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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential election, the White House said.

Trump emphasized his desire to work closely with Macron in confronting shared challenges, and noted the long and robust history of cooperation between the United States and France, the White House said in a statement.(U.S.-France-Ties)

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FRANKFURT -- The United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off Monday in the western German city of Bonn.

Around 3,000 delegates gathered here for talking over further implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as for preparation for the next session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is to be held November in Bonn. (Germany-UN-Climate talks)

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MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday pushed further into northern Mosul on the fifth day of a new push that initiated a new front in the northwestern edge of IS stronghold in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.

The army's 9th Armored Division and elite forces of the federal police, known as Rapid Response, freed the neighborhood of Harmat and raised the Iraqi flag over some of its buildings after heavy clashes against IS militants, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement. (Iraq-Mosul-Push)

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MOGADISHU -- At least five people, among them a senior Somali military commander, were confirmed killed in a car bomb explosion that hit a restaurant in Mogadishu on Monday.

Reports said Gen. Abdi Adan was among the dead.(Somalia-Explosion) Endi

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