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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. | Video

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Friendly fire may have killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON Two U.S. special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Afghanistan 2:40pm EDT

Brazil cities gripped by first general strike in decades

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazilian unions on Friday led the nation's first general strike in over two decades to protest President Michel Temer's austerity measures, hitting public transport and closing schools, factories, banks and other businesses in every state.

Brazil 4:23pm EDT

Pope Francis denounces barbarity during Egypt visit, preaches tolerance

CAIRO Pope Francis, starting a two-day visit to Egypt, urged Muslim leaders on Friday to unite in renouncing religious extremism at a time when Islamist militants are targeting ancient Christian communities across the Middle East. | Video

Egypt, Pope 1:43pm EDT

South Korea paying for THAAD 'impossible': presidential frontrunner's aide

SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Seoul pay for the THAAD advanced U.S. missile defense system would be an "impossible option," a top foreign policy adviser to South Korean presidential frontrunner Moon Jae-in said on Friday.

London terrorism suspect was on Gaza flotilla ship in 2010: sources

LONDON/WASHINGTON A man arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist act on Thursday, carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office, was on a ship raided by Israeli soldiers in 2010, sources familiar with the investigation have told Reuters.

Israel 1:07pm EDT

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