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Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria6/22/2018 11:53:20 PMBEIRUT - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.Pentagon indefinitely suspends some training exercises with South Korea6/23/2018 12:03:01 AMWASHINGTON - The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Jim Jong Un.Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts6/23/2018 12:05:16 AMWASHINGTON - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'6/22/2018 8:13:16 PMROME - Italy said on Friday Malta had refused to take in a Dutch-flagged ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants and said the decision was "inhumane", 10 days after shutting its own ports to a migrant vessel.Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearization6/22/2018 2:07:38 PMMOSCOW/SEOUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to support "efforts to establish complete denuclearization on the Korean peninsula" following the U.S.-North Korea summit last week.Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks6/22/2018 6:48:14 PMBEIRUT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe and threatening her own government.As Hodeidah battle grinds on, residents suffer lack of clean water, electricity6/22/2018 7:57:36 PMDUBAI - Residents unable to flee Hodeidah face constant bombardment, lack of clean water and power cuts as an Arab coalition battles to capture Yemen's main port from Iran-aligned Houthis in the biggest battle of a three-year war.Ex-Vatican diplomat admits guilt at trial for child pornography6/22/2018 8:51:07 PMVATICAN CITY - A Catholic priest who worked as a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington admitted at the start of his trial on Friday that he had possessed child pornography while based in the United States.Firefighters quell big blaze near London's Euston train station6/22/2018 9:02:39 PM - A large fire in a pub near London's Euston train station was brought under control on Friday evening and there were no reports of casualties, the British capital's fire brigade said.Release of 'Wolf Pack' behind Spanish sex assault sparks protests6/22/2018 6:39:41 PMMADRID - Five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman at the Pamplona bull running festival in 2016 were released on bail on Friday, re-igniting outrage over the case which has led to mass protests calling for tougher punishment of sex crimes.