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S. Korea says N. Korea has fired projectiles off east coast

  • launch: It was the first such launch by North Korea in about a week.
  • invasion: The North had been expected to halt weapons tests because the 10-day U.S.-South Korean drills, which it views as an invasion rehearsal, ended earlier this week.
  • missile: The Japanese government said North Korea appears to have fired missiles, but they caused no damage and did not land in Japanese territorial waters.
  • discuss: South Korea's presidential office said it'll hold an unscheduled meeting to discuss the North Korean launches.
  • rhetoric: Ri's blistering rhetoric and the projectile launches may dim the prospect for an early resumption of nuclear negotiations between the countries.

Bolsonaro Sends Army to Fight Amazon Fires; Trump Tweets Support

  • issue: Issues relating to Brazil should not be discussed without the country at the table, Bolsonaro added.
  • discuss: Issues relating to Brazil should not be discussed without the country at the table, Bolsonaro added.
  • oppose: Under these conditions, France is opposed to the Mercosur deal.
  • resort: Macron vowed to make the burning of the Amazon jungle a priority at the summit, but the reactions of not only Trump, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel, suggested that the leaders about to gather in the French seaside resort of Biarritz were-- to say the least-- not in harmony on the crisis.
  • crisis: Macron vowed to make the burning of the Amazon jungle a priority at the summit, but the reactions of not only Trump, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel, suggested that the leaders about to gather in the French seaside resort of Biarritz were-- to say the least-- not in harmony on the crisis.

What is the G7 summit and what does it do?

  • resort: The G7 group of nations is meeting in the French resort town of Biarritz for what will be its 45th summit.
  • withdraw: It also claims to have been a driving force behind the implementation of the 2016 Paris climate agreement, though the United States has given notice that it will withdraw from that.
  • international: Traditionally, representatives of other nations and international organisations are also invited to attend.
  • suspend: Russia joined the group, which then became known as the G8, in 1998 but was suspended in 2014 after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.
  • annex: Russia joined the group, which then became known as the G8, in 1998 but was suspended in 2014 after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

North Korea Launches Two More Missiles in Latest Provocation

  • series: Bloomberg)-- North Korea launched another series of missiles on Saturday, the latest in the most prolific series of tests since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.
  • issue: North Korea has issued several statements in recent days saying that military moves by the U.S. and South Korea are making it more difficult for the country to participate in talks.
  • assess: The U.S. assessed that two short-range missiles were fired in the direction of the Sea of Japan, about 15 minutes apart, officials told CNN..
  • missile: The U.S. assessed that two short-range missiles were fired in the direction of the Sea of Japan, about 15 minutes apart, officials told CNN..
  • launch: Bloomberg)-- North Korea launched another series of missiles on Saturday, the latest in the most prolific series of tests since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

UN expert: No peace in Myanmar if no military prosecutions

  • government: Myanmar's government and military have consistently denied carrying out human rights violations.
  • investigate: He said Myanmar's commission investigating the Rohingya issue also declined an invitation to attend.
  • frighten: Pressure by military and political forces will not only frighten away witnesses, but they will not allow a domestic and, we think even at this time, a hybrid form of accountability to take place," she said.
  • ambassador: China's deputy U.N. ambassador, Wu Haitao, said Beijing's three-stage solution is " stopping violence, repatriation and development.
  • issue: He said the military " need to take their hands off " the Rohingya issue because otherwise his people will continue to suffer.

US-China trade war: Trump announces new retaliatory tariff hikes

  • delay: Those tariffs, imposed on items like electronics and clothing, were expected to be introduced at the beginning of September but some have been delayed until mid-December to avoid hitting US Christmas shoppers.
  • chairman: Jay Powell or Xi Jinping: Which chairman is Trump's enemy?
  • development: The latest developments in the trade war have sent global financial markets tumbling.
  • risk: On Friday Mr Trump turned his fire against the head of the US central bank, Jerome Powell, after he spoke out about the economic risks of a trade war.
  • administration: S adly, past administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of fair and balanced trade that it has become a great burden to the American taxpayer," Mr Trump tweeted.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

  • acute: Ms Merkel called it an " acute emergenc y" and Mr Macron tweeted: "Our house is burning.
  • import: Finland's finance minister has also called on the EU to consider banning Brazilian beef imports.
  • species: It is known as the " lungs of the world" and is home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million indigenous people.
  • import: Finland's Finance Minister Mika Lintila said the EU should consider banning Brazilian beef imports due to the crisis.
  • crisis: Finland's Finance Minister Mika Lintila said the EU should consider banning Brazilian beef imports due to the crisis.

