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Trump’s anti-Iran speech pile of delusional claims: Iranian President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says US President Donald Trump’s speech against the Islamic Republic was nothing more than insults and delirious talk.

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Che Guevara stamps sell out in Ireland

A set of stamps paying tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death has sold out in Ireland, a country where the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary had ancestral roots.

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Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas sign reconciliation accord

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war.

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Cubans pay tribute to 'Che' on 50th anniversary of his death

Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday in Santa Clara to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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US officials: 4th US soldier dead after attack in Niger

After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger was found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. military officials said Friday.

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Irish Postal Stamp to Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of Death

An Irish postal company has launched a stamp in honor of Ernesto Che Guevara in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.

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2017 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Group Opposing Nuclear Weapons

In a year when threats from nuclear weapons seemed to draw closer, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to an advocacy group behind the first treaty to prohibit them.

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Tillerson called Trump a ‘moron,’ weighed resigning in summer over policy disputes

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to President Donald Trump as a “moron” after a meeting in July at the Pentagon and was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes with Trump.

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Horror in Las Vegas: Over 58 dead, 500 injured in largest US shooting

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives

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Catalan leader says region has 'won the right' to secede from Spain

Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont said the region had won the right to break away from Spain after 90 percent of voters taking part in a banned referendum voted for independence, defying a sometimes violent police crackdown and fierce opposition from Madrid.

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U.S. in direct communication with North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States of America is in direct communication with North Korea and tensions between the two countries need to cool.

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Accused NSA leaker called America 'the worst thing to happen on the planet'

A young woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news organization told FBI agents she was frustrated with her job as a government contractor when she tucked a classified report into her pantyhose and smuggled it out of a National Security Agency office in Georgia, according to court records.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn criticizes UK foreign policy, Israel oppression, Trump

British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed London’s foreign policy, asserting that “terrorism is thriving in a world our governments have helped to shape.”

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'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for UN threats, says Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.

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Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.

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US Senate passes $700bn military bill, including $60 bn for war

The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump's previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation.

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Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

Hamas said Sunday it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections.

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UN Security Council unanimously backs new North Korea sanctions

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea, slapping a ban on textile exports and restricting shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

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Israel-Africa summit canceled

The Israeli Foreign Ministry says an Israel-Africa summit scheduled next month in Togo has been postponed.

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Putin: North Koreans would rather 'eat grass' than give up nukes

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that North Koreans would rather "eat grass" than suspend a nuclear weapons program that has prompted the Trump administration to call for the toughest possible sanctions against Kim Jong Un's isolated nation.

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