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Trump Hails China's Use of Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

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Prince Charles to Make First UK Royal Visit to Cuba

Prince Charles will make the first-ever official British royal visit to Cuba in March, his office announced Friday.

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Trump Declares 'Emergency' to Build Wall, Democrats Slam Unlawful 'Power Grab'

U.S. President Donald Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday to fund construction of his long-sought wall, a move slammed by Democrats as an unlawful "power grab."

Trump's extraordinary step will enable him to bypass congressional opposition and seek to redirect billions of dollars in federal funds to build the wall -- delivering on a key election promise to his right-wing base.  

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N.Korea Officials Arrive in Beijing ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Twelve North Korean officials -- including Kim Jong Un's de-facto chief of staff -- have arrived in Beijing en-route to Vietnam ahead of second scheduled summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Friday.

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Bomb Hidden on Corpse Kills Burkina Faso Soldiers

A bomb hidden on a corpse dressed in military uniform has killed two soldiers  in Burkina Faso, the military said Friday.

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UK Says Brexit Defeat in Parliament 'a Hiccup'

The British government on Friday dismissed as a "hiccup" its latest parliamentary defeat over Brexit, saying it would keep trying to renegotiate its EU divorce deal just six weeks before exit day.

But senior minister Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons, conceded that the setback might affect the ongoing talks with the European Union.

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Recalled French Ambassador Set to Return to Rome

The French ambassador to Italy, who was recalled last week during a spat between the two countries, is to return to Rome on Friday, France's European affairs minister said.

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Trump Plans 'Emergency' to Fund Wall as Congress Moves to Avert Shutdown

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that alarmed US lawmakers shortly before they passed legislation to avert a government shutdown.

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Spanish PM Calls Snap Elections for April 28

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

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Taliban Confront Fake News and Social Media in Propaganda War

Fighting "fake" news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army -- the Taliban's sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the group vows to enforce Islamist controls on journalists if it returns to power.

Notorious for banning TV and radio under its iron-fisted 1996-2001 regime, the militants have proven surprisingly deft at adapting to the ever-changing nature of modern media.

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