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Trump plans North Korea nuclear summit with Kim Jong-un for February

Trump met with a top Kim deputy at the White House Friday amid evidence that Pyongyang is developing ballistic missiles.

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U.K. court opens door for alleged ISIS 'Beatles' to be tried in U.S.

Two ISIS "Beatles" who allegedly beheaded Americans are closer to being tried in the U.S. thanks to a British court decision Friday.

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Khashoggi Killing Detailed in New Book: ‘We Came to Take You to Riyadh’

Three Turkish reporters close to intelligence officials quote heavily from audiotapes that captured Jamal Khashoggi’s last minutes in the Saudi ...

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St. Louis TV newscaster apologizes for accidental slur

KTVI-TV's Kevin Steincross is the second newscaster in two weeks to use the slur while referencing the civil rights leader. The other one lost his ...

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Talks Between US, NKorea Take Place in Sweden

A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national ...

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Zhao Ziyang: A reformer China's Communist Party wants to forget

Zhao Ziyang was a Chinese leader who opposed sending tanks into Tiananmen Square nearly 30 years ago.

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US Alarmed as Zimbabwe Targets, Beats Activists Amid Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor leaders after a local doctors' rights group said it had treated 68 gunshot cases and scores of other cases of assault. The U.S. also urged Zimbabwe's government to restore access to social media as the ...

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Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

Pakistan has intensified efforts to keep the U.S.-led dialogue with the Afghan Taliban on track by attempting to arrange a meeting between the visiting chief American negotiator and insurgent representatives, highly placed sources told VOA Thursday. These official sources appeared confident about bringing the two sides to the table, but ...

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ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 Americans, Raising New Worries About Troop Withdrawal

Critics of President Trump’s drawdown plans said his claim of victory over the Islamic State may have emboldened its fighters and encouraged the ...

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Corbyn Will Decide Fate of Brexit, Whether He Wants to or Not

Britain’s opposition leader has strained to keep his options open on E.U. withdrawal. But his party’s votes will be critical to the outcome, and time ...

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Hint of new negotiations as LA teachers strike enters day 3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers union leader hinted of a possible resumption of contract bargaining Wednesday as striking educators in the second largest U.S. school district walked picket lines outside hundreds of schools for a third day. ...

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Trump EPA Chief Pick: Global Warming Not 'Greatest Crisis'

President Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not believe global warming is the "greatest crisis." Andrew Wheeler said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that while climate change is a "huge issue," it is something that needs to be addressed globally. A report by the EPA and several other ...

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Greek Leader Faces Confidence Vote in Parliament

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is widely expected to win, but he still faces a series of crises, including a deal to end a dispute with Macedonia.

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for ...

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Barr Seeks to Assure Senators He Won't Be a Trump Loyalist

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school ...

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Bolsonaro sends captured Italian fugitive to Salvini as 'a little gift'

A leftist Italian fugitive has been detained in Bolivia and will be sent to Italy as "a little gift" from far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

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Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory attacked on ‘The View’ over Farrakhan ties

Things got heated this week when Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory made an appearance on The View. Monday, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain grilled Mallory over her ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and while the activist remained calm under fire, by the end of the segment McCain’s disdain for her guest was ...

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No-Confidence Vote Called After May’s Brexit Deal Collapses

After Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was rejected by Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, tabled a motion of no confidence.

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Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into ...

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Russia, US: No Progress in Talks Over 1987 Nuclear Arms Treaty

Russia and the United States said Tuesday there was no progress in talks over Washington's intention to withdraw from a 1987 nuclear arms treaty ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border ...

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'Made in China 2025' Feels Trade War Pinch

Although it is unclear if the United States and China will be able to meet a 90-day deadline and strike a deal on trade by March 2, the tussle is ...

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth ...

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At Trump's Side, Border Patrol Union Leader in Spotlight

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared ...

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Syrian Kurds contemplate war without US allies

Syrian Kurds have been the US's strongest and most steadfast ally on the ground in the fight against ISIS. While ISIS is close to defeat, the fighting continues. It's a battle that the Kurds may soon be fighting alone, as the US begins to withdraw.

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