currency from a video game. The virtual gold in "World of Warcraft," the online role-playing game, is now almost seven times more valuable than real cash from Venezuela, whose...
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In this May 3, 2018 photo, people watch a TV news report on screen, showing portraits of three Americans, Kim Dong Chul, left, Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song, right, detained in the North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
May 09, 2018 - 9:07 am
By Mathew Lee and Catherine Lucey WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the U.S. with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in the latest sign of improving relations between the two longtime...
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Iranian lawmakers burn two pieces of papers representing the U.S. flag and the nuclear deal as they chant slogans against the U.S. at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
AP Photo
May 09, 2018 - 8:00 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 6:50 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is telling a U.S. Senate panel the Trump administration will work with allies and partners to prevent Iran from acquiring...
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President Donald Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 08, 2018 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. is pulling out of the landmark international nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he was making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening his isolation on the world stage. "The United States does not make...
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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat poses with a new road sign to the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
Jerusalem Municipality via AP
May 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's city hall says it has put up road signs pointing to the new U.S. Embassy, which is set to move to the contested city next week. Mayor Nir Barkat placed the first signs on Monday in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood where the embassy is to be located. According to a...
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