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Global Kim Jong Un warns North Korea could consider change of tack
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His previous New Year's addresses had taken place in more formal settings, with Kim standing at a podium. But for most of his 30-minute speech, he focused on North Korea's economy and said he stands ready to resume projects with South Korea and restart operations at a jointly run factory park in the border town of Kaesong.

Global Trump Just Sent an Urgent Message About the Wall
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In August 2015 during his presidential campaign, Mr Trump had made his expectations for the border explicitly clear, as he parried criticism from then-rival Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor. Schumer immediately began approaching Democratic senators after the midterm election to hear their views on Trump's $5 billion demand for the wall, according to a person familiar with the talks but unauthorized to speak publicly.

Global Russian Federation arrests U.S. citizen on suspicion of espionage
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If convicted of espionage, Whelan faces up to 20 years in jail. American authorities detained and charged Russian national Maria Butina with spying earlier this year. The arrest came with Moscow embroiled in a number of spy scandals with the West and after President Vladimir Putin accused Western nations of using espionage cases to try undermine an increasingly powerful Russian Federation.

Global Elizabeth Warren makes first step towards 2020 presidential run
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Warren has been a leading voice on the left and for years has launched withering attacks on the U.S. banking system, which made her a poster child of the progressive movement - but some aren't buying the narrative that Warren is a progressive hero, particularly since she failed to endorse Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primaries.

Global Germany: Drugged car driver tries to follow plane at airport
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In a statement given to the press at around 1930, the police at the airport said "Officers from the Federal Police were able to stop the vehicle and overwhelm the man". Police later added: "Police checks of the vehicle have been completed, no unsafe objects were found". Police sources said a terrorist motive could be " basically ruled out ".

Global Fallen California Corporal Singh's K9 to retire, Will Remain With Family
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Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested by Kern County Sheriff's Deputies Friday after authorities learned he was in a residence in the Lamont Area of Kern County. She indicated that a suspect has been taken into custody and that the sheriff's office will provide more information at the noon press conference . Ronil Singh of the small-town Newman Police Department.

Global Two Koreas pledge to restore road, rail links
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North Korea on Tuesday hit back at a latest United Nations resolution that condemned Pyongyang's rights abuses, calling it a "serious provocation" that would undermine peace efforts on the Korean peninsula. He noted that the project would increase exchanges between the two governments. "Today's event can also be deemed a historic occasion that shows the momentum for balanced economic development for our people, co-prosperity in Northeast Asia and the Eurasian region but co-prosperity for the ...

Global Migrant parents of boy, 8, who died brought him for easier entry
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He was discharged at midday, with prescriptions for ibuprofen and the antibiotic amoxicillin. He returned to the hospital on Monday evening after he began vomiting and died there just hours later, the statement added. As with Jakelin's family, Felipe's relatives now must deal with the death of a child, a debt and their continued worry about the fate of Agustin Gomez.

Global Two Tourists, Tour Guide Dead After Bomb Explosion Near Giza Pyramids
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In a statement the Ministry said the "improvised explosive device was hidden next to a wall", and that it detonated at around 6.15pm local time. It said authorities acted after receiving information the suspects were preparing a spate of attacks against state and tourist institutions and churches.

Global Putin Attends Successful Launch of Hypersonic Missile Avangard
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Despite having a mass in its start between 50 and 60 tons, the Avangard (RS-26) travels at a hypersonic speed with a maximum range of six thousand kilometers. Putin announced an array of new weapons in March, including the Avangard, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit nearly any point in the world and evade a US-built missile shield.

Global Court: Justice Ginsburg up and working after surgery
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Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Doctors said there is no evidence of remaining disease. Ginsburg was previously treated for cancer twice in the past - once in 1999 for colon cancer and again in 2009 for pancreatic cancer.

