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Moscow invites N.Korea’s Kim to visit

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang on Thursday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official. “Come to Russia, we’ll be very …

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Water crisis in Karachi may lead to riots, says Farooq Sattar

Water crisis in Karachi may lead to riots in the city, said MQM’s Dr Farooq Sattar. “In the coming days, the biggest problem facing the city will be shortage of water,” he said. According to him, work on the K-IV project is going on at …

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Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of a ceasefire Wednesday after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. The exchange of …

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China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

BEIJING (AFP) – Iran’s president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump. China, Russia and European powers, all of which signed …

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Trade war risks global economic crisis: Putin

SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the world could be heading for an unprecedented economic crisis due to the confrontational trade policy and protectionism being pursued by the United States. Without directly naming US President Donald Trump, who has slapped on tariffs …

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Trump axing summit: NKorea open to US talks ‘any time’

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea said Friday it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit, a decision that once more casts a pall of uncertainty over the the turbulent Korean peninsula. Trump blamed …

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N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

SEOUL (AFP) – Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In …

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Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea’s president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president’s much-vaunted summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead. Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission …

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US strategy in Afghanistan shows little result: US Watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s revamped Afghanistan strategy has made little progress against the Taliban insurgency, leaving the country a “dangerous and volatile” place nearly 17 years after the U.S. invaded, a government watchdog report said Monday. The conclusion contrasts with assertions last fall …

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Maduro rival Falcon calls for new Venezuela election

CARACAS (AFP) – President Nicolas Maduro was unsurprisingly declared winner of Venezuela s election Sunday in a poll rejected as invalid by his rivals, who called for fresh elections to be held later this year. Reeling under a devastating economic crisis, only 46 percent of …

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