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World News Briefing: US tests missile – Turkey condemns airstrike – Trump wants Google sued & Grace 1 sets sail 

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In today’s briefing update, the US has confirmed they have tested a medium-range cruise missile. It comes weeks after exiting the INF treaty which prevented nuclear-capable weapons. 

Turkey has condemned an airstrike on its military convey. The attack, which Turkey has blamed on “regime forces,” has killed three and wounded twelve.

President Trump has claimed Google should be sued for ‘manipulating’ voters in favour of Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election. Trump has before blamed illegal immigrants for Clinton winning the 2016 popular vote. 

The Iranian tanker -formerly known as Grace 1- has set sail to an unknown destination. 

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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US TESTS MEDIUM-RANGE MISSILE AFTER EXITING INF TREATY

The Japan Times says, the US announced on Monday that it has successfully tested a medium-range ground-launched US tests medium-range missile after exiting INF treaty cruise missile. It comes just weeks after tearing up the Cold war-era pact with Russia that stopped such nuclear-capable weapons. The missile was launched on Sunday off the coast of Los Angeles and “accurately impacted its target after more than 500 km of flight,” the Pentagon said in a statement. 

Read the full story on The Japan Times

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TURKEY HAS “STRONGLY” CONDEMNED AN AIRSTRIKE ON ITS MILITARY CONVOY

France 24 says Turkey has condemned an airstrike on its military convoy in Syria heading through Syria’s Idlib province.Turkey has “strongly” condemned an airstrike on its military convoy The defence ministry said it was a violation of agreements with Russia. Turkey has blamed “regime forces” for the attack which has killed three civilians and wounded twelve. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was carried out by Syrian and Russian air forces and was aimed at slowing down the convey’s advance through Idlib province.

Read the full story on France 24

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TRUMP SAYS GOOGLE SHOULD BE SUED FOR ‘MANIPULATING’ VOTES IN CLINTON’S FAVOUR IN 2016

RT News reports President Donald Trump has said Google “manipulated” millions of voters into supporting Trump says Google should be sued for ‘manipulating’ votes in Clinton’s favour in 2016Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. The US president said Google slanted search results in a tweet on Monday. “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election!” Trump tweeted. Trump has bought up alleged voter manipulation in the past. He has previously said that illegal immigrants were allowed to vote in 2016, which helped Clinton win the popular vote. He has never provided evidence to support the claim. 

Read the full story on RT News

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IRANIAN TANKER AT THE CENTRE OF UK AND IRAN STANDOFF LEAVES GIBRALTAR

CNN reports, The Adrian Darya 1 – formerly known as Grace 1 has set sail for an unknown destination. The oil tanker Iranian tanker at the centre of UK and Iran standoff leaves Gibraltarwas seized by the UK last month during a time of escalating tension between Tehran and the west. In a last-ditch attempt to stop the tanker setting sail, the US had issued a warrant for the ship’s seizure on Friday. The UK and Gibraltar authorities seized the tanker due to suspicions Grace 1 was breaching EU sanctions by carrying oil to Syria. 

Read the full story on CNN

 

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World News Briefing: US tests missile – Turkey condemns airstrike – Trump wants Google sued & Grace 1 sets sail 
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