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U.S. To Ban Citizens From Going To North Korea

21/07/2017

The U.S. will soon ban citizens from traveling to North Korea, the Department of State confirmed on Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will implement a “geographical travel restriction” for North Korea, making it illegal to use U.S. passports to enter the country. Young Pioneer Tours and Koryo Tours also said on Friday that...
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Trump Stops Covert CIA Program To Arm Syrian Rebels

20/07/2017

President Trump decided within the last month to end a covert CIA program that armed and trained anti-government rebels in Syria, a move long sought by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ally Russia, U.S. officials told The Washington Post. The program began in 2013 as a way to put pressure on Assad to resign, and...
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Trump, Putin Had Second Undisclosed Meeting At G20 Summit

18/07/2017

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a second undisclosed meeting at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month, the White House confirmed Tuesday. The conversation reportedly occurred at the dinner for heads of state, hours after the two leaders’ formal bilateral meeting. It reportedly lasted for an hour and...
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Trump to Brigitte Macron: ‘You Know, You’re In Such Great Shape… Beautiful’

13/07/2017

Donald Trump has complimented Brigitte Macron’s body in front of her husband, saying she looks “great”. After a tour of the museums at Les Invalides in Paris, as Mr Trump and Emmanuel Macron prepared to say “bon voyage” to their wives, Mr Trump turned to Ms Macron. The exchange was captured on a live...
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Kellyanne Conway Defends Donald Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

10/07/2017

Kellyanne Conway on Monday tried to explain why Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t disclosed his confab with a Russian lawyer sooner — and why the pretense of learning damning info on Hillary Clinton wasn’t collusion in the slightest. “No information was received that was meaningful or helpful, and no action was taken,” the top Trump...
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Trump Backtracks On Idea Of Forming A ‘Cyber Security Unit’ With Putin

10/07/2017

After tweeting on Sunday morning about “forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Sunday night declared that just because he “discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen.” Following his morning tweet, Trump was mocked by Democrats and Republicans alike, including Sen. Lindsey...
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Trump & Putin Conclude G20 Meeting After 2 Hours & 15 Minutes

07/07/2017

President Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time in a highly anticipated encounter at the G20 conference in Germany. Trump and Putin discussed “various things” in a face-to-face meeting Friday that lasted nearly two hours longer than its scheduled 30 minutes. The President, speaking with reporters before the meeting, said...
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Trump Arrives In Germany Ahead Of Putin Meeting

06/07/2017

President Donald Trump has arrived in Hamburg, Germany on the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. World leaders are gathering in the city for a meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers. Trump spent the first half of the day in Poland, delivering a speech and holding a joint...
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Trump Threatens North Korea With ‘Pretty Severe Things’

06/07/2017

President Trump attacked North Korea after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, claiming the rogue state was “behaving in a very, very dangerous manner.” Speaking at a news conference in Poland, he said: “It’s a shame they’re behaving this way—they’re behaving in a very, very dangerous manner and something will have to be done...
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Trump Flies To Poland Ahead Of G-20 Summit, First Putin Meeting

05/07/2017

“Getting ready to leave for Poland, after which I will travel to Germany for the G-20,” President Trump tweeted early Wednesday, before taking off for his second trip abroad. “Will be back on Saturday.” The White House is expecting a warm reception for Trump in Poland, where he will give a speech in Warsaw’s...
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U.S., South Korea Hold Ballistic Missile Drill After North Korea Test-Fires ICBM

05/07/2017

On Tuesday, North Korea said it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, calling it the “final step” in making the country a “confident and powerful nuclear state that can strike anywhere on Earth.” In response, the United States and South Korea conducted a joint ballistic missile drill to demonstrate “precision firing” capabilities, the...
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Trump Calls On China To Increase Pressure On North Korea

03/07/2017

President Trump pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday to do more to help confront the “growing threat” of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The high-stakes phone call came after a tense week in which Beijing expressed anger over the Trump administration’s arms sale to Taiwan, which China considers one of its provinces. Trump...
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German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

30/06/2017

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, in a landmark decision after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a free vote on the topic. The bill, which would give homosexual couples in Germany the same rights as heterosexual couples, is expected to pass through the country’s upper house next week. Merkel said...
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Iraq Declares ISIS Caliphate ‘Has Fallen,’ Victory in Mosul

