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The Latest: Koreas agree to hold talks on reducing tensions

The Latest: Koreas agree to hold talks on reducing tensionsSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the border talks between North and South Korea (all times local):



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Trump's Tensions With The U.K. Just Got Even Worse

Trump's Tensions With The U.K. Just Got Even WorseTwo more top U.K. officials have rebuked President Donald Trump’s retweeting incendiary videos posted by one of the country’s most notorious far-right activists, adding fodder to the latest tensions between the two countries.



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Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid TensionsSecretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn’t want to promote her on the world stage, a State Department source has told CNN.



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Tensions down after 'coup' in Ukraine's separatist region

Tensions down after 'coup' in Ukraine's separatist regionTensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of a coup attempt. The so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, one of two regions controlled by the rebels, has for years been blighted by leadership squabbles and several senior leaders have been assassinated. The current conflict escalated on Tuesday, when hundreds of armed men in military fatigues without insignia blocked access to government buildings in what one of the soldiers described as military drills ordered by the Lugansk interior ministry.



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Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mount

Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mountTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was "full of lies" and the product of Saudi "pressure and propaganda."



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In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions

In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensionsBy Maggie Fick MUHORONI, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya’s repeat presidential election, boycotted this week by millions, has reignited long-running tensions between ethnic communities in some areas, leading inhabitants of one small village in the west to pick up traditional arms on Saturday. In the bright green sugarcane fields where the western Nyanza region rolls toward the Nandi hills, two tribes — the Luo and the Kalenjin — have lived in relative peace for years. The stand-off, defused by an emergency intervention of three county governors, was a stark reminder of how easily Kenya’s months-long political crisis could spark the type of ethnic violence that killed 1,200 people after a flawed 2007 vote.



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US moves third carrier group to western Pacific ahead of Trump's Asia tour amid North Korea tensions

US moves third carrier group to western Pacific ahead of Trump's Asia tour amid North Korea tensionsA second US aircraft carrier strike group has entered the western Pacific in as many days, bringing the total number to three ahead of Donald Trump’s Asia tour. Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, The USS Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt joined the Seventh Fleet operations area alongside the USS Ronald Reagan, which has been conducting exercises with South Korea’s navy. North Korea dubbed them a “rehearsal for war”.



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Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential voteKenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election on Oct. 26, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country’s electoral chief casting doubt on the poll’s credibility.



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On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensions

On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensionsABC News' Chief Global Correspondent Martha Raddatz travelled to the USS Reagan for an exclusive look at U.S. military preparations near North Korea.



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Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in independence vote

Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in independence voteIraq’s Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote Monday in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions with Baghdad and threats from Turkey while Washington warned it would “increase instability”. The vote in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq and some disputed areas is non-binding and will not lead automatically to independence, but is seen by the Kurds as a major step towards a long-cherished dream of statehood. Turnout was 72 percent, with 3.3 million of the 4.58 million registered voters taking part, election commission spokesman Shirwan Zirar said late Monday.



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