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Jun 21, 2019

China's Xi encourages North Korea to develop economically amid cheering crowds
The splashy two-day visit to North Korea comes ahead of Xi's scheduled meeting with Trump.

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Jun 21, 2019

Downward dog on an aircraft carrier: Images from India's global celebration of yoga
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promoted yoga like no other Indian leader.

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Jun 21, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is facing the wrath of her people. Beijing may be even angrier.
The pro-autonomy protests in Hong Kong highlight the squeeze between its "two masters."

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Jun 21, 2019

Hong Kong protesters disperse after besieging police HQ
Protesters in Hong Kong have ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully, disappointed that their demands are unmet

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Jun 21, 2019

El Salvador tells phone companies to block signals in jails
El Salvador's government is demanding that telephone companies block cellphone signals inside the country's prisons, in a bid to stop gang leaders from ordering murders and extortion from behind bars

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Jun 21, 2019

New Jersey Devils select U.S. National Development Team center Jack Hughes with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
New Jersey Devils select U.S. National Development Team center Jack Hughes with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

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Jun 21, 2019

Trump ordered an attack on Iran, but called off the operation at the last minute
The action was in retaliation for the downing of a surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz, officials say.

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Jun 21, 2019

Trump strikes friendly tone with Trudeau, vows to help Canadians detained in China
The tone at the White House was markedly different from the last time the leaders met.

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Jun 21, 2019

Trump's ‘deal of the century' ignores reality in the Middle East
The Trump administration's solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be unveiled later this month in Bahrain — and a critical U.N. program for Palestinian refugees may be at risk.

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Jun 21, 2019

Trump's maximum pressure tactics are incoherent
On Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and other matters, Trump's tough posture runs up against reality.

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Jun 21, 2019

UN human rights chief meets in Venezuela with Guaidó, Maduro
The top U.N. human rights official has met separately in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro, who are locked in a prolonged struggle over control of the crisis-wracked country

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Jun 21, 2019

UN to appeal for $1.2 billion to help 5 million Palestinians
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says he hopes donors will be as generous this year as they were last year after the United States cut all funding for the $1.2 billion program to help some 5 million Palestinians

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Jun 21, 2019

US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight
Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war

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Jun 21, 2019

With memories fresh of MH17 downing over Ukraine, airlines divert around hot spot near Persian Gulf
There is no international body that closes airspace over conflict zones, so it's up to the airlines — and they are being more careful.

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Jun 21, 2019

Sudan's military has shut down the Internet to crush a popular revolt. Here's how it could backfire.
Sudan's military has taken a page out of the global authoritarian playbook and blocked Internet access in the country. The move could deal a significant blow to Sudan's economy and fuel further unrest.

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Jun 21, 2019

Trump announces he intends to nominate Esper as secretary of defense
The president decides to install the Army secretary, retired officer and former Raytheon lobbyist as tensions with Iran mount.

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Jun 21, 2019

State Department condemns Iran, China for persecuting religious minorities
North Korea was also listed in annual report as among the worst abusers of the rights of people of faith.

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Jun 21, 2019

The U.S. outguns Iran, but it faces painful realities in the event of a war
Despite inferior weapons, Iranian forces can still inflict harm.

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Jun 21, 2019

The U.S.-Iran showdown: What's happened in the week since two tankers were attacked
Confused about what's going on with Iran? Here's the rundown.

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Jun 21, 2019

Hong Kong protesters surround police headquarters, demand extradition bill be truly scrapped
Protesters are now focusing on allegations of police brutality during earlier demonstrations.

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Jun 21, 2019

House Intel panel to subpoena former Trump business partner Felix Sater after no-show
Sater's lawyer said that he missed the scheduled Friday interview with panel staff due to health reasons.

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Jun 21, 2019

Deaths in Dominican Republic could be ‘mysterious.' But so far, all signs point to ‘normal.'
For weeks, headlines have chronicled the stories of Americans who have fallen ill or died on this Caribbean island. But is there really a suspicious trend?

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Jun 21, 2019

British minister suspended after grabbing climate change protester by the neck
MP Mark Field apologized and said he thought the Greenpeace activist was armed.

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Jun 21, 2019

Construction is booming in this beach city — and endangering children who have nowhere to play
Rapid growth without urban planning has come at a deadly cost in Senegal.

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Jun 21, 2019

A starving polar bear that was seen scavenging for food in an industrial city has been captured
A polar bear, initially believed to have wandered hundreds of miles from the Arctic, instead may have been raised in captivity by pelt traders, experts say.

