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Korea rescue military pact at 11th hour after U.S. push

Korea rescue military pact at 11th hour after U.S. push

A senior South Korean presidential adviser said on Thursday talks were being held with Japan to reach a last-minute resolution. The U.S. has also been pressuring Seoul to retract its decision, . "Bu...

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John Bolton Returns to Twitter, Asks Followers to 'Stay Tuned' for 'Backstory...'

John Bolton Returns to Twitter, Asks Followers to 'Stay Tuned' for 'Backstory...'

Then Bolton tweeted again, this time alleging that his account was "suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of [his] resignation as National Security Advisor". Democrats haven't issued a subpoena for ...

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‘Stop the massacre’: Ousted Morales calls for United Nations to intervene in Bolivia

‘Stop the massacre’: Ousted Morales calls for United Nations to intervene in Bolivia

The South American country's two chambers of congress are expected to debate the election bill beginning on Thursday and possibly extending into Friday, which would annul the October 20 poll and appoi...

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Sondland to US Lawmakers: Trump Conditioned Aid to Ukraine on Investigations

Sondland to US Lawmakers: Trump Conditioned Aid to Ukraine on Investigations

Giuliani was pushing". Turned into there a quid pro quo? What's more, Sondland said repeatedly, "Everyone was in the loop". With that, the president's "Gordon drawback" became a bombshell that spr...

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FLAMES burst from plane during takeoff at Los Angeles airport

FLAMES burst from plane during takeoff at Los Angeles airport

The Boeing 777 bound for Manila departed on Thursday just after 11am and was forced to turn back less than an hour later after a mechanical malfunction caused the right-side engine to catch fire. © AP...

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Dominic Raab summons Chinese ambassador over Hong Kong consulate employee's 'torture'

Dominic Raab summons Chinese ambassador over Hong Kong consulate employee's 'torture'

Simon Cheng concluded his post on Facebook by saying: "I won't give up the fight for human rights, peace, freedom and democracy for the rest of my life, no matter the danger, discrimination and ret...

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Sen. Rubio: Fixing trade relationship with China is not a 'one-time issue'

Sen. Rubio: Fixing trade relationship with China is not a 'one-time issue'

The House had approved a similar bill last month, but acquiesced and passed the version approved by the Senate on Tuesday. The measure would require the State Department to certify at leas...

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U.S. calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns

U.S. calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns

Videos posted on social media in defiance of a near total Internet shutdown by Iranian authorities appeared to show security forces directly shooting at protesters in different cities. International M...

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Father killed in four-storey fall from cruise ship balcony

Father killed in four-storey fall from cruise ship balcony

Authorities arrived on the scene once the boat docked in Miami. Rice's death was not a suicide, Caprara stated. Though he's been divorced from Rice's mother, Meredith Rice-Fetters for several years, h...

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Guilty verdict in Grace Millane murder trial

Guilty verdict in Grace Millane murder trial

But, Justice Moore added, if the jury members did not consider a murder had been committed, they must consider the prospect of manslaughter. The verdict ends almost a year of heartbreak for the Brit...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer allegedly altered document related to surveillance of Trump campaign

Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer allegedly altered document related to surveillance of Trump campaign

Specifically, Trump allies have sought to counter narratives that his campaign acted in concert with Russia's election interference effort by accusing the FBI of impropriety in getting a Foreign Int...

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France, Germany bring North Atlantic Treaty Organisation plans after 'brain dead' row - DN - Defence Notes

France, Germany bring North Atlantic Treaty Organisation plans after 'brain dead' row - DN - Defence Notes

Away from the political wrangling, foreign ministers will prepare the agenda for next month's summit in London, lining up a series of announcements to put a positive gloss on the gathering. "Reports o...

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Graham requests full transcripts of Joe Biden’s calls with Ukrainian President

Graham requests full transcripts of Joe Biden’s calls with Ukrainian President

Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White H...

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China warns of stiff action if Trump signs HK rights Bill

China warns of stiff action if Trump signs HK rights Bill

Some even unsuccessfully tried to make their way out using the sewers. He told Reuters the hold-outs were discussing what to do next. "I don't think they're stepping up to the level that I want"...

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More protesters leave Hong Kong campus ahead of weekend poll

More protesters leave Hong Kong campus ahead of weekend poll

Under the first Senate bill , USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo would have to certify at least once a year that Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to qualify for special U.S. In fact, as long as th...

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California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

Meanwhile, an appeals court in NY has ruled that Trump's long-time accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to NY prosecutors. Not that it makes a difference in California p...

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Impeachment: Ex-adviser Fiona Hill says GOP Ukraine narrative 'harmful fiction'

Impeachment: Ex-adviser Fiona Hill says GOP Ukraine narrative 'harmful fiction'

Fiona Hill and David Homes. Impeachment witnesses have described Trump as obsessed by the theory. Fionna Hill capped the House Intelligence Committee's hearings Thursday with a damning confirmatio...

