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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations. | Video

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U.N. expert says inmate U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

GENEVA An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.

U.S. 9:49am EST

Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds

LONDON Some building companies that installed dangerous cladding on social housing blocks across Britain are now winning new contracts following the Grenfell Tower blaze to remove their original work and install panels that can pass safety tests, a Reuters review shows.

8:53am EST

Poland's new prime minister: a gamble that could backfire

WARSAW Poland's new prime minister faces a difficult balancing act trying to repair bruised relations with the European Union without alienating the eurosceptic government's core voters.

7:44am EST

Jewish groups in Germany urge crackdown on anti-Semitic acts

BERLIN Jewish groups in Germany are pressing the authorities to crack down on anti-Semitic acts following the burning of Jewish symbols and Israeli flags at protests.

Israel 10:19am EST

Kremlin calls U.S. allegations of subversive activity 'groundless'

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Wednesday that U.S. allegations it was involved in a new generation of warfare, including internal political subversion, against the United States, were groundless and not backed by facts.

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