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Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

Vice President Mike Pence will join world leaders from China, Japan and India at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore this week.

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Leaders of France and Germany in poignant show of unity 100 years after WW1

One hundred years after the guns of World War One fell silent, the leaders of France and Germany held hands and rested their heads against one another in a poignant ceremony to mark the signing of the Armistice peace agreement.

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Trump cancels WW1 memorial at US cemetery in France due to rain, sparking Twitterstorm

President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for U.S. soldiers and marines killed during World War One on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House said.

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Turkey’s Erdogan says Khashoggi tapes have been given to key foreign nations

Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said.

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Trump, Macron agree on European defense after Trump’s ‘very insulting’ comment

France’s Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on the need for Europe to bear more of the burden for defense.

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US presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea, drawing rebuke from Beijing

Top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing.

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Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police say

A man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders in the center of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said Saturday.

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In a deepening crisis, Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament effective midnight Friday, and calls for fresh elections as the political turmoil deepens. 

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China cracks down on celebrity hype and fake click-through rates

The edict comes after Beijing ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about $129 million in taxes and fines, spurring widespread discussion on the moral health of China’s film industry.  

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Apple says some iPhone X and MacBook models have quality issues

Apple said displays on iPhone X may experience touch issues due to a component failure, adding it would replace those parts for free.

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