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North Korea delays Guam missile firing, U.S. says dialogue up to Kim

North Korea delays Guam missile firing, U.S. says dialogue up to Kim Tue, 15 Aug, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles toward Guam while he waits to see what the United States does, the North's state media reported on Tuesday as the United States said any dialogue was up to Kim.
Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in reaction to a threat of possible US military action voiced by President Donald Trump.
Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll

Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

Four people were killed Wednesday in election-related violence in Kenya, where the opposition claimed massive rigging in a vote that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain to win.
US warns NKorea that nuclear drive could spell end of regime

US warns NKorea that nuclear drive could spell end of regime Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

The United States on Wednesday warned North Korea that the pursuit of its nuclear drive could lead to the collapse of Kim Jong-Un's regime, as President Donald Trump brandished America's nuclear might as a powerful deterrent.
U.S. says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana

U.S. says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

 The United States in May expelled two Cuban diplomats based in Washington after unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, the State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Thousands poised to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal

Thousands poised to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal Mon, 31 Jul, 2017

Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon's border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners.
Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia

Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia Sun, 30 Jul, 2017

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.
Prosecutors report 3 deaths amid Venezuela vote

Prosecutors report 3 deaths amid Venezuela vote Sun, 30 Jul, 2017

Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office is reporting three deaths on the day of a controversial vote for a constituent assembly that opposition leaders fear will trigger the end of democracy in Venezuela.
North Korea launches another ballistic missile, lands in Japan territory

North Korea launches another ballistic missile, lands in Japan territory Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

North Korea on Friday carried out what appeared to be its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile, doubling down on its threat to develop a nuclear strike capability against the US mainland in the face of severe warnings from President Donald Trump.
Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.
Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Moscow on Friday ordered the US to slash its number of diplomats in Russia and froze two embassy compounds in a pre-emptive strike against tough new sanctions being readied in Washington.
Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met.
Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike

Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was hit by US sanctions and a 48-hour opposition-led nationwide strike on Wednesday, both aimed at thwarting his controversial plans to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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