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The US defence secretary, James Mattis, has said he is unaware of any steps taken by North Korea towards dismantling its nuclear weapons programme since the Singapore summit and does not expect any in the immediate future. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Duluth, Minn. Trump undoubtedly was referencing North Korea's demolition in late May of a nuclear test site at Punggye-ri in a remote area in the northeastern part of the country.
  • Almost 2000 migrant children separated from their families at US-Mexico border

    Almost 2000 migrant children separated from their families at US-Mexico border

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    Even after Kelly stopped talking publicly about family separation, the Department of Homeland Security quietly tested the approach last summer in certain areas in Texas . "I don't see a reason to spend the money doing that", Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in an interview Friday . Stories of weeping children torn from the arms of their frightened parents have emerged since a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal entries was enforced, with all cases now being referred for criminal ...
  • Judge 'no choice' but to lock up Manafort

    Judge 'no choice' but to lock up Manafort

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    Legal experts have said Mueller wants to keep applying pressure on Manafort to plead guilty and assist prosecutors with the probe. Manafort, a long-time Republican operative and businessman, is a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, and has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States.
  • FBI Hid Clinton Crimes, Created Russian Diversion

    FBI Hid Clinton Crimes, Created Russian Diversion

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    Earlier, the President had responded to the news of the Strzok text by tweeting , "Doesn't get any lower than that". Concerned about the "appearance that former President Clinton was influencing" the probe, Lynch began talking to her staff the next morning about possibly recusing herself from overseeing the investigation, the report says.
  • Yemen's legitimate army reaches vicinity of Hodeidah Airport

    Yemen's legitimate army reaches vicinity of Hodeidah Airport

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    The Emiratis turned to France, which agreed to provide the minesweepers to clear explosives that Houthi fighters had been placing in Hodeida harbor, the official said, effectively thwarting for now an amphibious assault of the port. The United Nations and other aid groups already had pulled their worldwide staff from Hodeida ahead of the assault. But a Huthi attack some 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of the city provided a diversion, cutting loyalist forces off from the government-held ports ...
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    Donald Trump Wants "His People" To Treat Him Like Kim Jung

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    Though there is a possibility of direct communication between Trump and Kim, it may not necessarily be made in the manner of a "direct phone call", the source added. "There isn't any military solution on the Korean Peninsula", University of Chicago history professor Bruce Cumings, one of the world's leading Korea scholars, said on "Democracy Now!" "It suggests that when he's in the mood, the president will cut deals with our adversaries involving the interests of our allies" without ...
  • Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday

    Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday

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    When the crescent moon is seen, Eid can begin. For new Muslims, especially the ones who will be celebrating their first Islamic festival - Eid Al Fitr , the day holds much more meaning than just being about fancy clothes and elaborate meals.
  • Prominent journalist gunned down in Kashmir

    Prominent journalist gunned down in Kashmir

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    He said the police are likely to constitute a SIT to investigate the killings, which happened on the eve of Eid, leaving Kashmir stunned and invoking all-round condemnation. The Guild calls upon the government of Jammu and Kashmir to take urgent steps to bring to book the culprits and ensure safety and security for the media in the state.
  • Dozens dead as Hodeidah offensive enters its second day

    Dozens dead as Hodeidah offensive enters its second day

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    UAE-backed Yemeni forces - drawn from southern separatists, local units from the Red Sea coastal plain and a battalion led by a nephew of late former president Ali Abdullah Saleh - are fighting alongside Emirati and Sudanese troops. In a report on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that the United States is providing the Saudis with "intelligence to fine-tune their list of airstrike targets" in Hodeida.
  • Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails 'radical switchover'

    Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails 'radical switchover'

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    The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S. -DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity. In turn, Washington committed to provide security guarantees for North Korea, though the joint statement was light on specifics. There was even a touch of warmth over the side-by-side stroll by Trump and Kim on the grounds of the hotel used for the summit venue.
  • Primary elections in SC: What you need to know

    Primary elections in SC: What you need to know

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    Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m.to 7 p.m. Photo identification will be required. Frostman's win represents the 43rd state legislative seat Democrats have flipped since Trump took office in January 2017, a trend that national Democratic operatives argue shows voters are prepared to rebuke the President in November.
  • Tearful Rodman claims vindication for Kim ties

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    CNN's Chris Cuomo , appearing disturbed, awkwardly stared as Rodman rambled about Eddie Vedder from the 1990s rock group Pearl Jam, his former coach Phil Jackson and his self-promoting weed cryptocurrency t-shirt. "I've never seen that side of North Korea". The company also sponsored one of Rodman's previous trips to the country, where he alleged gifted Kim a copy of Trump's book The Art of the Deal .
  • Italy claims 'victory' after Spain offers to take in migrant ship

    Italy claims 'victory' after Spain offers to take in migrant ship

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    Passengers include 11 children and seven pregnant women, as well as 123 unaccompanied minors. In a statement it said the Aquarius took on the migrants in worldwide waters off Libya and rescue operations were coordinated by Italy. "The boat is now heading north towards a secure port", SOS Mediterranee tweeted on Sunday without specifying its destination, though virtually every such migrant boat over the past five years has ended up in Italy.