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Israel's Netanyahu makes surprise Gaza visit as far-right politician tours flashpoint Jerusalem site

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to troops in southern Gaza, days before his speech to the U.S. Congress More »


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European leaders discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit as concern grows about direction of US

Leaders from across Europe are gathering at an English country mansion for a summit of the European Political Community More »


Closing arguments in espionage trial of Wall Street Journal reporter will be Friday, court says

Court officials say closing arguments in the espionage trial of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich will be held Friday, as the proceedings picked up speed in a case that has seen the reporter held in pre-trial custody for over a year More »


North Korea launches balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea

South Korea says North Korea has launched balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea More »


Ex-North Korean diplomat appointed a vice minister in South Korea, the highest post for any defector

South Korea’s president has appointed a prominent North Korean defector as a vice minister, the highest-level government job for any of the thousands of North Koreans who have resettled in South Korea More »


Not good faith: Vatican rejects broker's claims at the close of a London trial over luxury property

The Vatican is insisting at the close of a trial in London that it was the victim of a years-long fraud over its investment in a London property More »


6 bodies were found in a Bangkok hotel room with no signs of violence. Police think they know why

Should visitors to Thailand be concerned about their safety after six people were found dead in a locked hotel room in Bangkok More »


2 Amur tiger cubs have their first public outing at Germany's Cologne Zoo

Two Amur tiger cubs have had their first public outing at Cologne Zoo in Germany, one of several zoos that have sought to help keep up the numbers of the rare big cats More »


With mosque attack in quiet Oman, a fragmented Islamic State group aims to show it can still strike

This week's attack on a Shiite mosque in the capital stunned Oman, a quiet nation long spared militant violence More »


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