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North Korea tests another intercontinental ballistic missile, claims US in strike range
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North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike all of America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.

Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates
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U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

Trump’s attempt to replace Obamacare fails in US Senate
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U.S. Senate Republicans failed early on Friday to overturn the healthcare law known as Obamacare, in a stinging blow to President Donald Trump that may end the Republican Party's seven-year quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. orders Venezuela embassy families out, crisis deepens
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The U.S. government ordered family members of employees at its embassy in Venezuela to leave on Thursday as a political crisis deepened ahead of a controversial vote critics contend will end democracy in the oil-rich country.

Japan PM Abe apologies to nation over resignation of Cabinet Minister
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday apologized to the nation over the resignation of Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, saying he bore full responsibility for appointing her to the post.

Adama Barrow: I inherited virtually empty economy
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Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa’s smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.

"Name your successor," wife urges Zimbabwe's ageing Mugabe
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Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe on Friday challenged her president husband Robert to name his preferred successor to end deepening divisions over the future leadership of the ruling ZANU-PF party, state television said in an online report.

Senate advances on healthcare, with dramatic return by McCain
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U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to end Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.

Unrest bubbles among Trump's key aides
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Frustration is mounting among leading foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump's administration as they chafe at some policy and bureaucratic defeats and complain they lack independence to do their jobs, officials say.

France's Macron faces grassroots court challenge over party rules
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French President Emmanuel Macron faced the first grassroots revolt from within his own camp on Monday when hundreds of activists asked a court to halt voting on new rules for the political party that helped him win power in May.

U.S. home sales stumble as prices hit record high
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U.S. home resales volumes fell more than expected in June as a dearth of properties pushed house prices to a record high.

French President Macron's popularity rating drops
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French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating has slumped by 10 percentage points this month, according to an Ifop poll on Sunday - the biggest decline for a new president since 1995.

Pope calls for dialogue and moderation after Jerusalem violence
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Pope Francis said on Sunday he was alarmed by the recent violence in Jerusalem and called for dialogue and moderation to help restore peace.

U.S. lawmakers reach deal on Russia sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump
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U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday, in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow.

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