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Putin congratulates Cuba's new president on his election: Kremlin

Putin congratulates Cuba's new president on his election: Kremlin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, spoke with Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel and ex-president Raul Castro over the phone Friday, the Kremlin said on its website. Putin congratulated Diaz-Canel on his election and his birthday and said Russia was ready to help the Cuban...

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Putin 'ready' for Trump summit: Lavrov

Putin 'ready' for Trump summit: Lavrov

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. Moscow's chief diplomat added that such a summit was not currently being discussed but the Kremlin hopes that a meeting at the White House would...

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Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea's presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on the hotline...

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Trump invited Putin to US during phone call: Russia

Trump invited Putin to US during phone call: Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the United States during a phone call, and said he would be glad to see Putin in the White House, RIA Novosti reported on Friday, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry. The news agency quoted Foreign Minister...

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US says it's maintaining pressure on North Korea

US says it's maintaining pressure on North Korea

A U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearize even as Washington prepares a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Robert Wood, the top U.S. envoy to the U.N.-hosted Conference on Disarmament, says...

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Playboy model freed from contract barring talk of Trump 'affair'

Playboy model freed from contract barring talk of Trump 'affair'

A media group agreed to release an ex-Playboy model from a deal that stopped her from discussing an alleged affair with US President Donald Trump, both sides confirmed Wednesday. The deal was reached between American Media Inc., which owns tabloid magazine The National Enquirer, and...

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US, China trade war to have limited impact: Economists

US, China trade war to have limited impact: Economists

The trade war between China and the U.S. is not likely to have a disruptive impact, according to top economists. "There is a low probability of disruptive trade war," Mickey Levy, chief economist for Americas and Asia at ‎Berenberg Capital Markets, told Anadolu Agency. Levy...

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UN: Over 200 more child soldiers freed in South Sudan

UN: Over 200 more child soldiers freed in South Sudan

More than 500 children were released from armed groups in South Sudan since the start of 2018, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the UNICEF, at least 207 children were freed by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. “This was...

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Ahead of summit, CIA chief secretly meets with NKorea's Kim

Ahead of summit, CIA chief secretly meets with NKorea's Kim

CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim. Two officials have confirmed the trip to The Associated Press. They are...

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Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch Of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Her Over Trump Story

Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch Of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Her Over Trump Story

Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, revealed a composite sketch Tuesday of the man she says threatened her in 2011 to stay silent about an alleged affair she had with President Donald Trump. “His face is burned in my memory,” Clifford told the hosts of ABC’s “The...

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White House says considering additional sanctions on Russia: statement

White House says considering additional sanctions on Russia: statement

The White House said Monday it is considering additional sanctions on Russia following a suspected poison gas attack in Syria, but has not made a decision yet. "We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future," White House spokeswoman...

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Trump's attorney says raids 'took everything'

Trump's attorney says raids 'took everything'

NEW YORK (AP)-  Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney say investigators "took everything" during raids last week on his residence and office. The lawyers wrote in a court filing Monday that the raids a week ago to gather evidence from attorney Michael Cohen were...

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Russian journalist who covered Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony

Russian journalist who covered Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony

A Russian journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria has died from injuries he sustained after falling from a balcony. Maxim Borodin, 32, died at a hospital on Sunday after falling from his fifth-floor balcony in Yekaterinburg on Thursday, according to the Associated Press...

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Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

(AP) — Minnesotans slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. The...

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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

HOUSTON (AP)- Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. "Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to...

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Stormy Daniels may show up at Cohen hearing

Stormy Daniels may show up at Cohen hearing

Stephanie Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said it's "very possible" that the porn actress would show up at Monday's hearing on the FBI's raid on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's home and office. Avenatti spoke outside the court at Friday's hearing and then followed with a...

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US lawmakers support Syria airstrikes _ mostly

US lawmakers support Syria airstrikes _ mostly

Congressional leaders are supporting President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack against civilians — although there are some reservations. House Speaker Paul Ryan is praising Trump's...

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Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel group

Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel group

STOCKHOLM (AP)- Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced...

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