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Apart from addressing North Korea's denuclearisation over a brief phone call on Monday, Pompeo briefed Kono about his recent meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a close aide to the North Korean supremo Kim Jong-Un, the Japan Times reported . On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he was 'looking forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at the end of February!' Meanwhile, the delegations from North Korea and the US who took part in the working-level talks to prepare for the second summit returned to ...
  • North Korean official heads for talks in Sweden

    North Korean official heads for talks in Sweden

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    A meeting could mean the two sides are nearing a compromise after months of stand-off over how to move forward in ending North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. "For Washington, it would be critical to secure the North's agreement to collect samples, not just let in experts, which is key to inspection". A Vietnamese government source who wished to remain anonymous told AFP "logistical preparations" were under for a Trump-Kim summit although "no official decision" had been made.
  • Trudeau condemns Chinese death sentence for Canadian

    Trudeau condemns Chinese death sentence for Canadian

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    The Canadian prime minister said that his government would intercede on behalf of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, who had initially received a 15-year prison sentence. He allegedly attempted to organize the smuggling of 222 kilograms of methamphetamines into Australia. China has executed other foreigners for drug-related crimes in the past, including a Japanese national in 2014 and a Filipina in 2013.
  • Russian Federation says USA 'spy' Paul Whelan caught red-handed, denies prisoner swap

    Russian Federation says USA 'spy' Paul Whelan caught red-handed, denies prisoner swap

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    Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday dismissed a report that President Trump is working on behalf of the Kremlin and accused the United States news media and Congress of trying to sabotage his administration. Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru earlier this month cited an unnamed Russian intelligence source as saying that Mr Whelan had been detained five minutes after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency.
  • White House Asked for Options to Strike Iran Last Year

    White House Asked for Options to Strike Iran Last Year

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    The White House also asked last fall for military options to strike Iraq and Syria after a second September attack hit "relatively close" to the American consulate, causing no serious damage, according to the Journal report. According to the paper , Mira Ricardel, the former deputy national security adviser, described the attack on the United States embassy in Iraq as "an act of war", and said that the USA needed to respond accordingly.
  • United States troops killed while on patrol in northern Syria

    United States troops killed while on patrol in northern Syria

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    The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 16 people have died, including five US-backed fighters as well as nine civilians. Other sources said that only two had been killed. What's next: Citing a rebel commander backed by Ankara, Reuters reports that Syrian rebels in Turkey are awaiting "zero hour" to attack Manbij. Surveillance camera video, apparently from the site of the attack, showed the explosion erupting on a busy sidewalk, sending a child running from the ...
  • Iran says it's launched a satellite that didn't reach orbit

    Iran says it's launched a satellite that didn't reach orbit

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    Iran says its space launches and satellite program have no military intent and will continue. He said the U.S.is working with its partners "to counter the entire range of the Islamic Republic's threats, including its missile programme, which threatens Europe and the Middle East".
  • Zimbabwe security forces fire on protesters amid anger over fuel price hikes

    Zimbabwe security forces fire on protesters amid anger over fuel price hikes

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    Four people were feared dead on Monday while more than 20 people were treated for gunshot wounds as violent protests swept through Zimbabwe, after the government increased the price of fuel. Security Minister Owen Ncube confirmed there had been deaths but did not give a figure. With US dollar notes scarce, Zimbabweans are forced to withdraw "bond notes" - supposedly equal to US dollars but worth far less in reality.
  • United States and Turkish presidents discuss safe zone in northern Syria

    United States and Turkish presidents discuss safe zone in northern Syria

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    On Sunday, Mr Trump tweeted : "Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds ". "In yesterday's telephone conversation US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his decision to pull troops out of Syria ". Both men emphasized the need to avoid letting anything block the planned withdrawal of United States forces from Syria, Ankara added. His top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensions between the ...
  • Canadians warned about China’s ‘arbitrary’ laws after death sentence

    Canadians warned about China’s ‘arbitrary’ laws after death sentence

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    Robert Schellenberg, accused of attempting to smuggle 220 kilograms (485 pounds) of methamphetamine from China to Australia in 2014, appealed his case in December. Prosecutors argued that the original penalty was insufficient due to evidence that Schellenberg was involved in an worldwide drug trafficking operation, according to a statement published on the court's website.
  • Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard

    Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard

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    Later in the day, Iran confirmed that the military was in charge of the plane. An army spokesman, Shahin Taghikhani, told state TV that the plane belonged to Iran and that all on board were Iranian citizens. The military plane took off from Kyrgyzstan to deliver cargo to Iran, and was set to land at Karaj's Payam Airport. The Iranian air force is investigating the incident.