• Russia and Japan far from being partners: Lavrov
Russia and Japan far from being partners: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Syria's regime must take control of the country's north, after calls from the USA to set up a Turkish-controlled "security zone" in the area. Mr Lavrov noted that earlier this week, the United States had ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington claimed had ...

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  • North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington
North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington

They are expected to finalize the date and venue of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , the newspaper said . During that visit, Kim Yong Chol was able to break the impasse between Washington and Pyongyang and help get the first US-North Korea summit back on track.

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  • Canadian sentenced to death in China in drug smuggling case
Canadian sentenced to death in China in drug smuggling case

This is not the Canadian's first sentencing. Schellenberg was detained in China in 2014 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2016 for drug peddling in China. One said he discussed the "arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China" and "China's application of the death penalty to a Canadian citizen" with Macri.

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  • Saudi teen who fled abusive family adjusts to life in Canada
Saudi teen who fled abusive family adjusts to life in Canada

She said she had faced violence at the hands of her brother and mother, which, according to The Star , her family denied. "I couldn't get a job without permission". "Where she's staying, a professional security that we've contracted to be there, and we make sure that she is never alone", he told reporters. "She sees these threats, because she ha...

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  • Sen. Klobuchar, Others Mulling 2020 Presidential Bid Question A.G. Nominee Barr
Sen. Klobuchar, Others Mulling 2020 Presidential Bid Question A.G. Nominee Barr

Democrats pressed him about a memo he wrote a year ago criticizing Mueller for looking into Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey as possible obstruction of justice. He also expressed concern about Barr's memo and predicted it would be the "first line of questioning" for many on the panel. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, that ...

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  • Isil blast strikes near United States patrol in Syria's Manbij
Isil blast strikes near United States patrol in Syria's Manbij

Manbij is one of the two areas controlled by the SDF/YPG on the right bank of the Euphrates River, with the other being the area including the town of Tabqah in central Syria. According to Pentagon statistics, Wednesday's blast was the deadliest attack for United States coalition forces in Syria since they deployed in 2014.

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  • European Union letter in full: What assurances have been offered for Brexit?
European Union letter in full: What assurances have been offered for Brexit?

Leo Varadkar was accused by the leader of Ireland's opposition of keeping plans from voters after his deputy was overheard telling his transport minister he should avoid talking about checks on the border . Both sides have committed to avoiding the return of a "hard border" - physical checks or infrastructure - after Brexit. Arlene Foster, who...

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  • White House sought military strike against Iran
White House sought military strike against Iran

The explosives reportedly landed in an abandoned lot adjacent to U.S. Embassy and resulted in no casualties, the Journal reported, adding that he Basra attacks did not affect the consulate operations. Bolton has long advocated war against Iran and even regime change, which likely would shock the Pentagon . Mr. Bolton's request reflects the admi...

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  • Saudi teen granted asylum
Saudi teen granted asylum

Qunun is now on her way to Canada, officials in Thailand said earlier in the day, less than a week after she barricaded herself inside a hotel in Bangkok and refused to be returned to her family. "Rahaf temporarily suspended her #Twitter account because she has been receiving some very nasty, very real death threats". The move to accept Alqunun...

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  • Zimbabwean protesters burn tyres, block roads over fuel price hike
Zimbabwean protesters burn tyres, block roads over fuel price hike

The shock price hike was a response to a "persistent shortfall in the fuel market attributable to the increased fuel usage in the economy and compounded by rampant illegal currency and fuel trading activities", Mnangagwa said. Social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked and businesses have closed. He also said the g...

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  • Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation
Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation

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 this as more evidence of a "Deep State coup".

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  • President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’
President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’

In July previous year, the president said he'd give $1 million to Warren's favorite charity if she took a DNA test proving she has Native American heritage. At Wounded Knee in 1890, as many as 400 unarmed men, women and children were killed by U.S. soldiers. Debbie White Dove Porreco, who is a descendant of Pocahontas, said on Fox News that W...

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  • Support For Border Wall Jumps As More Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown
Support For Border Wall Jumps As More Americans Blame Trump For Shutdown

The partial government shutdown is now in its fourth week , the longest in US history. "Elections have consequences!" he declared, meaning the 2016 election in which "I promised safety and security" and, as part of that, a border wall .

