North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

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April 24, 2017 12:30 pm

(REUTERS) North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. ...

Pakistan's top court rejects call to disqualify prime minister

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April 21, 2017 06:05 pm

 ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over...

U.S. sees increased activity by Chinese bomber aircraft: officials

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April 21, 2017 05:23 pm

  (REUTERS) The United States is aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bomber planes, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness, U...

Evacuations of besieged Syrians resume after two-day halt

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April 21, 2017 05:13 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of Syrian civilians and fighters from four besieged towns, part of a swap deal between the warring sides, resumed on Friday after a 48-hou...

Lufthansa, Air France departures briefly hit by computer outage

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April 21, 2017 05:11 pm

(REUTERS) Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Air France (AIRF.PA) were briefly hit by computer problems preventing them from boarding passengers on Thursday evening, airport and airline st...

Islamic State claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

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April 21, 2017 04:56 pm

  (REUTERS) A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential electi...

Russian court bans Jehovah's Witnesses as extremist

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April 21, 2017 04:08 pm

(REUTERS) Russia's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah's Witnesses were an "extremist" organization and must disband and hand over all property to the...

Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box: Putin

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April 20, 2017 06:43 pm

Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that only the Russian people will choose who succeeds him as president, through the electoral process. Russia will hold a presidential el...

UN, Russia set for Syria meet without US

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April 20, 2017 05:49 pm

The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday that he will hold talks with Russian officials next week but without the US present after previous plans for a trilateral meeting were &l...

Trump to attend three Asian summits

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April 20, 2017 05:22 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend three summits in Asia in November, Vice President Mike Pence said in Jakarta during a visit to the headquarters of Association of Southea...


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