29/06/2017

The Iraqi government has declared the end of ISIS’s rule in Mosul after recapturing the remains of the historic Grand al-Nuri Mosque in the terror group’s de facto capital in the country. “Their fictitious state has fallen,” said Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool. The victory marks the end of more than eight...
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Syria, Russia Reject WH Allegations Of Chemical-Attack Plans

27/06/2017

Top officials in Syria and at the Kremlin dismissed the White House’s accusations late Monday that Bashar al-Assad’s regime appears to be preparing another chemical attack on civilians. Ali Haidar, Syria’s minister for national reconciliation, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s charges were just part of a new diplomatic campaign...
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Google Fined $2.7 Billion in EU Antitrust Ruling

27/06/2017

The European Commission slapped Google with a record $2.7 billion fine—2.4 billion euros—on Tuesday for favoring some of its own search results above those of its rivals. “What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules,” Margrethe Vestager, the commission’s top antitrust official, said in a statement. “It denied other companies the chance...
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Supreme Court To Hear Trump’s Travel Ban Case In October

26/06/2017

The Supreme Court handed down the final opinions of its nine-month term Monday, with a 5-4 decision on the death penalty case Davila v. Davis, a 5-4 decision on the securities case California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., and a 7-2 decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer....
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Obama’s Struggle to Punish Russia for Putin’s Attack on American Democracy

24/06/2017

June 22, 2017 9:33 PM EDT – The Washington Post’s national security reporters unveil the deep divisions inside the Obama White House over how to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Whitney Leaming, Osman Malik / The Washington Post) The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles...
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North Korea Calls Trump A ‘Psychopath’

22/06/2017

North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a “tough situation” at home and claimed he was...
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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

21/06/2017

Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with...
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Otto Warmbier Dies After Release From North Korea

19/06/2017

Otto Warmbier, the American student freed from North Korean prison last week, has died, according to his family. Warmbier, 22, was in a coma for the past year following his March 2016 arrest allegedly stealing a poster. The North Korean government claimed he suffered food poisoning and lost consciousness after he was given a...
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Car Rams Police Van On Champs-Elysees, Armed Suspect May Be Dead

19/06/2017

Paris Police took down an armed man after a car intentionally rammed into a police van Monday on the iconic Champs-Elysees in central Paris, authorities said. The small white car caught on fire after the collision and the driver may be dead, France’s interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters Monday afternoon. The Paris...
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Russia To Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft Of The River Euphrates In Syria

19/06/2017

Russia’s defense ministry appears to have threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria. “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the ministry said Monday. The declaration comes one...
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Jared Kushner Traveling To The Middle East To Talk Peace

19/06/2017

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the Middle East this week, where he will attempt to secure a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday. He will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations....
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1 Dead, 10 Injured Muslims After Van Rams Into Crowd Near London Mosque

19/06/2017

A vehicle hit several people in north London’s Finsbury Park area early Monday, killing one and sending at least 10 to the hospital, Metropolitan Police said. The incident took place shortly after midnight near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where several worshippers were in the street after late prayers during the holy month of Ramadan....
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U.S. To Send 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

16/06/2017

The U.S. is planning to send almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, according to a Trump administration official. Defense Secretary James Mattis could announce the deployment—the largest so far under President Donald Trump—as early as next week. The military’s top commander in Afghanistan has said he needs more forces to fight a reinvigorated Taliban...
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Russia Claims It Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Outside Raqqa

16/06/2017

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that Russian airstrikes outside the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, on May 28 are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with dozens of other high-ranking and midlevel ISIS commanders. “According to information that is being checked through various channels, Islamic State leader...
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6+ Dead as Massive Fire Rips Through 24 Story London Grenfell Tower

14/06/2017

British officials said at least six people were killed when a massive inferno tore through a 27-story residential building in West London early Wednesday morning. A police spokesman said that number was expected to rise. The blaze erupted just before 1 a.m. local time, with residents thought to be trapped inside as at least...
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North Korea Releases Jailed American Student Otto Warmbier

13/06/2017

U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier has been released from imprisonment in North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday. The University of Virginia student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March 2016 for alleged anti-state acts. Last year, he publicly confessed to stealing a North Korean propaganda banner. Tillerson said he...
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Russian Hackers ‘Breached’ 39 States’ Election Rolls

13/06/2017

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before—and during—President Trump’s election was much more widespread than was publicly reported, Bloomberg News reports. Russian hackers hit systems in at least 39 states, with incursions into software systems and voter databases in nearly twice as many states as had been previously reported. In Illinois, for example,...
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