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World News Briefing: Iraq condemns attack – Trump skips climate meeting – Russia nuclear deaths linked to US & Trump says FAKE NEWS

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In today’s briefing update, Iraqi leaders have condemned Sunday’s Israeli drone attack and called the strikes an ‘attack on Iraqi sovereignty.’ 

 President Trump skipped a vital G7 climate change meeting. There appear to be several different versions as to why the President wasn’t in attendance. 

Russian nuclear accident, that killed five scientists has been linked to the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty. 

Trump slams suggestions he wants to nuke hurricanes as “FAKE NEWS.”

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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IRAQ CONDEMNS DRONE ATTACK BLAMED ON ISRAEL

Arab News says Iraqi leaders condemned Sunday’s Israeli drone strike that killed one paramilitary fighter. The attack Iraq condemns drone attack blamed on Israelseverely wounded another near the western border with Syria. Iraq’s president Barah Salih and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called the strikes an “attack on Iraqi sovereignty” and called for national unity. The military has launched an investigation into the attack. The Hashed blamed Israel for Sunday’s attack, saying Israeli drones targeted the position with US air cover. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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TRUMP’S STORY FOR SKIPPING G7 CLIMATE MEETING MAKES NO SENSE

CNN says President Trump skipped the G7 climate change meeting. Trump’s press secretary said: “The President had Trump’s story for skipping climate change g7 meeting makes no sensescheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India, so a senior member of the Administration attended instead.” However, when asked by reporters if he had attended the meeting, Trump said:” We’re having it in a little while.” (appearing to have thought the meeting was later in the day).  CNN asks which one was it? Did he have other commitments?. Did he get the times confused?. Or are neither of those things true?. CNN says its the last one!

Read the full story on CNN

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RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ACCIDENT LINKED TO WEAPONS BUILT ‘AFTER US WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ABM TREATY’

RT News reports the nuclear accident that killed five scientists on August 8 was related to the development of weapons. Russian nuclear accident linked to weapons built ‘after US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty’The weapons were built in response to the US withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. An official said the testing related to “retaliatory measures in connection with the US unilateral withdrawal” from the ABM treaty (which the US withdrew from in 2002).

Read the full story on RT News

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TRUMP SLAMS SUGGESTION THAT HE WOULD “NUKE” HURRICANES AS “FAKE NEWS”

CBS News says Donald Trump is disputing a report that he suggested dropping nuclear weapons into the eye of Trump slams suggestion that he would “nuke” hurricanes as “fake news”hurricanes. It was reported over the weekend that Trump suggested several times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that the should explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes hitting the US. The president has called the story “ridiculous,” adding “I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS.” He said on Twitter. 

Read the full story on CBS News

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