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North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

North Korea might co-host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence. What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear. Tension has been high for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and due to fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U.N. Read More

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Paks BAT attack in J&K: 2 Indian soldiers & one attacker

Paks BAT attack in J&K: 2 Indian soldiers & one attacker

The Border Action Team (BAT), which generally comprises special forces of the Pakistan Army and some terrorists, carried out the attack at around 2 pm with the aid of cover fire by the Pakistani troops from their posts, he said. According to news agency PTI, two soldiers were martyred in the attack by Pakistan's BAT. "They were 200 meters from the army post when the exchange of fire started", he said. Read More

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Why Jon Ossoff's Loss Could Be Bernie Sanders' Victory

Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose. The hope for Democrat Jon Ossoff who was beaten by Republican Karen Handel was President Donald Trump . While both campaigns disavowed the ad's content, Moms Demand Action and Everytown condemned it, saying it was "disgusting to politicize this national tragedy and use it to get voters to the polls". Read More

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Uddhav, Aditya Thackeray meet Amit Shah, Fadnavis

The meeting assumes significance for the BJP as the Shiv Sena is the most vocal critic of the party, the Prime Minister and also its Maharashtra alliance partner Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Shiv Sena had earlier said it may choose an "independent" path in the election to the highest constitutional office. Raote said farmers at the local level would not be able to raise money for sowing and other family activities until the cooperative banks get their old notes exchanged. Read More

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Supreme Court to hear major Wisconsin case on electoral maps

Whitford . The Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of race and congressional district-drawing, most recently last month when it rejected two North Carolina districts, as The Two-Way reported . The Wisconsin voters who sued to challenge the Assembly map argued that gaps over 7 percent violated the Constitution. But with the advent of sophisticated computer programs, it has become increasingly easy for a party that controls a state legislature to exaggerate its influence not only in ... Read More

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3300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

3300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

Similar attacks appear to have occurred in more than 20 villages in Kamonya over the past two months, and numerous victims and witnesses said the militia is organised and armed by local authorities. Violence flared up in the DRC's Kasai regions in August 2016, when a customary chief was killed by Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC), as DRC's armed forces are known. Read More

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Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal: a deal for citizens living in each other's territory, border arrangements between Ireland and the United Kingdom and the amount that Britain will pay to get out of previous EU commitments. Read More

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US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting of Republican Steve Scalise

Cedric Richmond , the Democrats' star pitcher, a congressman from Louisiana, said his last stop before arriving at the stadium on Thursday would be a visit to MedStar Washington , where Scalise is being treated. The Republican team's manager, Rep. Joe Barton , R-Tex., was looking forward to a spirited game Thursday, according to Roll Call , which also sponsors the game. Read More

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Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

And deciding to unveil the policy in Miami suggests it will please the hardline Cuban exiles whose support Trump considered significant to winning Florida , and the presidency. The changes won't go into effect until new documents laying out details are issued. Members of Cuba's small but vibrant independent civil society say they fear the new policy will do more harm than good. Read More

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Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

The president has denied trying to influence the investigation but has acknowledged in an interview that Russian Federation was on his mind when he dismissed Comey. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director (James Comey ) by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" As the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning Mueller's credibility. Read More

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United States considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

Rodman's arrival overlapped with his hosts freeing a comatose American college student they had imprisoned since January 2016 for stealing a propaganda poster. Chang also talks about N. Korea's missile capabilities and the timeline for their ability to strike the USA with a nuclear weapon. It was not immediately clear if Rodman's visit to North Korea was purely coincidental with Warmbier's release. Read More

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Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP

Steve Scalise , who is seriously wounded - but I can say with confidence that he continues to receive the best possible medical care". Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign. Steve Scalise and three others at an Alexandria, Virginia, park Wednesday morning (June 15) told reporters she had no idea what her husband had planned and was sorry he did it, according to television stations in St. Read More

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U.S. attorney general angers Democrats with refusal to testify on Trump conversations

To his boss? To his former Senate colleagues? Sessions said he agreed with firing Comey, and said he thought that before deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein recommended he be fired. Trump has disputed Comey's recollection and said last week he is "100 percent" willing to give his own version under oath. "It's something that we both agreed to that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probably the best thing", Sessions said of his conversations with Rosenstein ... Read More

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