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World News 'Kim Jong-un Got It All for Actually Doing Nothing'
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Despite North Korea having shut down its Punggye-ri nuclear site and its promise to destroy a missile testing site, a robust inspection by an global body such as the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency is key to complete denuclearization , analysts say.

World News IG report confirms ex-FBI Director Comey's insubordination
Author: 0 IG report confirms ex-FBI Director Comey's insubordination

There is ample material in Horowitz's report for both sides to see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear, particularly in regard to embattled former FBI Director James Comey . Epstein said implicated Federal Bureau of Investigation official Peter Strzok , while exposed as a partisan, was "not going to make the determination in the Clinton probe".

World News Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar, condolences pour in
Author: 0 Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar, condolences pour in

The 50-year-old journalist was a popular commentator on Indian TV channels. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said he was "deeply saddened" to learn about the "dastardly killing" of the veteran journalist. Unidentified gunmen shot dead a prominent newspaper editor and two security guards in India's Kashmir on Thursday, police said. The Guild also calls upon the state and central government to enhance security for all journalists in Jammu and Kashmir.

World News Staffers tape together official documents Trump rips up
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President Trump's "odd and enduring habit" of ripping paperwork to shreds when he's done with it has spawned a Politico report that's raising some eyebrows over a unusual job apparently given to White House staffers. "We had to endure this under the Trump administration", Mr Young said. "I'm looking at my director, and saying, 'Are you guys serious?' We're making more than $60,000 a year, we need to be doing far more important things than this".

World News Straining ties with China, US unveils new de-facto embassy in Taiwan
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The United States on Tuesday opened a new $256-million (€225-million) representative office in Taiwan's capital, in a move that is likely to increase tensions between the U.S. State Department. A dedication ceremony for the US$250 million four-storey office compound was attended on Tuesday morning by senior officials from Taiwan and the United States, including the island's President Tsai Ing-wen.

World News France warns Trump over 'fits of anger' after G7 statement u-turn
Author: 0 France warns Trump over 'fits of anger' after G7 statement u-turn

The leaders of Canada and the United States are locked in an ugly, escalating public dispute over trade barriers, tariffs and how they think they world should resolve its problems. "Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make massive trade surpluses, as they have for decades, while our farmers, workers and taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?" Navarro called Trudeau's comments "nothing short of an attack on our political system".

World News Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars
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There were only six minor injuries reported from the severe weather Wednesday. - The Feb. 25 tornado was the strongest of these storms, an EF2. Power lines litter the street, with a shopping plaza hit especially hard. First responders removed the guns and ammunition from Dick's Sporting Goods as a safeguard, and pets were also evacuated from the Petco and PetSmart stores for their safety, Smith said.

Author: 0 Sarah Sanders responds to report that she is leaving White House

Over the course of the Trump administration, the White House has consolidated its workforce, eliminating jobs and assigning multiple portfolios of responsibility to individual staffers. Some of the vacant positions remain unfilled, and in fact, the Trump White House never fully staffed all the typical jobs. Since then, the administration's turnover rate has grown 51 percent.

World News India reacts sharply to United Nations report on Kashmir
Author: 0 India reacts sharply to United Nations report on Kashmir

The government strongly rebutted the charges, with the MEA questioning "the intent in bringing out such a report". Lauding the first ever United Nations report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Amnesty International India on Thursday said both India and Pakistan should fulfill their obligations under international human rights law and end the atmosphere of impunity in Kashmir.

World News Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy
Author: 0 Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy

Political observers say Merkel may rue the day she gave the nod to Seehofer's appointment as interior minister. On Wednesday in Berlin after meeting with Seehofer , Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz voiced support for his ideas, saying it made sense for Rome, Vienna and Berlin to work together on the migration issue.

World News Theresa May's day of Brexit reckoning is coming, sooner or later
Author: 0 Theresa May's day of Brexit reckoning is coming, sooner or later

On Sunday she penned a column in The Sunday Times newspaper saying she had proposed different options for a new customs arrangement with the European Union and that the government would continue to work on them during the negotiations. Solicitor General Robert Buckland later said leaving with a no deal and trading under World Trade Organisation rules would be inconsistent with Government policy on the Northern Ireland border.

