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Korea summit: When war ends but peace is out of reach

[ad_1] Image copyright Fox Photos Image caption After millions of deaths, the Korean war finally ended indecisively with an armistice in August 1953, but to this day no peace treaty has been reached More than six decades after the guns fell silent at the end of three years of bloody combat on the Korean peninsula, the two Koreas remain in a technical state of war.Hostilities were ended with an armistice
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Merkel lobbies Trump on trade and Iran

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal, which he could scrap.Mrs Merkel described the 2015 international accord as a "first step" that prevented Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Mr Trump vowed to never let Iran have nuclear weapons, but would not say if he would consider military force.Mrs Merkel was in
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Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic summit

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim Jong-un issues his pledge for peace with South KoreaThe leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit.The announcement was made by the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea after talks at the border.The two also agreed to push towards turning the armistice that
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Macron sees Trump dropping Iran nuclear deal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive times Macron ripped up Trump agendaFrench President Emmanuel Macron has said he may have failed in efforts to persuade Donald Trump to stick to an international nuclear deal with Iran."My view is... that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons," Mr Macron said at the end of a three-day state visit to the US.Mr
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Brazil’s Lula still has power to influence politics

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lula is lifted by supporters at the steelworkers' union building in Sao Paulo Brazil's former President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva's surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil. But the political spectacle is likely to continue as the country heads towards presidential elections in October."We are going to return to the time where just a few people have a lot
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Eastern Ghouta: Mattis warns Syria over ‘weaponised gas’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Syrian army says it has completely surrounded the town of Douma, which has been under heavy bombardment US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be "very unwise" to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks.Mr Mattis did not say President Trump would take military action, but the US struck Syria last April after a suspected gas
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Rwanda Seventh-Day Adventist churchgoers killed by lightning

[ad_1] Image caption Churchgoers were killed in southern Rwanda, near the border with Burundi A lightning strike killed at least 16 people and injured dozens more at a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, an official said.Most of the victims died instantly when lightning hit the church in the southern district of Nyaruguru, local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP.Two people died from their injuries, and 140 people were rushed
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Russia ‘test-fires hypersonic Kinzhal missile’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRussia's defence ministry released footage of the Kinzhal missile test-launch Russia says it has successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile, one of a range of nuclear-capable weapons announced by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month.The country's defence ministry released video footage showing the missile detaching from a fighter jet and leaving a fiery trail behind it. It said the intended target was