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South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

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Effort to expose Russia’s ‘troll army’ draws vicious retaliation

A journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. As Jessikka Aro expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online. But she was taken aback, and shaken, by a vicious retaliatory campaign of harassment and insults against her and her work by those same pro-Russian voices.

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Grim toll at sea highlights Europe’s refugee crisis

Three maritime tragedies in the Mediterranean in the past week have left perhaps 700 migrants dead, and the summer season is just beginning for human smugglers off the North African coastline. Last year’s death toll of 3,700 migrants might be surpassed this year.

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German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.

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