Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture

(Reuters) - Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.

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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

(Reuters) - British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

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U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official

(Reuters) - A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges that holding it would breach an agreement made between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase

​The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.

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UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament

​Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC's Newsnight program said.

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Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign

​Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops struggling to make gains in a more than two month assault in northwestern Syria to seize the last opposition bastion, senior rebel commanders said.

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Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediatfinancial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday.

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North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freeze

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a senior diplomat said on Friday, according to news reports from the North’s capital.

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May's Brexit deal lives: Northern Irish kingmakers report 'good' talks with government

The Northern Irish party that is crucial to Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal through parliament said it had good talks with British ministers on Friday but differences remained over the Irish border.

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North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: Trump

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal, but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons.

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