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China won’t give up ‘one inch’ of territory says President Xi

China is committed to peace but will not give up “even one inch” of territory, President Xi Jinping has said, after talks with visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis. Tensions between both countries are mounting over trade hostilities and China’s increasingly assertive claims to territory in the South China Sea. Mr Mattis is the first…

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March For Our Lives: Huge gun-control rallies sweep US

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the US to call for tighter gun control. The March For Our Lives movement arose after 17 deaths in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. Student leader and Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez gave a powerful speech at the main Washington DC event.…

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Egypt drafts UN resolution highlighting “Jerusalem is Arab”

CAIRO, Dec. 17 — Egypt’s Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said Sunday that Egypt is preparing a UN resolution against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Speaking during a parliament session, Abdel-Aal said Egypt has begun contacting all Arab leaders and a number of foreign officials for the resolution. Abdel-Aal stressed that Jerusalem will…

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US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Isis in Syria

U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. When…

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