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Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson delivers a speech at Chatham House on December 2, 2016 in London, England. Johnson warned the world risks slipping back into a 'brutal' era where strong men dominate and democracy is in retreat. In his first major speech as Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson insisted the UK …

UK’s Boris Johnson Cancels Moscow Visit After Syria Gas Attack

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he had canceled a visit to Moscow due to take place on April 10 after developments in Syria where a poison gas attack in a rebel-held area prompted the United States to launch missile strikes.

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Top General Confirms Islamic State Targeted U.S. Troops with ‘Sulfur-Mustard’

The highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. confirmed that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) used a potentially deadly “sulfur-mustard blister agent” to target a base in northern Iraq that houses American troops. This marks the first recorded chemical attack on the United States since the jihadist group conquered swaths of Iraq in 2014.