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Russian Federation backs President Bashar al-Assad and had threatened to shoot down any US missiles fired at the country. Maria Repnikova, director of the Center for Global Information Studies at Georgia State University in the U.S., said China makes Russian Federation look "stronger and more relevant" on the global stage.
  • A one time shot, Trump says of summit with N Korea

    A one time shot, Trump says of summit with N Korea

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    He would then go to the Shangri-La hotel where he will be staying, according to the White House. Sean Kim can't wait for the summit. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on November 30.
  • Trump attacks European Union and Canada on trade ahead of G7 summit

    Trump attacks European Union and Canada on trade ahead of G7 summit

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    Trump reportedly asked Trudeau when the USA president called the latter to discuss the administration's tariffs in Canadian steel and aluminum imports, CNN reported yesterday. He described the disputes as a "family quarrel". Although the Prime Minister was the first world leader to be a guest in Trump's White House in January 2017 when the pair were pictured holding hands, officials admitted that they were not especially close.
  • Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

    Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

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    Seoul is monitoring developments in the North's military, it said on Monday after reports Pyongyang replaced three of its top military officials ahead of a summit with the United States. The US delegation had been based at the Capella Hotel last week during talks with Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff for North Korea .
  • Trump suggests Mueller is behind Russia probe leaks

    Trump suggests Mueller is behind Russia probe leaks

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    The lawyers also argued the subpoena would be "a considerable burden for the President and his Office", and that "having him testify demeans the Office of the President before the world". Trump also brought up the cost of the investigation in a May 20 tweet that asked, "At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP!" The inclusion of pardoning and ending the probe ...
  • Comply with U.S. nuke demands or else, Israel warns Iran

    Comply with U.S. nuke demands or else, Israel warns Iran

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now visiting Europe to meet with the leaders of Germany, France and U.K.to try to persuade them to take a hardline stance against Iran. Iran has said it has the option of resuming industrial-scale enrichment now that the U.S. has withdrawn from the deal. Merkel has acknowledged that while European powers see the JCPOA as the best guarantee against an Iran with nuclear weapons, it is "not ideal".
  • Syria's President Assad 'to visit North Korea'

    Syria's President Assad 'to visit North Korea'

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    Yonhap named the military leaders as defense chief Pak Yong Sik, Korean People's Army chief of staff Ri Myong Su, and Kim Jong Gak, head of the KPA's General Political Bureau . Trump met with former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol for about 90 minutes Friday - the highest-level North Korean official to visit the USA in 18 years.
  • Trump lawyer Giuliani says president probably can pardon himself

    Trump lawyer Giuliani says president probably can pardon himself

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    Giuliani said Trump's lawyers would tell Mueller's team that "you've got everything you need, 1.4 million documents, 28 witnesses" to conclude its investigation. On Sunday Giuliani, by turns, said that conflicting statements about the source of Don Jr's statement were one reason he would not want the president, his client, to grant an interview to Mueller's prosecutors.
  • Volcano eruption in Central America kills 25 injures hundreds

    Volcano eruption in Central America kills 25 injures hundreds

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    The worldwide airport in Guatemala City - around 27 miles away - was forced to close, after the runway and aircrafts were covered with volcanic materials. Dozens of people are missing with over 2,000 more having been evacuated from the affected areas, the Noticias 4Vision broadcaster reported. The eruption on June 3 was the second of the year and most powerful eruption since 1974.
  • OECD pegs India's GDP growth at 7.4pc this fiscal

    OECD pegs India's GDP growth at 7.4pc this fiscal

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    Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said in a tweet that the constant increasing trend of quarterly GDP numbers in the four quarters of 2017-18 indicate that the structural measures of reforms undertaken by government is now bringing rich dividends in the form of higher GDP growth rate.
  • Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria

    Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria

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    But Hariri said three years of deepening Russian military intervention were still not enough to secure a decisive victory for Assad and that Damascus could still lose if Moscow withdrew. But large patches of territory remain beyond his control, including the expansive region north of the Euphrates River that is administered by the Syrian Kurds.
  • Ahead of Ross visit, US group calls on China to open markets

    Ahead of Ross visit, US group calls on China to open markets

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    In retaliation, China announced plans to impose new tariffs of 25 per cent worth Dollars 50 billion on 106 American products including items like soybeans which could hurt American farmers. China accounts for the bulk of global production of numerous goods covered by Wednesday's tariff cuts . The American Chamber of Commerce in China said companies are uneasy about the threat of export and investment controls but see them as a possible way to make progress on longstanding complaints ...
  • Judge sets deadline for privilege search in Cohen case

    Judge sets deadline for privilege search in Cohen case

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    The attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels , Michael Avenatti , is back in the news this week claiming a Wall Street Journal article Monday is not true. "Any media report citing "unnamed sources" (and not a single document) suggesting we are delaying the investigation into Mr. [Michael] Cohen and [President Donald J.
  • US, North Korea to hold second day of nuclear talks

    US, North Korea to hold second day of nuclear talks

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    While Trump has put great importance on sealing a nuclear deal with North Korea , he has bucked traditional USA foreign policy by alienating America's European and NATO allies. "Hopefully we will have a meeting on the (June) 12th", he said. "The potential summit... presents DPRK with a great opportunity to achieve security and economic prosperity", Pompeo said on Twitter on Thursday, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • USA announces 25 percent tariffs on Chinese tech goods

    USA announces 25 percent tariffs on Chinese tech goods

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    Such complaints have gained prominence amid USA pressure, backed by President Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on $150 billion of Chinese goods, for Beijing to narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States. US President Donald Trump's top trade adviser undercut Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Washington's position with respect to China on Wednesday, calling Mnuchin's declaration of a pause in trade action against Beijing "an unfortunate sound bite".
  • Trump says he's giving full pardon to Dinesh D'Souza

    Trump says he's giving full pardon to Dinesh D'Souza

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    Trump's pardon of D'Souza, who codirected the 2016 political documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, comes out of the blue. Authorities said that he encouraged individuals to donate $20,000 to an unnamed political candidate - later revealed to be the New York Republican Wendy Long , who was challenging Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat - which exceeded the federal campaign donation cap of $5,000.
  • Iran Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives in India

    Iran Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives in India

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    The US alleges that Iran's intelligence ministry and the Revolutionary Guard maintain permanent wards at Evin, "where they hold political prisoners". sanctions on Iran , after the USA pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, Swaraj said India would only abide by sanctions imposed by the United Nations and not those imposed by any other country.