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Pentagon has no idea what happened to $1 billion in arms in ME

WashingtonA declassified audit from the US Department of Defense, newly released, shows that the Pentagon has not the faintest idea what happened to more than $1 billion in weaponry and military equipment meant for the Iraqi Army.

Washington loses interest in Kiev

WashingtonAccording to the US Department of State in its Congressional Budget Justification on Foreign Assistance it has released on Tuesday, aid to Ukraine is being halved from $667 million in 2016 to $203 million.

‘Chatter’ attributes Manchester attack to ISIS unofficially

ManchesterAn “explosion in chatter” on social media was reported as news of the Manchester suicide bomb attack broke in the media. Accounts linked videos of Islamists cheering to the first statement about the explosion in the Manchester Arena last night.

US grant to promote ‘positive narratives’ about EU immigration flood

BrusselsThe US embassy in Belgium has granted a group $200,000 to promote "positive narratives" about migrants flooding into Europe.

Damascus clears historical Homs

HomsDamascus has consolidated its position on Sunday with the complete withdrawal of militants from the western Syrian city of Homs. The move marked a major shift in the balance of forces.

Anti-Russian fever in US becomes retarded

WashingtonThe United States is in great danger of being overtaken by the Russian Orthodox Church, according to Time magazine.

Boris Johnson warns voters about ‘Russian meddling’

LondonBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is telling voters that Russia will likely interfere in the forthcoming British general election.

Transgenders don’t pay: College declares ‘financial emergency’

OaklandThe first "all-female" American college to admit male undergraduate students who identify themselves as "female" has officially declared a “financial emergency”.

Alabama moves to protect Confederate monuments

Montgomery, AlabamaOfficials in New Orleans, Louisiana, have been removing several Confederate monuments citing reasons such as "white racism" and "slavery" in Southern cities and rejecting historical American emblems on public property. But Alabama won't be following their example.

More dangerous terrorists are finding their way to Europe

The head of the UN Security Council’s counterterrorism agency has warned that foreign ISIS fighters finding their way into Europe, could be “more dangerous” than previous waves of returnees.