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Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes

Trump, who built his career as a businessman dealing in real estate, had mused openly in recent days about a US purchase of Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory rich in natural resources,…

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Amazon, Microsoft, putting the world at risk of killer artificial intelligence: Study

A panel of government experts debated policy options regarding lethal autonomous weapons at a meeting of the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva on Wednesday. 

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After Germany hints at compromise, France tells UK: No new Brexit deal

More than three years after the United Kingdom voted to quit the European Union, it is still unclear on what terms - or indeed whether - the bloc's second-largest economy will leave the club it…

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Masked protesters mark 'triad' attack at Hong Kong metro station

The demonstration was convened to mark a month since a gang wearing white T-shirts and armed with poles and sticks set upon anti-government protesters.

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No-deal Brexit seems 'most likely' scenario: French presidential aide

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had earlier warned of economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit.

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Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact in bid to end standoff

After the signing, Kagame said he did not anticipate any problems in working 'more specifically with President Museveni to address what we have agreed to address'.

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US importers, consumers bearing burden of tariffs: IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath in blog

In unusually blunt language, the blog post seemed targeted straight at President Donald Trump.

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Five EU states agree to take in migrants stranded in rescue ship

European Commission spokeswoman Tove Ernst said the five countries receiving the Open Arms migrants would register them and make necessary checks and transport arrangements.

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Drone shot down in Yemen, Houthi group responsible: US officials

One of the officials said that it appeared that the drone had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile operated by the Iran-aligned Houthi group.

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International waterways won't be safe if Iran oil exports cut to zero: President Rouhani

Global commodity trading has been rocked in recent months by the seizure of the British tanker and a series of attacks on international merchant vessels.

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China intrudes into Vietnam's economic zone, places Coast Guards near ONGC block

Bejing has placed two of its coast guard ships near ONGC's block.

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Charity ship seeks port for 356 rescued migrants in the Mediterranean

The crew have been at pains not to relate the travails of the Open Arms charity rescue vessel which finally disembarked its 83 migrants on Italy's Lampedusa island.

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Indonesia deploys more troops as violence escalates in Papua

Authorities are hunting for more than 250 inmates who had escaped from a prison in Sorong that was torched during the riots.

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Will take all necessary measures including sanctions on US companies involved in arms sale to Taiwan: China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said in a statement that President Donald Trump had green-lighted the proposed sale after Congress was notified last week.

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China's Parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

There are no laws against same-sex relations in China and despite growing awareness of LGBT issues, the community has been the target of censors in recent months.

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