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North Korea accuses US authorities of ‘mugging’ its diplomats at NY airport

North Korea accused US authorities on Sunday of “mugging” its diplomats at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, forcibly confiscating a diplomatic package which it said raised questions about the city as the seat of the United Nations. The North’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said a delegation of the North returning from a UN conference on the rights of ...

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Macron’s party wins clear majority in French parliament

President Emmanuel Macron of France won a crucial stamp of approval on Sunday as voters gave him and his allies a decisive majority in parliamentary elections, but a record-low turnout cast a shadow over his victory, pointing to the hurdles he will face as he seeks to revive the country’s economy and confidence.   With nearly all votes counted, his ...

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Ivanka Trump expresses solidarity over London mosque attack

Ivanka Trump on Monday expressed solidarity with worshippers attacked while leaving a London mosque, while her father — usually quick to condemn extremist attacks — was silent for the time being.   “Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London. We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all it’s ugly forms,” Ivanka, a top presidential advisor, ...

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China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea

A Chinese naval fleet is steaming towards the Baltic Sea to participate in joint exercises with Russia, with the show of force to take place after US President Donald Trump visits NATO ally Poland next month.   The three ships, headed by the Changsha destroyer, will link up with Russian vessels for drills near St Petersburg and Kaliningrad, Chinese state ...

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Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday.   The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.   “The guest delivered a ...

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In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war

From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed. Nearly every day for the past three weeks, the Philippine military has pounded the lakeside town of Marawi with rockets and bombs as it tries to wipe out militants linked to the Daesh group in ...

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Gaddafi’s son said to be freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by an armed group holding him in the western town of Zintan where he was taken after the 2011 revolt against his father, according to one of his lawyers and a statement from the brigade. The lawyer and the brigade said he had been released under an amnesty ...

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France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

The centrist party of French president Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Projections show La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The final outcome will be decided at a run-off next Sunday. ...

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Theresa May approval rating sinks as Tory lead shrinks to six points

The Conservative lead over Labour has shrunk to six points in the latest Opinium poll for the Observer, as Theresa May’s personal approval rating sank ahead of the final week of campaigning. The research showed a two-point rise for Labour over the past week, which means the party has narrowed the Tories’ lead in the polls by more than 13 ...

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Grand reception of Bangladesh cricket team in London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Bangladesh Cricket Team, who are currently in the UK playing at ICC Champions Trophy, was given a grand reception on 2 June at the Royal Regency in East London organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Council UK. The reception was chaired by Bangladesh Cricket Council UK’s President Noim Uddin Riaz and conducted by its Secretary Mustak Babul. National ...

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