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Philippines Calls Off Peace Talks With Communist Rebels

The Philippine government on Sunday formally called off the latest round of peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to resolve a dispute over a rebel order for fighters to step up attacks.

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Trump Eyes White House Overhaul, Outside Lawyers And PR Team

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Merkel: Europe 'Can No Longer Rely On Allies' After Trump And Brexit

Europe can no longer "completely depend" on the US and UK following the election of President Trump and Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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S.Korea Military: North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday fired an apparent ballistic missile off its east coast that landed in the waters of Japan’s economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, the latest in a string of recent test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

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Netanyahu Appoints New Minister To Oversee Israel Telecom Reforms

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed on Sunday Ayoob Kara, a minister in his Likud party, as communications minister, who will oversee Israel's telecom market as it undergoes significant reforms.

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Germany To Decide About Troop Withdrawal From Turkey By Mid-June

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Germany, whose relations with Turkey have been strained by a series of rows, will decide within two weeks whether to withdraw troops deployed at Turkey's Incirlik air force base, a German Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday.

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British Airways Resumes Flights From London After IT Outage But Many Passengers Still Wait

People queue with their luggage for the British Airways check-in desk at Gatwick Airport in southern England, Britain, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON: British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow.

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Britain Says Some Of Manchester Bomber's Network Potentially Still At Large

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MANCHESTER: Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation.

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Palestinian Prisoners In Israel Suspend Hunger Strike

Palestinians celebrated in Ramallah after prisoners ended their 40-day hunger strike. Photo: Reuters

A mass hunger strike staged by Palestinian prisoners over conditions in Israeli jails was suspended on Saturday after a deal with Israel, officials said.

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Yemen Rivals Urged To Free Wrongfully Held Detainees

Human Rights Watch has urged all warring sides in Yemen, the Houthi-Saleh fighters, the government troops and forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to seize the advent of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to remedy the wrongful treatment of detainees and to free those who were arbitrarily held.

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