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Jun 21, 2019

‘We were cocked & loaded': Trump's account of Iran attack plan facing scrutiny
The confusion reinforced concerns about the administration's credibility during a military crisis.

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Jun 21, 2019

A 19-year-old Salvadoran woman wanted to reunite with her father in the U.S. She was killed in Mexico.
The death of María Senaida Escobar Cerritos came as Mexico increased enforcement against migration at the behest of the United States.

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Jun 21, 2019

A dangerous confusion at the heart of Trump's foreign policy
The president's policy goals are murky, even as he triggers crises, raising the risk of conflict.

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Jun 19, 2019

A starving polar bear wandered into a city, scavenging for food hundreds of miles from home
A polar bear, described as sick and starving, wandered into the Russian city Norilsk, searching the streets and a local garbage dump for food, reports say.

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Jun 19, 2019

Acting defense secretary bows out of running to be confirmed as Pentagon chief
Patrick Shanahan served for six months as acting defense secretary.

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Jun 19, 2019

Adding troops at Mexico's border with Guatemala won't block migrants from coming to the U.S. Here's why.
What's more, human rights abuses will probably increase.

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Jun 19, 2019

Albanian government vows to punish election disruption
Albanian police say they have arrested five opposition supporters for allegedly damaging ballot boxes and documents to prevent upcoming municipal elections

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Jun 19, 2019

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015
Database tracking violence: At least 91,600 people killed in fighting in Yemen since start of civil war

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Jun 19, 2019

Democrats and some Republicans question Trump's vetting process after Shanahan withdrawal
Senators wonder why they were not told sooner about the domestic incidents involving Shanahan, but they are divided over whether to investigate the matter further.

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Jun 19, 2019

Former senior soccer official Michel Platini released after being questioned over 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Investigators are reportedly seeking to answer whether illegal activities facilitated Qatar's successful 2010 bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Jun 19, 2019

Trump administration unveils Africa strategy to blunt influence of China and Russia
Officials urged hundreds of African business leaders at an economic conference to ramp up partnerships and trade with American companies.

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Jun 19, 2019

Trump administration unveils its new Africa strategy — with wins and snags
The effort shifts American focus on the continent from aid to industry.

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Jun 19, 2019

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq
Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq's southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company hours after a similar attack on an Exxon Mobil Corp. site that injured three

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Jun 19, 2019

The Latest: Russia: MH17 charges ‘absolutely unfounded'
Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed charges against Russian nationals for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 as ‘absolutely unfounded'

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Jun 19, 2019

Rivals race to catch Boris Johnson as UK Tory race narrows
Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister, as rivals scramble to catch front-runner Boris Johnson

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Jun 19, 2019

Rockets strike near U.S.-linked oil installation and military bases in Iraq; 3 wounded
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which caused little damage but came amid rising regional tensions.

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Jun 19, 2019

New suffering for children of ISIS caliphate as hunger and sickness spread
Shortages of food, clean water and medicine combined with the early arrival of the scorching summer heat have contributed to worsening conditions in a remote camp. Children are falling ill by the hundreds.

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Jun 19, 2019

New suffering for the children of the ISIS caliphate as hunger and sickness spread
They are falling ill by the hundreds in the remote desert camp where they are confined.

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Jun 19, 2019

On Monday, Canada declared a ‘climate emergency.' On Tuesday, it approved a pipeline expansion.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, caught between environmental and economic concerns, greenlighted the $5.5 billion Trans Mountain project.

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Jun 19, 2019

Pakistan, mired in debt and inflation, cracks down on corruption
Prime Minister Imran Khan's anti-corruption drive has left two former leaders behind bars.

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Jun 19, 2019

Pompeo warns Iran about trigger for U.S. military action as some in administration question aggressive policy
Some officials question whether pressure on Iran exceeds President Trump's specific goal of preventing the country from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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Jun 19, 2019

In North Africa's borderlands, smuggling has helped keep a fragile peace. Now it's under threat.
States play an important role in the region's smuggling economies.

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Jun 19, 2019

Investigators in MH17 downing charge 4 suspects with ties to Russian intelligence and pro-Moscow militias
But the suspects in the 2014 Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine are believed to be out of the reach of Dutch prosecutors.

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Jun 19, 2019

Migrants say police in Mexico opened fire on their truck, killing a 19-year-old woman
Reports of a confrontation in the state of Veracruz come as Mexico increases enforcement against migrants at the behest of the United States.

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Jun 19, 2019

Mines used in tanker attack look like those shown by Iranian military, explosives expert says
A U.S. Navy commander said that debris and a magnet left behind on the ship bore "a striking resemblance" to limpet mines advertised by Iranian forces.

