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U.S., South Korea open to expanded military drills to deter North

U.S., South Korea open to expanded military drills to deter North

Updated 5:04 p.m.

SEOUL, South Korea – U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after meeting Saturday that they will consider expanded joint military exercises to deter the nuclear threat from North Korea at a time when there’s little hope of real diplomacy on the matter.

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Poles need EU funds as they help Ukrainians, ambassador says

UPDATED: Sat., May 21, 2022

WARSAW, Poland – Ukraine’s ambassador to neighboring Poland says his nation is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainian refugees, but he hopes the European Union will soon release billions of euros to Poland so that the assistance does not come “at the cost of the Polish people.”
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North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

UPDATED: Sat., May 21, 2022

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easing virus restrictions to nurse a decaying economy.
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U.S. removes 5 groups from terror blacklist, retains al-Qaida

UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2022

The United States has removed five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. In notices published in the Federal Register on Friday, the State Department said it had removed the groups after a mandatory five-year review of their designations.
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Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2022

Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead
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N. Korea’s low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak

UPDATED: Thu., May 19, 2022

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities and worry about a possible humanitarian crisis.
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Rebutting Turkey, Biden lauds NATO bids of Sweden, Finland

UPDATED: Thu., May 19, 2022

President Joe Biden on Thursday hailed the “momentous” applications of once-neutral Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as the three countries worked to address continued opposition from Turkey for the two to join the alliance.
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Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

UPDATED: Thu., May 19, 2022

KHARKIV, Ukraine – A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling.
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Relics and militants: Vatican fraud trial sprawls the globe

UPDATED: Thu., May 19, 2022

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s financial trial took a series of surreal turns Thursday when a former suspect-turned-star witness was thrown out of the tribunal and a defendant asserted in court documents that she escorted two emissaries of Russian President Vladimir Putin into the Holy See to negotiate the return of holy relics to the Russian Orthodox Church.

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