World News Trump Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
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Two Norwegian lawmakers on Wednesday nominated U.S. President Donald Trump nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, citing Trump's historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore . Nominations for the world's most coveted prize are open to lawmakers, academics and researchers from around the world. "The sanctions decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table", Republican lawmakers ...

World News FactCheck: What happened to Brexit in Parliament yesterday?
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Conservative MPs react with fury as they accuse Theresa May of breaking her promise to give parliament a veto on a no-deal Brexit . Solicitor General Robert Buckland said the government remained "open-minded", but this may or may not result in it coming forward with new proposals in the coming days.

World News IG finds Comey 'deviated' from Federal Bureau of Investigation procedures
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The report, which is not yet publicly available, concludes that Comey hurt the agency's reputation for impartiality, though it says he did not do so out of political bias, according to Bloomberg News , which obtained a copy of the report. Also investigated by the IG was Comey's decision, against the recommendation of the Justice Department , to reveal to Congress that the FBI was reopening the email investigation following the discovery of additional messages.

World News Lava from Hawaii volcano has destroyed 600 Big Island homes, mayor says
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An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area Wednesday with the force of a 5.4 magnitude natural disaster and hurled an ash plume that reached 10,000 feet above sea level. The smoke is a result of the lava hitting the ocean water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are no homes left in the Vacationland subdivision and neighboring Kapoho has only a few homes left standing.

World News Wildfire starts along Wyoming-Colorado border
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Gusting winds and stubborn hot, dry weather in southwestern Colorado helped stoke a largely uncontrolled wildfire that grew by almost a third to more than 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) on Monday, with more than 2,000 homes under evacuation order.

World News NY sues Trump Foundation for 'illegal conduct'
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The president is accused of using the charitable assets of the foundation to "pay off his legal obligations, to promote Trump hotels and other businesses, and to purchase personal items". Underwood was only recently promoted to the position of attorney general after Eric Schneiderman resigned amid allegations that he had physically abused several romantic partners.

World News Trump downplays the human rights record of Kim Jong Un
Author: 0 Trump downplays the human rights record of Kim Jong Un

After their meeting, he and Chairman Kim signed a declaration pledging that the two sides would work toward complete denuclearization. But details on what form those promises would take were sparse, with critics noting the lack of a timeline for when North Korea will begin dismantling its nuclear programme.

World News Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'
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The admission was a rare act of contrition from US President Donald Trump's White House , where public apologies are few. Speaking in Washington, Freeland also offered some pointed words when asked about insults that senior White House staffers have hurled at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "The government of Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are the right way to go about foreign policy, to go about foreign relations, particularly when it comes to foreign relations ...

World News Italy threatens to drop France summit over migration criticism
Author: 0 Italy threatens to drop France summit over migration criticism

A bitter row broke out between Italy and Malta at the weekend over which country should take in the Aquarius rescue boat, which picked up the migrants on Saturday and Sunday. "Why do 629 people on Aquarius still have to suffer?" "Victory!" He wrote on Twitter after the announcement. An Italian official says the country will turn away a boat full of more than 600 migrants from its shores and direct them to Malta instead.

World News SNP pledges more action over Brexit bill
Author: 0 SNP pledges more action over Brexit bill

He conceded that there "should have been a much more substantial debate" on Tuesday, but blamed Labour for this, saying most of the time had been taken up with votes in the Commons that had been pressed for by Jeremy Corbyn's party. Opponents said the move was planned well in advance, taking place during prime minister's questions, the highlight of the parliamentary week. The SNP says it will now seek to build a new power-sharing deal for Scotland, Brexit minister Michael Russell told ...

World News Haley Lambasts U.N. Opposition to Amendment Condemning Hamas
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Haley has strongly opposed the U.N.'s myriad denunciations of Israel and recently vetoed a similar resolution in the Security Council. The resolution calls on U.N. "We need protection of our civilian population", Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour told the General Assembly before the vote, adding that the resolution was "intended to contribute to a de-escalation of the volatile situation".

