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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 spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden “to take part in talks in a minor format where international experts take part.” He declined to give ...

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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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US Envoy: Taliban Must Engage Afghan Government

A high-level U.S. diplomat responsible for negotiations with the Taliban made it clear the insurgent group would have to engage with the Afghan ...

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Senegal's Kara Mbodji confirms and explains Nantes exit

Senegal's World Cup defender Kara Mbodji confirms his loan spell at French club Nantes was cut short to enable him find regular first-team football.

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making ...

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Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest 'sends militants message'

Sources in the group tell the BBC the arrest of a senior member is meant to push them to peace talks.

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Iran summons Polish diplomat over planned Warsaw conference

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Poland's Charge d'Affaires Wojciech Unolt on Sunday over an "anti-Iranian conference" that Warsaw is hosting, according to Iranian state media.

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US Warns German Firms of Possible Sanctions over Russia Pipeline

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Moscow due to its reliance on Russian energy and ...

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Pompeo: Qatar Diplomatic Crisis 'Has Dragged on Too Long'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute.   Stopping off in the small, energy-rich nation as part of a Mideast tour, America's top diplomat made a repeated point to say that ...

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Pompeo Confident of US Deal With Turkey to Protect Kurds

Despite Turkey’s vows to the contrary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was confident the two nations can agree on a way to ...

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Eyeing Iran, US to Host Mideast Peace, Security Ministerial Meeting in Warsaw

With an eye on Iran, the United States and Poland will jointly host a ministerial meeting to promote peace and security in the Middle East. The ... /
Judge issues gag order in fired cop Amber Guyger’s murder trial

  In an effort to ensure a fair trial for ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger, who shot and killed unarmed Botham Jean in his home, a judge on Tuesday blocked attorneys from publicly sharing details about the murder case, The Dallas News reports. ...

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Pompeo Calls for New Spirit of Cooperation Between US, Arab Allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Egyptian leaders Thursday on the third stop of his nine-nation tour of the Middle East. The top U.S. diplomat said his country was pulling out of Syria, but remained steadfast in its determination to fight terrorism. In a speech at the American University in Cairo, he maintained that the U.S. was a ...

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Top California Lawyer Gives Insight Into Trump Policy Fight

When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” California’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, turned to a member of his office’s civil rights section to craft the state’s legal response. Michael Newman, who now heads that section, recalled days of strategizing and drafting with “no ...

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Pompeo Pledges Continued Islamic State Fight After US Troop Withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that although the United States is withdrawing its forces from Syria, it remains committed to fighting Islamic State militants and preventing the group from growing. "We are going to do it in a way ...

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US jewellery firm Stella & Dot 'to exit European market'

The San Francisco-based firm says it has been hit by the weakening of the pound and the euro. /
New Jersey man dies after begging police for help and water: ‘If I’m dead in an hour…they did it’

A man pleading for his life and seeking emergency help at a Paterson, N.J., police station as he breathed heavily and begged for water, died in a ... /
Andrea Kelly defends her criticized social media videos with a new Instagram post

Andrea Kelly, the ex-wife of R. Kelly, who recently appeared in an explosive Lifetime docu-series about her ex, took to Instagram to continue telling her side of the story. The post Andrea Kelly defends her criticized social media videos with a new Instagram post appeared first on theGrio.

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No Sign of Compromise on Wall at US-Mexico Border

U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are meeting again Wednesday, but there were no signs they were ready to compromise over Trump's demand for funding for construction of a barrier wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, a dispute that has led to a 19-day partial government shutdown. Trump is having lunch on Capitol Hill with ...

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Pompeo Meets With Iraqi Leaders on Unannounced Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit Wednesday to Iraq where he met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and other officials. Pompeo is making a week-long trip to the Middle East to reassure allies amid U.S. plans to withdraw its troops from Syria, and to seek support for increasing pressure on Iran. In addition to ...

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No Sign of Compromise in Dueling Addresses

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress made clear Tuesday in nationally televised remarks that while each side supports border ...

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Brexit: Ministers speak out against no-deal exit

Amber Rudd tells the Cabinet it would make the UK less safe while Greg Clark says it "should not be contemplated".

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Breaking Bad star defends playing disabled character

Bryan Cranston says his casting as a man with quadriplegia in The Upside was "a business decision".

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South Africa v Pakistan: Proteas win second Test to clinch series win

South Africa stroll to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan in Cape Town to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series.

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Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan's English teacher

Yorkshire-born Major Geoffrey Langlands arrived in Pakistan in its first days, and never left.

Ex-North Korean diplomat writes open letter to 'missing' envoy to Italy

A former North Korean diplomat who defected in 2016 published an open letter Saturday to Pyongyang's "missing" chargé d'affaires to Italy, Jo Song Gil, suggesting he move to Seoul.

North Korean envoy to Italy 'missing'

North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has been missing for weeks, a South Korean lawmaker said, raising suspicions that he may have defected.

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