Global Huntsville soldiers meet President Trump on surprise Iraqi visit
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Abdul-Mahdi's office said "differences in points of view over the arrangements" prevented the two from meeting but they discussed security issues and Trump's order to withdraw US troops from Syria over the phone. According to two USA officials, the current plan being presented to the military's chain of command calls for a withdrawal process that could take several months.

Global In Iraq, Pres. Trump defends decision to withdraw from Syria
Author: 0 In Iraq, Pres. Trump defends decision to withdraw from Syria

Retired Rear Adm. John Kirby, a former Obama administration spokesperson and a CNN analyst, said on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Wednesday that service members having Trump sign the items was inappropriate. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced their arrival on Twitter today, sharing an image of the couple posing with members of the military. "I had concerns about the institution of the presidency - not for myself personally", the president said.

Global Manhunt ongoing for suspect who shot and killed California officer
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He should be considered armed and risky, CHP said. "A few moments later he called out "shots fired" over the radio", according to a news release from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, which is leading the investigation. Officer Ronil had been employed with the Newman Police Department since 2011. Newman is about 25 miles south of Modesto in Stanislaus County. On his Facebook page, Singh posted pictures on Christmas Eve from a deep sea fishing trip that produced a big haul of ...

Global Mount Etna in Italy has erupted spewing huge ash cloud
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On Saturday night, lava could be seen erupting into the air before flowing down the mountain, with seismic activity continuing well into Monday. Located in Sicily, the 3,350m volcano's eruption occured amid more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude.

Global Trumps greet USA troops in Iraq
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Trump spoke to members of all five USA military branches via a video conference call on Tuesday. Mattis was supposed to continue leading the Pentagon for several weeks, but Trump moved up his exit and announced that Patrick Shanahan, deputy defence secretary, would take the job on January 1 and he was in "no rush" to nominate a new defence chief.

Global 30-Storey Tower Evacuated As Residents Report 'Cracking Noises'
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Police are reported to have forced open the main doors to help residents leave. "A few days ago the doors looked different". The operator of nearby Botania tower told its residents in an email: "There is a potential for the tower to collapse, a 1km radius has been evacuated".

Global Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces
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Trump ordered American troops home, rejecting the advice of his top aides, following a conversation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over an imminent Turkish cross-border operation to eliminate the YPG terrorists from northern Syria.

Global Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan ex-PM, sent back to jail for corruption
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On July 6, after four extensions in the original six-month deadline to conclude all three cases, the accountability court announced its verdict in the Avenfield reference. Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case in July , 2017. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who succeeded Sharif as prime minister past year, said the PML-N would appeal the verdict but would "not resort to violence".

Global U.S. calls on China to release detained Canadians
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said this week that he's "deeply concerned by suggestions of a political motivation for the detention of two Canadian citizens by the Chinese government". "We continue to call for the release of the detainees", Trudeau told reporters before leaving West African country. "She has been given absolute access to due process and the independent Canadian judicial system", Freeland said.

Global Somber Christmas, prayers in tsunami-hit Indonesian region
Author: 0 Somber Christmas, prayers in tsunami-hit Indonesian region

At a busy intersection several hundred meters back from the beach, people clambered onto the back of trucks and motorbikes or ran through the traffic in a bid to reach the safety of higher ground, as the water level rose in the sea. Nugroho acknowledged on Twitter that the country's network of detection buoys had been out of order since 2012 because of vandalism and budget shortfalls.

Global Afghan President Says Possible U.S. Troop Withdrawal Won't Affect Security
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The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, US officials said. The United States would still have 7,000 troops in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led mission and a separate US counterterrorism mission, if the withdrawal order reported by various USA media outlets, citing officials, is carried out.

Global United States one of the deadliest countries for journalists
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That compares with 18 retaliation killings out of 47 deaths documented by the committee in 2017. The report highlighted the case of Khashoggi in this respect. The spike includes the deadliest attack on the USA media in recent history, when a gunman who had filed a failed defamation lawsuit against the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland killed four journalists and a sales associate in June.

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