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Attempted North Korea missile launch fails - South Korean officials

SEOUL North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday morning but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials told Reuters.

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EU chief Tusk slams utopian 'illusions' of united Europe

LUXEMBOURG EU leaders promoting utopian "illusions" of a united Europe have lost touch with its peoples and risk losing out to eurosceptic populists bent on breaking up the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday.

30 May 2016

France's Hollande holds ground on contested labour reform bill

PARIS President Francois Hollande said there was no turning back on a bill to loosen France's rigid labour regulations and that the principles behind the most contentious proposal handing firms more scope to negotiate working conditions must remain in place.

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Ohio zoo defends safety where boy climbed barrier and gorilla died

CINCINNATI The director of the Cincinnati Zoo insisted on Monday that a three-foot (one-meter) barrier around the gorilla enclosure was adequate, even though a 4-year-old boy was able to climb over it and fall in, forcing zookeepers to shoot the ape dead after it grabbed him and dragged him around. | Video

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Brazil's anti-corruption minister quits over leaked recordings

BRASILIA Brazil's Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, the latest cabinet casualty impacting interim President Michel Temer's administration.

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Hitler's older brother was in fact younger and died early, historian says

VIENNA A brother of Hitler's who was thought to be older was actually younger and died within days, raising questions about how his death might have affected the future leader of Nazi Germany, a historian said in comments published on Monday.

30 May 2016