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Kim’s rocket stars – The trio behind North Korea’s missile program

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Kim’s rocket stars – The trio behind North Korea’s missile program

After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them. The three, shown with Kim in photographs and TV footage in North Korean media, are of great interest to Western security and intelligence agencies since they are the […]

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Obama ‘heartbroken’ by Manchester attack

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Obama ‘heartbroken’ by Manchester attack

Former United States President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that he was “heartbroken” by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. “We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester… it’s a reminder that there is great danger of terrorism […]

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Trump: NATO must do more on terror, immigration, Russia

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Trump: NATO must do more on terror, immigration, Russia

US President Donald Trump used his first NATO summit on Thursday to urge the alliance to do more to tackle terrorism and immigration as well as Russia. “The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration as well as threats from Russia and NATO’s eastern and southern borders,” Trump said […]

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Turkish Red Crescent provides aid for Somalis this Ramadan

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Turkish Red Crescent provides aid for Somalis this Ramadan

While Turkey’s long-term and wide-ranging activities in Somalia including development and infrastructure projects as well as investments in education and health continue, Ankara has also lent a humanitarian hand to the drought-stricken country through the Turkish Red Crescent by delivering food aid to hundreds of families The Turkish Red Crescent has recently picked up pace […]

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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican’s administration from temporarily suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. US President Donald Trump’s […]

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Iran has built third underground ballistic missile factory(Reuters)

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Iran has built third underground ballistic missile factory(Reuters)

Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile programme, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying. The development is likely to fuel tensions with the United States in a week when President Donald Trump, on his first foreign […]

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Trump meets with EU leaders, will attend NATO summit

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Trump meets with EU leaders, will attend NATO summit

President Trump began a busy day in Brussels Thursday meeting with European Union leaders and then newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, with trade and security topping Mr. Trump’s agenda. “We have a lot to discuss, including terrorism and other things,” Mr. Trump said before meeting with Mr. Macron at the U.S. ambassador’s residence. U.S. […]

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Humanitarian aid to N. Korea should be unconditional: FM nominee

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Humanitarian aid to N. Korea should be unconditional: FM nominee

Kang Kyung-wha, President Moon Jae-in’s pick for foreign minister, said Thursday humanitarian aid to North Korea should come with no strings attached. Still, she called for taking “stern measures” against Pyongyang if it continues with its military provocations. Her view is in line with Moon’s pursuit of sanctions and dialogue simultaneously in resolving the North […]

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Berlin drug raids lead to arrest of four Islamist militants

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Berlin drug raids lead to arrest of four Islamist militants

German police said they arrested nine drug trafficking suspects, including four suspected Islamist militants, in early morning raids Wednesday. Police arrested four “Islamists considered capable of resorting to violence”, in the operation to dismantle a drug trafficking ring, said police and the Berlin public prosecutor’s office in a statement. File Photo: DPA They also seized […]

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Trump vows to promote peace after ‘fantastic’ meeting with the pope

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Trump vows to promote peace after ‘fantastic’ meeting with the pope

Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world after what he depicted as an inspirational meeting with an initially grim-faced Pope Francis. Meeting face-to-face for the first time, the two leaders sidestepped profound differences over a string of issues ranging from the environment to the plight of migrants […]

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