• Presidential Office: Seoul welcomes planned second Trump-Kim summit
Presidential Office: Seoul welcomes planned second Trump-Kim summit

But none of those would tackle the American objective: getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons for good, and allowing global inspectors to verify that it's done so. But the summit ushered in a new era for diplomatic ties between the two entities on the Korean peninsula. The suggestion is that while the administration of US President ...

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  • Iran’s American-born journalist detained by Federal Bureau of Investigation to appear in U.S. court
Iran’s American-born journalist detained by Federal Bureau of Investigation to appear in U.S. court

Earlier on Wednesday the head of Press TV said that Hashemi had been detained with her son in the United States on unspecified charges. But the exact reasons for her detainment remain unclear and it has not been confirmed by authorities.

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  • Trump Fires Back After Pelosi Rejects Border Wall Compromise Offer
Trump Fires Back After Pelosi Rejects Border Wall Compromise Offer

Trump's reference to amnesty in the tweet could create confusion and is unlikely to help the president get his plan through Congress. "She is so petrified of the "lefties" in her party that she has lost control..." Speaking in Washington on Saturday, Trump repeated his determination to spend $5.7 billion (€5 billion) on a border wall with Me...

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  • 'Great day' for USA after report disputed
'Great day' for USA after report disputed

No other news organization was able to confirm the report almost 24 hours after its publication. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., tweeted , "Listen, if Mueller does have multiple sources confirming Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress, then we need to know this ASAP".

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  • Trump's move to ease Russian Federation sanctions survives Senate vote
Trump's move to ease Russian Federation sanctions survives Senate vote

To take effect and block the plan to lift the sanctions, it must pass the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority, as well as the House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats. "Deripaska loses stock, but not control", Rubio said. Deripaska had ties with Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, documents have shown.

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  • Aiia Maasarwe: Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Man Over Bundoora Murder
Aiia Maasarwe: Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Man Over Bundoora Murder

Maasarwe, who was reportedly five months into a year-long exchange at Melbourne's LaTrobe University , was riding a tram home from a comedy club to the suburb of Bundoora before she was met by her attacker around midnight. Her father has left Israel for Melbourne in a bid to arrange her body's return home, Mr Katane told the newspaper. "When...

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  • Russia's Lavrov says control of isles based on U.N. Charter
Russia's Lavrov says control of isles based on U.N. Charter

Charter, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. That firing resulted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appointment to conduct a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and whether associates of Trump colluded with Moscow .

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  • Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women
Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

Once there, she barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation and tweeted about her situation, gaining worldwide sympathy and prompting the United Nations refugee agency to seek a home for her. Initially hoping to head for Australia , she was accepted by Canada on Friday and arrived there to start her new life during the weekend....

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  • Central to the Brexit debacle: What is the Irish border backstop?
Central to the Brexit debacle: What is the Irish border backstop?

Mr Martin told the Irish parliament it appears there is a "private understanding and knowledge" within government about a border in the aftermath of no-deal Brexit, but "at all costs that private understanding not be shared with the public".

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  • What to know about AG nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing
What to know about AG nominee William Barr's confirmation hearing

President Trump's attorney general nominee William Barr faces a grueling confirmation hearing Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats on the committee wanted to know if Mr Barr - who was also attorney general under President George HW Bush - could stand up to Mr Trump. Mr Barr sought to assure senators on the Senate ju...

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  • U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility
U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

The suicide attack that killed several USA service members and civilians in Manbij today may strengthen Turkey's hand against Syrian Kurdish groups that it sees as a threat. "We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time". The exact number of Americans killed has yet to be confirmed but a spokesman for t...

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  • Zimbabwe in chaos: Mnangagwa raises fuel prices to MK2,400
Zimbabwe in chaos: Mnangagwa raises fuel prices to MK2,400

Mnangagwa has failed this country". The government more than doubled petrol prices at the weekend after months of shortages when drivers have had to queue for hours to fill up. Mnangagwa also warned the government would deal harshly with those "bent on taking advantage of the current fuel shortages to cause and sponsor unrest and instability in t...