Global disputes likely to thwart unity at G7 summit in France

  • climate: Disputes on trade, climate may eclipse Macron's agenda.
  • balance: UK's new PM has to balance ties with US and EU as Brexit looms.
  • tout: U.S. officials said Trump would tout his policies of tax cuts and deregulation and press allies to follow his example to stave off problems with the global economy.
  • risk: The three-day meeting in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz takes place amid sharp differences over a clutch of global issues that risk further dividing a group of countries already struggling to pull together.
  • fuel: Greenpeace called the deforestation an emergency that highlighted the G7 leaders ' need to act on ending fossil fuels and protecting forests.

'First vape death in the US' recorded in Illinois

  • outbreak: CDC director Robert Redfield said: " We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or 'vaping' devices.
  • risk: He added: " This tragic death in Illinois reinforces the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products.
  • harm: Vaping exposes users to many different substances for which we have little information about related harms- including flavourings, nicotine, cannabinoids and solvents.
  • disease: A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping in the first such death in the US, say health officials.
  • device: CDC director Robert Redfield said: " We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or 'vaping' devices.

Trump Raises Tariffs on China as Frustration Mounts Ahead of G-7

  • issue: The National Retail Federation, whose membership includes Walmart Inc., issued a statement on Friday sounding the alarms about the added tariffs.
  • inflammatory: By using the sort of inflammatory language for the Chinese leader that he has avoided in the past, Trump is likely to be noticed in Beijing.
  • legal: The president has little legal authority to ban all American companies from doing business with China.
  • relationship: Trump has worked very hard ever since entering the presidency to portray his relationship with Xi as a friendship.
  • ban: The president has little legal authority to ban all American companies from doing business with China.

Britain wants U.S. trade deal quickly, but terms have to be right - UK spokeswoman

  • government: On Friday, the government said it would not rush into a deal, cooling expectations of any formal timetable for trade talks being agreed in Biarritz.
  • course: Of course we want to move quickly, but we want to get the right deal that works for both sides," the spokeswoman told reporters.
  • resort: Johnson, only a month into his leadership, will travel to the French seaside resort of Biarritz on Saturday for a G7 summit where his every move will be scrutinised for clues on how he will position Britain between the European Union and the United States after leaving the EU on Oct. 31.
  • position: Johnson, only a month into his leadership, will travel to the French seaside resort of Biarritz on Saturday for a G7 summit where his every move will be scrutinised for clues on how he will position Britain between the European Union and the United States after leaving the EU on Oct. 31.
  • positive: He will meet Trump on Sunday morning for what are expected to be positive talks on trade and Brexit, as well as covering international topics where the two sides do not see eye to eye, like Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and trade policy on China.

U.K.’s Johnson Plays Down Hopes of Quick Brexit Deal With EU

  • design: Johnson is demanding the EU scrap the so-called backstop, a fallback mechanism designed to keep the Irish border free of checks.
  • prize: The government holds a U.S. free-trade agreement in particular as one of the great prizes of Brexit.
  • persuade: Johnson will have another chance to persuade both Macron and Merkel at the Group of Seven meeting in Biarritz, France, which starts Saturday.
  • government: The government holds a U.S. free-trade agreement in particular as one of the great prizes of Brexit.
  • border: Johnson is demanding the EU scrap the so-called backstop, a fallback mechanism designed to keep the Irish border free of checks.

