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Trump vows if threatened to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:52
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."
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Iran says Trump's U.N. remarks 'shameless, ignorant': Fars news agency

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:46
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's U.N. remarks as "shameless and ignorant" and said his speech on Tuesday showed his lack of knowledge about Tehran's fight against terrorism, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
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Russia to pay damages for Beslan school siege after European court ruling, Ifax reports

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:45
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will abide by a European Court of Human Rights ruling requiring it to pay nearly 3 million euros ($3.6 million) in damages for the 2004 Beslan school siege, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian justice ministry.
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Qatar's emir renews call for dialogue over Gulf crisis

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:26
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for "unconditional dialogue" to end a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, but it was not clear his overture would thaw the dispute.
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Merkel dismisses hecklers as polls point to fourth term

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:02
WISMAR, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's national election despite a dip in support for her conservatives, a poll showed on Tuesday, and she shrugged off calls to quit from far-right hecklers.
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Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. 2017-09-19T09:45:00-04:00 2017-09-19T13:45:04-04:00
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The Latest: French leader forcefully defends climate accord

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 2017-09-19T09:14:00-04:00 2017-09-19T13:14:20-04:00
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Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:50
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Hamas called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to respond to the disbanding of its shadow government in the Gaza Strip by ending his sanctions on the impoverished enclave.
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Brazil's new top prosecutor reshuffles 'Car Wash' investigation team

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:41
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's new top federal prosecutor on Tuesday reshuffled the team of investigators in charge of pursuing the biggest corruption probe yet conducted in Latin America's largest nation.
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Rohingya Muslims trapped after Myanmar violence told to stay put

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:32
SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims trapped by hostile Buddhists in northwestern Myanmar have enough food and will not be granted the safe passage they requested from two remote villages, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
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UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings." 2017-09-19T07:07:00-04:00 2017-09-19T11:07:16-04:00
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The Latest: French leader still hopes to sway US on climate

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 2017-09-19T07:52:00-04:00 2017-09-19T11:52:58-04:00
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At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. 2017-09-19T07:33:00-04:00 2017-09-19T11:33:49-04:00
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Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map

AP World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. 2017-09-19T06:57:00-04:00 2017-09-19T10:57:26-04:00
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Turkey not in direct talks for return of intelligence officers from Iraq: minister

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:49
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish minister appeared to confirm for the first time that two Turkish intelligence officers have been captured in northern Iraq, saying the government was not in direct talks with the Kurdish militant PKK group to bring them back.
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Trump says if threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:45
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.
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Cuba delays municipal elections due to Irma devastation

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:44
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is postponing municipal elections by a month to Nov. 26 because of the devastation wrought on the Caribbean island by Hurricane Irma, its Council of State said in an electoral notice published in the ruling Granma Party newspaper on Tuesday.
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Police deploy in Iraqi oil city as tensions rise before Kurdish independence vote

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:28
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Police deployed in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk to prevent any outbreak of ethnic violence ahead of an independence referendum strongly opposed by the central Baghdad government and Western and regional powers.
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Qatar, Kuwait stop renewing visas for North Korean workers

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:24
DOHA/KUWAIT (Reuters) - North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after U.N. Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States.
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Catalan mayors exercise right to remain silent in referendum questioning

Reuters World News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:07
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors summoned to answer questions on why they have backed a banned Oct. 1 referendum on independence from Spain appeared before the state prosecutor on Tuesday amid cheers and chants from supporters.
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