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Iraq seeks United States dollars 88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister

Iraq seeks United States dollars 88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister

Iraqi forces are backed by an global coalition led by the United States, which pounds militant strongholds from the air. Iraq needs $88.2 billion (A$112b) to rebuild after years of war against the I...

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Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea

Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea

North Korea conducted its largest nuclear test past year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States. During the weekend, my tour guide Cindy told me sh...

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Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for meeting in the North

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for meeting in the North

Vice President Pence is using his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the worldwide community to take a tougher stance on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses. However, "...

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Number of arrested protesters over Operation Olive Branch reaches 666 in Turkey

Number of arrested protesters over Operation Olive Branch reaches 666 in Turkey

Turkish soldiers carry the coffin of Koray Karaca, a Turkish soldier who was killed in cross-border clashes with Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) forces in Afrin, Syria , during a funeral cere...

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DPRK high-level delegation concludes ROK visit

DPRK high-level delegation concludes ROK visit

North Korea has made clear that it does not intend to negotiate away its nuclear and missile programs in return for relief from worldwide sanctions . Kim Yo Jong and her delegation spent three days d...

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#ZumaExit: ANC to kick Zuma out

#ZumaExit: ANC to kick Zuma out

The leader of South Africa's ruling party has acknowledged growing impatience over the failure to resolve President Jacob Zuma's future. Ramaphosa hinted that the ANC was not successful in neg...

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NK says high-level delegation made 'meaningful' S. Korea trip for better ties

NK says high-level delegation made 'meaningful' S. Korea trip for better ties

According to journalists in Pyeongchang for the ceremony, it's unclear what the two impersonators were doing, but they apparently made a scene. Reviving inter-Korean talks is key to the polices of M...

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U.S. confirms Tillerson to visit Turkey

U.S. confirms Tillerson to visit Turkey

The State Department said on February 8 that Tillerson will visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Kuwait during his trip that has been planned for February 11-16. Tillerson will not be making any ...

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Global Geopolitical Series: Trump questions Israelis and Palestinian's intention to make peace

Global Geopolitical Series: Trump questions Israelis and Palestinian's intention to make peace

He pointed out that Russia's membership in the UN Security Council and the Mideast Quartet for peace enables it to play an active role in any effort to achieve peace between the Palestinians and ...

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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Heavy on Promises, Light on Details

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Heavy on Promises, Light on Details

Michael Pagano, dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of IL at Chicago, said the Trump administration attempt to leverage local government funds for infrastructure...

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World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut

The bomb was found at 5pm yesterday at George V Dock. The Royal Navy and the police are working on removing it, and authorities have asked people to steer clear of the airport on Monday. Royal Nav...

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Syria's Eastern Ghouta Suffers Bloodiest Week Since 2015

Syria's Eastern Ghouta Suffers Bloodiest Week Since 2015

Two soldiers were killed in the incident. On Tuesday, UN officials appealed for an immediate cessation of hostilities, lasting for at least one month throughout Syria , to enable the delivery of ...

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Pyeongchang Olympic organizers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi

Pyeongchang Olympic organizers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi

The recent detente, dramatic evidence of which was on show at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme past year and pressur...

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Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

The North Korean delegation was invited to lunch with South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon at the five-star Walkerhill Hotel in eastern Seoul on Sunday, an official at the prime minister's offic...

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Missiles and smiles from North Korea on eve of Olympic Games

Missiles and smiles from North Korea on eve of Olympic Games

A high-ranking North Korean delegation of Kim, and North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam , had arrived in South Korea earlier in the day aboard Kim Jong Un's private jet. USA officials ha...

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North Korea Invites Southern President to Pyongyang

North Korea Invites Southern President to Pyongyang

Just like them, but nothing like them. Just before the opening ceremony, Kim Yong Nam attended a dinner for visiting foreign dignitaries hosted by Moon. It took some doing to get to this point, ev...

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Trump blocks release of Democratic memo that rebuts Republican claims

Trump blocks release of Democratic memo that rebuts Republican claims

However, the White House decision was criticised by Democrats - with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi claiming it proves that the release of the initial memo was a "blatantly political move". Th...

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Modi pledges $40 million for Palestinian development

Modi pledges $40 million for Palestinian development

As one goes through historical records, it becomes amply clear that Modi being the first Indian Prime Minister to land in Palestinian territory is due to a mere technicality. The unilateral United S...

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German Foreign Minister: Trump Support Not Necessarily Good for Israel

German Foreign Minister: Trump Support Not Necessarily Good for Israel

Asked by daily when the USA would present its peace plan, Trump said: "We will see what happens". "The Palestinian side insists of forming a multilateral approach to overlook the peace process with ...

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Iranian-Canadian activist dies in prison

Iranian-Canadian activist dies in prison

A spokesperson for Foreign Affairs told CBC News in an emailed statement that consular officials "are working to gather additional information and are providing assistance to the family of the Canad...

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