Macron spearheads pressure on Bolsonaro over Amazon fires

  • oppose: As a result, France would oppose a trade deal between the EU and South America's Mercosur nations, effectively killing any chance of it being ratified, he said.
  • planet: The Amazon rainforest-- the lungs which produce 20 percent of our planet's oxygen-- is on fire," Macron tweeted late Thursday.
  • government: Failing to conclude the Mercosur agreement would not contribute to reducing the clearing of the rainforest in Brazil," a government spokesman told AFP.
  • international: Paris (AFP)- France's Emmanuel Macron led a growing wave of international pressure on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest Friday, telling him Paris would block efforts to seal a major trade deal.
  • block: Paris (AFP)- France's Emmanuel Macron led a growing wave of international pressure on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest Friday, telling him Paris would block efforts to seal a major trade deal.

Macron Rips Up the Script for His G-7 in a Fit of Climate Fury

  • clan: Officials in the G-7 clan were waking up to the news along with the rest of the world.
  • jibe: Maybe he took offense at the colonialist jibe, maybe it was headlines from Brazilian officials bringing up forest fires in Portugal and Siberia.
  • discuss: Affairs relating to Brazil should not be discussed without Brazil at the table, Bolsonaro said.
  • preparation: Preparations for the summit began to unravel on Thursday evening as Biarritz was about to go into lockdown.
  • issue: Trump is cranking up the pressure on a host of issues from trade to Iran and economic policy.

UN threatens sanctions over C.Africa peace pact violations

  • discussion: The UN discussions, which will continue until Saturday, aim to speed up the peace process.
  • attend: UN representatives, the African Union and the Central African Government also attended.
  • tolerate: All that has been tolerated will not be tolerated from today," he said.
  • process: The UN discussions, which will continue until Saturday, aim to speed up the peace process.
  • quarter: Since then, fighting has forced nearly a quarter of the country's 4.5 million people to flee their homes.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for cancer

  • treatment: She received treatment for colon cancer in 1999, and pancreatic cancer in 2009.
  • retire: She has refused to retire from her role, once saying in an interview: "As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here.
  • treatment: She " tolerated treatment well" and the tumour was " treated definitively ", the court added in a statement.
  • remove: In December, she had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung.
  • treat: She " tolerated treatment well" and the tumour was " treated definitively ", the court added in a statement.

N. Korea says it will remain 'threat' to US, slams Pompeo

  • troops: Washington stations nearly 30,000 troops in the South to help defend it from its neighb our.
  • defend: Washington stations nearly 30,000 troops in the South to help defend it from its neighb our.
  • dialogue: We are ready for both dialogue and stand-off," North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said in a statement.
  • conscience: The North's foreign minister counte red: " He who has no shame has no conscience.
  • foreign: The North's foreign minister counte red: " He who has no shame has no conscience.

Japan Built a Killer Kamikaze Jet Weapon: A World War II Winner?

  • prototype: Japanese scientists had actually studied jet engines as far back as the 1930s, despite little government support, and even a turbojet prototype by 1943.
  • surrender: While plans called for producing almost 500 Kikkas by the end of 1945, those plans were dashed by Japan's surrender on August 15.
  • program: Japan's jet program was heavily derived from German research, but the aid was hardly straightforward.
  • fallacy: It is a fallacy that Germany was the only nation to develop combat jets in World War II.
  • design: The other striking aspect was that it was originally designed as a kamikaze.

Kashmir unrest: Clashes at protest after Friday prayers

  • argue: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party argued Kashmir should be on the same footing as the rest of the country.
  • territory: Kashmir is a Himalayan territory which both India and Pakistan say is fully theirs.
  • remove: Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption The protest was held after Friday prayers in Srinagar Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption The government in Delhi removed the region's special status on 5 August.
  • security: The march turned violent as protesters threw stones at security forces, who retaliated with tear gas and pellets.
  • autonomy: The Indian-controlled side- the state of Jammu and Kashmir- was the country's only Muslim-majority state, and until recently had partial autonomy under Article 370 of the Indian constitution.

