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USS Nitze is greeted by spray of fireboat to kick off Fleet Week in New York Harbor

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship

WASHINGTON - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.

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Brazil's Senate begins Rousseff's impeachment trial

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate started the trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday after a lengthy impeachment process that has paralyzed the politics of Latin America`s largest nation and is expected to culminate in her removal from office next week.

North Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success'

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it "the greatest success," which puts the country in the "front rank" of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday.



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