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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Unit 180 Cyber Warfare Cell Worries West

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Unit 180 Cyber Warfare Cell Worries West 0

North Korea is one of the most closed countries in the world and any details of its clandestine operations are difficult to obtain.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 3 Palestinians Sentenced to Death By Hamas for Killing Mazen Fuqaha

PALESTINE POLITICS: 3 Palestinians Sentenced to Death By Hamas for Killing Mazen Fuqaha 0

“The field court has sentenced the three convicted of carrying out the crime of the assassination of martyr Mazen Fuqaha to death,” said Brigadier-General Naser Suleiman, chairman of the Hamas-run military judiciary.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile 0

“The U.S. mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike,” North Korea’s state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

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USA POLITICS: US to Hassan Rouhani: Halt ‘Destabilising Forces’ Support

USA POLITICS: US to Hassan Rouhani: Halt ‘Destabilising Forces’ Support 0

“We hope that if Rouhani wanted to change Iran’s relationship with the rest of the world, those are the things he could do,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Riyadh.

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SRI LANKA POLITICS: Bloody Civil War Anniversary Takes Center Stage

SRI LANKA POLITICS: Bloody Civil War Anniversary Takes Center Stage 0

According to a UN report, some 40,000 civilians may have been killed in the final months of the fighting in a bloody civil war in Sri Lanka.

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told 0

“As we enter the third decade of peace implementation, it cannot be assumed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a glide path to a peaceful, viable State irreversibly on course for European integration,” said High Representative Valentin Inzko during a briefing on the situation in the country.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Strike Against Syrian Forces ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Russian Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Strike Against Syrian Forces ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Russian Foreign Ministry 0

“You cannot consider the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-government forces an accident or a mistake anymore. This is a deliberate action and its consequences are yet to be estimated,” Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Threatened to Use Nukes? US CSCE Produces Wildest Claims in Push for Military Buildup

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Threatened to Use Nukes? US CSCE Produces Wildest Claims in Push for Military Buildup 0

Some claimed Russia bears full responsibility for the death of an American OSCE monitor, Joseph Stone, who was killed on April 23 after the vehicle he was in struck a landmine in eastern Ukraine.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation

CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation 0

On May 18, Crimean Tatar people commemorate victims of deportation. This day is truly holy for all Crimean Tatar people. Read more.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘High Possibility’ for War With North Korea: Moon Jae-in

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘High Possibility’ for War With North Korea: Moon Jae-in 0

“The reality is there is a high possibility of a military conflict at NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line,” President Moon Jae-in said.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Will ‘Immediately Recognize’ Palestine State if Party Wins June 8 Election

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Will ‘Immediately Recognize’ Palestine State if Party Wins June 8 Election 2

“Labour is committed to comprehensive peace in Middle East based on a two-state solution – a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine,” the document said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Time to ‘Assassinate Bashar al-Assad’: Yoav Galant Israeli Lawmaker

ISRAEL POLITICS: Time to ‘Assassinate Bashar al-Assad’: Yoav Galant Israeli Lawmaker 0

An Israeli minister Yoav Galant called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, likening his regime to the Nazis during World War II.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: Deportation of Crimean Tatars in XXI Century

CRIMEA POLITICS: Deportation of Crimean Tatars in XXI Century 0

The process of repatriation of the indigenous people of Crimea began from 1990s only, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, after Ukraine in which Crimea exists as autonomy became independent. However, even more than twenty years later not half of Crimean Tatars succeeded to return home.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea 0

North Korea’s missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Soldiers Accept Government Deal to End Mutiny

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Soldiers Accept Government Deal to End Mutiny 0

Cocoa futures in London and New York, which hit multi-week highs on Monday, began to dip on Tuesday on news of the end of the mutiny.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence Secrets With Russians

USA POLITICS: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence Secrets With Russians 0

Trump said on Twitter: “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment 0

Trump’s administration has been sending mixed messages in its dealings with a right-wing Israeli government that had hoped for a more sympathetic attitude from the Republican president after a rocky relationship with his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 69 Years of Despair For Palestinians in Lebanon

PALESTINE POLITICS: 69 Years of Despair For Palestinians in Lebanon 0

Palestinians on Monday marked 69 years since thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Missile Test Aimed at Carrying Large Nuclear Warhead: KCNA

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Missile Test Aimed at Carrying Large Nuclear Warhead: KCNA 0

“The test-fire aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead,” KCNA said.

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LEBANON POLITICS: Israel Hacked Hezbollah Phones During Nasrallah Speech: Hezbollah

LEBANON POLITICS: Israel Hacked Hezbollah Phones During Nasrallah Speech: Hezbollah 0

Hezbollah said: “An unknown source manipulated the landlines of Hezbollah’s press office, calling a number of citizens and sending text messages,” which “included insults against the resistance and its leader.”

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