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Pentagon 'Ready to Respond' to Any N. Korea Provocations

The Pentagon is ready to respond to any "provocative actions" from North Korea, an official said Thursday after President Donald Trump canceled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Putin Hopes Trump-Kim Summit Can be Resurrected

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia regrets U.S. President Donald Trump calling off his summit plans with Kim Jong Un, but hopes dialogue can be resumed and the summit eventually take place.

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Pakistan Votes to Bring Tribal Areas into Political Fold

Pakistan passed legislation Thursday paving the way for its restive tribal areas to enter the mainstream political fold, bringing an ending to a colonial-era arrangement that endorsed collective punishment and fueled militancy.

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Spain's Ruling Party Sentenced in Major Graft Trial

A Spanish court said Thursday it had found Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Popular Party (PP) guilty of benefiting from a vast kickbacks scheme that saw PP politicians take bribes in exchange for contracts.

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Sudan Teen Files Appeal against Death Sentence

A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her has filed an appeal, her lawyer said Thursday.

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Russia Cracks Down on Opposition Activists after Protests

Russian authorities have detained several members of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny's team for organizing protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration. 

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Trump Cancels Summit with Kim, Warns N. Korea against 'Foolish Acts'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off his planned June summit with Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime and warning Pyongyang against committing any "foolish or reckless acts."

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Guantanamo Geriatrics? Detainee Population Quietly Ages

They arrived at Guantanamo Bay as young men, captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and elsewhere early in America's war on terror, following the September 11, 2001 attacks. 

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Iran Lays Out Nuclear Deal Red Lines

Following Washington's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the Islamic republic's supreme leader has laid out his country's conditions for upholding its side of the landmark accord with world powers.

The following excerpts from an address by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Iranian officials, published on Thursday, outline Iran's demands of Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany if the deal is to survive:

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N. Korea Says 'Completely' Dismantled Nuclear Test Site

North Korea said it had fully demolished its only known nuclear test site on Thursday, with a series of planned detonations that put the facility beyond further use.

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