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Kurdish militants overnight killed a guard in an attack on a vehicle carrying a district official from Yildirim's ruling AK Party in southeast Turkey's Van province, security sources said. "We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to alleged irregularities", a statement issued by EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and other ranking officials said.
  • Le Pen could face fraud charges over European Union payments

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    Sunday's protest started in north-east suburb of Aubervilliers, and then moved into Paris where the clashes erupted. France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen and Netherlands' Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders take a Selfie during a European far-right leaders meeting to discuss about the European Union, in Koblenz, Germany, January 21, 2017.
  • Basque lawmakers urge separatist group to disarm ASAP

    Basque lawmakers urge separatist group to disarm ASAP

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    The Basque group ETA, which has fought a long and often-bloody drive for independence, provided France with a list of arms caches on Saturday under a promise to completely disarm, a move the government called "a major step". In 1973, ETA killed Franco's designated successor, Adm. Luis Carrero Blanco, by bombing his vehicle in central Madrid. Jean Chalvidant, a French expert who has written several books on ETA, told AFP he was deeply sceptical about the group's disarmament initiative, ...
  • US era of strategic patience with North Korea over: Pence

    US era of strategic patience with North Korea over: Pence

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    He says any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea will be met with "an overwhelming and effective response". The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. The new and inexperienced USA president has indicated he will not allow North Korea to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the western United States.
  • USA, Mexico and Canada officially announce 2026 World Cup bid

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    Giving details of the bid for the first time, Gulati said the initial plan was for 60 of the 80 games to be played in the United States , with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 each. It should be noted that unlike the Women's World Cup , FIFA has required that natural grass be installed over the artificial pitches for all previous men's World Cups.
  • Korea missile test fails before Pence visit

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    Tensions on the peninsula have ratcheted up in recent weeks, amid tit-for-tat saber-rattling from the United States and North Korea and analysts' warnings that North Korea was preparing for another nuclear test. "The missile blew up nearly immediately", the US Defense Department said of Sunday's early-morning launch from near Sinpo on the North's east coast.
  • ISIS fighters killed by US bomb, Afghan official says

    ISIS fighters killed by US bomb, Afghan official says

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    Waziri said the bombing was necessary because the complex was extremely hard to penetrate, with some tunnels as deep as 40 meters (over 130 feet). "It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield", General John Nicholson, commander for USA forces in Afghanistan, said at a news conference.
  • US, China tackling 'N. Korea problem'

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    US President Donald Trump held a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this month, and has praised China's turning back of North Korean coal ships as a "big step" forward in the effort to enlist Chinese pressure on Pyongyang. The US has leaned on China - North Korea's main ally - to apply pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear ambitions. USA officials told CNN they did not believe the missile had intercontinental capabilities, and blew up nearly immediately after launch.
  • Pence visits DMZ, warns North Korea not to test US resolve

    Pence visits DMZ, warns North Korea not to test US resolve

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    Speaking in Seoul , Pence linked recent USA military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan with the situation in North Korea, saying they showed the "strength and resolve of our new President". Mr Trump is equally determined that won't happen, that the United States will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea. Some analysts were puzzled by this.
  • Trump says United States not going to get involved in Syria

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    But he said it was an open question where relations go from here. "It would be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and if we got along with Russia", Mr Trump said. The UNSC is scheduled to vote later on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States that urges the Damascus government to cooperate with an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.