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Commander says U.S. may need stronger defense against North Korea missiles

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday the United States may need to strengthen its missile defenses, particularly in Hawaii, given the advancing threat from North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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EU's Juncker, Britain's May discuss Brexit ahead of EU summit

LONDON European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May had a constructive discussion in London about the Brexit process on Wednesday ahead of an EU summit on April 29, a Commission spokesperson said.

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U.S., European military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism

WIESBADEN, Germany Top military officials from the United States and Europe called on Wednesday for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials.

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U.S. lawmakers look to Trump administration briefing for clear North Korea strategy

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers want to emerge from briefings by the Trump administration on North Korea on Wednesday with something many think has been absent from the White House so far: a clear strategy for dealing with a major national security threat.

French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack

PARIS French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his inner circle ordered the strike, a declassified report showed. | Video

Syria, France 12:19pm EDT

Some African states oppose a return by South Sudan rebel Machar: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS East African states and South Africa believe that allowing South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the war-torn country would not "necessarily be positive at this stage," said United Nations envoy David Shearer on Wednesday.

United Nations, Africa 4:37pm EDT

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