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North Korea rejects new sanctions, to continue weapons programme – KCNA

SEOUL North Korea “fully rejects” the latest round of sanctions against its citizens and entities by the United Nations and will continue its weapons development, its official KCNA news agency said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States ...

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Iran's leader lashes out at Trump, Saudis for anti-Tehran alliance

LONDON Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out on Sunday against U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s leaders for their new regional alliance against Tehran, saying it would bear no fruit. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups during his visit to Saudi Arabia in late May, two days after ...

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Putin's dinner with Michael Flynn – 'I didn't even really talk to him'

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin hardly spoke at all with former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn when they sat together at a Moscow dinner in 2015, NBC News quoted the Kremlin leader as saying on Sunday. Flynn’s ties to Moscow are under scrutiny in the United States amid allegations of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. An oft-published ...

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Syrian army advances against Islamic State in Aleppo province – state media, monitor

BEIRUT The Syrian army and allied forces captured the last major town held by Islamic State in Aleppo province on Sunday, state media and a war monitoring group said. State-run news agency SANA said army units made strategic gains in the rural east of the province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said government forces ...

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Comey to be pressed on whether Trump interfered with Russia probe

By Ayesha Rascoe and Yeganeh Torbati | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey will be grilled on whether President Donald Trump tried to get him to back off an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, key U.S. senators said on Sunday ahead of Comey’s testimony this week on Capitol Hill. Comey, who was leading the ...

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Some Palestinian ex-prisoners in Gaza say their salaries withheld

By Nidal al-Mughrabi | GAZA GAZA Scores of former Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel and living in the Gaza Strip said on Sunday their stipends from the Western-backed Palestinian Authority have been suspended in an apparent bid to appease Israel and the United States. A spokesman for Palestinian prisoners said that 277 freed prisoners in the Gaza Strip, most of ...

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'Enough is enough' PM May says after London attackers kill seven

By Guy Faulconbridge and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after attackers killed at least seven people by ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing revellers in nearby bars. After the third militant attack in Britain in less than three months, May said Thursday’s ...

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In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes

By Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout | LONDON LONDON After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted. May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after three ...

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Russia's Putin denies having compromising information on Trump

WASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a televised interview broadcast on Sunday. “Well, this is just another load of nonsense,” Putin said on NBC News’ “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” when asked whether he had any damaging information on the Republican president. The remarks were the latest in ...

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Fresh safety concerns hang over global airlines conference

By Tim Hepher and Victoria Bryan | CANCUN, Mexico CANCUN, Mexico A deadly attack in London and debate over travel restrictions in the United States put safety concerns high on the agenda as global airline executives gathered on Sunday for the industry’s largest meeting of the year. Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said ...

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