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  • Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria | newkerala.com #88710
Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria | newkerala.com #88710

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes targeted an area near the airport while others hit the area of Kiswa, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces allied with Syria's government.

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  • Pompeo discusses United States drawdown in Syria with Turkish counterpart
Pompeo discusses United States drawdown in Syria with Turkish counterpart

Seeking to quell concern about the USA troop withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday described the American exit as a "tactical change" in military strategy that wouldn't deter efforts to defeat ISIS or hurt US interests in the region.

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  • No easy answers to questions swirling around fatal Ottawa bus crash
No easy answers to questions swirling around fatal Ottawa bus crash

The bus driver was taken to the accident scene is fixed and should be questioned, said Ottawa police chief Charels Bordeleau. "I heard a bump and I saw the bus crashing into Westboro Station", the local student told CTV Ottawa , still visibly shaken from what he had seen.

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  • Talks between US-Turkish militaries to continue next week, says Bolton
Talks between US-Turkish militaries to continue next week, says Bolton

Turkey's planned military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria does not depend on an American withdrawal from the region, Ankara said on Thursday. Bolton's comments were widely seen as backtracking on Trump's announcement, including by Turkey which described them as "unacceptable". And the Kurdish militia which has spearheaded the gro...

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  • Canada grants asylum to Saudi teen fleeing alleged abuse
Canada grants asylum to Saudi teen fleeing alleged abuse

Thailand, which initially had threatened to deport her back to Saudi Arabia, said she was seen off by Canada's ambassador. Australian officials have strongly hinted that Ms Qunun's request will be accepted. Alqunun had previously said on Twitter that she wanted to seek refuge in Australia. It wasn't immediately clear what prompted Alqunon...

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  • Trump Legal Team Should Be Allowed to Correct Mueller's Final Report - Giuliani
Trump Legal Team Should Be Allowed to Correct Mueller's Final Report - Giuliani

The FBI launched an investigation to probe if President Donald Trump was working for Russian Federation following his sacking of FBI Director James Comey shortly after taking office, the New York Times reported . The Washington Post reported Wednesday that White House counsel Pat Cipollone is gearing up by hiring 17 new lawyers to the ...

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  • Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she is running for president in 2020
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she is running for president in 2020

She's opposed to military intervention, and drew criticism in 2017 for meeting during a secret trip with Syrian President Bashar Assad whose oppressive regime has allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people. Gabbard recalls that she found the meeting encouraging. She is said to have supported in 2014 a constitutional amendment banning sam...

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  • Huawei uproar widens as Poland arrests two in China-spying probe
Huawei uproar widens as Poland arrests two in China-spying probe

Wang, Polish state police reported after searching his home and detaining him (which could last as long as three months with a conviction going as long as 10 years), is the sales director in Poland for Chinese telecommunications company Huawei .

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  • Kremlin Lawyer From Trump Tower Meeting Charged With Obstructing Money Laundering Investigation
Kremlin Lawyer From Trump Tower Meeting Charged With Obstructing Money Laundering Investigation

In her own declaration, Veselnitskaya stated that she had "gone to great lengths" to get a copy of a document from the Russian prosecutors' office. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman. The court case originated in September 2013, when US prosecutors sued to recover millions of dollars worth of NY real estate and other property on the grounds that it ...

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  • May turns to trade unions in plea for Brexit backing
May turns to trade unions in plea for Brexit backing

Theresa May has already withdrawn one vote on her Brexit deal in December, and, given the catastrophic ramifications of any defeat for her grip on power, many are already speculating that she will again pull January's vote. Labour MP Martin Whitfield, a supporter of the Best for Britain campaign for another referendum, said: "It is humiliating f...

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  • Congo: Felix Tshisekedi 'win' challenged by local Catholic church
Congo: Felix Tshisekedi 'win' challenged by local Catholic church

Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the largest opposition party, has been declared the victor of the long-delayed presidential election to replace Joseph Kabila . The United States threatened sanctions against officials who rigged the vote. The statement released by South Africa's foreign ministry reflects pressure on Congo by regional powers who d...

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  • Unredacted Manafort filing hints at Russian Federation collusion
Unredacted Manafort filing hints at Russian Federation collusion

While some of the redacted information was not a big deal, there was one section of the failed redaction that appears to shed light on Mueller's understanding of Manafort's roll in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson gave Manafort's lawyers until Monday to respond to the allegation in writing and said prosecutor...

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