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Five Eyes will not use Huawei in sensitive networks: senior U.S. official

April 24, 2019 - 7:16am
None of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing nations will use technology from Huawei in the "sensitive" parts of their telecoms networks, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.
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Kremlin: Six-party talks only efficient way to tackle nuclear North Korea

April 24, 2019 - 7:06am
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that six-party talks, which are currently stalled, were the only efficient way of addressing the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but all other efforts also merited support.
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Islamic State video throws spotlight on suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka bombings

April 24, 2019 - 7:00am
Standing under a black flag of the Islamic State, eight men declare their loyalty to the group's leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
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Sri Lankan president asks police chief, defense minister to quit following attacks

April 24, 2019 - 6:22am
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people, two sources close to the president said on Wednesday.
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Minorities, older adults boost Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: Reuters/Ipsos poll

April 24, 2019 - 6:15am
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads all other candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and draws his strongest levels of support from minorities and older adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public poll released on Wednesday.
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North Korea removes leader Kim's right-hand man - report

April 24, 2019 - 5:20am
North Korea has removed Kim Yong Chol, leader Kim Jong Un's right-hand man and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's counterpart, from a top post, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday citing a South Korean parliament official.
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North Korean leader's train suffers hitch on arrival in Vladivostok

April 24, 2019 - 5:19am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's carefully choreographed visit to Russia suffered a minor glitch on Wednesday as his armored train missed the red carpet laid out for his welcome at Vladivostok station.
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World shares fall as China stimulus worries offset upbeat Credit Suisse earnings

April 24, 2019 - 5:08am
World shares took a step back on Wednesday as signals that China has put broader stimulus on hold offset positive results from Credit Suisse, which kicked off the earnings season for European investment banks.
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What's in a name? Franco's memory divides a Spanish town

April 24, 2019 - 4:50am
A small town that owes its origin and name to Francisco Franco may not be a decisive battleground in Sunday's national election, but it epitomizes how the late dictator's legacy and the rise of the far right are dividing voters across Spain.
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North Korea's Kim arrives for summit with Russia's Putin

April 24, 2019 - 4:18am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at mustering international support while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.
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North Korean leader Kim arrives in Russia's Vladivostok

April 24, 2019 - 4:07am
A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported, in advance of a summit later this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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North Korea's Kim says to talk to Putin about nuclear standoff: TV

April 24, 2019 - 4:05am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday he hoped to have concrete discussions about efforts to end the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit this week.
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Foreign groups likely behind Sri Lanka attacks, U.S. ambassador says

April 24, 2019 - 3:56am
The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador to said on Wednesday as the death toll jumped to 359.
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Two Danes missing after Sri Lanka hotel blast: TV2

April 24, 2019 - 3:32am
Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.
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Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

April 24, 2019 - 3:05am
Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.
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Top Sri Lankan officials deliberately withheld intelligence on attacks: minister

April 24, 2019 - 2:52am
Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday.
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Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; oil retreats

April 24, 2019 - 2:29am
Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday amid losses in South Korea and uncertainty over China's plans for further stimulus as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing.
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Japan's Heisei era: Changes, growth and tragedies

April 24, 2019 - 2:26am
Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 will end the three-decade Heisei era that began on Jan. 8, 1989, one day after he inherited the throne upon the death of his father, Hirohito.
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U.S. believes there is ongoing terrorist plotting in Sri Lanka: envoy

April 24, 2019 - 2:15am
The United States had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing terrorism plotting in the country, Washington's ambassador to Colombo said on Wednesday.
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U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists

April 24, 2019 - 2:12am
A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.
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