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Central Intelligence Agency establishes 'Korea Mission Center' to focus on NK threats

It named South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) director Lee Byung-Ho, an NIS team director surnamed Han, NIS agent Jo Ki-Chol, and Chinese businessman Xu Guanghai as suspects, along with "...

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U.S., EU Officials to Discuss Airline Electronics Ban Next Week

While no decision has yet been taken, any restrictions could hit major European carriers such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France-KLM and industry sources have said airlines and airports have al...

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DHS Considers Carry-On Laptop Ban On Flights From Europe

The spokesperson described the call as "a very constructive exchange of views" and said the European Union had invited us officials to Brussels next week for talks "to jointly assess the potential ris...

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Trump says 'his decision' to fire FBI chief, calls him 'showboat'

His assertions came as Comey's temporary replacement joined in, contradicting other administration statements on the snowballing controversy. Trump called the top two officials at the Justice Depart...

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Trump to Implement Commission on "Election Integrity"

None of the likely participants had been contacted by the administration when NPR reported on the issue in March. Along with immigration issues, Kobach has also became a major figure in the nationa...

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Trump Asked Comey to Pledge Loyalty During January Dinner Meeting

He also said that Comey, who has been overseeing an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, told him he was not under investigation, "which I knew anyway" (no he did not!...

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B.C. political parties ponder common issues after close vote, possible deals

The Greens received 8 per cent of the popular vote in the 2013 election along with their lone seat, but Weaver boldly forecasted gains in areas of NDP strength on Vancouver Island and the Kootenays. T...

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Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn subpoenaed by Senate panel

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn subpoenaed by Senate panel

Flynn also failed to disclose the earnings, which include a $45,000 appearance in Moscow sponsored by the Kremlin-backed news channel Russia Today and a $500,000 contract to lobby on behalf of the Tur...

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Polish soldiers fighting ISIS outside Raqqa - Radio Poland

Polish soldiers fighting ISIS outside Raqqa - Radio Poland

Turkey wants the arms agreement reversed. Turkey says that the PYD and YPG are linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Kurdish Marxist-inspired militia which is officially listed as a terr...

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CIA Launches Korea Mission Center

CIA Launches Korea Mission Center

The cruise missile strikes on Syria, the bombing of Islamic State in Afghanistan, and American rhetoric that "all options are on the table" led some observers to conclude that the USA might take milit...

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Trump Called Sally Yates 'Somebody Who We Don't Even Know'

Trump Called Sally Yates 'Somebody Who We Don't Even Know'

Needless to say, Spicer didn't disappoint. Yates testified that she told the White House that the Russians also knew what Flynn had done and that he had misled the vice president and others. The F...

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Closing arguments underway in ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

District Judge Timothy Corrigan excused the person Wednesday morning after the juror made comments during deliberations about Brown and "higher beings". She was defeated in her 2016 primary race. Mr...

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North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

North Korea said US and South Korean agents bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the plot which was foiled by its state security ministry. He is expected to pursue a modified version of ...

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Bamboozled White House Staff Furious To Discover Russians 'Lie'

Bamboozled White House Staff Furious To Discover Russians 'Lie'

Charles Kupchan, who was senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during the Obama administration, said Comey's firing raised more concerns about whether the United Stat...

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Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

Meeting victorious SNP candidates in Glasgow - where Labour lost overall control for the first time since 1980 - Ms Sturgeon told Sky News: "Yes, by their standards, the Tories did well - and I take n...

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Trump invites South Korean president Moon to Washington

The president said he is prepared to fly immediately to Washington, Beijing or Tokyo if necessary, and that he would even visit Pyongyang "under the right circumstances". Moon has said the decisio...

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President Trump Calls Ousted FBI Chief 'Showboat' in Lester Holt Interview

On MSNBC's " Morning Joe " that same morning, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed the official White House statement and Conway's remarks when she was asked why Comey wa...

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Trump Bars U.S. Reporters From Meeting With Russian Officials

Trump Bars U.S. Reporters From Meeting With Russian Officials

In the meantime, the White House has made no complaints about Shcherbak's work. The Russians, whose media is largely run by the government, brought their own photographer and tweeted photos of their...

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Syrian FM: No Foreign Forces to Monitor De-escalation Agreement

Russian officials have conceded a lot of details aren't known, and may not be known for months. "We hope for more information before we have to go to a vote on the resolution". Asked about USA backing...

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Zidane amazed by Benzema's vital solo run

Zidane amazed by Benzema's vital solo run

But when they leave the ramshackle, rusting but beloved Calderon, they will take a step closer to being like Real, one of Europe's super-clubs with a state-of-the-art stadium to match. This time the F...

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Trump says he might release tax returns after leaving office

The release of the letter by Trump's long-time attorneys came as the president sought to calm the furor caused by his firing this week of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation int...

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Sessions Calls for Stricter Mandatory Minimums

Sessions Calls for Stricter Mandatory Minimums

The new policy, which was outlined in a memo released on Friday, will effectively reverse the Justice Department's "Smart on Crime" policy during the Obama administration, which sought to shorten ...

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Acting Director: FBI Investigations Not Impeded Despite Shake-Up, Most Employees Liked Comey

You know that; I know that; everybody knows that. If Trump wanted to avoid further comparisons to the biggest political scandal in American history, then this tweet was a really bad idea. Schumer sai...

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North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

A group of North Korean officials is meeting with former US officials in Oslo for a round of informal talks known as Track 1.5. It said the aim was to hurt "the mental mainstay that all the Korean p...

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Duterte Will Urge Trump Against North Korea War in Saturday Call

Duterte Will Urge Trump Against North Korea War in Saturday Call

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who chaired Saturday's meeting, did not answer a question after the summit about whether the statement would refer to "militarization". The final statement remove...

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Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

Wenger knows that even nine points might not be enough to guarantee a top-four finish, but he says his team have no option but to win the games in front of them. The Gunners are big favourites to come...

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Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn in Trump-Russia probe

Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn in Trump-Russia probe

The subpoena comes as both the Senate committee and its counterpart in the House are investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump associates colluded with those attempts ...

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CIA creates Korea Mission Center focused on North

The heads of six US intelligence agencies reviewed a slew of national security challenges facing the United States, warning about deteriorating security in Afghanistan, China's rising challenge, and R...

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Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister in Washington

Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister in Washington

Tillerson and Lavrov, according to the State Department, plan to discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. "Was he fired?" Lavrov said as he pretended to be shocked. The Trump administration said ...

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Trump congratulates South Korea's Moon on election win

In a discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution Tuesday, Jonathan Pollack, a senior fellow there, stressed that the US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) missile syste...

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