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Jun 19, 2019

Trump sees Mideast peace. Others see a ‘racist, colonial mentality.'
Next week the administration will hold an event aimed wooing West Bank development projects, but the Palestinian political and business communities have rejected it outright.

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Jun 19, 2019

Two British teens convicted for promoting far-right terrorism online
Two teenagers in the UK threatened Prince Harry and published terror threats online. Judge convicted them

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Jun 19, 2019

U.N. investigator calls for probing Saudi officials in Khashoggi killing
The U.N. inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's death said high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, likely knew a criminal mission was being planned.

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Jun 19, 2019

UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
Independent U.N. probe cites "credible evidence" to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman into killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi

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Jun 19, 2019

Some Iranians fear hard-liners in U.S. and Tehran want to provoke war
In interviews, they say Iran has a right to respond to U.S. pressure but worry where this will lead.

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Jun 19, 2019

What Americans really think about foreign interference in U.S. elections
Here's what our survey found.

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Jun 06, 2019

World leaders in helicopters, veterans in wheelchairs, mark 75th anniversary of D-Day
Queen Elizabeth II and President Trump were among those gathered at the key launch point on the British coast.

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Jun 06, 2019

Trump to stay at Doonbeg, his money-losing golf course threatened by climate change
The president cited convenience.

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Jun 06, 2019

Trump compares Irish border to U.S. border with Mexico before heading to his golf course
He met briefly with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

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Jun 06, 2019

Texas couple stands by story after US cardinal pushes back
The Texas couple that accused Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case against his former deputy is denying his office's claims that they fabricated quotes or demanded a $10 million payout

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Jun 06, 2019

Exclusive: In secret recording, Pompeo opens up about Venezuelan opposition, says keeping it united ‘has proven devilishly difficult'
‘The moment Maduro leaves, everybody's going to raise their hands and [say], "Take me, I'm the next president of Venezuela," ' Pompeo said in an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post.

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Jun 06, 2019

Prosecutors: Australian cardinal's convictions should stand
Prosecutors have argued in an Australian appeals court that child sex convictions against a Roman Catholic cardinal should not be overturned and say his accuser was a compelling witness

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Jun 06, 2019

Islamic State militants attack Egyptian police checkpoint, killing at least 8
The violence in the country's northern Sinai Peninsula was the latest sign the militants still pose a threat.

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Jun 06, 2019

Social Democrats appear headed back into power in Denmark
The Social Democrats have emerged as Denmark's biggest party in election that gave gains to left-leaning parties and a big loss to populists

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Jun 06, 2019

French beaches at dawn set scene for solemn D-Day observance
Normandy beaches where Allied troops landed on D-day are sunrise setting for somber 75th anniversary observances in France

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Jun 06, 2019

German nurse known as ‘resuscitation Rambo' admits to 55 killings
Former nurse Niels Hoegel would inject patients with drugs to induce cardiac arrest, then resuscitate them and relish in the praise. But in dozens of cases he could not bring them back, prosecutors say.

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Jun 06, 2019

Guatemala says it's working with the U.S. to tighten borders, break up migrant caravans
Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart told The Post that officials are working with attorneys from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to revise its border-control agreement with its Central American neighbors.

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Jun 06, 2019

Guatemala says it's working with the United States to tighten borders, break up migrant caravans
The moves are the strongest yet announced by a Central American government during the current surge to the U.S. southwest border.

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Jun 06, 2019

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns
The head of Colombia's army has been promoted amid an outcry over an order he issued that has stirred fears of a return to serious human rights violations

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Jun 06, 2019

China's Xi meets ‘best friend' Putin as cautious alliance builds
Xi will spend three days in Russia with Putin, a man he has met almost 30 times since 2013.

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Jun 06, 2019

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs
Asian markets mixed after Trump threatens to push ahead with tariffs on Mexican goods

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Jun 06, 2019

A nurse pushed his patients to the brink of death. He just admitted to 55 killings.
Former nurse Niels Hoegel, known as "resuscitation Rambo," is accused of murdering dozens of patients — injecting them with drugs to induce cardiac arrest, then trying to revive them.

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Jun 06, 2019

3 Americans found dead in Dominican Republic ‘sister' resorts within 5 days
The three died suddenly and under mysterious circumstances at two resorts in the Caribbean island nation, according to local authorities and the U.S. State Department.

