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Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks up

Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks upSome models show the system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto intensifying into a hurricane off the Southeast coast by early next week.



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Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warningsRussia will launch the world’s first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region. Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov will leave the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 5,000 kilometre (3,000-mile) voyage to northeastern Siberia. Nuclear agency Rosatom says the reactor is a simpler alternative to building a conventional plant on ground that is frozen all year round, and it intends to sell such reactors abroad.



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Trump threatens retaliation against countries that issue travel warnings against the US

Trump threatens retaliation against countries that issue travel warnings against the USA rising number of countries and organizations are issuing warnings against travel to the United States because of gun violence.



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Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in RussiaWas the explosion, which reportedly killed three people, a test of the Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile gone awry?



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Hong Kong protesters to defy China warnings with weekend rallies

Hong Kong protesters to defy China warnings with weekend ralliesAnti-government protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a mass rally later Saturday as they face down increasingly stern warnings from China over weeks-long unrest that has plunged the city into crisis. Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing this week signalled a hardening stance, including with the arrests of dozens of protesters, and the Chinese military saying it was ready to quell the “intolerable” unrest if requested. Two marches are also planned for Sunday — one on Hong Kong island and the other in the Tseung Kwan O district — as well as a city-wide strike on Monday and rallies in seven locations.



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More Hong Kong protests planned despite arrests, Chinese warnings

More Hong Kong protests planned despite arrests, Chinese warningsPro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are gearing up for more rallies starting on Friday, in defiance of a series of warnings from China and after a prominent independence campaigner was arrested. The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city has seen two months of unrest that was triggered by opposition to a planned extradition law and then quickly evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms. Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing this week signalled a hardening stance, including with the arrests of dozens of protesters and the Chinese military describing the unrest as “intolerable”.



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Turkey ignores US warnings over Russian S-400 missile deployment

Turkey ignores US warnings over Russian S-400 missile deploymentTurkey ignored US warnings as it continued Saturday to take delivery of Russia’s S-400 missile defence system near Ankara, a defence minstry statement indicated. “Delivery of S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defence Systems resumed today,” the statement said. “The fourth Russian plane carrying S-400 parts landed at Murted Airport outside Ankara,” it added.



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Germany steps up warnings about right-wing Identitarian Movement

Germany steps up warnings about right-wing Identitarian MovementGermany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) classified the Identitarian Movement as an extreme right-wing group on Thursday, a sign that authorities are increasingly worried about radicals with anti-Islamic and racist views. The murder last month of a prominent regional politician by a suspected neo-Nazi shook Germans and prompted the interior minister to warn that right-wing extremism was a threat to Germany’s democratic system. The Identitarian Movement has not been directly linked to the killing, but the intelligence agency said the group discriminated against non-Europeans and Muslims and as such was incompatible with the constitution.



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Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment, draws warnings

Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment, draws warningsIran announced on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a major breach likely to draw a tougher reaction from President Donald Trump, who has pressured Tehran to renegotiate the pact. In a sign of heightening tensions, France, Germany and Britain — all parties to the deal — expressed concerns over the step taken by Tehran, its latest effort to force the West to lift sanctions ravaging its limping economy. In a live news conference, senior Iranian officials threatened further violations, saying Tehran would keep reducing its commitments every 60 days, unless European signatories of protect it from U.S. sanctions imposed by Trump.



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Sri Lankan president shakes up defense forces, says attack warnings went unheeded

Sri Lankan president shakes up defense forces, says attack warnings went unheededSri Lanka’s president has demanded that the defense secretary and national police chief resign after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.



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