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South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.
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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks: Kremlin (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Exclusive - State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.
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The Guardian

Theresa May's cabinet agrees to pay more to break Brexit deadlock (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
Divorce bill may total £40bn but senior leave campaigners insist it will be withheld if EU does not offer acceptable deal Theresa May’s cabinet is prepared to increase its financial offer to the EU in an attempt to break the deadlock in Brexit talks but will make clear that any figure is contingent on the final deal, including the shape of a future trading arrangement. A crunch meeting of the prime minister’s new Brexit sub-committee, set up to discuss the government’s strategy for critical negotiations, agreed to a calculation of the divorce bill that would result in a larger payment. Continue reading...
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Tuesday briefing: EU leaves Britain – and Russia admits radiation leak (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
Two European agencies pull out of London … accident suspected at notorious Mayak nuclear site … and ‘sunshine vitamin’ can ease arthritis Hello, I’m Warren Murray, and you might have been sleeping but the news has not. Continue reading...
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Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, suggests study (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
Higher doses may be needed, or possibly new treatment that bypasses or corrects vitamin D insensitivity, authors say Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers. A study led by the University of Birmingham compared the ability of immune cells in blood from inflamed joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis to respond to the so-called sunshine vitamin. Continue reading...
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