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Japan Warns US-South Korea Drills 'Vital'

US military drills with South Korea and Washington's troop presence there are "vital" for regional security, Japan said Wednesday, raising concerns after US President Donald Trump said the drills would be halted.

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S. Korea Newspapers Welcome Summit as 'First Step' toward Peace

Most South Korean newspapers reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to the historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore, although one conservative daily denounced the agreement it produced as "absurd".

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Brexit Campaign Donor Grilled by MPs on Russia Links

A British millionaire who helped bankroll the Brexit campaign played down his connections with Russian officials on Tuesday, amid lingering concerns Moscow targeted the divisive 2016 referendum with so-called fake news.

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Arrest of Gunman Ends Hostage Siege in Central Paris

A gunman who took two people hostage in central Paris on Tuesday has been arrested and his victims freed "safe and sound", police in the French capital said.

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Trump's Vow to End U.S.-S. Korea Drills Catches Pentagon Off Guard

Pentagon officials were surprised Tuesday after President Donald Trump vowed at his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un to cancel "provocative" joint military drills with South Korea.

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Singapore Agreement Will End Cold War, S. Korea President Says

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday hailed the outcome of the summit between President Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un as a "historic event" that ended the last Cold War conflict.

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Spain King's Brother-in-Law Loses Appeal, Gets 5 Years for Graft

The Spanish king's brother-in-law was on Tuesday sentenced on appeal to five years and 10 months for siphoning off millions of euros in a case that has shamed the royals, the Supreme Court said.

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Amnesty Says Crackdown in Anglophone Cameroon Worsens Crisis

The government's military response in two regions of Cameroon where English-speaking separatists are campaigning for an independent state has inflamed the crisis, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Activists: Kim Charm Offensive Overshadows N. Korea Rights Abuses

Kim Jong Un's charm offensive and his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump have overshadowed a more sinister side of his regime -- widespread human rights abuses, activists say.

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Merkel On Tightrope over Disputed Migrant Policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal.

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