Donald Trump's visit to France ends with Paris Bastille Day celebrations

Donald Trump's visit to France ends with Paris Bastille Day celebrations

Posted July 15, 2017 07:19:59 External Link: A military band finished by playing a medley of French group Daft Punk’s songs. Related Story: Path of destruction: What happened in the Nice truck attack France has marked Bastille Day in Paris with a musical military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue, bringing US President Donald Trump’s visit to an end while more sombre commemorations took place in Nice. The Bastille Day celebrations capped two days of Parisian glitz for Mr Trump and his wife Melania, who were French President Emmanuel Macron’s…

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US kills leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

US kills leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

Story highlights The “Emir” of ISIS-K was killed on July 11, according to the Pentagon Abu Sayed’s death marks the third time an ISIS-K leader has been killed within a year The “Emir” of ISIS-K was killed “in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar Province, July 11,” Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement. US Navy Captain Bill Salvin, spokesman for US Forces Afghanistan provided additional detail of how Abu Sayed was killed. Salvin said he was killed in an airstrike by a US drone. The initial Pentagon…

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Butterfly numbers facing 'vital' period – Sir David Attenborough

Butterfly numbers facing 'vital' period – Sir David Attenborough

Image copyrightButterfly Conservation Image caption Butterfly Conservation says many UK species are declining in numbersButterflies in the UK are facing “a vital” period following a worrying decline in their numbers, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned. The TV broadcaster said some of the UK’s most common species have suffered “significant declines” in recent years. Many have experienced “several poor years”, he added, due to cold weather and with their habitats under threat. Warm weather this year has given some species, such as the meadow brown and red admiral “a good…

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Egypt: 6 tourists injured in Hurghada beach attack

Egypt: 6 tourists injured in Hurghada beach attack

Al-Ahram initially reported that the two slain tourists were Ukrainian. However, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry official Vasyl Kyrylych told CNN that this is not the case, citing what police told his country’s embassy in Egypt. An assailant with a knife attacked six female tourists in a beach resort area of the town, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said earlier about the incident. A suspect has been arrested, and victims were taken to a hospital, the ministry said. Investigators believe the attacker swam from a public beach, according to the ministry. No names were…

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House considers adding North Korea to Russia sanctions bill

House considers adding North Korea to Russia sanctions bill

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believed the North Korean sanctions bill, which passed nearly unanimously in the House in May, should be added to the Russia sanctions measure that passed the Senate one month ago. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce of California told CNN that the North Korea addition was one of several options still under consideration as House Republican leaders consider how to deal with the Senate’s Russia sanctions bill. “It’s an idea, and obviously I don’t find it unappetizing,” Royce said. “I’m trying to…

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