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Tusk: EU Compromise on Migrants ‘Very Hard’

European leaders will find it "very hard" to reach a compromise in talks on a new policy for admitting refugees by a June deadline, EU President Tusk said.
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Tillerson: North Korea Must ‘Earn its Way Back to Table’

North Korea must "earn its way back" to the negotiating table, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the U.N. Security Council on Friday.
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Over Half of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live in Extreme Poverty

More than half of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
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France, Germany to Unveil Eurozone Reforms in March

Germany and France will offer their joint vision for reforming the eurozone by March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Russian Security Services Uncover ISIS Cell in Saint Petersburg

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Friday it had uncovered a cell of the Islamic State group that was planning imminent terror attacks.

DR Congo Child Soldiers Awarded $10Mln in Damages

International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers.
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Belgian Trial Delayed for Paris Attacks Suspect Abdeslam

The Belgian trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam scheduled to begin on Monday in Brussels has been delayed, the court said Friday.

Two Dead, Dozens Injured in Fresh Palestinian Protests Against Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Thousands of Palestinians took part in fresh protests Friday against Washington's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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UN ‘Shocked and Appalled’ at Mass-Execution in Iraq

The UN on Friday harshly criticized the mass-hanging of 38 men at a prison in southern Iraq this week, urging Baghdad to immediately halt all executions.

US Envoy Says ‘Real Dialogue’ Needed with North Korea

The top U.S. envoy for North Korea said Friday that "real dialogue" is needed to gauge what Pyongyang wants from its accelerated drive towards nuclear weapons statehood.