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LAST_UPDATETue, 25 Apr 2017 10am

France Mobilized For Election Security After Paris Attack

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France said its security forces were fully mobilized for a presidential election at the weekend after the killing of a policeman by an Islamist militant threw a dark shadow over the last day of an unpredictable campaign.

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China Stresses Dialogue To Resolve Korean Peninsula Issue

BEIJING -- China on Friday stressed dialogue to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue after the UN Security Council strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launch by the North Korea, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Finland Likely To Quit Euro In Coming Decades, Lawmaker Says

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Finland's exit from the euro zone is possible and even likely in the future, euroskeptic lawmaker Sampo Terho, the frontrunner in a race to lead the co-ruling Finns party, said on Friday.

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South Korea On Heightened Alert As North Readies For Army Celebration

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South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang.

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Sources: US Prepares Charges To Seek Arrest Of Wikileaks' Julian Assange

US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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China’s Biggest Airline Bans Shark Fin Cargo

China Southern Airlines, the mainland’s biggest carrier, has banned shark fin shipments and promised to “actively participate” in animal conservation.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Donates $500,000 To Trump Fund Despite Economic Woes

The president of Venezuela donated $500,000 (£391,000) to Donald Trump's inauguration fund despite the country suffering severe economic problems and food shortages.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Shooting Attack That Left One Police Officer Dead

Isis has claimed responsibility for the shooting attack in Paris that has left one police officer dead and two seriously injured.

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Venezuela's Tiananmen Moment: The Woman And The Armored Truck

It was another day of violent protests in Venezuela's capital of Caracas, where a convoy of armored trucks, or "rinocerontes," inched forward on a major highway as smoke drifted overhead.

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South Korea Tells Trump It's Actually Never Been a Part Of China

Candidates for South Korea’s May 9 presidential election weighed in on the issue, which comes as the nation’s relations with China are already strained over moves to deploy a U.S. missile defense system on its soil.

South Korea’s government wants to know whether Chinese President Xi Jinping gave alternative facts on the nation’s history to Donald Trump.

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