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It still said the North's weapons of mass destruction are a "threat to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula", a reference to the North's missile and nuclear program. The last time he visited the U.S.in May 2017, Kim Yong Chol met with Pompeo in NY and then traveled to Washington to hand deliver a letter to Trump from Kim, just weeks before the Singapore summit.
  • Iran satellite fails to reach orbit: state media

    Iran satellite fails to reach orbit: state media

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    Iran has recently made significant progress in its space programme with the launch of its Simorgh Satellite Launch Vehicle in July 2017. "The United States is working with our allies and partners to counter the entire range of the Islamic Republic's threats, including its missile program, which threatens Europe and the Middle East", a statement released by the Department of State read.
  • Blast Near Syria US-Led Coalition Patrol Causes Over Dozen Casualties

    Blast Near Syria US-Led Coalition Patrol Causes Over Dozen Casualties

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    In a statement to CBS News , White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that President Donald Trump was "fully briefed and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria". Amaq said an attacker had struck a foreign military patrol in a suicide attack. Khaled Awsah, who lives in the Kurdish-controlled area, told MEE that dozens had been wounded in the attack and hospitalised, including his brother, who was waiting for him at the restaurant.
  • Khashoggi’s murder: Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks

    Khashoggi’s murder: Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks

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    But after an outcry from US partners and allies and a series of high-level resignations over the decision, top administration officials, including Pompeo, have said the withdrawal has no timeline and is conditions-based, including the enduring defeat of ISIS, protection for the Kurds, and assurance that Iran can't increase its influence in the region.
  • Trump White House sought strike plans against Iran

    Trump White House sought strike plans against Iran

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    While the Pentagon complied with National Security Council's request, it was not clear whether Mr Trump knew of the request or whether plans to strike Iran were seriously considered, the Journal reported . Drezner, a professor of worldwide politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, called the news "a reminder that when it comes to Iran, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are batshit insane".
  • Multiple people dead after attack at luxury Nairobi hotel

    Multiple people dead after attack at luxury Nairobi hotel

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    He said he saw a photo circulating on a WhatsApp group that identified one of his colleagues but didn't want to speculate until he saw the bodies of both workers at the mortuary late Tuesday. About 30 people are being treated at Nairobi hospitals, media reports say. The United States commended Kenyan authorities and said it was providing unspecified assistance in the response.
  • Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP

    Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP

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    Opposition to the plan focused on the backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit in the event of a wider trade deal not being reached. "We need to say clearly to the British that if they wish to Brexit then that's a matter for themselves, but any Brexit agreement needs to recognise, understand and protect the people, the economy and the peace process on this island", she added.
  • Dead, 12 Hospitalized After

    Dead, 12 Hospitalized After "Mass Overdose" in California

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    One male adult died, and 12 other people were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Rescue crews took 12 people to the hospital, where four remained in critical condition. Chico police officers only began carrying Naloxone previous year, O'Brien said. Fentanyl was originally developed as a painkiller and anesthetic, but it's 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin.
  • Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

    Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

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    Australian media reported that UNHCR had withdrawn its referral for Alqunun to be resettled in Australia because Canberra was taking too long to decide on her asylum. A Saudi teen, whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention, said she intends to fight for the freedom of women around the world.
  • Barr said Trump asked him about Mueller's integrity

    Barr said Trump asked him about Mueller's integrity

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    His memo , Barr will say, did not address Mueller's investigation otherwise, "nor did it address other potential obstruction-of-justice theories or argue, as some have erroneously suggested , that a President can never obstruct justice". "My memo was narrow in scope, explaining my thinking on a specific obstruction-of-justice theory under a single statute that I thought, based on media reports, the Special Counsel might be considering", he noted.
  • Saudi teen on her way to Canada for asylum

    Saudi teen on her way to Canada for asylum

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    Alqunun arrived in Bangkok on a flight from Kuwait on Saturday, and planned to continue to Australia, where she held a tourist visa. "She'll leave tonight at 11.15pm (16:15 GMT)". "They (Australia) accepted me, I am so happy!" She hasn't been publicly heard from since. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne met Thursday with senior Thai officials in Bangkok .
  • Zimbabwe: 5 Killed in Fuel Hike Protests, Activists Say

    Zimbabwe: 5 Killed in Fuel Hike Protests, Activists Say

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    ZCTU called upon Zimbabweans to stay away from their workplaces, businesses and schools from Monday to Wednesday, as a way of protesting "the general astronomical price increases since previous year against stagnant salaries". A fuel pump price set at $3.11 per litre for diesel, and $3.33 per litre for petrol. 2) We will grant a rebate to all registered business entities in Manufacturing, Mining, Commerce, Agriculture and Transport sectors, to be decided at a later date.
  • Donald Trump under fire over 'disrespectful' tweet about Native American massacre

    Donald Trump under fire over 'disrespectful' tweet about Native American massacre

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    Mann and enjoyed a beer. Warren has been repeatedly mocked by Trump as "Pocahontas" because of her past claims that she has Native American ancestry, based on family stories. George Armstrong Custer's infamous last stand in 1876 - took his Warren attacks to a new level. Warren's office could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday night.
  • Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ‘resolved,’ county spokeswoman says

    Hostage situation at New Jersey UPS facility ‘resolved,’ county spokeswoman says

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    Fox News live reports that, "No one has been shot". "We have an active incident in place", chief of staff Tom Gilbert said, adding that law enforcement is in a "fact-gathering" mode. Armed officers can be seen from aerial images crouching behind one of the vehicles. In a post on Facebook , an employee of the UPS facility wrote , "At work and a guy runs up in the trap and said everybody down".
  • Trump denies working for Russia, calls past FBI leaders ‘known scoundrels’

    Trump denies working for Russia, calls past FBI leaders ‘known scoundrels’

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    It describes the president going to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with Putin, including moves Trump allegedly took to seize notes from the interpreter at a meeting he held with Putin in Hamburg. Salon's Andrew O'Hehir took a deep dive into the details and political implications on Saturday, particularly noting the fact that while many of us have concluded that there was plenty of evidence Trump was compromised and this was just the last straw, the right just sees ...
  • Democrats draft censure motions for Steve King over white supremacy comment

    Democrats draft censure motions for Steve King over white supremacy comment

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    King has a well-established history of controversial rhetoric, and the latest incident comes as many within the GOP are already seeking to distance themselves politically - or defeat him in 2020. King serves on the Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary committees, and chairs Judiciary's subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.