North Korea says 'biggest issue' in US ties is impounded ship

The Trump administration must make a 'big decision' on lifting sanctions before stalled nuclear negotiations can resume, Han Tae Song, North Korea`s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, added in an…

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Allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria must be examined: France

The US State Department on Tuesday said it saw signs that the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria.

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US does not dare attack Iran: Revolutionary Guards commander

Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East, including an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles, in a show…

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US House speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a 'cover up'

Democrats who control the House of Representatives and Trump are engaged in a high-stakes power struggle over their ability to investigate him, with the president stonewalling multiple…

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Get ready for difficult times, China's Xi warns during trade war

Acrimony has intensified since Washington last week blacklisted Chinese telecom equipment company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a potentially devastating blow for the company that has rattled…

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Trump tells ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress

McGahn would 'respect the President's instruction' and not testify, his lawyer said later, in a letter sent to the head of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

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US Department of Homeland Security warns of data threat from Chinese-made drones

China's SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world's largest maker of consumer drones, said in a statement on Monday that 'the security of our technology has been independently verified by the US…

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UN forecasts global economy to grow 2.7% in 2019, 2.9% in 2020

In a revision of its earlier economic outlook, the international body modified downward the figures it had published in January when it said that it expected the world economy to grow by 3.0 per…

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UAE offers golden visas to investors, 'exceptional talents'

The "Golden Card" programme is open to investors and 'exceptional talents' such as doctors, engineers, scientists and artists, said UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, who is…

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Trump nominates a woman as head of US Air Force

Barbara Barrett, 68, served as the US ambassador to Finland from 2008 to 2009 under the George W Bush administration. She also chaired an aeronautics research and development centre, The Aerospace…

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North Korea slams Joe Biden for criticising leader Kim Jong Un

According to reports, Biden said at a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday: 'Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong Un?'…

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McDonald's faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints from workers

The 25 cases include three new lawsuits, two by workers who previously filed charges, and charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Iran warns of 'painful consequences' if US escalates tensions

'Having all these military assets in a small waterway is in itself prone to accident particularly when you have people who are interested in accidents,' Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad…

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North Korea warns US over seized ship at rare UN news conference

North Korea's UN Ambassador Kim Song held a rare news conference at the United Nations in New York to demand the immediate return of the ship, which the United States said earlier this month it…

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British Prime Minister May holds out promise of new Brexit referendum

May set out 10 incentives in all that will be included in a new Brexit bill that is expected to come up for a vote early next month.

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