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Pence: US will honor refugee agreement with Australia

Pence: US will honor refugee agreement with Australia

Pence will meet with the prime minister on Saturday as part of his trip to Asia. Pence and Turnbull said they were aligned in their opinion that China should use its leverage with North Korea to de-...

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A look at extremist attacks in France in the past few years

Belgian security officials had warned French counterparts before the attack that El Osri was a "very unsafe individual en route to France" aboard the Thalys high-speed train. The shooting on the final...

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British Parliament backs snap poll

MPs from across the political spectrum voted 522-13 for a return to the polls - well above the two-thirds majority required under British law. The parliamentary election comes less than a year after...

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United States vice president Pence wraps up visit to Japan

United States vice president Pence wraps up visit to Japan

Pence, dressed in a green military jacket, said aboard the hulking USS Ronald Reagan that President Donald Trump's administration would continue to " work diligently " with allies like Japan, China ...

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China puts bombers on 'high alert' as tensions with North Korea escalate

China puts bombers on 'high alert' as tensions with North Korea escalate

While Trump gave no indication of what the moves might be, USA officials told Reuters that the United States was aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possib...

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Indonesians vote in Jakarta poll marred by religious tensions

An article at The Jakarta Post cited how the campaign trail was largely tinged with "the use of religion, and to a lesser extent, race", making the election "the dirtiest, most polarizing and most d...

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NYC joins cities around the world marching to defend science

Abralyn Weidow (left), Geyo and Stirling explore "Magic Nuudles" at the Kids Zone during the March for Science event in Washington , D.C. There are cancer survivors and doctors with signs that sa...

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Chechnya opens world's first concentration camp for homosexuals

Chechnya opens world's first concentration camp for homosexuals

Chechnya is being accused of detaining gay men as a way of cracking down on homosexuality in the Russian republic. According to the Novaya Gazeta , over 100 gay men so far have been detained because...

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Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers back June 8 election

She has also played up the strength of the economy, which has so far defied predictions of a slowdown - a key campaign theme that her Conservative Party will use to try to undermine Labour in the el...

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Trump erodes trust: Putin meets Tillerson

Lavrov however said that the two sides still "diverge" over their evaluation of the alleged chemical attack, which Washington has blamed squarely on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The White House...

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Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia

Mr Turnbull has resisted pressure to choose between the two countries, both of which are considered vital allies; the U.S. is Australia's most important security partner, while China is its most impor...

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Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

Rather than referring to the state by name, Sessions called it " an island in the Pacific ". What if the President of the United States decided that rounding up, say, all Muslims, or LGBT people, or...

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Italy sees US supportive over Libya, denies Trump snub

President Donald Trump at the White House . "I do not see a (US) role in Libya", Trump said during a joint news conference Thursday, moments after Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni called ...

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Leading Candidate in French Presidential Race

All eyes will be on the French people as they make a huge decision following political upheaval in 2016 in the USA with Trump and in the United Kingdom with its voters' decision to leave the European ...

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Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Do...

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United Kingdom parliament clears mid-term 'Brexit poll'

She insists an early election would provide "certainty and stability" in the negotiations, which will now start after the vote. "I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there...

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Tillerson: Iran deal failed in key denuclearization objective

Trump's comments came amid a series of highly critical remarks from top administration officials and rebuttals from Tehran over the 2015 deal , which requires Iran to limit its nuclear activities i...

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White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push towards Korean peninsula

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that an "armada" is heading to the Korean Peninsula's shores amid a tensions with North Korea had escalated. South Korean media outlets were pretty cynical ...

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Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party wants him back

Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party wants him back

The board agreed to reject the petitions submitted by the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and the Patriotic Party to annul the April 16 constitutional reform refer...

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North Korea tells United States and its allies: 'Don't mess with us'

North Korea tells United States and its allies: 'Don't mess with us'

It said that it had requested Security Council discussions on U.S. North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions aimed at impeding the development of its nuclear and missile programs since 2...

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Note Praising Islamic State Found Near Body of Paris Gunman

Note Praising Islamic State Found Near Body of Paris Gunman

One police officer is dead and another hurt following a shooting in the French capital, police sources say. The president remained silent when a white man shouted "get out of my country" at two Indian...

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New UK Government Could Reverse Brexit, European Parliament President Says

The Liberal Democrats are targeting Remain-voting Labour seats in the North of England where voters feel "betrayed by Jeremy Corbyn's support for a divisive hard Brexit", Mr Farron said. "If the U...

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General election: What you need to know

The Conservative Party now has a 21-point lead, according to recent polls. May succeeded David Cameron as prime minister previous year after he stepped down because he had backed the failing "remain...

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Tensions with North Korea still simmering despite diplomacy talk

NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports for TODAY that the United States and South Korea flew joint exercises as a show of military strength. North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mi...

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Linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island: army

Linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island: army

Bohol Provincial Office Director Felipe Nativiad said Joselito Melloria, 33, was shot dead before he reached Inabanga, where military forces had clashed with the group last week. The remaining Abu S...

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Three killed as protests against Venezuelan government continue

The opposition rejected the allegation, saying the children had to be evacuated because of tear gas fired by Maduro's "dictatorship". The move against GM could further strain relations between Venez...

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Egypt strongly condemns Paris' Champs Elysees shooting

He spent 11 years in jail after shooting two police officers in 2001. Although the mainstream socialists have held the presidency since Mr Hollande's 2012 victory, and also have a majority in parl...

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Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal

Earlier this week, the administration certified to Congress than Iran was complying - at least technically - with the terms of the deal , clearing the way for Iran to continue enjoying sanctions reli...

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АА: Turkey need not choose between Russia, US: Cavusoglu

АА: Turkey need not choose between Russia, US: Cavusoglu

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Bashar al-Assad to reaffirm his support for the Syrian leader in the wake of a USA missile strike, Rouhani's office said on Sunday. Gen. Jack Keane said, in an i...

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May's Conservatives hold 19 point lead in Opinium UK election poll

The announcement marked a U-turn for May, who had repeatedly said she would not seek an early vote. May's office said she and Tajani agreed "on the importance of giving early certainty about the s...

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