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Russia says concerned contacts with Trump team lack positive shifts: TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow was concerned that contacts with the Donald Trump administration had not yet led to positive shifts in the relations between the two nations, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying on Tuesday.

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Panama’s Noriega: CIA spy turned drug-running dictator

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was for years a useful tool of the United States, until President George H.W. Bush lost patience with his brutal, drug-running rule and sent nearly 28,000 troops to invade the country and oust him.

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Car bombs kill 20 in central Baghdad: security sources

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two car bombs killed at least 20 people in Baghdad and wounded about 80 others in streets packed with crowds preparing for the Ramadan fast early on Tuesday, security sources said.

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Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

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MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen.

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Panama dictator Noriega, ousted in U.S. invasion, dies at 83

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the United States before his drug trafficking and brutality triggered a U.S. invasion to oust him in 1989, has died aged 83.

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South Korea’s Jeju Air says China approves flights in sign of easing tension

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea's Jeju Air said on Tuesday China has approved a plan to double its flights to the Chinese city of Weihai from June 2, boosting hopes of easing political tension between the two countries.

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New poll puts Macron’s party on top in French parliament vote

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to win the most votes in the first round of June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Tuesday which reinforced the similar pattern of previous surveys this week.

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the CIA before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a U.S. invasion in 1989, has died aged 83.

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Kim Jong Nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The case of two women charged in Malaysia with killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader was transferred to a higher court on Tuesday, as a defense lawyer complained of not getting all of the documents he had requested.

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Trump administration nearing completion of Cuba policy review: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) РThe Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obama’s engagement with Cuba and could make an announcement next month, according to current and former U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions.

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