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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits Afghanistan

Dozens of Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday when Taliban gunmen disguised in Afghan army uniform talked their way past checkpoints and attacked a military base, officials said. U.S. Def...

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Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation for second time in a month

Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation for second time in a month

Visitors flocked to parks, with an increasing number of flowers and trees blooming as spring arrives. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean of...

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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss North Korea amid rising tensions

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump discuss North Korea amid rising tensions

China is increasingly anxious the situation may spin out of control, leading to war and a chaotic collapse of its isolated and poverty-struck neighbor. Trump sent an "armada" to northern Australia to ...

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Can't be complacent on N. Korea: UK MP

Can't be complacent on N. Korea: UK MP

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence was immediately briefed about the failed test as he was in Seoul for a previously scheduled trip. Pence also issued a warning to Kim to not test the United Sta...

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Japan's Abe agrees to keep close contact with US on N.Korea

Japan's Abe agrees to keep close contact with US on N.Korea

Relations between the two states have plummeted further in recent weeks as the DPRK steps up its missile programme and the USA strengthens its alliance with South Korea through military exercises clos...

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North Korea detains third American

North Korea detains third American

Park said Kim, who is 58, taught accounting at the university for about a month. He was reportedly arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country. The Pyongyang Universi...

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China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

China's Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

It added: "The South Korean puppet group of traitors should not run riot, thinking twice about the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their treacherous acts of conniving and backing the thric...

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Trump insists Mexico will fund wall

Trump insists Mexico will fund wall

This is the top way the administration "hopes to show action" this week given the absence of legislation, an official said . "Our goal is not to reduce it 50, 60, 70 percent but to end illegality, ...

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Opposition promises more public holidays in UK vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have a 22 point lead over Labour, an ICM poll said on Sunday ahead of a general election on June 8. Mr Corbyn - a lifelong opponent of nuclear weapon...

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Iran ready to export gas to Georgia through Armenia

Iran ready to export gas to Georgia through Armenia

Iranian first VP Es'hagh Jahangiri said Iranian and Georgian nations held numerous commonalities and they share similar views over regional and worldwide issues. Jahangiri, for his part, described the...

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School students clash with Police in Srinagar

School students clash with Police in Srinagar

He said this evening that as colleges reopened in the valley, students were attending classes normally today in S P School and in Women's College at Moulana Azad (MA) Road Srinagar . Earlier in the d...

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'Insufficient evidence' saves Nawaz Sharif from Panamagate

'Insufficient evidence' saves Nawaz Sharif from Panamagate

The Supreme Court issued a split ruling calling for a joint investigation team of anti-corruption officials along with the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence to probe...

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Saudi king restores civil service and military allowances

Saudi king restores civil service and military allowances

The two leaders are expected to attend the Egyptian-Saudi summit to discuss reinforcement of ties between the two countries, as well as regional and global issues, especially counter-terrorism. In Oct...

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Britain witnesses hectic 1st day of election campaigning

The former interior minister, who became prime minister without an election when her predecessor David Cameron quit after last year's referendum vote for Brexit, said she needed to strengthen her ha...

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No impact of Australian visa move on Indian techies, says Nasscom

Two new visa programs will include more rigorous English language tests and will require at least two years of work experience, not to mention a mandatory police check. Mr Turnbull said that would e...

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Ibrahimovic recovery will be hard, says Mourinho

Ibrahimovic is expected to undergo surgery before facing a tough rehabilitation process before returning to the field.It is unclear whether or not the forward, whose contract expires at the end of the...

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Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

After Moscow initially said a Syrian air strike had struck a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", Russian President Vladimir Putin last week accused Assad's opponents of planning to st...

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French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

European stock markets surged, and France's main index hit its highest level since early 2008, as investors gambled that the rise of populism around the world - and the associated potential unpredic...

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Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

The Korean-American lecturer taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks prior to his arrest, the varsity told the BBC on Sunday. Last year, Otto Warmbier, then a...

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Egyptian-American activist Aya Hegazi returns to USA following Egypt court acquittal

The charges were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and USA officials. President Trump shakes hands with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker at the White House Friday in Washi...

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Euro rises sharply after first round of French election

Euro rises sharply after first round of French election

With 90 percent of votes counted , the Interior Ministry said Macron had almost 24 percent, giving him a slight cushion over Le Pen's 22 percent. "The French have expressed their desire for change"...

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Euro, markets rally as France's Macron set for presidential win

Euro, markets rally as France's Macron set for presidential win

They will now face off in a second round on May 7. A comment piece in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald , meanwhile, called the election results "a political earthquake". Then, it was Jacques Chi...

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China's president urges restraint on N. Korea in call with Trump

China's president urges restraint on N. Korea in call with Trump

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Monday that South Korean naval ships will conduct a training exercise with the aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson . "We are not going to do anything unles...

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Sanctions by China may be affecting ATMs in North Korea

Sanctions by China may be affecting ATMs in North Korea

Park said Kim had taught at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China before coming to Pyongyang. According to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and...

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Liverpool Suffers 2-1 Premier League Loss To Crystal Palace At Anfield

Liverpool Suffers 2-1 Premier League Loss To Crystal Palace At Anfield

Our job is to squeeze everything we can out of this season". Defeat left Liverpool with the mounting of trying to hold on to a Top 4 spots, especially after Manchester United beat Burnley 2-0 ea...

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Labour reiterates Trident backing after Corbyn defence review comments

Corbyn suggested renewing Trident would be part of Labour's defence review and said he would want to know what could be achieved by ordering a drone strike if the intelligence services located the whe...

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UN Chief Says Denial Of Israel's Right To Exist Is 'Anti-Semitism'

One reason for the jump in incidents in the first quarter of 2017 appears to be the bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers and other Jewish institutions around the country, mostly by an Is...

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Rep. MacArthur leading charge to revitalize health care reform

Rep. MacArthur leading charge to revitalize health care reform

A photo-finish bill signing late Friday, followed by a Saturday evening victory rally in Pennsylvania with the President, would make for good television-at the same hour the White House Corresponden...

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Euro jumps, shares firm on French election relief

Please, stop with the predictions of a Brexit- or President Trump-style redux in the French presidential contest. Though Le Pen came in behind Macron, there was joy at the FN's election party Sunday...

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Macron, Le Pen lead first round of French presidential election: projections

Macron, Le Pen lead first round of French presidential election: projections

The two top candidates: independent centrist Macron and the far-right wing Le Pen , won 23.7% and 21.7% of votes respectively. Macron , a liberal, former investment banker and an avowed internation...

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