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June 21, 2017 9:15 AM US shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria

Pentagon declined to speculate on who was operating it but said drone advanced on coalition forces in Syria's southeast. The US military says it has shot down an armed, Iran-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast. In the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies 6

June 20, 2017 6:54 PM Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Plane in Europe After Drone Was Shot Down in Syria

A Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea Tuesday after the military announced earlier that day it had shot down an aircraft belonging to the Moscow-backed Syrian government. A Russian SU-27 "rapidly" approached a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane and acted "provocatively" by performing "unsafe" maneuvers 9

June 19, 2017 5:19 PM National Defence mum on Russian threat to shoot down planes in Syria

OTTAWA -- There are fears Canadian military aircraft operating over Syria could be caught in the middle of a new and potentially explosive dispute between the U.S. and Russia. Moscow is warning that it will target allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria in retaliation for the U.S. shooting down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday 6

June 19, 2017 12:23 PM Russian diplomat condemns U.S. for shooting down Syrian fighter jet

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov compared the downing to “helping the terrorists that the U.S. is fighting against.” MOSCOW—A top Russian diplomat on Monday condemned the United States for shooting down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet the previous day as an act of “aggression,” while U.S.-backed opposition forces on the ground warned Syrian 9

June 19, 2017 1:12 AM Banned building materials suspected in London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire: U.K. government

LONDON — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an “urgent inspection 4

June 18, 2017 11:46 PM U.S. shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time: Pentagon

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before Sunday's confrontation, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis 7

June 18, 2017 10:59 PM U.S. shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq said in a written statement that a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian 9

June 18, 2017 9:30 PM Ministers suspect banned building materials could be behind London fire Add to ..

The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an “urgent inspection” of the roughly 10

June 18, 2017 5:42 PM Grenfell Tower building materials may have been illegal, U.K. ministers say

The building’s cladding likely helped spread last week’s fire, which killed at least 58 people in London. LONDON—The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 6

June 18, 2017 1:55 PM London highrise fire: Building materials may have broken rules, U.K. trade minister says

Government carrying out 'urgent inspection' of other tower blocks after fire kills at least 58 The British government on Sunday scrambled to contain the political fallout from the London highrise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives as officials focused on building materials that may have spread the fire quickly. The cause of Wednesday's blaze 9