After Beating and Hernia, American Prisoner Paul Whelan Refused Hospitalization by FSB Doctors

  • prescribe: Russian doctors are not allowed to prescribe strong drugs even for people dying in agonizing pain, so Russians suffer from pain all over the country, many committing suicide.
  • incident: The incident happened earlier this month, when Whelan was being moved from one cell to another.
  • prison: By now Whelan must have learned the rules and brutal methods in Russian prisons.
  • method: By now Whelan must have learned the rules and brutal methods in Russian prisons.
  • passport: Wh elan, who holds U.S., Canadian, British, and Irish passports, was arrested on December 28 in his hotel room a few steps away from the Kremlin.

As G7 leaders gather in Biarritz, the group is more divided than at any time in its 45 year history

  • threaten: He has threatened to slap tariffs on French wine in retaliation.
  • suspend: It was suspended following the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and left permanently in 2017.
  • contentious: Ironically, Mr Macron may be relying on that French wine- among other delicacies- to raise the mood at what are expected to be contentious talks.
  • climate: This weekend's G7 summit is unlikely to produce a joint communique amid deepening divisions between the world's seven richest nations over everything from Brexit to trade, climate change, and how to deal with China, Iran, and Russia.
  • intention: It will be the first time the forum of leading economies has failed to produce a statement of common intention and agreement since it began as the Group of Five in 1975, in the latest blow to the post-Cold War consensus of free trade, democracy, and globalisation that it once represented.

Jair Bolsonaro blamed for turning a blind eye to degradation in the name of 'progress'

  • responsible: Mr Bolsonaro has claimed NGOs may be responsible for setting the fires in order to tarnish Brazil's image, but has provided no evidence when pressed Credit: Rio Branco Firefighters/REX.
  • confirm: When pressed he admitted he could not provide any evidence to confirm his claims.
  • satellite: Weather satellites have shown the extent of the wildfires from space Credit: NASA/N OAA/Reuters.
  • account: Cattle ranchers are believed to account for roughly 80 per cent of deforestation in the region, with Brazil's Amazon one of the world's largest exporters of beef.
  • graze: The animals are left to graze among charred stumps standing as headstones to the pristine forest that once stood there.

Revealed: Felix Sater Did Extensive Work for U.S. Intelligence

  • intelligence: Before appearing in the Trump-Russia probe, Felix Sater traveled throughout Central Asia gathering intelligence on the Taliban for the U.S. government, according to a decade-old court filing unsealed Friday.
  • instance: In her Senate confirmation hearing to be attorney general in 2015, for instance, Loretta Lynch praised his work with the Justice Department.
  • praise: In her Senate confirmation hearing to be attorney general in 2015, for instance, Loretta Lynch praised his work with the Justice Department.
  • information: The letter notes that Sater traveled to dangerous parts of Central Asia to gather much of this information.
  • government: Before appearing in the Trump-Russia probe, Felix Sater traveled throughout Central Asia gathering intelligence on the Taliban for the U.S. government, according to a decade-old court filing unsealed Friday.

Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry

  • involve: He was already a convicted sex offender, having pleaded guilty to prostitution charges involving a minor in Florida in 2008.
  • advocacy: A French advocacy group for child sex abuse victims, Innocence En Danger ( Innocence at Risk), said this week it had received 10 witness statements involving Epstein regarding alleged sex crimes committed against minors on French soil.
  • rape: Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry- BBC News.
  • launch: On Friday Paris prosecutors launched a probe for " rape" and" sex ual assault ".
  • rape: On Friday Paris prosecutors launched a probe for " rape" and" sex ual assault ".

At the G7, Trump Is One of the Popular Ones

  • oppose: Then there is French President Emmanuel Macron, the one other more or less directly elected head of state (as opposed to leader of a parliamentary government) coming to Biarritz.
  • government: Then there is French President Emmanuel Macron, the one other more or less directly elected head of state (as opposed to leader of a parliamentary government) coming to Biarritz.
  • approval: In any case, approval ratings seem to be less stable in other countries, and with the world and Europe in particular in the midst of an economic slowdown, their common direction at the moment seems to be down.
  • fluctuation: Macroeconomic fluctuations aside, there also seems to be a more general dissatisfaction afoot in many rich, Western democracies that makes it tough for incumbents to remain popular.
  • incumbent: Macroeconomic fluctuations aside, there also seems to be a more general dissatisfaction afoot in many rich, Western democracies that makes it tough for incumbents to remain popular.