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  • Trump says he never worked for Russia READ MORE
Trump says he never worked for Russia READ MORE

But Trump waved off their queries, leaving the officials to rely exclusively on a brief readout that Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state at the time , had provided to the news media, according to the former official. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who now leads the Intelligence Committee as part of the new Democratic House majority, implored his Re...

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  • Winter Storm Warning in effect for large areas of western NC
Winter Storm Warning in effect for large areas of western NC

Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Caroline, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties in Maryland from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Monday . Expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. Chicago, other portions of Cook County and the collar counties of Kane, DuPage, Will and Lake saw almost 4 inches of moderate snow...

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  • The Times view on Theresa May's Brexit crisis: Taking Control
The Times view on Theresa May's Brexit crisis: Taking Control

Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, suggested the March 29 exit date should be removed from domestic legislation if the prime minister's Brexit deal is defeated, before the United Kingdom goes to the European Union to ask for an extension to Article 50.

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  • Ally presses Trump to reopen government
Ally presses Trump to reopen government

Functions not happening include some routine food inspections, timely release of market-moving agriculture data, and USA reviews needed for initial public offerings of stocks. "You get people ... saying walls are immoral", Trump said , after ticking off a litany of crimes committed both by and against immigrants. "But we need money for that barrie...

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  • Israeli actions in Syria no different from those of IS: ministry
Israeli actions in Syria no different from those of IS: ministry

The Syrian army said its air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, adding that only a warehouse in the Damascus global airport was damaged. A warehouse in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport was damaged in the apparent Israeli air raid, a military source told SANA, claiming that the jets fired " several missiles " from the d...

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  • US Moves in Syria Irk Russia, Turkey
US Moves in Syria Irk Russia, Turkey

While Turkey aims to pursue the Kurdish forces allied with the USA, the Russia- and Iran-backed Syrian government sees a chance to recover extensive territory. Washington, however, considers the group as an effective force in the fight against IS. How many United States troops are in Syria? Relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organi...

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  • 3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash
3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

While the scene is expected to be released Saturday night, Bordeleau said it would be up to the City of Ottawa and OC Transpo as to when the transit station will be re-opened, given the damage to the structure. The police chief also backed away from previous reports that two of the those killed were passengers on the bus, while the third was kill...

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  • Huawei employee arrested in Poland on spying allegations
Huawei employee arrested in Poland on spying allegations

In a statement, the telecoms giant also said the arrest of its former sales director was not related to Huawei . Poland has arrested a Huawei Technologies Co. American and other Western security experts, including three former heads of Canadian spy agencies, have raised concerns that Huawei could be asked by Beijing to incorporate backdo...

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  • U.S. officials say Syria withdrawal has begun with equipment removal
U.S. officials say Syria withdrawal has begun with equipment removal

Adding to the confusion, a military spokesperson said the USA had already begun "the process of our deliberate withdrawal" from Syria. "Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troops movements", the statement added.

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  • FBI reportedly investigated whether Trump was a secret agent for Russian Federation
FBI reportedly investigated whether Trump was a secret agent for Russian Federation

The counterintelligence aspect consisted of determining whether Trump was knowingly or unknowingly working for Moscow and whether he was a threat to national security, the newspaper reported . Mr. Giuliani said the special counsel brought up possibly having follow-up questions, but Mr. Trump's lawyers said their client would not answer them.

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  • Tulsi Gabbard Says She's Running for President in 2020
Tulsi Gabbard Says She's Running for President in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard , the first Hindu ever elected to U.S. congress , is running for the White House in 2020, and could end up vying with Kamala Harris , who is likely to run also, for the affection, support and, most importantly, the financial backing of the country's richest ethnic community, Indian Americans.

