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David Wright, an expert on North Korea's missiles and nuclear program with the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the latest missile could have flown farther but was sacked on a "lofted" trajectory, which sends the missile high up so that it will land in the open seas rather than flying over or splashing down near neighboring countries.
  • Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

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    Chaffetz became chairman of the House Oversight Committee in 2015. On Wednesday his committee subpoenaed Federal Bureau of Investigation records, sparking speculation of a showdown with the White House. He has not ruled out running for another office, such as Utah governor. Chaffetz became a campaign manager and chief of staff to former Utah Gov.
  • 'Fatalities' after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

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    ISIS said on its Telegram channel Tuesday that a "soldier of the caliphate" was able to "plant explosive devices" at the arena, a United States counter-terrorism source told CNN. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. The British comedian told his American audience about his shock at hearing of the attack, while praising the " wonderful city " of Manchester.
  • Brennan warned Russian against election meddling

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    Brennan said he believed he was the first US official to raise the matter of election interference with the Russians, citing a meeting he had on August 4 previous year with FSB head Alexander Bortnikov. House investigators are particularly interested in finding out more about how Russia conducted its election attacks inside the U.S. and who Russian spies attempted to recruit to their side, said a House intelligence committee source.
  • Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president

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    Twenty-two people, mostly young people, were killed in a bombing late Monday at Manchester Arena in England shortly after an Ariana Grande concert had ended. Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism. The White House said it was Trump's idea to use the term " evil losers ". He became the first sitting USA president to visit the site in the Israeli-annexed east of the city.
  • United Kingdom terrorism reinsurance fund says to respond fast to Manchester attack

    United Kingdom terrorism reinsurance fund says to respond fast to Manchester attack

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    Police were called to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena at 10.33pm on Monday, shortly after U.S. singer Ariana Grande had finished her performance. Britain's threat level remains at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely, but this will remain under review, May said. - Who are the victims? Police said at least 22 people were killed and dozens injured, who are being treated in six hospitals.
  • Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign minister

    Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign minister

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    Former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was appointed as the new Finance and Media minister while former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was sworn-in as the new Foreign Minister. According to a United Nations report, some 40,000 Tamil civilians may have been killed in the final months of the fighting alone. President Sirisena also removed former cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga from the Ports and Shipping Ministry, and shifted him to the Petroleum Ministry.
  • Netanyahu orders Cabinet to attend Trump arrival ceremony

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    He has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement "the ultimate deal" but has been vague about what form it should take, saying he prefers to leave it to both sides to decide between them in direct talks. Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. Trump is singularly fixated on delivering a Middle East peace deal, administration officials said, even if that means jettisoning the long-standing US stance that any ...
  • Turkey president: Trump arming Syrian Kurds a 'mistake'

    Turkey president: Trump arming Syrian Kurds a 'mistake'

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    Washington maintains arming the Syrian Kurdish forces is necessary to capture Raqqa, which Islamic State has also used a hub for planning attacks overseas. The issue is set to dominate talks between Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump next week, the first meeting between the two heads of state.
  • Chinese, South Korean Officials Seek to Mend Rift With Meetings

    Chinese, South Korean Officials Seek to Mend Rift With Meetings

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    Left-leaning Moon and President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone last week and both agreed that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal" between them, Moon's spokesman said. A South Korean delegation has met leaders of the European Union in Brussels and delivered a letter from President Moon Jae-in. "Stopping the deployment of THAAD is the bottom line of China", the newspaper said.
  • Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

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    The president made no mention of human rights during his visit, and in the speech insisted: "We are not here to lecture-we are not here to tell other people how to live". Is that a serious foreign policy, he asked, or is the United States "simply milking" Saudi Arabia for billions of dollars? KSA is an abbreviation for Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.