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‘Sword stands ready’: Pence vows ‘overwhelming & effective’ response to N. Korean attacks

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‘Sword stands ready’: Pence vows ‘overwhelming & effective’ response to N. Korean attacks

 US Vice President Mike Pence has issued a fresh warning to North Korea, saying that Washington will counter any potential attack with an “overwhelming and effective” response. Speaking from the deck of the aircraft carrier ‘USS Ronald Reagan’, docked in Yokosuka, Japan, Pence told 2,500 American sailors that North Korea is “the most dangerous and […]

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IS kills members with gangrene in western Mosul

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IS kills members with gangrene in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State started killing its members suffering gangrene in western Mosul, intelligence sources from the city has said. Shafaq News quoted sources as saying that the slain militants were the wounded ones staying at houses that IS turned to hospitals, blaming this on the big number of members with gangrene and shortage of […]

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The Somali and Swahili Supper Club That’s Headed to London

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The Somali and Swahili Supper Club That’s Headed to London

Fozia Ismail and Edwina Bruford first met in a play park sandpit in the city of Bristol. They were both adults, looking after their respective toddlers of similar age. (“It’s all glamour here!” Ismail recently told me of this initial meeting.) The women got on well, bonding over shared experiences of eating their parents’ East […]

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Meet Germany’s ‘forgotten’ foreign workers

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Meet Germany’s ‘forgotten’ foreign workers

Long overshadowed by the more numerous and vocal Turkish “guest worker” community, Mozambicans who arrived in Germany decades ago still struggle to assert their rights in their adopted homeland. Faced with huge industrial production problems, pre-unification East Germany relied heavily on labour from communist “brother states” such as Cuba, Hungary, Vietnam and Angola. But the […]

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North Korea Unveils New ICBM At Military Parade

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North Korea Unveils New ICBM At Military Parade

North Korea on Saturday unveiled what appears to be its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), staging a large-scale military parade in Pyongyang amid increased military tensions on the peninsula. A huge truck carrying the missile-shaped objective rolled through the main square of the capital in front of leader Kim Jong-un and other top officials of […]

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Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

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Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

  UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the […]

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Visiting Pence calls U.S.-Japan alliance a ‘cornerstone’ for peace in region amid North Korea threat

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Visiting Pence calls U.S.-Japan alliance a ‘cornerstone’ for peace in region amid North Korea threat

Visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday declared his country’s “unwavering commitment” to Japan as it looks to confront the “ominous threat” posed to the region by the North Korean regime. Speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Pence said, “The alliance between the United States and Japan is the […]

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Donald Trump Apparently Doesn’t Even Know Who North Korea’s Ruler Is

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Donald Trump Apparently Doesn’t Even Know Who North Korea’s Ruler Is

If you weren’t already worried Donald Trump had no clue what he was doing re: North Korea, get ready to start sweating! In an interview on Tuesday morning’s Fox & Friends, the only show he likes anymore, the POTUS totally showed his foreign policy hand. And it was empty. And tiny. Video: Watch Donald Trump […]

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Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

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Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Mosul (Reuters) Iraqi’s army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. On Friday, the army dismantled makeshift bridges linking the two parts of Mosul due to heavy rain, […]

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President al-Assad receives congratulatory cable from President Putin on occasion of Syria’s National Day

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President al-Assad receives congratulatory cable from President Putin on occasion of Syria’s National Day

Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received a cable of congratulation from Russian President Vladimir Putin on occasion of Syria’s Independence Day. In his cable, President Putin stressed the continued stance of his country in support of the peaceful settlement to the crisis in Syria through the comprehensive national dialogue which aims at stopping […]

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