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North Korea: US Submarine Arrives In South Korea

    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 …

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France Elections: Le Pen Steps Aside As National Front Leader

    Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron. Ms Le Pen told French TV she needed …

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Obama Set For First Speech Since Leaving Office

    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 …

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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 …

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Taliban Attack On A Military Base In Afghanistan Killed 100

    More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites. The ministry did not give a breakdown of the casualties, many of whom were young recruits …

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Queen Elizabeth Turns 91 As Buckingham Palace Shares Queen’s Christening Photo

  Buckingham Palace has shared a photo of the Queen as a baby to mark her 91st birthday, amid online tributes and military salutes to mark the occasion. The monarch is spending the day in private at Windsor Castle, in contrast with last year’s national festivities. Guns fired at London’s Hyde Park at 12:00 BST …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pope Urges End To Syria ‘Horror’ In Easter Address

    Pope Francis urged an end to “horror and death” in Syria and implored God to bring peace to the Middle East as he delivered the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome on Sunday. The Easter mass, the highlight of the Christian calendar began under a cloudy sky where worshippers had gathered since the …

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

  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 …

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