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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear power, dies at 93

He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting international sanctions, rattling neighbors and setting off an arms race with archrival Pakistan.

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US Sanctions Chinese, Russian, Singaporean Firms for North Korea Trading

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned companies in China, Russia and Singapore it says were violating the trade embargo with North Korea, Washington's latest effort to keep pressure on Pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons development. The U.S. Treasury accused China's Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co., along with its ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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E.U. Sees Real Brexit Talks at Last — and Real Dangers

With the British government so fragile, the European Union is discussing how to finesse the real state of the talks to protect Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Japanese Emperor Expresses 'Deep Remorse' for World War II

Japan's Emperor Akihito expressed his "deep regret" Wednesday for his country's actions during World War II. The 84-year-old emperor revealed his ... /
EXCLUSIVE: Omarosa on her message to the Black community– “I Came Up Short” (Part 1)

In part one of her first interview with an African-American media outlet since the release of her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of ...

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Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader is standing firm against reimposed US sanctions, saying Monday there would be "no war, nor will we negotiate with the United States."

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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

South Korea is trying to persuade the North to take concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament.

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Taliban Offensive Exposes Fragile US Hopes for Afghan Peace 

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. A Taliban ...

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Arizona Democrats Hope to Ride Blue Wave in Midterm Election

The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this ...

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US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions

The U.S. ambassador to London has publicly warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to side with President Donald Trump in the burgeoning ...

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Beyond Space Force: Staying Ahead of the ‘Speed of War’

It might sound like science fiction, but the general in charge of the U.S. military’s air transports across the globe says refueling and resupplying the military may soon be a job that’s literally out of this world. “If I can resupply from space I ...

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Trump, France's Macron Discuss Iran, Mideast, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said. Trump, who is vacationing at his New Jersey golf club, said on Twitter that he had discussed "various subjects" with Macron in a "very good" phone call. The two leaders discussed "a broad range of trade ... /
Charlottesville’s Mayor Nikuyah Walker talks about the long road of hope and healing in her city

Mayor Nikuyah Walker is tasked with helping to lead her city to a place of hope and healing and explains what needs to happen before getting there. The post Charlottesville’s Mayor Nikuyah Walker talks about the long road of hope and healing in her city appeared first on theGrio.

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North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'

North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an “outdated acting script.” North Korea’s ...

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and ...

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North and South Korea to Discuss Plans for a 3rd Summit

The countries’ leaders have already met twice this year, but Seoul hopes that another meeting could break an impasse over the dismantling of ...

How the seizure of a US spy ship by North Korea nearly sparked nuclear war

North Korea seized the USS Pueblo 50 years ago on January 23, holding 84 Americans hostage for months while negotiations went on at the DMZ and the peninsula nearly plunged back into war. /
Did Chicago Police bait people to steal Nike sneakers? You decide.

Community members in Chicago are outraged after its been alleged that police left a truck filled with pricey Nike Air Force 1 sneakers open in an effort to lure would-be thieves with a “bait truck” in a low-income, predominately black area, Vox reports. READ MORE: ABC Entertainment president talks firing Roseanne Barr, Kenya Barris’ exit and Fox ... /
ABC Entertainment president talks firing Roseanne Barr, Kenya Barris’ exit and Fox merger

ABC has several upcoming changes to the network as it steadies itself following a rocky year with Kenya Barris and infighting over creative differences with Blackish, and severing ties with Roseanne Barr after her racist tweets. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey spoke to Variety about what’s to come for the network with the 20th Century ...

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Tesla board says there are buyout talks with Elon Musk

The carmaker's board met several times to discuss Elon Musk's proposal to take Tesla private.

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US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin

A U.S. senator says he has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for more talks and exchanges ...

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US Braces for Possible Cyberattacks After Iran Sanctions

The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, ...

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Patience for North Korea Nuclear Progress is Being Tested

Increasing economic and political pressure could revive tensions with North Korea in the coming months, unless significant denuclearization progress ...

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Conflicting Reports About Talks on US Pastor Detained in Turkey

Reports out of Turkey say a diplomatic delegation has already left and is set to visit Washington this week for discussions about the ongoing detention of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson. The U.S. State Department could not confirm that such a meeting is planned. The conflicting reports come at a time of escalating U.S.-Turkish tensions, which are ...

The thinning cosmos could turn space aliens into star collectors

As galaxies spread apart, extraterrestrials might want to assemble a nuclear "nest egg."

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US Accuses North Korea of Not Moving Toward Denuclearization

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton accused North Korea Tuesday of failing to move ahead with denuclearization pledged by Pyongyang leader Kim Jong Un at his Singapore summit in June with U.S. President Donald Trump. "What we really need is ...

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