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Trump urged to declare national emergency over opioid crisis

President Donald Trump’s commission to tackle opioid drug abuse is urging him to declare a national emergency. In a draft report, the cross-party group of lawmakers argue that doing so would force officials to prioritise attention and funding to the ...

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NATO intercepts Russian jets near Estonian airspace

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Spanish and Finnish fighter jets were sent to intercept three Russian planes flying near Estonian air space on Tuesday, the NATO military alliance said in a statement. The Russian airplanes were identified as two MiG-31 jets and ...

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Moscow court gun attack leaves 'three dead'

Moscow court gun attack leaves 'three dead'

A shooting at a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, has left at least three dead, reports say. It is unclear how the shooting unfolded, but local media reported that the incident took place during a court hearing of a ...

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How White House officials were 'fooled by email prankster'

A UK hacker reportedly fooled top White House officials into engaging in fake email exchanges. The self-proclaimed “email prankster” convinced a senior cyber security adviser he was the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, CNN says. He also goaded the then media ...

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U.S. begins Russia drawdown after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. ...

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President Xi says China loves peace but won't compromise on sovereignty

BEIJING (Reuters) – China loves peace but will never compromise on defending its sovereignty, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday while marking 90 years since the founding of the People’s Liberation Army. China has rattled nerves around Asia and globally ...

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Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court

Almost 500 people arrested after last year’s failed coup in Turkey are to go on trial accused of taking part in the plot. The trial centres around the Akinci air base which, the government alleges, was the plotters’ headquarters. Defendants ...

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Venezuela opposition leaders Lopez, Ledezma taken from homes: family

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken from their homes, where they were serving house arrest, family members said on Tuesday, adding that President Nicolas Maduro was responsible for their fates. Both leaders ...

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Venezuela key opposition leaders seized after poll

The wives of Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma say their husbands have been re-arrested. The two men were under house arrest after being found guilty of inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014. Their wives said they ...

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China's military confident, prepared to safeguard sovereignty: paper

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s military is “confident, capable and fully prepared” to protect the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the state-run China Daily on Tuesday quoted Defence Minister Chang Wanquan as saying in reference to Taiwan. Despite decades of growing ...

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