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The train was heading from Athens to the second biggest city Thessaloniki in northern Greece when it derailed near the town of Adendro. Emergency services were searching the house to see if there were any casualties inside. "I heard a odd noise and then I saw the train approaching and ramming into my neighbor's house", said Mylonas. Themanews reports that half a dozen passengers had to be extracted from derailed carriages by rescue crews.
  • Trump's rabidly anti-LGBTQ nominee for Army Secretary withdraws name from consideration

    Trump's rabidly anti-LGBTQ nominee for Army Secretary withdraws name from consideration

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    Tennessee state Senator Mark Green withdrew his nomination for Army secretary on Thursday after a coalition of civil rights groups opposed his candidacy . John McCain (R-Ariz.) told USA Today on Tuesday. After huge pressure from LGBT groups, Green officially withdrew from the nomination process, saying that while the accusations grossly misinterpreted his beliefs, the distractions created by the public campaign would follow him into the service, effectively hampering his ability to ...
  • US Joins Arctic Council In Calling For Action To Curb Climate Change

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    Climate change was the elephant in the room Thursday as the USA handed over chairmanship of the Arctic Council to Finland. Finland will now assume the chair. Balton explained earlier that there have been times in the past when scientists have struggled to get permission to cross worldwide boundaries within the Arctic while conducting research.
  • Trump, Moon to Meet 'as Soon as Possible'

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    While Mr Moon will agree with China's use of sanctions and dialogue to engage North Korea, he will not make promises on Thaad, said Dr Go. Xi officially invited Moon to visit Beijing, Yoon added. Moon also asked Xi to address the "restraints and restrictions" on South Korean companies doing business in China because they're experiencing "difficulties" over the deployment, according to Yoon.
  • West Bank Palestinians Hold Elections--But Gaza Doesn't

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    Last night, protesters gathered in solidarity with more than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails who have been refusing food for almost four weeks. The spokesman was unable to provide an update on his health "in accordance with the principles of medical confidentiality". Israel says its prisons meet global standards.
  • April OPEC Oil Output Fell, But Saudi Arabia's Production Rose

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    Prices are expected to firm early Wednesday in reaction to the news that state-owned Saudi Aramco will reduce oil supplies to Asian customers by about 7 million barrels in June. U.S. light crude oil was last up 60 cents at $47.93. A source also told Reuters that seven million barrels is roughly two days' worth of oil imports into Japan, the world's fourth biggest importer.
  • Clark promises to continue to govern while working "across party lines"

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    The Green party needed four seats to get official party status in the legislature, which would mean more resources for the party and a greater role in the house . If Clark wants his support, for example, she will have to promise electoral reform and ban all donations from labor unions and corporations. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Service, and Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness were also defeated by their NDP challengers.
  • South Korea says North Korea launched possible ballistic missile

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    It came from near Kusong, close to North Korea's west coast, CNN reported the South Korean military as saying. Outsiders will be especially interested in what kind of projectile was sacked. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of previous year at an unprecedented pace.
  • British role sought in China's new Silk Road

    British role sought in China's new Silk Road

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    China has, and [if] they were to help, and it could only do so [if] we come up with a common economic program for everybody. The loan will be used to improve the standards of manufacturing to meet the standards of the ISO certificate in the Egyptian Company for Hydrocarbon, according to a press statement issued on Friday by the ministry.
  • Pope canonizes Portuguese kids believed to have had visions of Virgin Mary

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    The Holy Father walked down a long receiving line, paying extra attention, as usual, to kids with special needs. Pope Francis says he won't try to convince U.S. The Argentine pontiff flew into the central Portuguese town on board a helicopter, circling twice over a giant, 400,000-capacity, esplanade that faces the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima to enthusiastic cheering.
  • South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile

    South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile

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    Sunday's launch is the first in two weeks since the last attempt to fire a missile ended in a failure just minutes into flight. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of previous year at an unprecedented pace.
  • Trump Names 10 Nominees to Federal Courts on Heels of Gorsuch Win

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    Trump said last month that he is considering breaking up the 9th Circuit, a federal appeals court that covers Western states and which has always been a target of Republicans. If confirmed, Larsen of MI will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. That means Trump has an opportunity to have a significant impact early in his term.