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ASEAN wants stronger ties with China

ASEAN wants stronger ties with China

The United States has criticised the construction work, warning against militarisation in the waterway where $5 trillion in annual trade passes. Asean members the Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia an...

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Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

The White House meeting is the highest-level conference between Washington and Moscow since Trump's inauguration. It also will be a sign that the two countries have improved ties. Russian Federation...

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Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?

Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?

The firing came days after Comey asked the Justice Department for resources to pursue an investigation into Russian interference in the USA election, according to officials. Trump had asserted that he...

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The Russian government embarrassed the White House

The Russian government embarrassed the White House

The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted a photo of Mr Trump and Mr Lavrov shaking hands in the Oval Office, and another of Mr Trump and Mr Kislyak. Speculation has been rife that Trump fired Comey ...

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Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russia probe

But they asked Mr Flynn to resign after news reports indicated he had lied about the nature of the calls. Flynn, a retired general, has emerged as a central figure in the Russian probes. At the he...

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Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

The White House on Tuesday stood by its decision not to tell former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates about its first controversial order barring US entry to immigrants from seven Muslim-majority ...

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Climate talks open in Bonn, with all eyes on Washington

He will make a decision when he returns from the G7 summit in Italy, not prior to that, as originally planned. Three Jewish groups called on President Donald Trump to keep the United States as a si...

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North Korea Sends Angry Letter to Congress Protesting 'Heinous' Sanctions

It's not unusual for Pyongyang to condemn moves to censure it by Washington, but a direct protest to Congress would be rare. An intelligence source here said it will be headed by Andrew Kim, a leadi...

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"Get Me Roger Stone" directors talk Trump and Stone

Stone was on hand to discuss the Netflix documentary about his political life, "Get Me Roger Stone", when the topic veered off into uncharted territory to discuss his famous tattoo of former President...

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I Would Have Fired Comey Without Rosenstein's Letter

I Would Have Fired Comey Without Rosenstein's Letter

Former FBI Director James Comey. "What the White House was saying on why Comey was sacked on Tuesday was different from Wednesday and is now different again", said Bays. Trump and O'Donnell hav...

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Mattis meets with Turkey PM amid row over arming Syrian Kurds

Mattis meets with Turkey PM amid row over arming Syrian Kurds

The battle for the city of Tabqah and nearby dam began almost two months ago, when American helicopters inserted hundreds of Syrian fighters along with a handful of American special operations forces....

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China has a grand plan to dominate world trade

A decision by France and South Korea as well to send delegates to theBelt and Road Forum, which begins on Sunday, has added to the growing worldwide convergence to explore in greater depth, the China-...

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Trusted news keeps communities safe

Daily Echo Editor Andy Martin said: "The Daily Echo is a great example of a local paper that not only covers the news, but also investigates and campaigns on the things that matter to the communities ...

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Trump likely to visit FBI headquarters in coming days: White House

Trump likely to visit FBI headquarters in coming days: White House

As for the investigation, Trump said that Comey had assured him during a dinner and in two subsequent phone calls that he was not personally under investigation. The White House and Vice President...

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin 'agree to work together on North Korea'

Trump and Putin also discussed how to combat terrorism in the Middle East and on going threats from North Korea. The two leaders also talked about what both sides called a "dangerous situation" as...

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S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

The report by the Overseas Security Advisory Council surveyed US businesses in South Korea and found that 75 percent are most concerned that naval clashes or confrontations in the Demilitarized Zone s...

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Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud

Attorney's Office for their efforts to hold Brown and her associates accountable for their inexcusable actions". Federal prosecutors said One Door raised $833,000 but gave only $1,200 in scholarship...

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Trump Lawyer Says Past Tax Returns Show No Russian Income

Trump Lawyer Says Past Tax Returns Show No Russian Income

U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns might be published after all, but not until after he leaves office, the president said in an interview published Thursday. The Russian billionaire who b...

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Donald Trump resumes Twitter spat with Rosie O'Donnell

Donald Trump resumes Twitter spat with Rosie O'Donnell

You know how nervy your president is. And Trump, in an interview on Thursday with NBC, described a far different dinner conversation with Comey in which the director asked to have the meeting and ...

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South Korea has a new pacifist President

Left-leaning Moon Jae-in, who was sworn in as president in the capital Seoul, backs engaging diplomatically with the North. Moon has been a critic of the hard-line stances that conservative governme...

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It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President

Trump's remarks came after he said in a joint statement with Abbas that the US will readily act as a "mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator" in the process, rather than a negotiator. While Trum...

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Yates Blows Smoke ... Still No Fire

Yates Blows Smoke ... Still No Fire

Flynn, Republicans and the President himself wanted to press on issues related to the leaking of classified information. On Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was sacked by Do...

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N. Korea Belatedly Covers Election of Pres. Moon Jae

I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula - if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington . Relations between the two Koreas have deteriorated dramatically in recent years...

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Remaining 82 Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Now Free

Remaining 82 Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Now Free

According to NAN, Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice-President, expressed her happiness for the safe return of the girls while Mrs Alhassan, the Women's Affairs minister, said that the girls would...

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Central Intelligence Agency creates 'Korea Mission Center' amid growing concern over N. Korea

Former CIA senior analyst John Nixon told CNN he expected the center to issue "sitreps" - situation reports for the intelligence community and the Trump administration - possibly twice daily, indica...

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Korean, British leaders voice need for cooperation on N

He also said he would give software startups a probation period for the payment of corporate taxes. How long will the Chinese exert this type of pressure while also pressuring North Korea to abandon i...

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Darren Soto glad Puerto Rico will seek Bankruptcy-like measure under PROMESA

Darren Soto glad Puerto Rico will seek Bankruptcy-like measure under PROMESA

To view the full article, register now. The Statement identifies factors that led to the Title III filing, including: Puerto Rico's severe economic decline; the elimination of $850 million in Affordab...

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Putin, Moon stress political, diplomatic solution to tensions on Korean Peninsula

Putin, Moon stress political, diplomatic solution to tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korea demanded on Friday the extradition of South Korea's spy chief, accusing him of being a mastermind of a plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong Un, with a biochemical weapon. Modi, in his ...

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UNESCO passes resolution critical of Israel's actions in Jerusalem

The UNESCO resolution reaffirmed "the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions", while accusing Israel of taking actions that have "altered, or pur...

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North Korea seeks extradition of South Korea spy chief over 'assassination plot'

All the veteran and experienced selected for North Korean Mission Center will bring their expertise to deal against the Pyongyang's threats. No concrete evidence of the alleged plot has been provide...

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South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

While South Korea, China and Japan all share worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a US anti-missile system in defense aga...

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Donald Trump contradicts his own White House about James Comey firing timeline

His successful prosecution of a senior government official during his 12-year tenure as Maryland's top law official sealed his reputation, and he was one of only three out of 93 Bush-era attorneys to ...

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Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking

Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking

The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Akhbar newspaper on Friday blamed Israel and an alleged "Israeli-Saudi alliance" for the attack, describing it as psychological warfare meant "to shake Lebanese faith in th...

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House speaker Paul Ryan defends Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey firing

House speaker Paul Ryan defends Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey firing

The three congressional committees conducting Russian Federation inquiries have promised to avoid interfering in the FBI counterintelligence investigation, but in the short term they may pose a bigger...

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Karabo Mokoena's dad thanks everyone for their support after daughter's gruesome murder

Karabo Mokoena's dad thanks everyone for their support after daughter's gruesome murder

The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) and the EFF has sent its heartfelt condolences to family, relatives and friends of Mokoena. After several minutes of negotiations, the group came to a settlement with ...

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