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U.S. threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

WASHINGTON The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway.

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Cyprus has best, but not last, chance to resolve conflict: U.N.

GENEVA Talks on the long-running Cyprus conflict are the best chance, but maybe not the last chance, to get an agreement, U.N. envoy Espen Barth Eide on Tuesday on the eve of negotiations between the leaders of the two Cypriot sides in a Swiss mountain resort.

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Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

BERLIN The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

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Court confirms Dutch U.N. peace-keepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre

The Hague A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of some 300 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops.

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Child, 5, named as youngest victim of London tower block fire

LONDON A five-year-old boy was identified by police on Tuesday as the youngest victim so far of the fire which engulfed a London tower block two weeks ago, killing at least 79 people.

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U.N. rights boss: Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened

GENEVA The United Nations' top rights official accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants.

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