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Japan deploys missile defense to northern island — official

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TOKYO -- Japan will Tuesday deploy an additional missile defense system on its northern island of Hokkaido, a defense ministry spokesman told AFP, days after North Korea launched a missile over the island. “We are deploying a PAC-3 system at…

World leaders anxious to hear Trump

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UNITED NATIONS, United States, Sept. 19 (AFP) - World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations on Tuesday, eager to hear US President Donald Trump deliver his maiden address amid global anxiety over North Korea and Iran. Trump…

Pyongyang warned

US warns N.Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be “destroyed” if…

Nuke power

SEOUL -- North Korea said Saturday it was seeking military "equilibrium" with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang's nuclear program, which he said had "nearly reached the terminal." North Korea successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range…

London bomber hunted as threat level raised

LONDON -- British police raced Saturday to track down whoever planted a bomb on a packed London Underground train, as authorities raised the national threat level to maximum, meaning another attack may be imminent. Friday morning's blast, which left 29…

N. Korea defiant

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SEOUL -- North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programs in response to the “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test. The respected 38 North website in the US raised…

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

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YANGON -- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya…

Trump gets anti-white supremacist measure

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WASHINGTON -- Congress unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday condemning neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white nationalists that urges President Donald Trump to address hate groups after last month’s deadly racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The joint resolution, which describes the…

Residents return to storm-ravaged Florida Keys

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ISLAMORADA, United States -- Residents of the Florida Keys ravaged by Hurricane Irma, which has left at least 12 dead statewide, discovered scenes of desolation as they returned home Tuesday amid a massive operation to restore electricity to millions of…


UNITED NATIONS, United States -- The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea, slapping a ban on textile exports and restricting shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.…

US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

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WASHINGTON -- The US Supreme Court kept the Trump administration’s strict refugee ban in place Monday, at least temporarily dashing the hopes of some 24,000 already-approved immigrants. Justices of the highest court in the land accepted the administration’s emergency petition…
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