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LAST_UPDATEFri, 22 Jun 2018 7pm

In State Of Union, Trump To Make Case That America Is Back

WASHINGTON — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such as rebuilding roads and bridges.

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Ingvar Kamprad, Who Founded Furniture Giant IKEA, Dies At 91

STOCKHOLM — IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who turned a small-scale mail order business started on his family’s farm into a furniture empire by letting customers piece together his simple and inexpensive furniture themselves, has died at age 91.

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'Door Is Open' If Britain Wants To Change Mind On Brexit, Says EU's Moscovici

Pic: ReutersPARIS: The “door is open” should Britain want to reverse its 2016 vote to leave the European Union, Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Union, told French media in an interview on Sunday.

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Polish Rescue Team Finds French Climber On Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

Pic: ReutersWARSAW: After an exhausting night ascent a rescue mission found the French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol on the slopes of Pakistan’s treacherous “Killer Mountain”, but a Polish climber who had been with her remained missing, Poland’s winter climbing team said.

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Syrian Government Says Turkish Shelling Damaged Ancient Temple

Pic: ReutersBEIRUT: The Syrian government and a war monitor said on Sunday that Turkish shelling of the Kurdish-held Afrin region of Syria had seriously damaged an ancient temple.

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China Unveils Vision For 'Polar Silk Road' Across Arctic

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes opened up by global warming.

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China Says Hopes To Get Japan Ties Back On Track

Taro Kono and Wang Yi

BEIJING - China hopes to work with Japan to get relations back onto a normal track, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday, amid a series of disputes, some dating back to before World War Two.

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Cuba Keen To Produce Cuban Vaccines In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- Cuba has extended an invitation to Malaysia to explore the possibility of producing Cuban vaccines in Malaysia as the country is renowned for its healthcare innovations and affordability.

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Top Court Insists Fugitive Catalan Leader Must Return To Spain To Be Re-Inaugurated

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

Spain’s Constitutional Court says Carles Puigdemont, the only presidential nominee put forward by the ruling Catalan pro-independence coalition, cannot be sworn in while in exile, demanding he attends the ceremony in person.

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US Troops Must Leave Syria’s Manbij – Turkey’s Foreign Minister

The US must withdraw its troops from Syria’s northern Manbij region and put an end to its support for Kurdish militia in the area, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu demanded Saturday.

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