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Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.   The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks "addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth." She'll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms participating in the Federal Partners in ...

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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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North and South Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a second summit in Pyongyang in September, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

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Bill Asks Pentagon to Examine More Options for Stopping N. Korean Missiles

A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.-bound North Korean missiles by using ...

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Japan Dispatch: Mt. Fuji’s Got Mail. A Bone-Rattling Bulldozer Ride Brings It Down.

Social media dominates communication in Japan, except atop the country’s best-know volcano. But hauling all those postcards off the summit isn’t easy.

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Bodies of Polish Tourists, Wreckage to Stay on Alaska Peak

A small airplane that crashed in Alaska’s Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced ...

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North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'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its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an “outdated acting script.”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 foreign ministry said Pyongyang had stopped nuclear and missile tests, dismantled a nuclear test ...

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Analyst: New US Sanctions on Russia Are 'a Real Deterrent'

Russia has denounced a new round of U.S. sanctions over its alleged chemical weapons use, and says it runs counter to the "constructive atmosphere" at last month's summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. U.S. State Department officials say the new sanctions were triggered automatically in response ...

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data ...

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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 ...

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Russia Denounces US 'Novichok' Sanctions

Faced with a new round of U.S.-sanctions over alleged chemical weapons use, Russia denounced the move as an “illegal” gesture that defied attempts by President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin aimed at improving relations during a ...

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Sons Feel Mixed Emotions After N. Korea Returns Dad’s Dog Tag

The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.   The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his sons, Charles Jr. and Larry, who were ...

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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 between the two countries. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, a Trump supporter who has been in Moscow in recent days holding discussions with Russian lawmakers, said Wednesday, "I was honored to deliver ...

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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 is made. “This calm that we are seeing right now is not exactly sustainable,” said Go Myong-Hyun, ...

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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 ...

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North Korea hopeful for 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: source

North Korea believes there is a "strong possibility" of a second summit between the country's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Invites Russian Lawmakers to Washington

A United States senator who met with Russian lawmakers in Moscow said he invited them to visit Washington and they accepted Monday. Sen. Rand Paul said during a trip to Russia that American and Russian legislators need closer contact, noting that "our biggest problem right now is no dialogue."   The Kentucky Republican said after meeting with ...

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US Secretary of State Pompeo Plays Down North Korea Sparring

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday played down an exchange of contentious remarks with North Korea on the sidelines of weekend regional meetings in Singapore, saying Pyongyang had made clear its continued commitment to denuclearize. Both Pompeo and North Korean Foreign Minster Ri Yong Ho were in Singapore, less than two months after ...

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Palestinian Girls Will Pitch Their App to Silicon Valley 

Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley’s tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a worldwide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls. For the 11th graders from the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the ticket of admission to the ...

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Pompeo Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his Southeast Asia tour. Before leaving Sunday to return to Washington, he met with Indonesian ...

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Why North Korea is in no hurry to do what the US wants

Mixed messages have followed a high profile summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

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