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NATO defense ministers tackle crowded agenda

June 29, 2017 - NATO

The fatal attacks in May and June in Britain push terrorism higher up the agenda when 29 NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels, but tensions with Russia and continuing fallout from the Alliance’s sour summit in May remain major concerns.

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European Union summit welcomes one leader and chides another

June 22, 2017 - EUROPEAN UNION

The final European Union summit of the Maltese presidency, in Brussels, will welcome new French President Emanuel Macron to the club and continue the argument about the direction of the bloc. The tainted summit host, Malta, can expect another reprimand.

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The Doomsday Clock turns 70

June 20, 2017 - UNITED STATES

The June 1947 issue of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists introduced the Doomsday Clock to the world as a graphic warning against nuclear weapons, with the hands set at seven minutes to midnight, the Doomsday hour. On the 70th anniversary the minute hand of the symbolic timepiece lies just two-and-one-half minutes before midnight.

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OAS General Assembly targets Venezuela turmoil

June 19, 2017 - MEXICO

The Organization of American States (OAS) holds its 47th General Assembly in Cancun, with Venezuela’s plan to withdraw from the organization, and its support from Bolivia, complicating efforts to tackle growing anti-government unrest in the Caribbean country.

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