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Kim tries to fix image with jokes and hug

For years, Kim has been regarded by South Koreans as a ruthless bully, the face of a hostile neighbor intent on developing weapons of mass destruction whose subjects heeded his every whim. But during a 12-hour visit across the border Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to soften …

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Trump reluctantly signs budget deal after threat

U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress’ newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown. Trump said he had signed the bill, despite his qualms on some issues, because a $60 billion …

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U.S. makes contingency plans in case Iran nuclear talks fail

The United States has had constructive talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Britain, France and Germany but is making contingency plans should they fail, the lead U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump gave an ultimatum on Jan. 12 to the European powers, saying they must agree …

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Trump Warned

Washington Key Republicans on Sunday warned President Donald Trump not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump began Sunday morning by criticizing the special counsel on Twitter, one day after his lawyer issued a statement saying he prays for the Justice Department to end Mueller’s investigation. Republicans strongly cautioned the President and his team to …

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PUTIN WON! Again

Vladimir Putin won. He will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election. With 50% of the vote counted he had received 75% of the vote, the central election commission said. The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race. Addressing …

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Syrian Afrin Free

Fighters waved flags and tore down the statue of a legendary Kurdish figure after claiming the city centre on Sunday. The two-month Turkish-led operation aimed to rid the border region of a Kurdish militia that Turkey considers a terrorist group. Activists say 280 civilians have died, although this is denied …

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