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A Radioactive Cloud from Russia Swept Over Europe — and No One Knows Why

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The radioactive nuclide Ruthenium 106 is believed to have originated in Russia or Kazakhstan

No evidence Saudi Arabia detaining Hariri: Germany

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has no evidence that Saad al-Hariri is being held against his will by Saudi Arabia and believes that the Lebanese prime minister who resigned last week enjoys freedom of movement, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. Show More Summary

U.S. Enters New Cold War with North Korea

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Tom Brokaw looks back at how the threat of mutually assured destruction kept the threat of nuclear war at bay between the United States and the Soviet Union, and whether the same cold war dynamics apply as North Korea joins the nuclear club.

Syrian troops break into last IS-held town

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Syrian troops and allied militiamen entered the jihadist-held town of Albu Kamal on Wednesday, state media said, edging closer to ousting the Islamic State group from its last urban stronghold in the country. Entry to Albu Kamal follows...Show More Summary

A Revolution in North Korea: Could Sanctions Topple Kim Jong-un?

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Given the alternatives, economic sanctions seem like the most risk-free method of dealing with North Korea. North Korea is one of most heavily sanctioned nations on earth. Increasingly harsh financial sanctions are seemingly having little impact, partly because it has encouraged a rise in informal cross-border trade with China.

Trump isolationism allows China to fill Southeast Asia void

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BEIJING (AP) — When Chinese leader Xi Jinping said last month that "no country can afford to retreat into self-isolation," he might as well have been talking about Donald Trump as the U.S. president makes his first official visit to Southeast Asia.

Donald Trump distances himself from losing Republican candidate on anniversary of presidential election victory

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Donald Trump’s party has suffered a series of damaging defeats that overshadowed his one-year election anniversary and raised hopes of a Democrat fightback. The Republicans lost two high-profile governor races and a series of smaller battles in the first statewide elections since Mr Trump took office. Show More Summary

Self-driving shuttle collision mars Las Vegas debut

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The driver of the truck was issued a traffic citation, Las Vegas officials said in an online post about what they called a minor collision. "The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that its sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident,"  the city posted on the online platform Tumblr. Show More Summary

Republican who posted sexist meme defeated by woman who ran against him because of it

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A New Jersey Republican candidate who once derided the Women’s March in Washington has been defeated by a Democratic woman who was angered by his comment. Incumbent John Carman was running to be re-elected as an Atlantic County Freeholder - a member of the county’s legislative body that has a term of three years - against Ashley Bennet. Show More Summary

Assad adviser says Turkish, U.S. forces 'illegal invaders' in Syria

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U.S. and Turkish troops are "illegal invader" forces on Syrian territory and Syria will "deal with" them, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday. Bouthaina Shaaban also said in a television interview that Damascus...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sources

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By Stephen Kalin and Katie Paul RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom's political and business elite, sources familiar...Show More Summary

US sanctions help push Venezuela to default

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US sanctions against Venezuela have accelerated the already catastrophic decline of the oil-rich nation's economy, and are pushing it to a debt default that economists say could happen as early as this week. The aim of the latest US action is to choke off funding to Venezuela by blocking access to foreign currency. Show More Summary

Pad Thai recipe: Here's how to master Thailand's favourite dish

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The key to this is to have the ingredients prepared and ready to go so you can work quickly. SERVES 4 50ml/2fl oz tamarind water 40ml/1½fl oz fish sauce 30g/1oz palm sugar or 2 tbsp caster sugar 200g/7oz wide flat rice noodles Vegetable...Show More Summary

Woman becomes first transgender elected official in Virginia

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An American Democrat made history on Tuesday by becoming Virginia's -- and possibly the nation's -- first openly transgender state delegate, winning her bid for a seat in the legislature. With 95 percent of the vote counted, Roem was leading with 55 percent of the vote against Marshall's 45 percent. Show More Summary

The Latest: GOP closely following Rand Paul's recovery

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an assault of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his home (all times local):

Pentagon confirms rare, three aircraft carrier drill November 11-14

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The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would soon carry out the first exercise in a decade involving three aircraft carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific, confirming a Reuters report published on Monday. "It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three," Admiral Scott Swift, U.S. Show More Summary

Mogherini warns of 'dangerous' Middle East escalation

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Speaking in Washington, Mogherini stopped short of criticizing US President Donald Trump's warm support for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's aggressive anti-Iranian stance. "I know that this is not the wind that is blowing as the majority voice in the world of today," Mogherini told reporters at the EU mission in Washington.

The Longest Shortest Time: 365 Days Of Trump

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Has it really been only a year since Donald Trump won the presidential election?

Syria Vows To Sign Paris Agreement, Leaving U.S. Alone In Climate Denial

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Syria took a break on Tuesday from its gruesome six-year civil war to announce plans to sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving the United States as the only country to reject the emissions-cutting deal.

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