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Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

For Mattis, Kabul is the final stop on a six-nation, weeklong tour by the Pentagon chief meant to bolster relations with allies and partners and to get an update on the stalemated conflict in Afghan...

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Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuke testing

Trump sent the carrier group for exercises in waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning, amid growing fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions. I...

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Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and the army chief, General Qadam Shah Shahim, resigned on Monday in the wake of an attack at an army base in Balkh that left over 140 soldiers dead. "The major...

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Vice President Pence Stops in Australia

Vice President Pence Stops in Australia

Australia has controversially refused to accept the asylum seekers, most of whom are men from Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq, and instead holds them in offshore detention centres on the Pacific nations of...

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At least eight drown as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least eight drown as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

A search-and-rescue operation is ongoing with coast guards, private and Greek navy craft, as well as Frontex boats and helicopters taking part. Among the victims there are an underage boy and four w...

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Saudi Arabia Just Got Elected to the UN Commission on....Women's Rights

Saudi Arabia Just Got Elected to the UN Commission on....Women's Rights

What is more surprising is the fact that at least five countries from the European Union have voted for Saudi Arabia, according to UN Watch and ZeroHedge . The hardline Muslim country has a state p...

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North Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US

In the event of an attack, it said, "The world will witness how Washington's rash nuclear aircraft carriers are turned into a huge pile of steel and buried at sea and how a country called America is w...

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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 has marked similar events in the past with nuclear tests or missile launches. Security experts have expressed concerns that Pyongyang may conduct its sixth nuclear test or test-fire an inter-cont...

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Australia Plans To Tighten Rules For Citizenship

Under the two-year scheme applicants will only have the capacity to apply for one onshore visa renewal, while those on medium-term visas can opt for visa renewal onshore and apply for permanent reside...

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Vice President Pence wraps up first official visit to Japan

Vice President Pence wraps up first official visit to Japan

VISA PROGRAM Trump orders federal agencies to look at tightening a temporary visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the United States as he tries to carry out his campaign pledges...

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Anti-fascists burn cars in wake of Marine Le Pen's French election win

Bernard Cazeneuve, the sitting Socialist prime minister, called Ms. Le Pen's project "dangerous and sectarian" and said it would "impoverish, isolate and divide" the country. While some expressed di...

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Ivanka Trump's business prospers as politics mixes with business

As that deal raises fresh questions about conflicts of interest inside the White House, OpenSecrets.org has organized a document dump of recent financial disclosure reports of President Trump and hi...

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North Korean state media with harsh words aimed at China

North Korean state media with harsh words aimed at China

Mr Trump has pressed his Chinese counterpart to exert greater pressure against North Korea, given China's status as the country's sole economic lifeline and major ally. According to Chinese state medi...

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Pentagon might try to shoot down Pyongyang's next missile test

Pentagon might try to shoot down Pyongyang's next missile test

China's foreign ministry has expressed "serious concern" over its ally North Korea's warning of further missile tests and the eventual possibility of nuclear war. The rhetoric seems to be blurring the...

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Euro scales 5-mth peak on French election relief

Riot police surrounded the area and tear gas was sacked to disperse the increasingly rowdy crowd. An updated estimation by research firm Elabe for local broadcaster BFMTV indicates that Macron leads...

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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner make Time's 100 Most Influential list

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner make Time's 100 Most Influential list

Kushner's business experience in both real estate and journalism still don't seem to qualify him for his position, and the claim that he won Trump's election for him by using "data" is a questionabl...

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USA will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal

USA will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal

The US agreed to accept up to 1,250 asylum seekers now being held by Australia in processing camps on the islands of Papua New Guinea and Nauru. The vice president made the commitment - subject to t...

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China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

Following a two-month review, the Trump administration has moved to implement a policy that emphasizes pressure - including the threat of military force and new sanctions against North Korea, as wel...

