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U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs: South Korea

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.

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Italy's Renzi regains party leadership with big primary win

Matteo Renzi, staging a political comeback less than five months after resigning as Italy's prime minister, easily regained the leadership of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday with an overwhelming victory in a primary election among party supporters.

Venezuela's Maduro sees local elections later in 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he expected delayed state polls to be held this year, although opponents have demanded a broader general election to replace him in protests that have sparked 29 deaths.

Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire

U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a moderate Republican from South Florida who has been critical of President Donald Trump, plans to retire when her term is up next year, according to an interview she gave on Sunday to the Miami Herald.

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