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Pompeo says North Korea must take 'concrete actions' before sanctions eased - U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told United Nations Security Council envoys on Friday that there needs to be “concrete actions” by North Korea before an easing of sanctions on Pyongyang can be discussed, said Dutch U.N. Ambassador Karel van Oosterom. 

German bus attack suspect originally from Iran - local newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) - A man suspected of injuring several people in a knife attack on a bus in Luebeck on Friday is originally from Iran but is now a German citizen and has lived in the northern city for years, the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said.

German police say no indication bus attacker was radicalised

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police said there was no indication that a man who injured people in a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday was politically radicalised.

Branson, Missouri, tourist cheer marred by 'duck boat' tragedy

(Reuters) - The cheer of Branson, Missouri, a Midwestern tourist destination known for bucolic scenery, country music and family-friendly attractions like a toy museum, turned sombre Friday after at least 13 people died when the "duck boat" they were riding in sank.

Lawyer Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model - NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Trump before the 2016 presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Turkey says it has new evidence of Gulen coup links, will discuss with U.S.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has obtained fresh evidence linking supporters of a U.S.-based cleric to a 2016 failed military coup, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said, adding he would discuss the new information with his U.S. counterpart later on Friday.

Man arrested after knife attack on German bus

BERLIN (Reuters) - A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, injuring several including one seriously before he was arrested, police and the local state prosecutor said.

Iraqi protesters call for downfall of politicians

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis angry about poor services protested in southern cities and Baghdad on Friday, calling for the downfall of political parties as they escalated demonstrations backed by the country's most powerful clerics.

Israeli fire kills three Palestinians during border protests - Gaza officials

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed three Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.

Trump on Putin meeting - it wasn't all rosy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday after he invited the Russian leader for a second meeting in the midst of an uproar over their first.

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