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

  • professor: Tim Bale, a professor of politics at London Queen Mary University.
  • prime: The Brexit battle has already claimed two prime ministers in a country that is deeply divided over the nature of its ties to Europe.
  • prize: The biggest prize would be a free-trade agreement with the U.S..
  • discussion: Trump tweeted this week that he had already had a " great discussion" with Johnson.
  • clock: The clock is ticking," said Georgina Wright, a senior Brexit researcher at the Institute for Government.

Ocean Viking: EU nations to take in migrants stuck near Malta

  • rescue: Six EU countries have agreed to take in 356 African migrants aboard the rescue ship Ocean Viking, which has not been allowed to dock in Italy or Malta.
  • drown: It said people were dying because the system for saving migrants from drowning had broken down.
  • desperate: People-smuggling gangs continue to make huge profits from African migrants desperate to reach Europe.
  • accept: France has agreed to accept 150 of the migrants and Portugal up to 35.
  • partner: He accuses EU partners of leaving Italy at risk of becoming " Europe's refugee camp ".

Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered

  • responsible: He thinks that smaller groups of people are more responsible for starting the fires than big corporations selling beef and soy, which could run the risk of being boycotted.
  • evidence: The truth is we don't know yet, but the evidence points towards more land being consumed.
  • access: The fires are also emitting carbon monoxide- a gas released when wood is burned and does not have much access to oxygen.
  • effect: Will the smoke from these fires have an effect on global weather in future months?
  • blackout: The first real sign vast burning was taking place came when a daytime blackout, caused by smoke from the Amazon, hit Sao Paulo on Monday.

Pompeo says Huawei CEO is not a bargaining chip in Trump-China trade war

  • wire: The US has charged Ms Meng, 47, with bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit both.
  • diplomat: Two Canadians, businessman Michael Svapor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig, were arrested and charged with espionage shortly afterwards in what is widely viewed as a reprisal by Beijing.
  • arrest: She is currently on bail living under house arrest in one of her Vancouver mansions while her lawyers fight her extradition to the US..
  • extradition: She is currently on bail living under house arrest in one of her Vancouver mansions while her lawyers fight her extradition to the US..
  • discuss: Mr Pompeo was visiting Canada ahead of the G7 meeting in France, where relations with China will be discussed.

Iran's Zarif praises Macron nuclear crisis suggestions

  • discussion: We had a good discussion today," Zarif said.
  • crisis: Paris (AFP)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that suggestions by French President Emmanuel Macron about defusing the crisis over Iran's nuclear drive went in the right direction, but that more work needed to be done.
  • nuclear: Paris (AFP)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that suggestions by French President Emmanuel Macron about defusing the crisis over Iran's nuclear drive went in the right direction, but that more work needed to be done.
  • rare: President Macron made some suggestions last week to President (Hassan) Rouhani and we believe they are moving in the right direction, although we are not definitely there yet," Zarif told Agence France-Presse (AFP) in an interview after meeting Macron for rare talks in Paris.
  • discuss: He (Macron) is now going to discuss with European partners and other partners to see where we can go from here," Zarif added.

Enraged Trump likens U.S. Fed chief to "enemy" China

  • weak: We have a very strong dollar and a very weak Fed.
  • further: Powell, in a speech earlier on Friday, stopped short of committing to further rate cuts.
  • characterize: He characterized the U.S. economy as in a " favorable place" but facing " significant" risks, especially from what Fed officials have described as the harmful effects of the White House's trade war with China.
  • significant: He characterized the U.S. economy as in a " favorable place" but facing " significant" risks, especially from what Fed officials have described as the harmful effects of the White House's trade war with China.
  • urge: Before Powell spoke, a senior Trump adviser urged the Fed chief to lower rates.