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  • Outrage over apparent 'segregation' in South Africa school
Outrage over apparent 'segregation' in South Africa school

Netwerk24 noted that the woman was severely traumatised. "There was no intent of racism or segregation from the teacher's side... perhaps it could be a language issue". Lehari said Barkhuizen was suspended pending investigation but, irate black parents wanted her fired and the principal suspended. "It is our firm view that schools, through i...

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  • Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody
Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody

The Barron County Sheriff's Department could not give any more details in the case but is planning a press briefing Friday. Yesterday a man was arrested in connection with their deaths but his name has not yet been released. The Town of Gordon is home to about 645 people. She told the paper that when Jayme walked up to her, she immediately knew...

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  • Brexit: May suffers second defeat on Brexit amendment
Brexit: May suffers second defeat on Brexit amendment

And Downing Street said it was "very surprised" by the Speaker's decision, as it had been advised the motion setting out the timeline for events was unamendable. Number 10 confirmed ministers would "consider very seriously" moves by Labour MPs to safeguard workers' rights after Brexit in an attempt to win support for her deal, if the backbench amen...

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  • Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in United States court
Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in United States court

In the lawsuits, members of a criminal organization posed as both plaintiffs and defendants in the cases, admitting wrongdoing so they could win large money judgments which could then be declared as losses in order to collect large Russian tax refunds, USA authorities concluded.

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  • North Korean leader heads home after Beijing visit
North Korean leader heads home after Beijing visit

Trump said last week that he will be setting up a meeting with Kim "in the not-too-distant future" to restart talks about the North's nuclear programs after their summit in Singapore last summer. China, which wouldn't want to be left out in the cold in any settlement, has worked to improve relations with its neighbour, which deteriorated after B...

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  • Mueller Believes Manafort Shared 2016 Polling Data With Alleged Russian Intel Agent
Mueller Believes Manafort Shared 2016 Polling Data With Alleged Russian Intel Agent

In another action that may be related to the ongoing Russian Federation probe, the Supreme Court Tuesday denied an application for a stay in a case involving a bank owned by a foreign government. Manafort's lawyers did not respond to a request for comment on the matter. Prosecutors have also accused Manafort of lying about his contacts with Trump...

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  • Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran
Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran

An official at Tuesday's meeting between Bolton and senior Turkish officials said presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin stated that Erdogan committed that Turkey would not take offensive action while USA forces were there. US lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide accused the president of quitting the fight to vanquish ISIS before it...

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  • Suspicious packages sent to consulates in Melbourne
Suspicious packages sent to consulates in Melbourne

Suspicious packages have sparked a major emergency response and evacuation of some foreign consulates across Melbourne , with embassies in Canberra also hit. It is understood at least seven Melbourne buildings have been evacuated. A spokesman for the USA consulate in Melbourne told CNN that after receiving a suspicious package staff "foll...

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  • #SaveRahaf: Activists' lightning campaign made Saudi teen's flight a global cause
#SaveRahaf: Activists' lightning campaign made Saudi teen's flight a global cause

Surachet will act as a mediator in their talks with the UN High Commission for Refugees ( UNHCR ) representatives, Surachet said . Qunun, however, was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti immigration officials during transit at Bangkok International Airport.

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  • Lok Sabha okays plan to tweak citizenship law
Lok Sabha okays plan to tweak citizenship law

The decision to snap the ties followed an AGP delegation's meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi during which he asserted that the government will ensure the passage of the Citizenship Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

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  • DRC elections: Don't deprive Congolese of their fundamental human right
DRC elections: Don't deprive Congolese of their fundamental human right

Is the December 30 election in the Democratic Republic of Congo going down the 2011 way? "Now more than ever the Congolese people need assurance that the authorities are genuinely committed to the respect for human rights and allowing people to access information from diverse sources and communicate freely is a key part of that".

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  • Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message
Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

The new regulations could help mitigate the problem of so-called "secret divorces", a phrase used to describe the phenomenon of men ending their marriage without informing their wives. However there are many things Saudi women continue to be banned from doing without permission from a male guardian , usually a husband, father, brother or son, in...

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