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New U.S. Taiwan Office Prompts Questions Over Who Will Lead It

New U.S. Taiwan Office Prompts Questions Over Who Will Lead It

The AIT performs most of the same functions as other US embassies, including issuing visas. Since the USA established diplomatic ties with China almost four decades ago, Washington has acknowledged ...

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Italy to Ferry Migrants It Rejected to Spain

Italy to Ferry Migrants It Rejected to Spain

Malta and Italy thanked Spain for stepping up, but maintained their dispute over who was responsible. The vice president of the regional government, Monica Oltra, was speaking to reporters on Tue...

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Italian PM Confirms Meeting With Macron Amid Spike in Tensions Over Migrants

Italian PM Confirms Meeting With Macron Amid Spike in Tensions Over Migrants

The row erupted after the Aquarius ship, operated by a non-profit, tried to dock in Italy with hundreds of undocumented immigrants rescued at sea. Annelise Borges , a journalist for Euronews and N...

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Arab states attack Yemen port key to feeding 8.4 million starving people

Arab states attack Yemen port key to feeding 8.4 million starving people

He gave an account on the Saudi assistance and relief items provided for Yemenis, since May 2015 to date that's worth more than $1 billion, the assistance provided by KSrelief amounting to 262 project...

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United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

Arab countries backing the measure turned to the General Assembly after the United States used its veto in the Security Council to block the resolution on June 1. Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansou...

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UN scrambles to avert 'fierce bloody battle' for Yemen port

UN scrambles to avert 'fierce bloody battle' for Yemen port

U.N. Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has urged the Houthis to hand over Hodeidah to U.N. control, Reuters reported on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council, which was also briefed by Griffiths via video ...

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Eid holiday for Muslim festival Friday or Monday says Malawi govt

Eid holiday for Muslim festival Friday or Monday says Malawi govt

This week, after the sighting of the moon, Muslims will mark the end of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and start the lunar month Shawwal. "Therefore, tomorrow we will be sure to know if Thu...

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Media Would Have ‘BEGGED’ for Korean Deal ‘500 Days Ago’

Media Would Have ‘BEGGED’ for Korean Deal ‘500 Days Ago’

But the U.S. president trumpeted the outcome as a "deal" with North Korea and vowed there would be "no more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!" In Japan, the prospect of canceled U.S. A...

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US hits Russian firms with sanctions for cyberattacks

US hits Russian firms with sanctions for cyberattacks

Mnuchin said. The designation blocks all property of those targeted that is subject to US jurisdiction and prohibits American citizens from engaging in transactions with them. OFAC slapped sanction...

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Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit. It was Trudeau's closing statements at the end of the G7 summit in La Malbaie...

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Kim, Trump in countdown to historic summit AFP

Kim, Trump in countdown to historic summit AFP

Although gaps remain over what denuclearization would entail, Trump sounded a positive note in a lunch meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong . The summit would set the framework...

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Trump meets Lee ahead of historic summit with Kim

Trump meets Lee ahead of historic summit with Kim

Tuesday in Singapore , which is 9 p.m. Monday on the U.S. East Coast. Trump responded to such commentary on Twitter, saying: "The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the USA, say th...

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Will North Korea agree to complete denuclearisation?

Will North Korea agree to complete denuclearisation?

Tweeting from his hotel room in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday, Trump sought to heighten the suspense. Unless the meeting with Kim goes poorly, President Trump will-and should-declare the event...

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Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

The president says he trusts Kim Jong Un . He pointed out that North Korean traders used to make up the bulk of his business and now, he's had to find other ways to survive. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. "We...

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Pope accepts resignations from bishops in sex abuse scandal

Pope accepts resignations from bishops in sex abuse scandal

Barros submitted his resignation to Pope Francis alongside every other active bishop in Chile at the close of a May 15-17 meeting between the pope and Chilean prelates, during which Francis chastised ...

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Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

Hughes had been involved in classified planning and analysis of NATO's control, command and communications surveillance systems during the Cold War . William Howard Hughes Jr . was arrested at his ...

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Trump Calls War Games 'Provocative', Vows Suspension; US Allies React

President?" Introduced for the Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the provision would stop a withdraw "unless the U.S. Secretary of Defense certifies it is in our national securi...

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Cal 3: 'Three Californias' Referendum to Appear on November 2018 Ballot

Cal 3: 'Three Californias' Referendum to Appear on November 2018 Ballot

The plan calls for three states to be created: Northern California , California and Southern California . A new Southern California state would run south from the Northern California borde...

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Michael Cohen Dropped His Legal Representation, Is Expected to Cooperate with Mueller

Michael Cohen Dropped His Legal Representation, Is Expected to Cooperate with Mueller

Cohen, whose office and home were raided in April, has been represented by Ryan and Todd Harrison of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. A special master determined last week that just 162 of the 300,000...

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Dancing FBI agent formally charged in shooting

Dancing FBI agent formally charged in shooting

Any additional charges could be filed after his blood-alcohol test results are complete. Bishop, who had left the city shortly after the incident, turned himself into Denver Police on Tuesday be...

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