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UN Condemns Taliban's Spring Offensive in Afghanistan

The United Nations Security Council condemned Afghanistan's Taliban on Monday for announcing a spring offensive and called on all parties to instead seize the opportunity to begin talks.

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After 35 Years Jean-Marie Le Pen Bids Farewell to Europe

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of France's far-right, will bid farewell to the European Parliament on Tuesday after 35 years of using it as a platform to bash European integration and immigration.

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Canada: Four Killed in 'Targeted' Shootings

Four people were shot dead Monday in three areas of the western Canadian town of Penticton, federal police said, describing the shootings as a "targeted incident."

"We have determined four people are deceased at three locations within a four kilometer (2.5 mile) radius," Superintendent Ted De Jager said in a press conference.

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U.S. Does Not want 'Precipitous' Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Says Senator

The United States does not want to pursue a "precipitous" withdrawal from Afghanistan, a top Democratic lawmaker said in Kabul on Monday amid an ongoing push to end the war.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who sits on the influential Senate Armed Services Committee that oversees the US military, also stressed that women must have a place at the table as the US tries to negotiate with the Taliban.

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Ecuador President Defends Assange Asylum Withdrawal

Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno on Sunday defended his decision to overturn Julian Assange's asylum status, claiming in an interview with the Guardian newspaper that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "centre for spying" in Ecuador's London embassy.

"It is unfortunate that, from our territory and with the permission of authorities of the previous government, facilities have been provided within the Ecuadoran embassy in London to interfere in processes of other states," Moreno said.

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American Airlines to Cancel 115 Flights Daily over 737 MAX

American Airlines announced Sunday it would scrap some 115 flights per day in the coming months because its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is being grounded until August 19.

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Pompeo Urges Maduro to Allow Aid Entry at Colombia-Venezuela Border

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended his tour of South America on Sunday with a brief visit to the Colombian border city of Cucuta, crossed through by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing crisis under President Nicolas Maduro.

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Macron to Set Out Fix for 'Yellow Vest' Anger

French President Emmanuel Macron was to set out a series of major policy announcements Monday in response to five months of nationwide "yellow vest" protests, in what has been billed as a make-or-break moment for his presidency.

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By the Numbers: Indonesia's National Elections

More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast their ballots Wednesday in one of the world's biggest one-day elections.

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Nuclear Fuel Removed from Crippled Japan Plant

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

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