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Japan rains disaster toll rises to 199: government

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

TOKYO (AFP): The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Thursday to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesman said. Yoshihide Suga said search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over three decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited one of the worst-affected regions…

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Egypt promoting ‘political settlement’ in Syria: FM

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

CAIRO (Anadolu Agency): Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry says his country is actively promoting a “political settlement” in war-weary Syria, according to a ministry statement. Shoukry reportedly made the assertion at a “mini-summit” on Syria held in Brussels on Thursday. “Egypt is exerting efforts to promote Syria’s political process, both through continuous contact with the…

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Moscow vows reciprocal response to expulsion of diplomats from Greece

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Athens has taken measures against Russian diplomats over “illegal activities” and “meddling” that undermine “national security,” according to Kathimerini newspaper, which cited diplomatic sources. Russia will give a mirror response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Greece, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Russia to respond to expelling of Russian diplomats…

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