German Chancellery Also Sees Mild Recession, Spiegel Reports

  • prediction: Economists at the German central bank had been making the same prediction, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
  • risk: A raft of data recently pointed to a slump in German manufacturing that risks spreading to the services sector.
  • spread: A raft of data recently pointed to a slump in German manufacturing that risks spreading to the services sector.
  • consecutive: Conventionally, two consecutive quarters of economic contraction would be considered a technical recession.
  • quarter: Conventionally, two consecutive quarters of economic contraction would be considered a technical recession.

Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighter Has One Target In Its Sights: The U.S. Navy

  • design: Russia is designing an anti-ship missile for its Su-57 stealth fighter.
  • missile: Russia is designing an anti-ship missile for its Su-57 stealth fighter.
  • stealth: Russia is designing an anti-ship missile for its Su-57 stealth fighter.
  • missile: Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko made the announcement while visiting the Detal Design Bureau, which is developing a new anti-ship missile, according to Russian news agency TASS.
  • missile: Today the enterprise is working on developing an active homing warhead for the promising anti-ship missile that is planned to be carried by the Su-57 fighter as well," Krivoruchko said.

European Integration is in America’s Interests; Brexit Isn’t

  • government: Americans and their government cannot and should not now try to interfere in the political and constitutional mess that the Brexit issue has become for Britain.
  • interfere: Americans and their government cannot and should not now try to interfere in the political and constitutional mess that the Brexit issue has become for Britain.
  • issue: Americans and their government cannot and should not now try to interfere in the political and constitutional mess that the Brexit issue has become for Britain.
  • prime: British prime minister and lead Brexiteer Boris Johnson is facing two impossible tasks that are in large part of his own making.
  • banish: The first and greatest objective of the integration project, as envisioned by its founding fathers such as the French statesmen Robert Schuman and Jean Monnet, was to banish to the past anything like the two world wars of the first half of the twentieth century.

Amazon fires: Brazil threatened over EU trade deal

  • vow: Members of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their land.
  • brash: Mr Bolsonaro is often called the " Trump of the Tropics" because of his unpredictable and brash manners.
  • threaten: Amazon fires: Brazil threatened over EU trade deal- BBC News.
  • huge: France and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon.
  • climate: French leader Emmanuel Macron said President Jair Bolsonaro had lied to him about his stance on climate change.

Macron Opposes Mercosur Trade, Saying Brazil ‘Lied’ on Climate

  • plank: The way that an environmental dispute escalated so quickly into a new front in the global trade tensions shows the growing importance of climate as a fundamental plank of geop olitics.
  • provoke: That provoked an angry response from Bolsonaro, who accused him of acting like a colonialist.
  • accuse: That provoked an angry response from Bolsonaro, who accused him of acting like a colonialist.
  • temperature: The news is really worrisome, but we need to lower the temperature, there are fires in Brazil every year," Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias told reporters in Brasilia.
  • dispute: The way that an environmental dispute escalated so quickly into a new front in the global trade tensions shows the growing importance of climate as a fundamental plank of geop olitics.

China Says U.S. Is Using Fentanyl Feud as Political Weapon

  • series: In a series of new tweets on Friday, Trump said that he would order U.S. shipping companies to search for and reject any packages containing fentanyl, from China or any other country.
  • reject: In a series of new tweets on Friday, Trump said that he would order U.S. shipping companies to search for and reject any packages containing fentanyl, from China or any other country.
  • cite: As an example of facts being twisted by the U.S., Liu cited three Chinese nationals whom the U.S. issued economic sanctions against earlier this week for allegedly producing and trafficking fentanyl.
  • issue: As an example of facts being twisted by the U.S., Liu cited three Chinese nationals whom the U.S. issued economic sanctions against earlier this week for allegedly producing and trafficking fentanyl.

