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Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

28 Jun 2016
Britain's departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe's new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say....
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UK needs to decide who represents it in EU exit talks, France says

27 Jun 2016
Britain needs to decide who represents it so that its EU exit talks can take shape, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday on his way to Prague for post-Brexit vote solidarity talks with eastern European member states. In...
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Italy rescues over 3,300 migrants over weekend

27 Jun 2016
Italian coastguard and navy ships rescued over 3,300 migrants in 26 separate operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Italian navy told Reuters on Sunday. The people were picked up from 25 dinghies and one...
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After deadly China tornado, rescuers clean up hazardous chemicals

26 Jun 2016
Rescue workers have been trying to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals after a deadly tornado hit eastern China on Thursday, killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 800 others, Chinese state media reported late on Saturday. The...
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Cambodia opposition leader, speaking at refuge, says PM is scared

26 Jun 2016
After a month living in an office at his party's headquarters to avoid arrest, Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha remains defiant and said Prime Minister Hun Sen is scared of losing the 2018 election. Kem Sokha called for "...
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Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu

26 Jun 2016
Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said. Police said at least 15 people had died, including...
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Venezuela dialogue could open way for international help: US diplomat

25 Jun 2016
Dialogue between the Venezuelan government and opposition could provide a platform from which they could request help from the international community, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon said on Friday. Shannon...
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Debris in Tanzania to be examined for link to missing MH370

25 Jun 2016
A new piece of debris found in Tanzania will be examined for a possible link to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Malaysian state news agency Bernama cited the country's transport minister as saying on Saturday.  "...
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Nexit, Frexit or Italeave? British vote fires up EU's 'Outers'

25 Jun 2016
Britain's vote to leave the European Union fired up populist eurosceptic parties across the continent on Friday, giving fresh voice to their calls to leave the bloc or its euro currency. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the...
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Savage storm pummels eastern China, killing 98

24 Jun 2016
A violent storm in eastern China that packed gale-force winds and hail killed 98 people and injured hundreds as it flattened power lines, overturned cars and ripped roofs off houses in Jiangsu province. The storm, which included a tornado...
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