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Angela Merkel sworn in for 4th term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel was sworn in for her fourth term as German chancellor on Wednesday, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in ...
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Agriculture ministry officials leaked details of Tohoku disaster reconstruction projects to private firms: regulator
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:34:30 +0200
Undisclosed information about procurement for post-disaster reconstruction projects in the Tohoku region was leaked by seven agriculture ministry officials to a total of five former ...
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Top North Korean official, possibly Kim, to visit Beijing on Tuesday, sources say
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:03:04 +0200
A high-ranking North Korean official may visit Beijing by air on Tuesday, a week after the country’s leader Kim Jong Un held a historic summit ...
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Judge rules Kansas can’t require proof of citizenship to vote, in rebuke to ex-chief of Trump ballot fraud panel
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:46:20 +0200
A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right ...
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2,000 kids in immigrant detention: Trump’s self-inflicted domestic crisis
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:44:04 +0200
Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, ...
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‘Screen time’ excess: Gaming addiction now classified as mental health disorder by WHO
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:42:36 +0200
Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s “screen time” — addiction to video games has ...
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U.S., South Korea suspend joint military exercise planned for August
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:54:18 +0200
The Pentagon said Monday that the United States had agreed with South Korea to halt the Ulchi Freedom Guardian “wargame” in August, following U.S. President ...
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U.N. chief says migrant children should not be separated from families at U.S.-Mexico border
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:12:44 +0200
In a rare criticism of the United States, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that migrant children should not be separated from their families at ...
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Senate bill would block White House deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:03:22 +0200
The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan ...
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EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for first time, as sought by industry
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:01:59 +0200
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that ...
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Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at Los Alamos weapons lab amid safety lapses
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:01:19 +0200
Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker’s hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New ...
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U.S. slaps over 167% in anti-dumping duties on China’s aluminum sheet: trade group
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:59:52 +0200
The U.S. Commerce Department has determined that Chinese common alloy aluminum sheet products are being sold in the U.S. market at less than fair value ...
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One so far found dead, 19 alive after boat with about 80 passengers sinks in Indonesia’s Lake Toba
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:57:45 +0200
A passenger boat believed to be carrying as many as 80 people capsized and sank in Indonesia’s giant Lake Toba, a popular tourist area, on ...
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Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant as it battles rivals
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:56:13 +0200
Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, part of the U.S. internet giant’s efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets ...
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Director: FBI won’t repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report on Hillary Clinton email probe
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:54:55 +0200
The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton ...
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Survivors say Italy boat refused to save them as five migrants die, more than 100 are rescued off Libya
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:51:57 +0200
The bodies of five migrants were recovered while more than 100 were rescued after their boat sank off the coast of Libya on Monday, an ...
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