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

  • insecure: Father Arcadius Sawadogo of the Catholic Church in the insecure town of Dori in northern Burkina Faso says that education is key for the region.
  • village: Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village.
  • violence: More than 9,000 schools have closed and more than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced out of school because of increasing violence in the region and attacks specifically targeting education facilities, UNICEF said Friday, saying it's triple the amount closed in 2017.
  • target: More than 9,000 schools have closed and more than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced out of school because of increasing violence in the region and attacks specifically targeting education facilities, UNICEF said Friday, saying it's triple the amount closed in 2017.
  • education: More than 9,000 schools have closed and more than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced out of school because of increasing violence in the region and attacks specifically targeting education facilities, UNICEF said Friday, saying it's triple the amount closed in 2017.

Russia says isotope in doctor's tissue caused by diet, not accident

  • diet: Russia says isotope in doctor's tissue caused by diet, not accident.
  • accident: Russia says isotope in doctor's tissue caused by diet, not accident.
  • treat: MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Russian authorities said on Friday that a doctor who treated those injured in a mysterious accident this month had the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 in his body, but said it was probably put there by his diet.
  • injure: MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Russian authorities said on Friday that a doctor who treated those injured in a mysterious accident this month had the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 in his body, but said it was probably put there by his diet.
  • accident: MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Russian authorities said on Friday that a doctor who treated those injured in a mysterious accident this month had the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 in his body, but said it was probably put there by his diet.

The Latest: Cleric issues edict forbidding US troops in Iraq

  • issue: A leading Shiite Muslim cleric followed by some Iraqi militants has issued a public religious edict forbidding the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq..
  • troops: The Late st: Cleric issues edict forbidding US troops in Iraq.
  • issue: The Late st: Cleric issues edict forbidding US troops in Iraq.
  • edict: A leading Shiite Muslim cleric followed by some Iraqi militants has issued a public religious edict forbidding the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq..
  • resist: Al-Haeri called for Iraqi armed forces to " resist and confront the enem y.

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

  • site: The Russian leader noted that Sunday's test was performed from a launcher similar to those deployed at a U.S. missile defense site in Romania.
  • kilometer: In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers ( 310 miles) away.
  • violation: The U.S. said it withdrew from the treaty because of Russian violations, a claim that Moscow has denied.
  • target: In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers ( 310 miles) away.
  • argue: He argued that the Romanian facility and a prospective similar site in Poland could also be loaded with missiles intended to hit ground targets instead of interceptors.

David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79

  • education: He also described David as having a " giant personality and passion for life" and noted his " institution changing philanthropic commitments to hospitals, cancer research, education and the arts ".
  • policy: They gave a lot of money to Mitt Rom ney's failed presidential campaign but fell out with President Donald Trump over his tough immigration policy and tariffs.
  • individual: Kansas is a place where people believe in the individual spirit, free trade and free markets- and like to rail against Washington.
  • liberal: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Koch brothers are despised among liberal Americans.
  • major: Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79.

The EU Can Push Bolsonaro to Save the Amazon

  • approve: The deal, reached in June by the European Commission after 20 years of negotiations, still needs to be approved by each EU member state and the European Parliament.
  • weigh: But, if all of this is weighed against out-of-control deforestation in the Amazon, Macron is right and the agreement needs to be revised in a few specific ways that would make it work for, not against, climate goals.
  • revise: But, if all of this is weighed against out-of-control deforestation in the Amazon, Macron is right and the agreement needs to be revised in a few specific ways that would make it work for, not against, climate goals.
  • protection: The far-right Brazilian leader has made no secret of prioritizing agriculture over forest protection.
  • commitment: Even though European officials have defended the deal, saying it already imposed a commitment on the South Americans to follow their climate goals laid out in the 2016 Paris agreement and to avoid deforestation, it has been shown that more openness to trade increases deforestation rates in Brazil.

This Old Tank was Israel's Secret Weapon to Win War After War

  • withdraw: The Arab troops had quietly withdrawn before the Israeli arrival.
  • intense: Against the Syrians, Israeli tank losses were heavy because of the intense fighting.
  • tank: As the nations opposing Israel began to shift into the Soviet bloc, Egypt and Syria in particular started receiving more advanced tanks, including T34/85s and T54s.
  • arrival: The Arab troops had quietly withdrawn before the Israeli arrival.
  • oppose: As the nations opposing Israel began to shift into the Soviet bloc, Egypt and Syria in particular started receiving more advanced tanks, including T34/85s and T54s.

