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Suicide Bomber Kills 22 at U.K. Concert; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:56:08 EDT

The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured dozens of others outside a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night hit one of the softest of soft targets – a mostly young crowd pouring from the exits at the end of the show. image

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Trump Says U.S. Committed to Israeli and Palestinian Peace

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:29:25 EDT

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is committed to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, but steered clear of saying how the two sides will overcome longstanding obstacles to a deal.image

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Pope Francis, Donald Trump to Seek Common Ground at Vatican

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:20:46 EDT

When President Donald Trump visits Pope Francis on a trip the White House has cast as a pilgrimage of peace, the two leaders could struggle to find significant areas of agreement after a public show of acrimony. image

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U.S. Forces Attack Al Qaeda in Yemen

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:51:03 EDT

U.S. soldiers and aircraft killed seven al Qaeda fighters in Yemen in a rare ground-and-air operation, as the Trump administration stepped up military pressure on the militant group.image

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Pakistan Cracks Down on Social-Media Critics of Military

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:34 EDT

Pakistan’s government is cracking down on social media critics of the nation’s powerful military, a move many activists and opposition lawmakers say is aimed at suppressing free speech and political dissent.image

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Big Brother Comes for Foreign Firms in China

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:49:49 EDT

A new threat to foreign businesses in China is looming in the form of a ‘social-credit’ system that harnesses big data to monitor and rate companies, what one think tank calls ‘IT-backed authoritarianism.’image

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Ousted South Korean President's Corruption Trial Opens

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:17:07 EDT

The trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye began less than three months after she was removed from office as part of a sweeping corruption scandal. Also on trial are Ms. Park’s former friend and Lotte’s chairman.image

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Men Punished With Lashings for Same-Sex Relations in Indonesia

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:17:44 EDT

Two men were lashed with a cane in Aceh province as punishment for having same-sex relations, part of a growing intolerance of sexual minorities that has marked the rise of more conservative Islam in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.image

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Japan Pushes Ahead With Antiterrorism Bill

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:33:08 EDT

Japan took a decisive step toward a new law bolstering police powers to prevent terror attacks despite concerns about a possible erosion of civil liberties. image

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Ahead of Trump Visit, Survey Shows Growing U.S. Support for NATO

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:04:51 EDT

As President Trump prepares for his first visit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters, a new survey shows support for the alliance rising in the U.S.image

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Australia Opens New Trade Horizon in Latin America

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:01:42 EDT

Australia plans to begin free trade talks on Wednesday with Peru, hoping to use a resulting pact to broaden commerce with three more Latin American countries and help counter a U.S. tide of protectionism. image

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