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'Trumponomics': Cut Entitlement Programs, Boost Defense Spending

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Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

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China urges North Korea not to violate U.N. resolutions

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack

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Trump Calls for Muslim Unity in Fight Against Terrorism

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THAAD Missile Defense System Expected to Top U.S.-South Korea Summit Agenda

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In the face of North Korea's escalating nuclear weapons threat, the leaders of the United States and South Korea are expected to bridge their differences on the North during a summit next month, experts say.

Last week, a spokesman for South Korea's recently elected President Moon Jae-in, of the liberal Democratic Party of Korea, said a summit with President Donald Trump was arranged for late June in Washington, but the White House has not confirmed the meeting.

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US Kills 7 Al-Qaida Militants in Yemen Raid

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The U.S. military says it killed seven militants from al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen during a counterterrorism raid.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that U.S. service members were wounded in the attack, but that no troops had to be medically evacuated.

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Manchester bomber had 'proven' links to Islamic State -French minister

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The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria, too.

Interior minister Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi had likely not acted alone, and troops were being deployed to key sites across Britain to help prevent further attacks after the official threat level was raised to "critical". Police made three new arrests in South Manchester on Wednesday in connection with the concert bombing. They provided no details on the individuals held.

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Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

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South Korea's military said an unidentified object that flew across the border from rival North Korea and prompted the South to respond with warning shots on Tuesday was probably a balloon carrying Pyongyang's propaganda leaflets.

An official from the Defense Ministry said Wednesday that the military concluded that the object was most likely a balloon after analyzing information from radar and observation equipment. The official didn't want to be named, citing office rules.

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Trump: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders 'Ready to Reach for Peace'

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are “ready to reach for peace.”

Trump made the remark alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech at the Israel Museum. Trump had held talks with Netanyahu on Monday and met him again on Tuesday after a brief visit to the West Bank for a one-hour discussion with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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