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North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops, the South Korean president has said. The statement, unconfirmed by North Korea, comes before a summit between the leaders of the two countries on 27 April …

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Earthquake strikes near Iran nuclear power station

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck southern Iran near the country’s only nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0634 GMT some 60 …

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Merkel Signals Willingness to Compromise on EU Reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration across the bloc, but these have met resistance in …

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Iraq strikes Islamic State targets in Syria

Iraq says it has launched airstrikes in neighbouring Syria against Islamic State militants. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office says Iraqi fighter jets launched "lethal" airstrikes against the extremists in an area along the border. It says the militants posed a threat to Iraq, without providing further details.

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'Question your sons' says Indian PM Modi amid ongoing rape outrage

Faced with a growing torrent of outrage both at home and abroad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has moved to address his country's persistent issue with sexual violence, asserting "rape is rape" and should not be politicized. The comments come amid stinging criticism from India's former leader over Modi's alleged …

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Playboy model wins right to tell story of alleged Donald Trump affair

The former Playboy model Karen McDougal has reached an agreement on Wednesday with tabloid publisher American Media Inc that will allow her to speak freely about an affair she alleges she had with President Donald Trump. McDougal filed suit in California last month seeking to be released from a deal …

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