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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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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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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt begins tour of European ministers

The foreign secretary says the EU faces a 'strategic choice' about whether to strike a Brexit deal.

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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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North and South Korea Agree to Summit on Dismantling Weapons

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will visit Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, next month to hold his third summit meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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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 transatlantic dispute over the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, which the U.S. leader withdrew from in May. Ambassador Woody Johnson cautioned there would be trade consequences for Britain, which he ...

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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 it will end efforts to recover bodies and wreckage of the K2 Aviation airplane that crashed Aug. 4 ...

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Brexit: What is the 'no deal' WTO option?

If the UK leaves the EU with "no deal" it will have to trade on WTO terms.

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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, ...

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What could Brexit mean for the Premier League?

Would 25% of Premier League players fail to get work permits if EU players were treated the same as non-EU ones?

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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 show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 ...

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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 ...

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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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Prince William, Theresa May mark battle that turned WW1

Britain's Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May will attend commemorations for the Battle of Amiens, which turned the tide of WW1 in the Allies' favor.

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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 ...

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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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Brexit: Police commissioners concern over 'no deal'

Concern over loss of of access to EU agencies and powers raised in a letter to home secretary.

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Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

The United States has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that were originally put in place to pressure the country to limit its nuclear program and ...

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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, according to an official with close knowledge of Pyongyang's position on the matter.

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Iran nuclear deal: EU shields firms from US sanctions law

The EU moves to protect European firms from US sanctions linked to Iran's nuclear programme.

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Trump Reimposes Economic Sanctions on Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has reimposed economic sanctions against Iran, effective at midnight Monday, assailing Tehran as "a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos." Trump, acting three months after ...

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