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U.N., Trump denounce North Korea, but no sign of any action

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council denounced North Korea’s weekend missile launch, urging members to “redouble efforts” to enforce sanctions against the reclusive state, but gave no indications of any action it might take.


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Trump national security aide Flynn resigns over Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday under scrutiny over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office.


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Seven Hong Kong policemen guilty of assault on pro-democracy activist

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court found seven police officers guilty on Tuesday of beating a handcuffed pro-democracy activist during demonstrations in 2014, a rare incident of police brutality in the financial hub that triggered public outrage.


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U.S. House tax panel will not seek Trump tax returns: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A congressional tax oversight committee will not seek U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns despite calls from Democrats for a review to determine possible business ties to foreign countries including Russia, the panel’s Republican chairman said on Monday.


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Australia struggles to improve lives of indigenous population

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia is failing to meet almost every target for improving the lives of its indigenous population, including reducing the infant mortality rate, getting children in school and adults in jobs, according to a government report released on Tuesday.


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Trump aide says endorsement of Ivanka's brand was 'light-hearted'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top aide to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his colleague, Kellyanne Conway, after she was widely criticized for her public endorsement of the fashion line of Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.


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Israel says will not allow former Peru president Toledo to enter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it would not allow in former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in connection with a corruption probe, before his affairs were settled in Peru.


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White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House official launched a blistering attack on the federal appeals court that blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration on Sunday, calling its ruling a “judicial usurpation of power.”


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North Korea tests ballistic missile; U.S. to avoid escalation

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions.


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Dutch far-rightist Wilders says others will soon forget pledge not to work with him

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders said on Sunday that promises by other parties not to work with him would be quickly forgotten if, as expected, his far-right Party of Freedom gets more than 30 parliamentary seats in next month’s election.


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