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‘US Decision on Israeli Settlements is Abuse of International Law’ - Turkish MP

‘US Decision on Israeli Settlements is Abuse of International Law’ - Turkish MP

The Arab League, of which Saudi Arabia is a member, condemned Pompeo's statement as "a very negative development". In reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the Arab League to hold ...

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Fossils of ancient legged snakes shows how they lost their legs

Fossils of ancient legged snakes shows how they lost their legs

Our examination of this fossil has been printed within the journal Science Advances . Flinders University scientists were part of an global team that carried out CT scans and light microscopy of ...

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Two US prison guards charged with falsifying logs over Epstein death

Two US prison guards charged with falsifying logs over Epstein death

In addition, the pair sat at their desks, browsed the Internet, and walked around the common area. Epstein , whose influential circle of friends had included Donald Trump and the Duke of York, was ...

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Defiant Benjamin Netanyahu vows to remain Israel's leader despite corruption charges

Defiant Benjamin Netanyahu vows to remain Israel's leader despite corruption charges

Police say that in return for jewelry, expensive cigars and champagne, Netanyahu operated on Milchan's behalf on US visa matters, tried to legislate a generous tax break for him and sought to promote ...

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Impeachment witness to GOP: stop echoing Russian propaganda

Impeachment witness to GOP: stop echoing Russian propaganda

Sondland stressed that the president never directly told him US military aid to Ukraine was contingent upon the politically motivated investigations but said he presumed "two plus two equals four". ...

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Netanyahu says charges are an 'illegal' attempt to oust him

Netanyahu says charges are an 'illegal' attempt to oust him

His rejection of the charges echoed the pugnacious language of his ally, U.S. President Donald Trump. "There is no coup in Israel, but rather those that have barricaded themselves in power", he said...

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Netanyahu Celebrates US Settlement Decision in West Bank

Netanyahu Celebrates US Settlement Decision in West Bank

In light of new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli population centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and com...

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Trump Says US Navy Will Not Remove Gallagher's Status as SEAL

Trump Says US Navy Will Not Remove Gallagher's Status as SEAL

Trump commented after Gallagher's lawyer appeared on Fox and Friends Thursday morning to discuss the military admiral readying to launch a review to strip Gallagher of his trident pin. President ...

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Owner reunited with cat found 1,200 miles from Portland home

Owner reunited with cat found 1,200 miles from Portland home

But it seems the furry feline's route took him on a longer journey than most, from the north-western coast of the United States to the south-western mountainous region of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Usov is...

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Sixteen people found in sealed lorry container onboard ferry to Ireland

Sixteen people found in sealed lorry container onboard ferry to Ireland

It is understood the discovery was made by a ferry staff member who heard banging from inside the truck on a scheduled Stena Line ferry from France. Garda Superintendent Jim Doyle said: "This has be...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes Sri Lanka's new prime minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes Sri Lanka's new prime minister

Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister in the capital Colombo , cementing the powerful...

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Pope urges action to help women and children 'humiliated' by traffickers

Pope urges action to help women and children 'humiliated' by traffickers

There are about 388,000 Catholics in the country, accounting for 0.58 percent of the population./. He provided a glimpse of one of the cornerstones of his papacy - fighting human trafficking. At Bang...

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Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu formally indicted on bribery, fraud

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu formally indicted on bribery, fraud

Israel's president told lawmakers on Wednesday to name a candidate to form a new government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Grantz both failed to clinch their own coali...

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Deceased KZN man's family wants to sue Old Mutual but lacks funds

Deceased KZN man's family wants to sue Old Mutual but lacks funds

Old Mutual strives to pay claims speedily - 99% of funeral claims are paid within 8 hours once all requirements are met. Responding to the incident, Old Mutual said it had paid out the funeral claim...

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Judge temporarily stops 1st federal execution in 16 years

Judge temporarily stops 1st federal execution in 16 years

Wednesday night, a U.S. District judge granted a preliminary injunction on the executions of five men, including Dustin Honken . The order brings a halt to a process put in motion less than four mo...

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Trump impeachment: Russia's meddling in election 'beyond dispute'

Trump impeachment: Russia's meddling in election 'beyond dispute'

US intelligence agencies and former Special Counsel Robert Mueller have determined that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda meant to sow discor...

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Briefing: Google Limits Ad Targeting, Restates Ban on False Claims in Ads

Briefing: Google Limits Ad Targeting, Restates Ban on False Claims in Ads

In a blog post , Google Ads executive Scott Spencer, said that the company was "clarifying" its advertising policies to avoid material that could "significantly undermine participation or trust i...

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Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

Authorities had earlier issued a Code Red alert, which indicates the worst possible bushfire conditions, warning people that should a fire start it will be fast moving, unpredictable and likely uncont...

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