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British PM proposes two-year 'implementation period' after Brexit

In a speech in Italy's Florence on Friday, British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a two-year "period of implementation" after Britain leaves the European Union.

Man charged over London tube attack

An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the London tube attack, the police said on Friday.

Kim Jong Un threatens to retaliate against Trump’s UN speech

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, has vowed to retaliate after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to destroy Pyongyang in his speech at the UN General Assembly.

Three people from Taiwan confirmed dead in Mexico quake

Three people from Taiwan region have been confirmed dead in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday, according to Chinese embassy to Mexico.

U.S. Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. 

WeChat enters V&A Museum as first piece of social media app collection

Chinese social media app WeChat is now part of the famed Victoria and Albert Museum as part of its social communication application collection, as of Friday, September 15, 2017.

Two more men arrested over London tube blast

Two more men were arrested on Wednesday in the Welsh city of Newport over the Friday explosion at a subway station in west London, bringing total held to five, media reports said.

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals to int'l community to help Myanmar find peace

The State Counsellor of Myanmar is calling for international support to bring peace back to her country as Rakhine state in the north has been besieged by violence.

At least 226 people killed in Mexico quake

At least 226 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit central Mexico on Tuesday, with the death toll expected to rise due to the scale of the temblor, the country's civil protection agency said.

Third suspect arrested over London subway station blast

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in the Welsh city of Newport in connection with the Friday explosion at a subway station in west London, British police said.

Quake kills at least 47 in central Mexico

At least 47 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday.

Japanese people protest on 2nd anniversary of controversial security laws

Over 10,000 people rallied on Tuesday to protest against the controversial security laws that were enacted by the parliament two years ago.

Trump targets DPRK, Iran in his 1st UN speech

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday strongly pressured North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and threatened to end Iranian nuclear deal in his first speech at the UN General Assembly.

Spain expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tension

The Spanish government on Monday took the decision to expel Kim Hyok Choi, the ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to Madrid, capital of Spain.

Nearly 100 firefighters are tackling fire in northern London

Nearly 100 firefighters are dealing with a huge fire at a warehouse in north London on Monday evening, local media reported.

U.N. chief, Trump call for change of U.N. bureaucracy

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday called for a change of bureaucracy in the United Nations.

China, Russia start joint naval drills

China and Russia started the second stage of their "Joint Sea-2017" military exercises on Monday with the arrival of a Chinese naval fleet in the Russian port city of Vladivostok.

One of two suspects named by British police probing London subway blast

Yahyah Farroukh has been named as 21-year-old man arrested on Saturday by police investigating the attack at Parsons Green subway station in west London, local television reported early Monday. 

Qatar launches 2 new shipping lines to offset blockade

Qatar has reportedly launched two new shipping lines to enhance its trade connection with several ports in Asia, Europe and Middle East to offset a transport blockade.

U.S. could stay in Paris Agreement under right conditions: Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that the United States could stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change under right conditions.

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