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U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.
US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid

US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid Thu, 04 Apr, 2019

 The United States  requested that the UN Security Council hold a meeting next week to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, diplomats said.
Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated Wed, 20 Mar, 2019

President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces "by tonight."
South Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

South Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal.
Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama

Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

A tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing "catastrophic" damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
U.S. imposes more sanctions on Venezuela amid humanitarian aid fight

U.S. imposes more sanctions on Venezuela amid humanitarian aid fight Fri, 01 Mar, 2019

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, targeting six Venezuelan government officials tied to President Nicolas Maduro, in its latest move to squeeze the embattled leader.
Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal Thu, 28 Feb, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had walked away from a nuclear deal at a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because of unacceptable North Korean demands to lift punishing U.S.-led sanctions.
President Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

President Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Vietnam on Wednesday for a second summit that the United States hopes will persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of peace and development.
South Korea seeks 'stakeholder' role as Kim, Trump eye deal to shape peninsula's fate

South Korea seeks 'stakeholder' role as Kim, Trump eye deal to shape peninsula's fate Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

South Korean officials, wary of being left on the sidelines as the leaders of North Korea and the United States seek to clinch a deal that could shape the future of the Korean peninsula, are cautiously carving out a presence at the summit venue.
Trump won't rush North Korea on denuclearization as long as no weapon tests

Trump won't rush North Korea on denuclearization as long as no weapon tests Mon, 25 Feb, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing, and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader, Kim Jong Un, when they hold their second summit this week.
Spike Lee finally wins first competitive Oscar

Spike Lee finally wins first competitive Oscar Mon, 25 Feb, 2019

Veteran director Spike Lee on Sunday won his first competitive Oscar, taking home a statuette for best adapted screenplay for the film "BlacKkKlansman."

Vietnam relishes role as peace maker as it seeks to balance ties

Vietnam relishes role as peace maker as it seeks to balance ties Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula, the host of their summit this week, Vietnam, long almost synonymous with war, is relishing its role as a promoter of peace.
Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case

Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

In an unprecedented move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had fired his ambassador to China, who prompted a political furor with comments about Huawei's high-profile extradition case.
Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow.
Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

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British MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit deal

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Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had walked away from a nuclear deal at a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because of unacce ...

Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatoa eruption

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U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim meet in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula wh ...

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