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World resigned, but wary of unpredictable Donald Trump

Washington (CNN)American allies woke up to Donald Trump’s victory early Wednesday deeply unsettled, questioning whether the US will remain a stalwart partner and a stable pillar of the international order. Trump himself promised change and uncertainty in his first major foreign policy address in April, saying he would “shake the rust off America’s foreign policy” and that the US would ...

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Russia chooses wolf as mascot for 2018 World Cup

​Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 World Cup. The wolf, unveiled to the public early Saturday after a month of online voting, prevailed over a cat and a tiger dressed in a space suit after receiving more than half the votes. The mascot — named “Zabivaka”, which in Russian means “one who scores” — was ...

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Twenty people die in West Virginia floods

At least 20 people, including an eight-year-old boy and a toddler, have died in flooding in West Virginia, according to state officials. Heavy storms and flooding have caused widespread damage throughout the state, said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. A state of emergency was declared in 44 of the state’s 55 counties. Rescue efforts were under way for about 500 people ...

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David Cameron Britain votes to leave EU, Prime Minister quits

The pound fell more than 10 percent against the dollar to levels last seen in 1985, its biggest one-day fall in history, and European shares plummeted more than 8 percent, headed for their biggest ever one-day fall.   Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European ...

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Turkey anger at Pope Francis Armenian ‘genocide’ claim

Turkey has criticised Pope Francis for using the word “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in World War 1. Ankara immediately summoned the Vatican’s envoy after the Pope made the comments at a service in Rome. Turkey’s Foreign Minister described it as “far from the historical reality”. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 ...

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Rhodes statue removed in Cape Town as crowd celebrates

South Africa’s University of Cape Town (UCT) has removed a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of protests. The monument, taken down in front of cheering protesters, will be stored for “safe keeping”, UCT’s council said. Students have been campaigning for the removal of the statue of the 19th Century figure, unveiled in 1934. Other ...

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Yemen crisis: Kerry warns Iran over Houthi rebel ‘support’

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Iran over its alleged support for Houthi rebels in Yemen. He said the US would support any state in the Middle East that felt threatened by Iran, and would not “stand by” if Iran destabilised the region. The US is backing a Saudi-led coalition seeking to drive back the rebels and restore ...

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UPDATE: Intense fighting reported in Yemen’s Aden

  Saudi-led air strikes against suspected Houthi fighters in Yemen have continued for the 15th day, with intense fighting occurring in the southern city of Aden, where rockets have reportedly landed on houses.. The World Health Organisation says at least 643 people have died and more than 2,200 have been injured in the Yemeni conflict since March 19. Tens of ...

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