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Trump Says U.S. to Suspend ‘War Games’ in Korea

Trump Says U.S. to Suspend ‘War Games’ in Korea

President Donald Trump said the U.S. military would suspend some exercises that North Korea has regarded as a threat to its security, following his summit with Kim Jong Un. “We will be stopping the war games,” Trump said Tuesday during a news conference after four hours of meetings...

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13 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack

13 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack

A suicide attacker blew himself up Monday as government workers queued for an early bus home during the holy month of Ramadan, killing at least 13 people and wounding 31, officials and hospital staff said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the latest attack in the...

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US: NKorea talks moving 'more quickly than expected'

US: NKorea talks moving 'more quickly than expected'

Historic talks between the U.S. and North Korea have progressed more rapidly than first thought, and will wrap up in one day, the White House said Monday. President Donald Trump will depart Singapore for the U.S. at around 8 p.m. local time (1200GMT) Tuesday, the White House confirmed...

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Trump blasts Canadian PM as 'meek, dishonest'

Trump blasts Canadian PM as 'meek, dishonest'

The aftermath of the G7 Summit was rife with strife Sunday, with American economic director Larry Kudlow saying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “stabbed us in the back”. According to media reports, Canadian officials have been mystified by the attack on Trudeau by both Kudlow...

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North Korean, U.S. officials air differences on eve of summit; Trump stays positive

North Korean, U.S. officials air differences on eve of summit; Trump stays positive

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could “work out very nicely” as officials from both countries met to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula. Kim and Trump arrived in the...

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Germany stands by jointly agreed G7 communique: gov't spokesman

Germany stands by jointly agreed G7 communique: gov't spokesman

Germany continues to support the Group of Seven communique despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the declaration drawn up at a summit in Canada, a government spokesman said on Sunday. "Germany stands by the jointly agreed communique," Steffen Seibert said in a...

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Taliban kill 5 Afghan forces days ahead of truce

Taliban kill 5 Afghan forces days ahead of truce

 An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in the southern Kandahar province, killing five security forces The attack late Saturday comes ahead of a three-day cease-fire timed to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of...

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Former Pakistan dictator Musharraf to run for parliament

Former Pakistan dictator Musharraf to run for parliament

The party of Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced Saturday that he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections. The move comes after the country's Supreme Court conditionally allowed Musharraf to return from Dubai, where he has been living...

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Singapore vigilant ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Singapore vigilant ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Security in Singapore has already been tested before the island nation hosts next week’s unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit as Friday saw local officials interrogate two South Korean journalists and a Kim Jong-un impersonator. The two reporters were questioned by police for...

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US president wants Russia readmitted to G7

US president wants Russia readmitted to G7

Canada flatly rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s request Friday to allow Russia back into the G7 fold. Before leaving for the Group of Seven Summit in Quebec this morning, Trump mused to reporters in Washington that it was time to re-admit Russia. Vladimir Putin was booted from...

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New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against President Donald Trump's campaign chairman and a longtime associate, accusing them of obstructing justice. The new charges were unsealed Friday against Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik. They come after...

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U.S. warns UAE against assault on Hudaida

U.S. warns UAE against assault on Hudaida

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she was hoping to discuss Iran’s nuclear program with U.S. President Donald Trump at an upcoming G7 summit in Canada on June 8-9. Responding to questions by lawmakers at a special session of the parliament, Merkel said issues that divide...

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Vatican denies protecting Peruvian accused of sex crimes

Vatican denies protecting Peruvian accused of sex crimes

The Vatican is denying it is protecting the founder of a Peru-based conservative Catholic community who is accused of sexual and psychological abuse against minors and is being sought by Peruvian prosecutors. A letter from the Vatican's office of religious orders acknowledged it had...

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Duterte threatens to use emergency rule 'to the hilt'

Duterte threatens to use emergency rule 'to the hilt'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to resort to emergency powers and enforce them "to the hilt" to deal with relentless criticism over his human rights record, crimes and government wrongdoing. Duterte, who placed the southern third of the archipelago nation last...

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UK: 350 mosques urge probe of Conservative Islamophobia

UK: 350 mosques urge probe of Conservative Islamophobia

More than 350 mosques and Islamic groups across the U.K. on Monday called on the ruling Conservatives to launch an internal probe of multiple allegations of Islamophobia within its ranks. The action follows 11 separate umbrella organizations from across the U.K. calling for an urgent...

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Suicide attack targets Kabul scholars against terrorism

Suicide attack targets Kabul scholars against terrorism

At least seven people were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a gathering of religious scholars in capital Kabul on Monday, according to police. Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told Anadolu Agency: “Tight security was in place for the gathering of...

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Senior N.Korean envoy at White House amid summit prep

Senior N.Korean envoy at White House amid summit prep

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's right-hand man met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Friday to deliver a letter from his leader that could pave the way to a historic nuclear summit. Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling party executive and a veteran...

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Koreas get closer in high-level talks

Koreas get closer in high-level talks

North Korea suggested Friday that South Korea host joint events this month to celebrate the first ever inter-Korean summit on June 15, 2000. The North's proposal was one of a series of cooperation plans discussed during high-level talks that got underway at the Panmunjom border village...

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