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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 opens Rousseff's impeachment trial

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate opened the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday and will hear witnesses for and against the leftist leader who is expected to be removed from office next week on charges of breaking budget laws.

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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