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Tokyo shares rally on French presidential vote

France's far right is reaching out to voters who backed the defeated far-left contender, hoping to peel away voters from the extremes of the political spectrum. Laurence Haim, a spokeswoman for Macro...

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Trump signs executive order targeting specialty work visas: 5 things to know

Two senior Trump administration officials who briefed reporters at the White House said Trump will also use the "buy American and hire American" order to seek changes in government procurement practic...

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French Presidential Election: Le Pen, Macron Projected As Winners In First Round

Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says. A spokesman for Germany's Angela Merkel said she wished him "all the best", and Peter Altmaier, Merkel's chief of staff tweeted: "The ...

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Donald Trump says Iran isn't meeting 'spirit' of 2015 nuclear deal

Donald Trump says Iran isn't meeting 'spirit' of 2015 nuclear deal

Iran rejected criticism of the nuclear deal earlier Thursday, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had warned that the deal would delay, but not prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear wea...

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What you need to know about Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen

Endorsements for Macron from the established French parties of the center-right and center-left will likely make it even tougher for Le Pen to get an absolute majority in the second vote. Le Pen, in r...

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London Marathon runner carried over line by fellow runner

London Marathon runner carried over line by fellow runner

The sportsmanship of Rees won a high level of support on social media, and brought comparisons to the World Triathlon series a year ago when Alistair Brownlee sacrificed his chance of winning to help ...

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Britain's main opposition gears up for June 8 elections

Britain's main opposition gears up for June 8 elections

Labour is expected to be crushed by the Tories in the June election, with the latest polls showing Labour trailing by 24 points. On Wednesday MPs backed May's call for a general election. Guy V...

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US defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

Russian Federation has defended its ally Damascus and blamed the incident on rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Speaking on a visit to Israel on Friday, US Defense Secret...

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Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

The confusion in the base was compounded by the fact that the attackers wore army uniforms. The attackers had detonated a vehicle bomb at an entrance to Camp Chapman, a secretive facility manned by ...

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Egypt declares state of emergency after ISIS bombing kills 44

Egypt declares state of emergency after ISIS bombing kills 44

The Palm Sunday attacks, the single deadliest day for Christians in decades, rattled the community and prompted messages of support from overseas, including from Pope Francis, who is set to visit Egy...

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Corbyn hits election trail with rallying speech in marginal Croydon

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting Mrs May's efforts to make Britain's exit from the European Union the defining issue of the election, insisting the poll instead gives voters a chance to pass judgment on the...

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Trump greets freed Egyptian-American prisoner in welcome video

Trump greets freed Egyptian-American prisoner in welcome video

Trump welcomed Hijazi to the Oval Office earlier in the day on Friday. Hijazi, 30, and her Egyptian husband established the Belady foundation to aid street children in 2013, but were arrested in 2...

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Henri van Breda pleads not guilty to slaying his S. African family

Henri van Breda pleads not guilty to slaying his S. African family

He is charged with three counts of murder, one of attempted murder, and one of obstructing the course of justice. Marli , 18, suffered horrific brain, throat and neck injuries. The defence says tha...

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Ivanka Trump won China trademarks while dining with its president

The scenario shows how hard it is for the president's daughter, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House. " The federal ethics rules do not require you to recuse from ...

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Egyptian Christians Cancel Easter Festivities in Mourning Over Palm Sunday Massacre

The ministry said Mahmud Hassan Mubarak Abdullah had carried out the attack outside Saint Mark's church in Alexandria on Palm Sunday that killed 17 people and was claimed by the Islamic State group....

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As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

Aides stressed on Sunday talk shows that funding a wall along the U.S. In a pair of tweets Sunday, the president accused Democrats of withholding money from the federal budget to start building th...

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Arsene Wenger's Arsenal demise is overstated

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal demise is overstated

The 20-year old appears to have lost his place in the Manchester City team, as he is predominantly on the bench if he is not completely excluded from their match day squad and the Nigeria worldwide sa...

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