Author: 0 Italy Summons French Envoy After Macron Blasts Refusal to Accept Migrant Ship

Lashing out at the French government, Salvini said France had taken in only a fraction of the 9,816 migrants it had pledged to accept under a 2015 European Union relocation plan. Salvini, who is also deputy premier and the leader of the anti-immigrant League party, called on France to apologise and said he was not prepared to take criticism from a country which regularly stopped migrants on their shared border.

World News Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as UN seeks ceasefire
Author: 0 Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as UN seeks ceasefire

A USA -backed, Saudi-led military coalition is fighting against the Houthis on behalf of the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi, who lives in exile in Riyadh . On Friday, Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said that humanitarian agencies "fear, in a prolonged worst case, that as many as 250,000 people may lose everything - even their lives".

World News Moon-Sighting Committee to decide Eid-ul-Fitr day on Friday
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Beside the Central Ruet-e-Hial Committee, zonal committees will hold meetings in major cities of the country to collect evidence regarding the sighting of Shawal moon. It was also added the some Islamic countries opt for telescopes to sight the moon, whereas other countries only call Ramadan when the new moon is spotted with the naked eye or without the telescopes.

World News Media Would Have ‘BEGGED’ for Korean Deal ‘500 Days Ago’
Author: 0 Media Would Have ‘BEGGED’ for Korean Deal ‘500 Days Ago’

But the details of what is sure to be a complex and contentious process have yet to be settled. Greeting the South Korean delegation, An, the North's top delegate, joked that Kim would be recorded as the first person in uniform who has crossed the military demarcation line that divides the two Koreas.

World News Yemeni rebels claim to have hit naval vessel
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The US also helps the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with "limited intelligence sharing", aerial refueling for coalition jets, and training to make coalition airstrikes more precise, Rankine-Galloway previously told Business Insider . "As we have seen in post-IS (Daesh) Mosul, improving the humanitarian situation significantly, requires reinstating legitimate government institutions and providing continued robust global support".

World News US sanctions Russians over military, intelligence hacking
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Mnuchin said. The sanctions freeze property and assets under U.S. jurisdiction and seek to lock those named out of global financial networks. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three executives from one of them under legislation passed a year ago and an executive order aimed at punishing efforts to hack into USA computer systems.

World News Morocco Loses to U.S, Canada & Mexico
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The 2018 tournament kicks off in Russian Federation on Thursday and the 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar. Canada will officially co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches. There was no professional league, numerous national team players came from New Jersey and California, watching live professional games from Europe was almost impossible, and the World Cup ratings from 1990 in Italy were miniscule.

World News Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'
Author: 0 Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'

Canada's House of Commons has unanimously condemned personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by US President Donald Trump and his aides as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its US ally. On Sunday, Trudeau ignored the barbs from Trump's advisors, tweeting a link to the G7 communique and hailing the "historic and important agreement we all reached".

World News Kim Jong-un's running bodyguards reappear in Singapore
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North Korea has said it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if the United States provides it with a reliable security assurance and other benefits. Similar scenes were seen on Sunday when Kim and Trump arrived in the city, and when Kim went to meet Lee. Their hotels are cordoned off with heavy security.

World News Trump's North Korean gamble ends with 'special bond' with Kim
Author: 0 Trump's North Korean gamble ends with 'special bond' with Kim

Heavy security and armed police are standing guard at summit-related venues across the city state. He has made two trips to China since March to meet President Xi Jinping, and held summit talks with South Korean president Moon Jae-in in April and May in the Demilitarized Zone, which separates the two Koreas.

World News The curious case of Indias trade with Hermit Kingdom North Korea
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In the two weeks following that summit, home prices rose by more than 50%, according to a local real estate agent interviewed by NPR . "The summit's joint statement simply heralded the start of working-level negotiations, where all key, complex issues will be discussed, including the timeline of the North's dismantlement, its verification and corresponding US action".