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EU defence cooperation speeding up: Mogherini

EU defence integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday.

Vexit? Venezuela to ditch regional bloc over crisis

Venezuela begins the process of formally quitting the Organization of American States on Thursday, after branding it an “interventionist coalition” for pressuring President Nicolas Maduro over a deadly political crisis.

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei’s strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday.

Girl snatched in Cyprus, sparking manhunt

Masked men abducted a four-year-old girl outside a nursery in the Cypriot capital on Thursday, sparking a search by police who issued an arrest warrant for her Norwegian father.

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