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Jun 06, 2019

3 Americans found dead in Dominican Republic sister resorts within 5 days
An investigation is underway.

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Jun 05, 2019

3 Americans found dead in same Dominican Republic resort within 5 days
An investigation is underway.

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Jun 05, 2019

97-year-old D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy again
97-year-old D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy again

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Jun 05, 2019

'A bad, sad and dangerous day': Australian police raid public broadcaster, seize emails and documents
Federal police reviewed thousands of documents related to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's reporting on misconduct by soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Jun 05, 2019

‘It is horrid': India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees
The heat wave is part of a trend of rising temperatures in India. Last year was the sixth warmest since national record-keeping began in 1901.

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Jun 05, 2019

Australian police raid public broadcaster, seize emails and documents
Federal police reviewed thousands of documents related to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's reporting on misconduct by soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Jun 05, 2019

China's Xi meets ‘best friend' Putin as cautious alliance builds with U.S. as common concern
Xi will spend three days in Russia with Putin, a man he has met almost 30 times since 2013.

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Jun 05, 2019

An anguished Dutch teenager, who was raped as a child, dies after euthanasia request
"I have not really been alive for so long," 17-year-old Noa Pothoven wrote in a final post on Instagram.

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Jun 05, 2019

Duchess Meghan ‘was nasty to me, and that's okay,' Trump says in new interview
"I said, ‘Well, I didn't know she was nasty.' I wasn't referring to she's nasty, I said she was nasty about me," Trump told ITV.

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Jun 05, 2019

Eight Americans, including six children, detained during ISIS battles in Syria are sent home
The eight, including two women, were among around 13,000 foreigners being held by U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria.

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Jun 05, 2019

Huawei Marine is being sold. That's unlikely to change the threat it poses.
One of its new owners has been a deputy in China's National People's Congress since 2013.

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Jun 05, 2019

Sudan's capital on lockdown as protesters recall violence that killed at least 60
The streets of the capital, Khartoum, were filled with paramilitary troops.

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Jun 05, 2019

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks reflecting increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era communist rivals

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Jun 05, 2019

Senate planning bipartisan effort to block Trump's emergency arms deals benefiting Saudi Arabia
The move comes as Sen. Tim Kaine, citing the Department of Energy, announced that the administration had approved two secret deals to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Jun 05, 2019

The Latest: Thai Parliament votes for coup leader as PM
An unofficial count says Thailand's Parliament has given Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a 2014 military coup, enough votes to stay on as prime minister

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Jun 05, 2019

The Latest: Trump says reports of NK execution inaccurate
President Donald Trump is dismissing reports that a former North Korean negotiator in the nuclear talks with the United States had been executed — reportedly over Kim Jong Un's unsuccessful summit with the president in February

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Jun 05, 2019

Passing D-Day memories to children a priority 75 years later
With fewer World War II veterans left to share their stories, a focus of the 75th anniversary of D-Day has been keeping their memories alive by passing them on to the youngest generation

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Jun 05, 2019

On D-Day anniversary, ‘America First' doesn't sit well on the beaches of Normandy
The America that stormed France in 1944 did so for the "common cause of humanity."

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Jun 05, 2019

In tariff talks, Mexico's negotiators fear crisis in U.S. relations, politics back home
President López Obrador walks a narrow path as he seeks diplomacy, but he faces a possible backlash.

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Jun 05, 2019

In UK trip, Trump's not-so-special relationship with Theresa May is on display
Politics and protests dominated the second day of Trump's state visit to Britain.

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Jun 05, 2019

Is India becoming a ‘Hindu state'?
My survey of religion and politics in Bihar state helps explain India's secularism.

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Jun 05, 2019

Thai parliament extends term of junta chief Prayuth, voted prime minister after inconclusive elections
The junta chief's predictable extension of power comes after an election widely seen as rigged in favor of the military.

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Jun 05, 2019

Unofficial count: Thai Parliament votes for coup leader
Thailand's Parliament has given Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a 2014 military coup, enough votes to stay on as prime minister, according to an unofficial count

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Jun 05, 2019

Trump, Macron, Merkel, May and Queen attend stirring commemoration marking 75th anniversary of D-Day
16 world leaders gathered to honor D-Day anniversary from its launch point on the British coast.

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Jun 05, 2019

Trump, pressed on the environment in U.K. visit, says climate change goes ‘both ways'
International scientists predict crisis as soon as 2040 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate.

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Jun 05, 2019

Why the fragmentation of European politics could bode poorly for democracy
Reaching consensus in the new E.U. Parliament just got harder.

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Jun 05, 2019

Use of emergency declaration to impose tariffs on Mexico is legally questionable, scholars say
The law cited by the administration was designed to sanction foreign enemies, not punish allies.

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