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U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.
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Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbors, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from Marawi City.
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North Korea's foreign minister calls Trump's U.N. address 'sound of dog barking' (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called U.S. President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking", brushing aside Trump's remarks that the United States may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.
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The Guardian

EU fears Theresa May 'will not be able to uphold Brexit pledges' (Wed, 20 Sep 2017)
Exclusive: Keir Starmer says Brussels has ‘high expectations’ for PM’s speech but she must face down Boris Johnson’s ‘fantasy Brexit’ and adopt a real position Brussels fears an enfeebled Theresa May will not be able to stand by any pledges she makes in this week’s major speech on Brexit but has dismissed Boris Johnson’s intervention as an irrelevance, according to the shadow Brexit secretary. Following meetings with all the major players in the EU’s negotiating team, Keir Starmer said “high expectations” in Brussels over the prime minister’s speech in Florence on Friday were tempered by concerns over her weakness. Continue reading...
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Theresa May speaks out against Trump climate change stance at UN (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
PM ranks US plan to withdraw from Paris treaty alongside North Korean nuclear tests as threat to global security Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security. In a speech to the United Nations general assembly, the prime minister, whose authority at home has been severely tested since June’s general election result, sought to project her vision of a “rules-based” international order. Continue reading...
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British Virgin Islands brave two storms in two weeks: 'Maria destroyed most of what was left' (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
Residents of the tiny British territory begin to pick up the pieces after multiple hurricanes, and life returns to an uneasy mix of the brutal and the banal Dawn over the British Virgin Islands (BVI) brought with it the final blows of Hurricane Maria – the second category 5 hurricane to assault the islands in two weeks. Winds of 50 to 60mph still whipped up the steep slopes and waves continued to batter the islands’ southern shores after another night of hurricane-force winds. Continue reading...
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