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Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

Trump met Kim in Singapore in June for the first-ever summit between the two countries, resulting in what critics say was only a vague commitment by Kim towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. We continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore Summit . The North's regime since then has allowed Catholic organisations to run aid projects in the impoverished country, but direct relations with the Vatican are non-existent. Read More

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Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries

Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries

Atiku and Saraki, coming second place, had a total of 11 per cent, while Kwankwaso staggered behind with a slightly lower percentage of 10 per cent. The votes, which were counted by the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, and the Governor of Delta State, who also doubled as the Chairman of the National Convention Committee, Ifeanyi Okowa , saw Abubakar leading with over 700 votes as at press time, with counting still on. Read More

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Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge

Despite deciding against the nominee on Friday, she told reporters afterwards she has still not made up her mind on the confirmation vote, according to Reuters news agency. Emily Grossi, a protester from Maryland, accused Flake of locking a door on democracy, saying his was the only office she encountered Friday that was not open for constituents to voice their concerns. Read More

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Netherlands says thwarted Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

Netherlands says thwarted Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

At the time the Russian operation was disrupted, the OPCW was investigating the Skripal case as well as an alleged chemical attack in April on the Syrian town of Douma near Damascus by Russian-backed government forces, the MIVD said. "Our message is clear: together with our allies, we will expose and respond to the GRU's attempts to undermine global stability", he said. Britain helped the Netherlands with the operation, they added. Read More

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Trump orders declassification of Russian Federation probe documents

Trump orders declassification of Russian Federation probe documents

That includes the surveillance authorization documents concerning the bureau's wiretap of Trump campaign advisor Carter Page as well as former FBI Director James Comey's text messages. Page admitted earlier this summer, that investigators, led by her then-paramour Strzok, had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin after more than nine months of investigating. Read More

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Democrats Calls To Delay Kavanaugh Vote After His Accuser Goes Public

Democrats Calls To Delay Kavanaugh Vote After His Accuser Goes Public

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations when they first surfaced last week. Christine Blasey Ford , a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, alleges Kavanaugh held her down on a bed and groped her, attempting to forcibly undress her. Feinstein has give the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hassan said Collins will make her own decision. The Judiciary Committee, which has finished confirmation hearings for Kavanagh, still plans to vote next Thursday on whether to ... Read More

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Gas Explosions Ignite Dozens of Homes North of Boston

Gas Explosions Ignite Dozens of Homes North of Boston

Lawrence General Hospital said it was treating four victims with injuries related to the fires but did not provide details about their conditions. Massachusetts State Police urged all residents with homes serviced by Columbia Gas in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to evacuate, snarling traffic and causing widespread confusion as residents and local officials struggled to understand what was happening. Read More

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Trump to target election meddling with new sanctions order

While Coates said that "we have not seen the intensity of activity from 2016", the intelligence community has seen signs that there are efforts underway by a number of actors to manipulate the political process this year. Trump has also said he accepts the strong consensus view of USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation did interfere, including through propaganda and falsehoods spread on social media. Read More

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Three toddlers among five dead in Perth house

Three toddlers among five dead in Perth house

The man now assisting police remains in custody, no charges have been laid at this time. Police refused to say what the man told them - or how he was known to the victims. - Alice Murray 9 News (@AliceMurraych9) September 9, 2018BREAKING: there's a major crime scene in Bedford right now. 'This is a tragic event and will have an impact on family and friends, the community, and the emergency services who first responded to the tragic scene. Read More

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