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Helicopter attacks Venezuela c

June 29, 2017
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CARACAS  -- A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation’s political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by “terrorists” seeking a coup.

N. Korea calls for execution

June 29, 2017
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SEOUL -- North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for a plot to assassinate its leader.

Sessions says he will discuss

June 12, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to address matters former FBI Director James Comey brought up this week in testimony to the same panel.

Polls forecast Macron landslid

June 12, 2017
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PARIS. — French voters head to the polls on Sunday for the first of two rounds of a parliamentary election expected to give new President Emmanuel Macron a solid majority that should allow him to carry out far-reaching reforms.

Trump expected to unveil new C

June 12, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — President Donald Trump is expected to visit Miami as early as next Friday to announce a new Cuba policy that could tighten rules on trade and travel, rolling back parts of former President Barack Obama’s opening to the island, according to a US official and people familiar with the matter.

May seals deal on government,

June 12, 2017
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LONDON/BELFAST. — British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a deal on Saturday to prop up her minority government but looked increasingly isolated after a botched election gamble plunged Britain into crisis days before the start of talks on leaving the European Union.

Qatar dispute shows no let-

June 12, 2017
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RIYADH. — Gulf states traded public barbs on Saturday, showing little sign of resolving the region’s deepest rift in years, five days after Arab nations severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with the tiny Gulf kingdom of Qatar.

Manchester bomber had ‘proven

May 25, 2017
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MANCHESTER, England -- The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.

Trump budget eyes conversion o

May 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON. – The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.

Japanese firms collaborating

May 24, 2017
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TOKYO. – Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo told Reuters.

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Trashy Trudeau and toothy Ardern

By REY O. ARCILLA | November 21,2017
‘As the top officials of their governments, the two ought to be well-versed in good manners and right conduct.’

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Who is in a (Christmas) rush?

By ABIGAIL VALTE | November 21, 2017
‘It seems we’ll be seeing an impeachment trial at the Senate come January.’