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North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

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As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalize ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump.

U.S. Jun 22 2017

Good start, not enough: EU leaders mull May's Brexit offer

BRUSSELS Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded skeptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks ago. | Video

Jun 22 2017

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

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Peru's president eyes pardon for Fujimori after political blow

LIMA Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was time to evaluate pardoning the country's imprisoned former leader Alberto Fujimori, an apparent bid to placate the powerful opposition party led by Fujimori's daughter.

Jun 22 2017

Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

QUITO Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country said on Thursday.

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