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South Korea tourist numbers hit after China boycott

By: AFP | Seoul | Published:May 23, 2017 1:27 pm Total visitor numbers to South Kora were down 27.2 percent from last year to 1.07 million. Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul’s deployment of a US missile defence …

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Manchester Arena attack: What we know so far

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2017 7:14 am Police officers are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super An “explosion” on Monday night at US singer’s Ariana Grande’s …

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Trump says he didn’t mention Israel in meeting with Russians

By: AP | Jerusalem | Published:May 23, 2017 12:04 am File Photo: US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive for a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he …

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France’s Macron acts on pledge to clean up politics

By: Reuters | Paris | Published:May 22, 2017 11:11 pm French President Emmanuel Macron. (File) President Emmanuel Macron’s new government moved quickly on Monday to act on a campaign promise to tighten up on ethical standards in French politics after an election race marred by a embezzlement scandal. Justice Minister …

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EU nations set tough negotiating mandate for Brexit talks

By: AP | Brussels | Published:May 22, 2017 9:07 pm EU ministers built on the strong stance which was reached unanimously at an EU summit last month, and further tightened the legal wording in the mandate for Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. The 27 European Union nations handling Britain’s exit from …

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