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North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation’, says Moon

SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang. Moon said big-picture agreements about …

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US involvement in Pakistan: ‘Musharaf, Rice,Aziz orchestrated PML-Q defeat in 2008 polls’

ISLAMABAD -UNS : On the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) between the PPP and Pervez Musharraf two days before the 2008 election, a meeting between a US delegation and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi portrayed the future political scene of Pakistan. …

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Attacks on innocent Syrian civilians is a war crime : Joe Crowley

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) has said that “the horrifying chemical weapon attacks on innocent civilians is a war crime and Bashar al-Assad and his regime must be held accountable. “However, airstrikes alone will not achieve that goal. President Trump’s …

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Chairman Crowley recognized for supporting Community Health Centers

NEW YORK -UNS – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was honored by staff and patients at Urban Health Plan for his years of leadership and advocacy on behalf of community health centers in New York and across America. Urban Health Plan …

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If Pakistan was paying me to tweet, I’d have a much nicer car and house, US comedian McLellan tells Indian trolls

NEW YORK -UNS – American comedian Jeremy McLellan has frequently used his social media accounts to condemn violence against Muslims in Israel and Occupied Kashmir recently. He doesn’t spare even his countrymen who advocate violence against Muslims and it is evident from his social media …

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China hits back, slaps duties on US soybeans, planes, autos

Beijing: China unveiled plans Wednesday to hit major US exports worth $50 billion such as soybeans, cars and small airplanes with retaliatory tariffs in an escalating trade duel between the world’s two top economies. The move came hours after President Donald Trump’s administration published its …

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New York quiet skies caucus members secure provision in Omnibus bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens), Tom Suozzi (D-L.I./Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx), Greg Meeks (D-Queens), Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn/Queens) and Kathleen Rice (D-L.I.), members of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, announced today that they have secured a provision in the newly enacted omnibus appropriations …

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UK spy attack: US, Europe expel nearly 150 Russian envoys

PARIS (AFP) – The United States, its European allies and NATO have expelled scores of Russian diplomats in a coordinated action against Moscow which they accuse of poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. Here is a list of the countries and the number of Russians expelled. …

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Russian spy: US backs UK decision to expel diplomats

The White House says it “stands in solidarity” with “its closest ally” the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. PM Theresa May said the diplomats would be expelled after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on …

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Tillerson sacked as US secretary of state, to be replaced by CIA chief

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be replaced by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning. Pompeo will be replaced at the CIA by Gina Haspel, his deputy. She will be the first woman in …

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