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Top U.S. general says North Korea's military posture unchanged amid tensions
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States regards North Korea as the world's greatest threat but despite an escalation in tensions over its ballistic missile and nuclear program, Pyongyang has not changed its military posture, the top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday.

Turkey threatens blockade after Iraqi Kurdish independence vote
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi government ruled out talks on Kurdish independence and Turkey threatened to impose a blockade on Tuesday after Iraq's Kurds defied their neighbors and their U.S. allies to stage a referendum showing strong support for secession.

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defense and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement.

Co-leader of Germany's far-right AfD to quit in major blow
BERLIN (Reuters) - Frauke Petry, co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany, said on Tuesday she was leaving the party in a major blow to its credibility just two days after it surged to third place in a national election.

IAEA chief calls for clarity on disputed section of Iran nuclear deal
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief urged major powers on Tuesday to clarify a part of their nuclear deal with Iran dealing with technology that could be used to develop an atom bomb, an area Russia said the agency should leave alone.

Brexit negotiations not ready for next stage yet, EU's Tusk says
LONDON (Reuters) - Sufficient progress has not yet been made in Brexit talks to allow negotiations to move to the next phase of discussing the future relationship including trade, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.

Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

Angola's first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft

Venezuela opposition won't attend scheduled talks with government

Russian bombers fire cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA