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In deal with Australia, US to notify 54 refugees of acceptance soon

The United States will notify a first batch of 54 refugees of their acceptance to be resettled within days, a US official has said. The refugees, held on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island in the western Pacific, could arrive in the United States in weeks.

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Facebook says Russian-based operation likely funded US ads with political message

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of US ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May. Facebook, the dominant social media network, said 3,000 ads and 470 “inauthentic” accounts and pages spread polarizing views on topics including immigration, […]

An Iranian news channel also reported that several civilians have been injured at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in southern Tehran. One attacker blew himself up at the site in a suicide attack.

Iran parliament adopts motion to reciprocate US sanctions

Majlis also envisages measures to support the Iranian armed and security forces as well as those Iranians who would be affected by the US actions, Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministers Abbas Araqchi, who had attended the meeting of the commission, was quoted as saying.

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Only a cat seems to have more lives than ‘Obamacare’

The saga of the Affordable Care Act illustrates how difficult it is to do away with a government program once millions are benefiting.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns missile launch by North Korea

The Secretary-General reiterated his call on Pyongyang to respond to the South Korea’s proposals to reopen communication channels, particularly military-to-military, to lower the risk of miscalculation or misunderstanding and reduce tensions, he said.

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North Korea says second flight test of ballistic missile puts mainland US in range

The missile test came a day after the US Senate approved a package of sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. Trump is ready to sign the bill, the White House said on Friday.

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Donald Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus with retired General John Kelly

Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is currently secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday.

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Donald Trump to travel to France, discuss Syria and counter-terrorism with Emmanuel Macron

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the entry of American troops onto French soil, and into World War I. This year will also feature participation by US soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division.

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De-escalation zone in Syria to come into effect on Sunday: US National Security Advisor

After achieving this hopeful step with the governments of Russia and Jordan, President Trump discussed the agreement with many world leaders at the G20 Summit, including President Erdogan Turkey, Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Merkel.

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US isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

While taking “note” of the US’ decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the G20 communique said, “The Leaders of the other G20 members agree that the Paris Agreement is irreversible.”

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At G20 summit, Donald Trump pledges $639 million in aid to four countries- Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen

The new funding brings to over $1.8 billion aid promised by the United States for fiscal year 2017 for the crises in the four countries, where the United Nations has estimated more than 30 million people need urgent food assistance.

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China’s Xi Jinping urges Japan to put aside ‘distractions’ in relations

Noting that the China-Japan ties have been distracted by complicated factors despite some positive exchanges between the two sides, the Chinese leader said there is no room for compromise on the issues related to history and Taiwan, and Japan shall honour its words in these respects.

Climate: Can G19 hold firm against Trump’s G1?

Countries have also been negotiating the text of an “action plan” on climate and energy. The question is what the final text will look like.

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US rolls out expedited entry for low-risk Indian travellers through Global Entry programme

According to the Global Entry programme, travellers must be pre-approved for the initiative. Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, said: “CBP is excited to offer our flagship Trusted Traveller programme to Indian citizens.” Presently, Global Entry programme is available at 53 US airports and 15 pre-clearance locations.

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Kremlin expects US to quickly return Russian Embassy assets

President Vladimir Putin’s foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov says while Russia has shown “unusual flexibility,” Moscow’s patience “has its limits.”