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Time to remove ‘blindfolds’; UN must ready new NoKor sanctions – Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Monday the UN Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea, amid escalating tensions over its missile and nuclear programs, saying people had acted as if ‘blindfolded’ for decades on a big problem that finally needed to be solved.
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Afghan defense chief quits over attack; US warns of ‘another tough year’

Afghanistan’s defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was ‘under no illusions’ about the problems facing the country.
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ICC unveils arrest warrant against ex-Kadhafi Libyan security chief

The International Criminal Court Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for Libya’s former security chief, accusing him of war crimes in 2011 during the regime of late dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
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Thailand approves $393M purchase of Chinese submarines

Thailand’s cabinet has approved the first of three planned submarine purchases from China worth $393 million, a government spokesman said on Monday.
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China’s first home-built aircraft carrier ready for launch

China will launch its first home-built aircraft carrier, Type 001A, as part of its strengthened naval forces.
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Anti-Semitic acts spiked since Trump election win, watchdog says

Anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecration to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of President Donald Trump, and a ‘heightened political atmosphere’ played a role in the rise, the Anti-Defamation League said on Monday.
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456 Pinoys have received exit visas since start of Saudi amnesty

Some 456 undocumented overseas Filipinos have been given exit visas, with the assistance of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, since the Saudi Arabia government’s amnesty program started last March 29, consulate officials said on Monday.
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Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said on Monday.
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Le Pen attacks Macron on security ahead of French presidency runoff

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday accused Emmanuel Macron, her inexperienced opponent in next month’s runoff for the presidency, of being weak in the face of Islamist terrorism.
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ICC to review case vs. Duterte

The office of International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has confirmed that it has received the complaint filed by lawyer Jude Sabio on Monday.
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