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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

“Once there is chaos in North Korea, it would first bring disaster to China. I’m sorry, but the United States and South Korea don’t have the right to demand this of China,” it said in an editorial.

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USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

Targeted cities: New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

“While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children on the move into Europe since last March, there has been an increase in the threats and distress refugee and migrant children endure,” said Afshan Khan UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.

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YEMEN POLITICS: UN Envoy Urges Political and Financial Support for Yemenis

YEMEN POLITICS: UN Envoy Urges Political and Financial Support for Yemenis

“It is imperative that the situation in Yemen remains high on everyone’s agenda,” Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said. “UN humanitarian agencies and their partners have developed plans to assist civilians in need, but the needs far outweigh available resources.”

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Fighting Displaced 900 Families: UNHCR

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Fighting Displaced 900 Families: UNHCR

The violence comes despite a peace agreement signed last Novembers between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis: UNHCR

“A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” Babar Baloch UNHCR said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

“Russia is wary of Turkey, but prefers squeezing it and limiting its movement, instead of mounting full-frontal attack,” a political figure in Damascus said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

“If you want, we could open way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind” of Europe, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House

USA POLITICS: Trump, Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House

Merkel, who officials say has prepared carefully for the encounter, is likely to press Trump for assurances of support for a strong European Union.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Ahead of Talks between Merkel and Trump Germany Wants Change to NATO Two-Percent Budget Goal

GERMANY POLITICS: Ahead of Talks between Merkel and Trump Germany Wants Change to NATO Two-Percent Budget Goal

Germany’s defence minister called for changes to the way NATO members’ commitments to budget targets are assessed, in the face of bigger demands from Trump.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Fear, Hunger, Destruction in Mosul Old City

IRAQ POLITICS: Fear, Hunger, Destruction in Mosul Old City

Iraqi leaders say the battle to recapture Mosul is reaching its final stages, trumpeting each gain made against the militants.

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POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

Poland’s constitutional court gave its final approval to a bill that could be used to ban certain demonstrations and is part of a wider crackdown on opponents by the right-wing government.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would honour his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in two decades.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

Northern Ireland, the only part of UK with a land border with EU, is seen as the region most exposed to the economic and political fallout from Brexit.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

Prime Minister Mark Rutte was celebrating after his VVD emerged as the largest party for the third time running with a projected 21 percent of vote.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Facebook to Be Banned in Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy Content’

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Facebook to Be Banned in Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy Content’

The government of Pakistan may ban Facebook and other social-media platforms over what it considers ‘blasphemous content,’ Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says..

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ISRAEL POLITICS: U.N. Reports Declares, Israel Imposes ‘Apartheid Regime’ On Palestinians

ISRAEL POLITICS: U.N. Reports Declares, Israel Imposes ‘Apartheid Regime’ On Palestinians

U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf said the report was the “first of its type” from a U.N. body that “clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Mexican Migrants Moving to Canada Because of Trump

CANADA POLITICS: Mexican Migrants Moving to Canada Because of Trump

Dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump’s first days in office said they would soon try to head north again – but this time to Canada.

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