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Two U.S. Warships Sail Though Taiwan Strait

Two US warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait, Taipei's defence ministry said Thursday, in an operation bound to provoke a rebuke from Beijing. 

The ships entered the strait from the southwest on Wednesday, according to a short ministry statement which did not identify the vessels. 

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British Government Postpones Brexit Vote

The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the first week of June, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Dutch, UK Polls Open, Starting 4 Days of European Elections

Dutch and U.K. polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.

A half hour after voting started in the Netherlands, polls opened across the United Kingdom, the only other country voting Thursday, and a nation still wrestling with its plans to leave the European Union altogether and the leadership of embattled Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Small Greek Islands Punch for Equal Status ahead of Local Elections

On the small Greek island of Anafi -- population 273 -- each ferry arrival is a notable event. With a mere two connections a week to the port of Piraeus, Anafiotes feel little love from the state in distant Athens. 

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Ten Killed in Mexico Shootout between Alleged Criminals

Ten people were killed Wednesday in a shootout between "presumed members of criminal groups" in Mexico's western state of Michoacan, the regional prosecutor's office said.

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Modi Claims India Poll Victory, Vows 'Inclusive' Future

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory Thursday in the country's elections, promising an "inclusive" future after his Hindu nationalist party appeared headed for a landslide win.

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Top Democrat Says Trump Conduct 'Could be Impeachable'

The top Democrat in the U.S. Congress charged Wednesday that President Donald Trump could have committed an "impeachable" offense by ignoring congressional subpoenas, likening it to the "cover-up" that brought down former president Richard Nixon.

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NATO Summit in London on December 3-4

The next NATO summit will be held in London on December 3-4, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Break-in at Sensitive Indian Military Office near Paris

Documents and money have been stolen from an office used by Indian military personnel near Paris, a French prosecutor said Wednesday, with the break-in thought to be linked to India's purchase of French Rafale fighter jets.

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Trump Denies Accusations of a Russia Probe 'Cover-Up'

U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday denied opposition charges of a "cover-up" related to the Russia election meddling probe, urging Democrats to end what he called "phony investigations."

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