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Top U.S. general says North Korea's military posture unchanged amid tensions

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States regards North Korea as the world's greatest threat but despite an escalation in tensions over its ballistic missile and nuclear program, Pyongyang has not changed its military posture, the top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday. | Video

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Brexit negotiations not ready for next stage yet, EU's Tusk says

LONDON Sufficient progress has not yet been made in Brexit talks to allow negotiations to move to the next phase of discussing the future relationship including trade, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.

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Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

YANGON Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

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Angola’s first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft

LUANDA Angola's first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday.

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Venezuela opposition won't attend scheduled talks with government

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition said on Tuesday it will not send representatives to the Dominican Republic for talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government due to lack of progress on issues from human rights to elections.

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Russian bombers fire cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers have fired cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor and Idlib provinces, the RIA news agency quoted Russia's Defense Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

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