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South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on North Korea nuclear halt

SEOUL South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea on Monday, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the U.S. president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved. | Video

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Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown

WASHINGTON The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.

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Armenian PM quits after nearly two weeks of street protests

YEREVAN Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan said he was resigning on Monday to help maintain civic peace following almost two weeks of mass street protests that have plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis.

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U.S. anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2017 - advocacy group

BOSTON Hate crimes targeting U.S. Muslims rose 15 percent in 2017, the second year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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Kabul blast highlights risk to long-delayed Afghan vote

KABUL Afghan officials pledged that Sunday's deadly suicide bombing of a voter centre in Kabul will not derail preparations for this year's parliamentary elections but the attack has underlined the risks to an operation already clouded by doubt.

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In Spain, work starts to exhume bodies from Franco-era monument

SAN LORENZO DE ESCORIAL, Spain Work started on Monday to exhume bodies of Spanish Civil War victims from a huge monument outside Madrid, built under the auspices of dictator Francisco Franco, following a six-year legal battle by relatives to give the men a dignified burial.

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