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North Korea Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile

N. Korea fires another missile - May 28, 2017North Korea test-fired what appeared to be another ballistic missile on Sunday, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, further defying international pressure on the isolated nation to give up its missile and nuclear programs.

South Korea’s military identified the projectile as a short-range Scud missile. It had been been launched from near the coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 280 miles east.

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White House omits only gay man in caption for NATO spouses photo

WH omits gay spous photoe at NATO conferenceA White House photo of NATO spouses did not include the gay husband of Luxembourg’s prime minister in its caption — an omission some saw as blatant homophobia.

The photo shows the spouses of 10 world leaders who met at the NATO summit in Brussels, which was part of President Trump’s foreign travels last week.

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Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on U.S. anymore

Angelee MerkelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”

Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last week, Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe could rely on others was “over to a certain extent. This is what I have experienced in the last few days.”

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British Airways: All flights cancelled amid IT crash

British Airways IT breakdown cancels all flightsBritish Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick because of global computer problems.

A "major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide", the airline said.  It apologised for the "global system outage" and said there was no evidence of a cyber attack.

The GMB union has suggested the failure could have been avoided, had the airline not outsourced its IT work.  BA refuted the claim, saying: "We would never compromise the integrity and security of our IT systems".

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G7 leaders fail to convince Trump to back climate pact

Trump not convinced by G& about climate changeLeaders from the world's major industrialized nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back a landmark climate deal at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after hours of talks that were described by Germany's leader as "controversial".

Meeting days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in northern England, the leaders did issue a joint statement on fighting terrorism, admonishing internet service providers and social media companies to "substantially increase" their efforts to rein in extremist content.

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UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Haiti child sex ring whitewashedWhen a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

He didn't interview the accuser or medical staff who examined her, but he cleared the peacekeeper — who remained in the Sri Lankan military.

"A suspected war criminal is the wrong person to conduct an investigation into alleged crimes committed by a peacekeeper," said Andreas Schuller of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, a Berlin-based group that helped launch the complaint.

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Coptic Christians killed in Minya bus attack

Coptic Christians killed in Egypt, including childredMasked gunmen on Friday attacked two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to officials.

The attackers arrived in three pick-up trucks and opened fire on the vehicles carrying visitors to the Saint Samuel Monastery in the Minya province, about 220km south of the capital, Cairo, before fleeing the scene.

Egyptian security and medical officials told the Associated Press news agency that the death toll in the shooting has risen to 28.

The fatalities include many children, AP reported.

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