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    North Korea successfully tests mid-range missile

    The North Korean government made an announcement via their news agency that they carried out a successful test of a mid-range missile, despite frequent warnings against these tests by the United States and the United Nations Security Council. Ji Jae Ryong, the North Korean ambassador to China, gave his message to the United Nations today […]

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    Prince Philip will leave public life

    Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has made a decision to step away from public life and royal obligations. Philip, who married Elizabeth in 1947, said in a statement that he would “wind down” his workload as a member of the British royal family, meaning that he would gradually sever ties with […]

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    Trump invites Duterte to Washington, D.C.

    In a move that surprised experts on both sides of the aisle, U.S. President Donald Trump extended a White House invitation to controversial Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. The invitation was given in what Trump called a “friendly discussion” over the phone on Saturday, as they covered topics such as security in Southeast Asia and the […]

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    London man with knives outside Parliament arrested

    A man brandishing knives near the British Parliament was taken down by armed police on Thursday. The 27-year-old man, who officials say was being monitored by British agencies and had contact with ISIS, was arrested on the charge of planning a terrorist act. According to the London Metropolitan Police, he was stopped “as part of […]

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    China launches first homemade aircraft carrier

    China put its first ever domestically built aircraft carrier into circulation today, as the ship set sail from the port of Dalian, in the northeastern part of their country. This launch is a huge milestone in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s efforts to make his nation a world military power. The ship, 1,033 feet long, was […]

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    $40 million heist in South American flashpoint

    One of the biggest heists in years happened on Monday, when a group of 40 to 50 armed men blocked highways, burned vehicles and used explosives to steal up to $40 million from the private security firm of a transportation company on the Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay border. The group went as far as to attack the local […]

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    Ivanka Trump jeered in Germany

    Ivanka Trump didn’t get the greatest reception at a public appearance in Germany on Tuesday morning. Ms. Trump was at a conference of female business leaders as the United States’ representative, joining German Chancellor Angela Merkel and director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. When Ms. Trump was asked about the U.S. President and […]

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    North Korea threatens U.S. with detaining of citizen

    North Korea continues to increase its hostility with the United States, as they have simultaneously detained an American professor and threatened to sink a U.S. Navy vessel if provoked. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke over the phone on Monday to discuss the verbal provocation by North Korea, with Xi reportedly […]

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    Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    A dangerous time for religious rights has come in one of the most populous countries on Earth, as Russia has ruled that the Jehovah’s Witness faith is now illegal. This comes after a Supreme Court case arguing against the labeling of Jehovah’s Witnesses as “extremists” was ruled in favor of the Russian government. Justice Ministry […]

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    Gunman kills officer in Champs-Elysees rampage

    On Thursday, a lone gunman wreaked havoc on Paris’ most famous road, killing a police officer and injuring two others on the Champs-Élysées before the police could shoot him down. According to eyewitnesses, the gunman fired at officers stationed in front of a corner store with an AK-47 assualt rifle. ISIS immediately claimed responsibility for […]