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N Korean test was ‘prelude to containing Guam’

 Kim Jong Un has ordered more missile tests and described the most recent launch as a “meaningful prelude” to containing Guam. The North Korean leader’s comments came as the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss Tuesday’s test of a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload …

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Storm Harvey: 18 dead and over 13,000 rescued

 At least 18 people have died and 13,000 more have been rescued as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps record rainfall in and around Houston. As thousands of people fled their deluged homes, Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, imposed a curfew amid reports of looting and armed robberies. Officials say they have received …

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Trump and Putin had ‘secret’ chat at G20

 Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed, conversation with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit earlier this month. The White House said Mr Trump and Mr Putin had attended a dinner with G20 leaders at the recent Hamburg summit. After the meal, Mr Trump had walked over to the Russian …

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Donald Trump, Border Walls, and Flying Bags of Heroin

On Thursday, President Donald Trump stressed the importance of a particular feature of his proposed border wall: transparency. His reason? Without it, a 60-pound bag of heroin might fly over, and hit an unassuming passerby on the head, striking them dead. The vivid image invites flashbacks to Chuck Jones cartoons, …

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Cheap Chinese and Russian missiles pose threat

  Cheap missiles from Russia and China are a major threat to expensive assets such as Britain’s new aircraft carriers, a think tank has warned. Russia and China have gained the surveillance and precision strike capabilities to put Western ships, large military aircraft and even any land system at “serious …

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May ‘dismayed’ US pulling out of Paris accord

  Theresa May has said at the G20 summit she is “dismayed” Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The Prime Minister was speaking to reporters in a news conference at the G20 summit with the richest developed and emerging economies, after meeting the US President. …

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