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Trump assures Abbas Israeli-Palestinian peace

President Donald Trump expressed confidence Wednesday that his administration can help the Israelis and the Palestinians find peace, a goal that has vexed US efforts for decades. While Trump is co...

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Sally Yates Testimony Blows Trump Russia Scandal Wide Open

Sally Yates Testimony Blows Trump Russia Scandal Wide Open

On Monday, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told senators that Flynn's misstatements about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US raised concerns that Flynn could be targeted for ...

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South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

United States officials have expressed concern that Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea could undercut USA efforts to increase pressure through further isolation and sanctions . It sa...

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Donald Trump's tax law firm has 'deep' ties to Russian Federation

Donald Trump's tax law firm has 'deep' ties to Russian Federation

The lawyers who wrote a letter saying President Trump had no significant business ties to Russia work for a law firm that has extensive ties to Russia and received a "Russia Law Firm of the Year" awar...

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CIA Creates 'Mission Center' On North Korea Threat

In a bid to address growing threats from North Korea, the Central Intelligence Agency announced Wednesday it had set up the Korean Mission Center. The North Korean Permanent Mission to the United Na...

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Robert Mugabe 'not sleeping, just resting his eyes'

Robert Mugabe 'not sleeping, just resting his eyes'

But Mugabe's spokesman, George Charamba , blamed the president's eyes, and told the newspaper the Herald that local opticians suggested he should seek treatment overseas. "You were not allowed to e...

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China tests new guided missile near Korean peninsula

This announcement comes in the middle of Chinese anger over the deployment of a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. He also said: "The warhead possibly featured an electromagne...

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More than 80 girls are freed in a Boko Haram prisoner swap

More than 80 girls are freed in a Boko Haram prisoner swap

The 82 Chibok girls who were released will be reunited with their parents next week, the Minister for Women, Jummai Alhassan, has said. "The release of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls by the ...

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Korean, British leaders voice need for cooperation on N

He told Xi the ultimate goal of sanctions was to persuade North Korea to engage in dialogue about abolishing its nuclear program. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds s...

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In global appeal, North Korea urges states not to enforce United Nations sanctions

Tension has been high for weeks over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. sanctions...

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Ravaged by Vulture Funds, Puerto Rico Files for Biggest-Ever US Bankruptcy

Ravaged by Vulture Funds, Puerto Rico Files for Biggest-Ever US Bankruptcy

It was the first time in history that a USA state or territory had taken such an extraordinary action. The request, coming just one day after major creditors sued the Caribbean island and its Govern...

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Remaining 82 Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Now Free

This was revealed by the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan. She was among 83 teenagers who Boko Haram jihadists had agreed to release at the weekend but only 82 came back, said a spokesman...

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Did Trump just admit to obstruction of justice?

Did Trump just admit to obstruction of justice?

Instead, Mr. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense... "There has been no effort t...

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S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Moon has also shown a willingness to challenge the United States, a key ally of South Korea, saying that Seoul should reconsider its deployment of an advanced USA missile defense system to better co...

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UNESCO plans anti-Israel vote on Israel's Independence Day

Palestinians seek eastern Jerusalem as their future capital. Israel seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed it in a move that has never been internationally recognise...

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Central Intelligence Agency establishes independent center focused on North Korea

Central Intelligence Agency establishes independent center focused on North Korea

For nearly two decades, North Korea has looked to south-east Asia for diplomatic and economic and support while the so-called "hermit nation" was shunned in most countries other than its only major al...

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North Korea seeks extradition of South Korea spy chief over 'assassination plot'

Moon, whose victory capped one of the most turbulent political stretches in the nation's recent history, assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finishe...

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Xi nudges Moon to think twice on THAAD

In his inaugural address Wednesday, South Korea's president said he would consider visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions. "North Korea seemed to have indirectly expressed what it wants from ...

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What McCabe Did And Didn't Say During His First Senate Hearing

Rod Rosenstein, a man more used to beavering away in obscurity over case law, has been thrust into the middle of one of the biggest United States political upheavals in years by a three-page brief he ...

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Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking

Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking

Israel has expressed concern over whether Hezbollah's involvement in Syria's civil war will result in Iran increasing its power in the country. Nasrallah said that Israel had been threatening for 10...

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Trump comments on meetings with foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia: #LetsMakePeace

The White House said Comey was sacked for his incompetence as FBI director, as well as his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The Russians, whose media is largely run by the gov...

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Comey Fired as FBI Stepped Up Russia Probe

At first, Trump's staffers said Trump dismissed Comey at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Commit...

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Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border

The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday strongly condemned #Pakistan border forces' attack on Afghanistan's soil and appreciated the retaliation of Afghan forces. Internet firm Google complies with local laws i...

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Stop Playing Politics with Chibok Girls ~ NLC President Warns

Stop Playing Politics with Chibok Girls ~ NLC President Warns

Women's Affairs Minister Aisha Alhassan said the girls will be ready psychologically. A new video published by global media outfit CNN on Thursday shows some of the Chibok girls released by the terr...

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UK Labour`s election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

A paramedic tends to BBC cameraman Giles Wooltorton, flanked by BBC political reporter Laura Kuenssberg. after his foot was injured as a vehicle carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn drove over it. Bri...

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Mormons Pull Out of Some Boy Scout Programs

Mormons Pull Out of Some Boy Scout Programs

Boy Scouts stand on stage with a USA flag during the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting for conservative speakers in Manchester, New Hampshire April 12, 2014. "The BSA...

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Iran's Supreme Leader Warns Against Damaging National Interests In Vote

Iran's Supreme Leader Warns Against Damaging National Interests In Vote

On Friday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that the IRGC had unveiled Iran's underground depots of missiles, and written anti-slogan slogans on the testing missiles recently to abort the nucl...

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Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

Twenty nine world leaders are taking part in the summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on China and Ethiopia to elevate bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership...

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Trump 'was always going to fire' Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Late Thursday , the New York Times cited two unnamed Comey associates who recounted his version of a January dinner with the president in which Trump asked for a pledge of loyalty. Former Repub...

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North Korea claims to have prevented Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim

North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and test-fired almost 30 missiles since previous year. The statement said the organisers also gave him instructions to report on the "creed" of the person...

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