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North Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed the Korean situation on the sidelines of the meeting and "both parties expressed their concern over the escalation of ...

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Europe is bracing for a laptop ban on flights to America

The move, which forces passengers to put their devices into checked baggage, came as counter-terror officials developed concerns that jihadist groups were devising bombs disguised as batteries in cons...

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Israel Reprimands Swedish Ambassador Over UNESCO Vote Denying Ties to Jerusalem

The executive board of the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday passed a resolution describing Jerusalem as "occupied" and challenging Israeli sovereignty over ...

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France turns to parliamentary battle after Emmanuel Macron victory

Macron's year-old Republic on the Move party does not have any seats in the current parliament but it hopes in June to secure a majority that will allow him to push through economic reforms for revivi...

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"Abuse of power" by sister of Trump's son-in-law?

The company owned by Jared Kushner's family apologized on Monday for touting the son-in-law of President Trump in a sales pitch during an investor conference over the weekend in China. The Kushner Com...

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Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

The average age of those selected was 46. Macron won after one of the most unpredictable elections in modern history marked by scandal, repeated surprises and a last-minute hacking attack on his cam...

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N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Japan and South Korea condemned the launch. The White House says President Donald Trump "cannot imagine that Russia is pleased" with North Korea's latest missile test because the missile landed s...

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North Korea may have fired 'new type of missile' with longer range

Trump said earlier this month that he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances". Japanese officials said it reached an unusually high altitude of 1,24...

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House Oversight Committee member calls Trump's bluff on the Comey "tapes"

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was challenged on a tweet from President Trump about former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's characterization of the Russian Federation inves...

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Afghanistan IS head Hasib killed

Little is known about Hasib, a former Afghan Taliban commander who switched his loyalty to the Islamic State and took over the Afghanistan affiliate when Khan was killed . Their part in the Afghan co...

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Russian photographer blasts United States media for 'hysteria' over photoshoot

The announcement came from the Russian state media but the White House did not immediately confirm the planned pow-wow. "We took the information we had as best we have it and got it out to the America...

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North Korea launches unidentified missile

The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of past year in its quest to develop a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the US. The type of missile launched tod...

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New push to drive IS from 4 neighbourhoods in Mosul

New push to drive IS from 4 neighbourhoods in Mosul

Inside Mosul Iraqi forces backed by the United States -led coalition are slowly closing in on a small cluster of neighborhoods in the city's west held by the extremist group. The source of the attack ...

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Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron

All 577 seats in France's National Assembly will be up for grabs. German Minster of State for Europe Michael Roth applauded Macron's win, but said the result was marred by the fact that 11 milli...

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Texas lawmakers approve bill outlawing sanctuary cities

Texas lawmakers approve bill outlawing sanctuary cities

Bexar County and city leaders are asking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to veto Senate Bill 4 , the bill that bans so-called "sanctuary cities". Now, the controversial Senate Bill Four, nicknamed the "show...

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US says Trump 'can't imagine Russia pleased' with North Korea missile

US says Trump 'can't imagine Russia pleased' with North Korea missile

North Korea on Sunday launched a ballistic missile which flew around 700 km, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff (JCS) said . South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office on Wednesday, he...

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Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. It added that the new launch should serve as a call for stronger ...

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Moon rises: New South Korean president raises hopes of regional peace

The South Korean election comes aimed heightened tensions between Kim Jong-un's regime and Donald Trump's administration. Moon says that the security benefits of THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Are...

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We are closing the gap on the Tories - Corbyn on Labour's results

In Lincolnshire, where Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is standing in the general election in Boston and Skegness, the party went from being the official Opposition to having no seats at all as the Tories g...

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Japan strongly protests North Korea firing of ballistic missile - Suga

Japan strongly protests North Korea firing of ballistic missile - Suga

The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. In Washington, the Whi...

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SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

The launch, at 5:27 a.m. Seoul time (2027 GMT Saturday), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March. ma...

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US Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

US Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

Instead, Trump chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the same hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the presid...

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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard to play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

Season series: Spurs , 2-1. The top seed Golden State Warriors are going against the second seed San Antonio Spurs. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Saturday that Leonard will be available af...

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United States calls for stronger sanctions against N Korea

The statement also noted the missile's proximity to Russia: "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia i...

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Pope Francis makes two shepherd children saints

Pope Francis makes two shepherd children saints

It's like an answer to prayer, because I felt that always they would be canonised", said Agnes Walsh who had travelled from Killarney, Ireland. In Fatima, Pope Francis said that "we have gathered he...

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Women march against Maduro government in Venezuela

Marchers tried to reach the National Assembly legislature, where the opposition has a majority, to protest Maduro's creation of an alternative "popular" congress viewed by foes as a ruse to dodge ...

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Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

President Donald Trump's sour relationship with recently axed FBI Director James Comey just got worse. Trump said in one of a string of Twitter messages. For the first time since an Oval Office taping...

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Kremlin says 'too early' to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties

Kremlin says 'too early' to speak of thaw in Russia-US ties

The meetings were nevertheless somewhat overshadowed by the uproar in Washington over Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey - the man who was leading a probe into Russia'...

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Korea's Moon Slams North Missile Launch as 'Reckless Provocation'

In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. The North Korean Foreign Ministry Director Genera...

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French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

Launay, who spent 19 years as a Socialist lawmaker before joining forces with Macron's party, dismissed concerns over the lack of political experience of the novice candidates. In a compromise with a ...

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