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US president hails deal after historic talks Kim

US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference …

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Trump, Kim hail historic summit despite doubts over agreement

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit Tuesday as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but the agreement they produced was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons. The extraordinary encounter saw the …

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G7 summit: Donald Trump lashes out at America’s key allies

US President Donald Trump has fired off a string of angry tweets criticising America’s closest allies hours after leaving a divisive G7 summit in Canada. Mr Trump said the US paid “close to the entire cost of Nato” to help protect countries that “rip us …

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Cause of illness in US diplomats remains a mystery:Cuba

Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting US diplomats, after the US State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016. The State Department said on Friday the cases were similar to those …

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Trump, Kim arrive for US-North Korea summit

SINGAPORE (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump arrived in Singapore Sunday for an unprecedented summit, with Pyongyang s nuclear arsenal at the top of the agenda and the US president calling it a “one-time shot” at peace. Bringing the Korean …

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Anti Muslim move: Austria to expel up to 60 imams, shuts 7 mosques

VIENNA (AFP) – Austria could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said Friday. “The circle of people possibly affected by these measures – the pool that we’re talking about – …

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Afghan Govt. announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

KABUL (AFP) – Afghanistan announced Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue. The ceasefire, which would bring some welcome relief to war-weary civilians, will last “from the …

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Iran steps up pressure with plan to boost uranium enrichment capacity

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran said Tuesday it has launched a plan to boost uranium enrichment capacity with new centrifuges, raising the pressure on European diplomats scrambling to rescue the crumbling nuclear deal after Washington pulled out. “If conditions allow, maybe tomorrow night at Natanz (plant), …

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Over 7 killed in Kabul suicide blast near clerics’ gathering

KABUL (AFP) – At least seven people were killed in a suicide bombing Monday near a gathering of top clerics in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, roughly one hour after the group proclaimed such attacks a sin, police said. The blast in the western part of the …

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Indian CRPF vehicle runs over Kashmiri youth in Srinagar

SRINAGAR -UNS – A youth was crushed to death while another sustained injuries after being run over by a vehicle of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, reported Kashmir Media Service. People staged a forceful demonstration outside Srinagar’s Jamia …

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