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North Korea: US Submarine Arrives In South Korea

USS Michigan

    A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. It marked the event with a large-scale firing drill, South ...

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Obama Set For First Speech Since Leaving Office

Barack Obama

    After several months off largely out of the public eye, former US president Barack Obama returns to center stage Monday, giving a speech in his adopted hometown of Chicago that — theoretically — will not touch on current politics. Obama will take part in a discussion on community organizing and civic engagement with students from area schools at ...

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France Elections: Macron-Le Pen Through To Run Off, Projections Says

  The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say. Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says. The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, according to the projections. The pair ...

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May To Seek Snap Election For 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.” There will be a Commons vote on the proposed election on Wednesday – ...

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Turkey Referendum Grants President Erdogan Sweeping New Powers


    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. BBC report that with 99.45% of ballots counted, the “Yes” campaign had won 51.37% and “No” 48.63%, and the electoral board called victory for “Yes”. Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency ...

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IS Death Toll Hits 90 From US ‘MOAB’ In Afghanistan

Mother of all bombs

  Afghan authorities on Saturday says fatalities from the American military’s largest non-nuclear bomb, has killed some 90 Islamic State fighters. This was made known after US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts. Dubbed the “Mother Of All Bombs”, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast was unleashed in combat for the first time Thursday, hitting IS positions in ...

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