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German Foreign Minister Calls For Direct Talks With North Korea

Germany’s foreign minister is calling for direct talks with North Korea in the standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

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UK Police Make Arrest in Terror Attack; Threat Level Remains Critical

British police made an apparent breakthrough Saturday in the race-against-time subway bombing investigation with what they called a “very significant” arrest, but the country remained on a “critical” alert, meaning that another attack is judged imminent.

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23 Killed in Fire at Malaysian School Dormitory

A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s largest city early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit “shouldn’t have been there.”

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Bodies of 400 Children Unearthed Beneath Orphanage in Scotland Once Run by Catholic Nuns

High infant mortality rate and allegations of abuse raise suspicions of Smyllum Park in Lanark, once run by Catholic nuns

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Austrian Company Revokes Domain of Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer

An Austrian company has revoked the domain name of an American neo-Nazi website that previously was rejected by internet hosts in the United States.

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French President Macron & Dutch King to Visit Caribbean After Hurricane Irma

The French government on Sunday defended its hurricane preparations for the hard-hit Caribbean islands of St. Martin and St. Barts, rejecting criticism by political opponents and by islanders who felt abandoned as their homes and towns were devastated.

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Holocaust Survivor Edith Eger Recounts Her Experience in New Memoir

Music is playing as we arrive at Auschwitz. It’s a cold dawn in April 1944 and we’ve just been decanted from a cattle car, in which several people have died along the way.

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EU Court Rejects Appeal by Hungary & Slovakia to Avoid Accepting Refugees & Migrants

The European Union’s top court on Wednesday rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia seeking to avoid accepting refugees under an EU-wide plan, a decision seen as a victory for those countries bearing the greatest burden of Europe’s migrant influx.

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Russian President Putin Dismisses Question Linking Him to Trump, Says Closing of Diplomatic Sites Was Poorly Handled

Russian President Vladimir Putin refrained from criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference in China on Tuesday, but said a decision to shutter Russian diplomatic outposts in the U.S. was poorly handled.

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Tens of Thousands Rally in Russia’s Chechnya Province for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

In an apparent bid to raise his profile as Russia’s most influential Muslim, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov brought tens of thousands of people to the streets of the capital Grozny on Monday to protest what he called the “genocide of Muslims” in Myanmar.

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Officials Worried that Russia’s September War Games Are Cover for Military Attack

by Peter Apps September will be a nervous month in Eastern Europe. On September 14, Russia will unleash what may be its largest military exercise since the Cold War. In Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and elsewhere, officials are openly concerned that the “Zapad (‘West’) 2017” drills near their borders will be used as cover for a…

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Putin Says Putting Pressure on North Korea is ‘Misguided and Futile’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has weighed into the North Korea crisis, warning the US and others against going down a “dead-end road” and calling for talks to resolve the issue.

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