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Pierre de Villiers . A former head of the French air force, General Vincent Lanata, told L'Express news weekly he was "very shocked" by Macron's treatment of de Villiers. Macron, a centrist, won the presidency in May by defeating far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Despite promising to increase the military budget to 2 percent of gross domestic product - in line with France's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation obligations and U.S.
  • Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

    Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

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    In a statement the Norwegian Nobel Committee said it was "deeply anxious about Liu Xia's situation" and called upon the Chinese authorities to "lift all restrictions they have put upon her". "It is hard believe the Chinese prison authorities were so incompetent as to not notice a cancer developing in such a high-profile detainee as Liu Xiaobo ".
  • 'America's Pledge' promises U.S. action on climate despite Trump

    'America's Pledge' promises U.S. action on climate despite Trump

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    Donald Trump's trip to Paris might have made him reconsider his decision on the Paris Climate Accord. "The American government may have pulled out of the Paris agreement, but American society remains committed to it - and we will redouble our efforts to achieve its goals ", Michael Bloomberg, a United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change and coalition leader, said in a statement.
  • Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meet on Ind-China border stand-off

    Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meet on Ind-China border stand-off

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    India, whose main focus has been Pakistan for many years, has recently put a major emphasis on China . In the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , Home Ministry officials made two presentations on both the issues before the leaders.
  • 3 shot dead in USA state of Alabama

    3 shot dead in USA state of Alabama

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    Police in Gardendale identified Kenneth Dion Lever , 52, as the suspected gunman in the incident, and they've started a manhunt to locate him. Authorities urge anyone who sees him to consider him armed and unsafe. Lever might be in a black Lincoln Navigator with a Florida license plate, police said. The Lower Windsor Township Police Department also arrested Lever in two separate sexual assault cases on September 28 and October 13, 2015, according the York Daily Record .
  • Bills' Adolphus Washington Arrested on Weapons Charge After Showing Gun to Cops

    Bills' Adolphus Washington Arrested on Weapons Charge After Showing Gun to Cops

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    Washington allegedly displayed a gun to police as officers were attempting to clear out a water park around 10 p.m. "Suspect reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle; Just feet away from officers". While at Ohio State, Washington was arrested for soliciting a prostitute through an online advertisement set-up by police in 2015. The undercover "officer agreed to oral sex for $100", then "gave the arrest signal", and Washington was apprehended.
  • UK Foreign Secretary Urges Dialogue To End Qatar Gulf Rift

    UK Foreign Secretary Urges Dialogue To End Qatar Gulf Rift

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    In response, Qatar has dismissed as "baseless" the Saudi-led bloc's accusations that it supports terrorism and interferes in their internal affairs. The Gulf Cooperation Council has given over a week's time to comply with the demands. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Qatar's answers were "overall negative and lacked any substance".
  • 9 people shot, 1 dead at gender reveal party in Ohio

    9 people shot, 1 dead at gender reveal party in Ohio

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    The three children were taken to Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. A woman called 911 and said she was sitting outside the house in her auto when she saw two men go in. Witnesses told police they saw the two gunmen run out before driving away in a vehicle. "Two guys just came in and shot people in the house", she said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer .
  • Trump says he had a great time in Poland, thanks haters

    Trump says he had a great time in Poland, thanks haters

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    He was talking about how the people of Poland dealt invasions from the west and the east when he blurted out: "In 1939 you were invaded yet again by Nazi Germany from the west, and the Soviet Union in the east". He added: "Nobody really knows for sure". Donald Trump has warned that the future of Western civilisation is at risk in a keynote speech ahead of the world leaders meeting at the G20 summit.
  • Former Wimbledon finalists Kerber, Muguruza set to meet

    Former Wimbledon finalists Kerber, Muguruza set to meet

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    The German was the beaten finalist at Wimbledon a year ago but has not been in the same form in 2017 and could lose her place at the top of the rankings at the end of this tournament. "I told myself to try to be aggressive", said Querrey, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals previous year. She beat Simona Halep at the Australian Open this year and battled hard, saving break points at 5-6 to force a tie-break.