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North, South Korea agree on third summit to be held in Pyongyang

North and South Korea agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more high-level talks on Monday, the South’s Unification Ministry said, Reuters reports. North Korean leader...
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Groups of illegal migrants from Middle East arrive in Albania

Groups of illegal migrants from the Middle East, who cross the green belt on the border with Greece, are frequently entering Albanian territory. The regional police directorate in Korca confirms that they discover groups of migrants, including...
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Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

Northern Albania was struck Saturday by two earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.1, damaging scores of buildings, authorities said, AP reports. Albania’s Defense Ministry reported that the stronger struck quake at 5:33 p.m....
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Pence outlines plan for new US Space Force by 2020

Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the...
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Brazil suffers record murder tally in 2017, ahead of election

Brazil had a record number of murders last year, with homicides rising 3.7 percent from 2016 to 63,880 according to a study released on Thursday, just months before a presidential election in which violence has become a key issue, Reuters reports. In...
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Vucic: My policy is delineation with Albanians

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he was in favor of “delineation” with the Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, B92 reports. “I am in favor – and this is my policy – of delineation with the Albanians....
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Official London against redrawing of Balkan borders

Calls for redrawing of the Balkan borders may bring instability to the region, the UK Embassy in Kosovo said on Thursday. ‘We believe that calls for changing the national borders may be destabilizing,’ the embassy told the Radio Free Europe...
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Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions, AFP reports. The shallow 6.9-magnitude...
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Greek PM Tsipras presents new civil protection plan

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection will be abolished and replaced by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which will be an autonomous state agency subject to the Interior Ministry, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said...
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N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly: UN Chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the need for North Korea to commit to dismantling its nuclear weapons through a “verifiable and irreversible” process. Guterres arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday night to participate...