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Trump confirms senior North Korean official en route to US

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a senior North Korean official is en route to New York as part of preparations for the planned summit with Kim Jong Un. “We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, […]

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Al-Sadr slams Iran, US interference in Iraq gov’t talks

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BAGHDAD: Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday rejected Iranian and U.S. interference in the formation of the new Iraqi government. “Iran is a neighboring country that fears for its interest and we hope it will not interfere in Iraqi affairs,” al-Sadr said in a statement in response to a question by one of his supporters. […]

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Saudi denies Macron’s remarks on detaining Lebanon PM

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday denied French President Emmanuel Macron’s statements about holding Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri against his will last year. In an interview with BFM TV last week, Macron hailed French diplomacy for maintaining peace in Lebanon. “If France wasn’t listened to then, there probably would be a war in Lebanon at this […]

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DPRK urges S. Korea to scrap military intelligence cooperation deal with Japan

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PYONGYANG, May 29 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday urged South Korea to scrap its agreement with Japan on military intelligence cooperation signed several years ago. There are some hurdles for the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of Korean Peninsula signed by the two Koreas in […]

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Erdogan, Putin discuss developments in Syria

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ISTANBUL : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed recent developments in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the phone. According to presidential sources, Erdogan and Putin pointed out the significance of achievements gained in the Astana process for a political solution in Syria, and stressed that the regime and opposition should act […]

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Senior North Korean official heads to US

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SEOUL: One of North Korea’s most influential officials is on his way to the United States, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap Tuesday. Kim Yong-chol, a vice central committee chairman of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington. The notorious former spy chief’s very […]

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Top aide to North Korean leader lands in Singapore as summit preparations continue — NHK

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TOKYO: A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Monday night, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said Tuesday, the latest indication that the on-again-off-again summit with US President Donald Trump is going ahead. Kim Chang Son, Kim’s de facto chief of staff, flew to Singapore via Beijing on Monday night, […]

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Trump claims Russia probe will ‘meddle’ in elections

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday without presenting evidence that the special counsel investigation looking into Russia and possible Trump campaign collusion will seek to interfere in this year’s midterm elections. It is unclear what, if any, information Trump is basing his claim on, but it fits into his and his administration’s efforts to discredit […]

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White House says Japan’s Abe to visit U.S. on June 7

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WASHINGTON, May 29 (Xinhua) — The White House said on Tuesday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Washington on June 7, ahead of the expected meeting between the leaders of Washington and Pyongyang. U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Abe on June 7 at the White House, said the White House Spokesperson […]

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Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. martial artist Jeffrey Monson

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MOSCOW, May 29 (Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to U.S. mixed martial artist Jeffrey Monson, said a presidential decree published Tuesday. Monson, 47, had won 61 out of 88 mixed martial arts fights he had participated, according to Russian sports Internet portal sports.ru Candid about his fondness of Russia and […]

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