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U.S. to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea

July 24, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Trump administration said on Friday that it would bar Americans from traveling to North Korea, a month after the death of Otto F. Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student from Ohio who was arrested while trying to leave the country and returned to his parents, more than a year later, in a coma.
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Exxon sues U.S. over fine levied for Russia deal under Tillerson

July 21, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Ernest Scheyder | Reuters
Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as "unlawful" and "capricious" a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia's Rosneft.
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As relations worsen, Iran says U.S. sanctions may violate nuclear deal

July 19, 2017
David Sanger, Rick Gladstone | The New York Times
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, charged that the Trump administration’s attempt to reimpose sanctions on his country was a violation of the nuclear accord signed two years ago.
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Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

July 19, 2017
Vivian Salama, Jill Colvin | Associated Press
President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.
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South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

July 18, 2017
David Sanger, Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
South Korea on Monday proposed holding military and humanitarian talks with North Korea, its first visible split with the Trump administration, which has said it will deal with North Korea’s continued missile tests by stepping up sanctions and military pressure on the country.
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The terrorist threat posed by Islamic State isn't going away

July 17, 2017
Doyle McManus | The Los Angeles Times
The Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate, the brutal “state” the extremist group ruled for three years in Syria and Iraq, is rapidly collapsing. After months of grueling combat, Iraqi troops have finally retaken Mosul, their country’s second-largest city.
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Exclusive: Australia-U.S. refugee swap again in doubt as officials exit Nauru

July 17, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Colin Packham | Reuters
U.S. officials interviewing refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention center left the facility abruptly, three detainees told Reuters on Saturday, throwing further doubt over a plan to resettle many of the detainees in America.
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