Trump orders US companies to leave China ‘immediately’ in extraordinary attack on Fed chief

  • outburst: His Twitter outburst, which came shortly after China announced its latest retaliation in the ongoing trade war, prompted the US stock market to plunge more than 400 points, or 1.6 per cent,.
  • announce: His Twitter outburst, which came shortly after China announced its latest retaliation in the ongoing trade war, prompted the US stock market to plunge more than 400 points, or 1.6 per cent,.
  • plunge: His Twitter outburst, which came shortly after China announced its latest retaliation in the ongoing trade war, prompted the US stock market to plunge more than 400 points, or 1.6 per cent,.
  • recession: Mr Trump is facing increasing pressure over the performance of the US economy amid speculation a looming recession could cost him the 2020 presidential election.
  • urge: In recent weeks he has repeatedly urged the Federal Reserve to take action by cutting interest rates further than the quarter-point decrease announced last month.

Israel blamed for hit on Iran-backed militia depot in Iraq

  • mystery: The mystery attacks have not been claimed by any side and have left Iraqi officials scrambling for a response, amid strong speculation that Israel may have been behind them.
  • explosion: There have been at least three explosions at Iraqi Shiite militia bases in the past month.
  • responsible: U.S. officials now confirm Israel was responsible for at least one of them.
  • denote: Iranian media reported a funeral for a " shrine defender" named Abolfazl Sarabian the next day, which typically denotes someone fighting in Iraq and Syria.
  • annihilate: Asked whether that means Israel is operating in Iraq, Netanyahu said: " We act in many arenas against a country that desires to annihilate us.

Trump weighs in on Hong Kong to gain leverage in China trade talks

  • pariah: They are also sending the message that a violent crackdown in Hong Kong along the lines of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre would make China a pariah in the eyes of many Americans and other citizens around the world, rendering it all but impossible to resume trade discussions amid the global backlash.
  • grapple: Foreign policy officials have grappled in recent weeks with how to get Mr Trump to take a more forceful stand on Hong Kong.
  • formidable: Among them is John Bolton, the national security adviser, who views China as a formidable rival.
  • weigh: Trump weighs in on Hong Kong to gain leverage in China trade talks.
  • leverage: Trump weighs in on Hong Kong to gain leverage in China trade talks.

Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

  • territory: In the Gaza Strip, the leader of the territory's Hamas rulers, Ismail Haniyeh, welcomed the attack, describing it " a heroic operation.
  • especially: Violence has simmered in the West Bank for months, especially after Washington recognized contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital last year.
  • condolence: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered condolences to the family and vowed to pursue the perpetrators and " strengthen" Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.
  • settlement: Initially, three Israelis were reported wounded in the blast on Friday near the Dolev settlement, northwest of Jerusalem.
  • denounce: President Reuven Rivlin denounced the attack as " despicable" and said in a statement that he was " shocked and saddened " at the death of the teen.

Kamikaze: Japan's World War II Terror Weapon That Terrified the Allies

  • suicide: In fact, suicide pilots usually received only the minimum of flight training.
  • suicide: These were not exactly suicide tactics, although they were extremely hazardous.
  • tactics: These were not exactly suicide tactics, although they were extremely hazardous.
  • pilot: Pilots did not have to be highly trained to undertake suicide missions.
  • suicide: Pilots did not have to be highly trained to undertake suicide missions.

As G7 leaders arrive, barricaded Biarritz leaves swimmers out in the cold

  • opposite: It's annoying because we can't go to the beach just opposite where we were staying," said Pascal, 56, from France's Alsace region.
  • resort: Most tourists have already left for seaside resorts further north or south towards Spain.
  • swim: BIARRITZ, France, Aug 23 (Reuters)- Come rain or shine, every morning of the year Biarritz's White Urchin swimmers ' club take a one kilometre swim around the Bay of Biscay.
  • period: We need this period to get through winter," he said.
  • further: Most tourists have already left for seaside resorts further north or south towards Spain.