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Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation

Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation

Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to two-year lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending sanctions. ...

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Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead

Middle East

Syrian army urges people in Idlib to agree return of state rule At least 29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance Syrian government retakes Golan Heights frontier with Israel Saudi-led coalition says destroyed Yemen rebel missile launch sites More than 220 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

Europe

Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana Hamilton wins in Hungary to build championship lead Spain rescues over 200 migrants at sea Blame game blows up over deadly Greek wildfires Google hit with record 4.3-bn-euro EU fine over Android Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

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Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out Trump says Russia to 'help with North Korea' Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

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Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time' North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out

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Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike Colombia, ELN rebels end fifth round of talks without agreement

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Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district

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Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance

A long-range rocket fired from Gaza struck an uninhabited area outside the largest city in southern Israel on Thursday, Israeli police said, hours after a Palestinian official said an end to a surge in cross-border fighting could be near. Syrian government retakes Golan Heights frontier with Israel Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time' Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

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U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim meet in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula wh ...

President Donald Trump meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Five days before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the unprecedented summit was "all ready to go," a ...

US President Trump Meets with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to make little headway on high-stakes trade and security disagreements Friday, ...

North Korea's Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea

The leaders of North and South Korea signed a declaration on Friday agreeing to work for the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula& ...

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