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N. Korea Confirms Successful Test of New Intercontinental Missile that Can Strike U.S.

North Korea says it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the continental United States. The regime announced the news early Wednesday on state-run television. The statement said after watching Tuesday’s successful launch of the Hwasong-15, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “declared with pride that now …

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US Ethanol Makers, Looking to Reduce Biofuel Glut, Call on Mexico, India

CHICAGO —  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers. Without new markets, U.S. producers may have to pare output after spending hundreds of millions of dollars …

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Turkish Iranian Gold Trader Pleads Guilty, Cooperates with Prosecutors

WASHINGTON —  Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab has pleaded guilty to unspecified charges in connection with an Iran sanctions busting scheme and is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors, officials said on Tuesday. “I can confirm that the defendant has pleaded guilty,” said Nick Biase, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office …

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Video footage of migrants sold in apparent slave auction in Libya provokes outrage

Footage of men being auctioned off as slaves in Libya has been met with outrage and the UN Secretary-General has callied on the international community to “unite in fighting this scourge”. In the grainy mobile footage, unidentified men are offered up as a group of “big strong boys for farm work”. The film was obtained …

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Man Charged With Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Australian Terror Plot

SYDNEY —  Police in Australian have charged a man with planning to carry out what they described as a potentially “catastrophic” terrorist attack during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Melbourne. Authorities say the suspect, a 20-year old Australian citizen of Somali descent, allegedly planned to “shoot as many people as …

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