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North Korea's Kim Suspends Military Plans against South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended plans for military action against the South, state media reported Wednesday, in an apparent sudden dialling down of tensions after Pyongyang blew up a liaison office.

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Paris Orly Airport to Reopen after Three-Month Shutdown

Orly airport south of Paris is to reopen Friday after shutting down on March 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but with just a fraction of its normal flights.

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Powerful Quake in Southern Mexico Kills Six

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing six people, sending hundreds fleeing from their homes and forcing the closure of a major state-owned oil refinery. 

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Trump Sends Stern Warning to Protesters in U.S. Capital

President Donald Trump delivered a strong warning Tuesday to protesters in Washington, threatening "serious force" if they tried to create a Seattle-like autonomous zone in the U.S. capital.

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India Tells Pakistan to Cut Embassy Staff by Half, Says Will Do Same

India told Pakistan Tuesday to slash its embassy staff in New Delhi by half -- saying it would do the same in Islamabad -- as a diplomatic spat continued between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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Powerful Quake Strikes Southern Mexico, Tsunami Warning Issued

A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning along Central America's Pacific coast and as far south as Ecuador.

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Fauci: Trump Never Told Officials to Slow COVID-19 Testing

U.S. disease expert Anthony Fauci told Congress Tuesday that Donald Trump never told him or other officials to curb coronavirus testing, essentially contradicting the president who told supporters he had urged such slowdown.

"None of us have ever been told to slow down on testing," Fauci told a House panel on U.S. efforts to mitigate the pandemic, adding that "in fact we will be doing more testing" instead of less.

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U.S., Russia Divided over Chinese Role in Nuclear Talks

Crucial negotiations to replace a nuclear disarmament treaty between the U.S. and Russia were overshadowed on Tuesday by a divide between Washington and Moscow over whether China should be brought to the table.

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U.S. Wants Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

The US has proposed a UN Security Council resolution condemning a devastating 2019 attack on Saudi oil facilities it blames on Iran and proposing an extension of an arms embargo against the Islamic republic, sources said.

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Taliban Kill at Least 8 Afghan Forces in Raids on Checkposts

Dozens of Taliban fighters stormed three checkposts in pre-dawn raids in northern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing at least eight security personnel, in the latest attack on government forces ahead of expected peace talks.

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