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Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option to deal with the country's ballistic and nuclear weapons program. | Video

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Tillerson to meet Cuba's foreign minister in Washington as tensions climb

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez later on Tuesday, the Department of State said, at a time of heightening tensions between the old Cold War foes.

Cuba, United Nations 2:53pm EDT

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defense and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement. | Video

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Spanish police to take over Catalan polling stations to thwart independence vote

BARCELONA/MADRID Spain's government said on Tuesday police would take control of voting booths in Catalonia to help thwart the region's planned independence referendum that Madrid has declared illegal.

Spain 3:52pm EDT

Chile left-wing candidates could form alliance, threatening market rally

SANTIAGO Chile's stock market has priced in a victory of conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera, even though progressive candidates could form an alliance in a December runoff, traders and analysts said.

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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.

Myanmar 4:01pm EDT

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