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Kim Jong-un says peace on Korean Peninsula depends on U.S. attitude

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The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was warm, friendly and touching, KCNA continued. Kim wanted sanctions relief in exchange for dismantling a single nuclear facility. "We have absolutely no idea how those vehicles were delivered to North Korea", Daimler spokeswoman Silke Mockert said in a written response to an Associated Press report Wednesday on the limousines . Read More »

Sudan protesters vow more action till military hands over power

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Siddiq Farouk, a protest leader, said demonstrators were preparing for a general strike if the military council continues to refuse to hand over power. The council said in a statement that Lieutenant General Jalal al-Deen Al-Sheikh, Police Lieutenant General Al-Tayeb Babakr and Lieutenant General Omar Zain al-Abideen have stepped down from their posts. Read More »

Huawei row: Ministers call for investigation into leaking

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Theresa May's decision to give the green light to Huawei to help build Britain's 5G network is "appalling" and presents a significant security risk, a former head of MI6 has said. The security council includes senior ministers, who receive briefings from top military and intelligence officials. Allied nations are now walking a tightrope, with the USA pressuring them to take a firm stance in the face of Huawei but also not wanting to bite the hand of China and risk trade and diplomatic ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens over alleged terrorism offences

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Human rights group Amnesty while hitting out at the Saudi Crown Prince's government said that the majority of those executed were convicted under " sham trials ". "In Saudi Arabia, the practice of "crucifixion" refers to the court-ordered public display of the body after execution, along with the separated head if beheaded". Read More »

Kim Jong Un slams U.S. for 'bad faith' Hanoi summit

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Since Kim's Hanoi talks with Trump ended without any sign of progress, North Korea has expressed anger with what it calls an excessively hard-line position by Trump's top advisers in the deadlocked negotiations. "This is the breakthrough the [North] Korean side needed to tell the US: 'Look, we have normal ties with Moscow, if something happens, we will run to them for protection, stop waving your fists, '" Dmitry Zhuravlev, director general of the Institute of Regional Issues, a Moscow ... Read More »

North Korea Demanded US Pay $2M for Captured Student in Coma

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Doctors said they have very limited information about Warmbier's condition before his arrival in the United States and have not had any contact with North Korean medical officials. District Court awarded $500 million to the Warmbier family in a lawsuit against North Korea, ruling the country was liable for the torture, and extrajudicial killing of Otto Warmbier . Read More »

BRI forum: PM Imran to leave for China tomorrow

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As world leaders prepare to meet in Beijing on April 25-27 for a summit on China's Belt and Road Initiative, a once confident China seems on the back foot. His official activities will begin on Thursday, April 25, with a bilateral meeting with Xi, followed by a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang. He will also attend a "Leaders" Roundtable' with representatives from around 38 countries, Radio Pakistan reported . Read More »

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

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Earlier this year, the journalists have lost another appeal at the Yangon court, report says. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than 15 months in detention since they were arrested in December 2017, while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslim civilians involving Myanmar soldiers. Read More »

James Byrd Jr's killer executed for notorious 1998 hate crime

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King and two other men were accused of kidnapping Byrd as he hitchhiked in Jasper, Texas, on June 7, 1998, before dragging him behind their pickup truck and dumping his body in front of an African-American church, court documents showed. The gruesome killing spurred the passing of the James Byrd Jr. King had claimed that Mr Byrd's death was not a hate fuelled murder but a drug deal gone wrong. Read More »

Biden Will Launch 2020 Campaign Thursday

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This will be Biden's third run for the top office. He has faced questions in recent weeks about his history of touching strangers at political events, with several women coming forward to say he had made them feel uncomfortable. It's time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. Biden has been one of the party's more aggressive Trump critics. He then served as President Barack Obama's vice president for eight years. Read More »

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

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And now the desire of Scots to remain in the European Union is about to become a big political issue. Before the parliament's recess, Ms Sturgeon revealed that she would set out her plans for a second Scottish independence referendum after "this phase of the Brexit negotiations". Read More »

Ukraine's Zelensky urges Russian Federation sanctions after citizenship rule change

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Following his decisive defeat in the last round of presidential elections on Sunday, Ukraine's outgoing President Petro Poroshenko says he has plans for a swift return to office. His bid to lead the country of 45 million people was first dismissed as a joke, but his vague promises to reform the country were enough to win over voters fed up with the country's endemic corruption, a moribund economy, and ongoing conflict with Russian-backed separatists. Read More »

Prince William receives traditional Māori greeting in New Zealand

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Describing William's visit to the country as "wonderful", New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said the "emotion was palpable" as the duke discovered more about how the shootings at two mosques unfolded. Dozens of Anzac events have been called off and consolidated following the Christchurch attacks. The Duchess of Cambridge will instead attend a commemoration service in London on Thursday, continuing a 103-year tradition started by King George V and Queen Mary. Read More »

North Korea's Kim, Russia's Putin set for first summit

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Kim's first trip to Russian Federation comes about two months after his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump , in which he failed to secure an ease on economic sanctions against North Korea. Still, the summit could allow Mr. Putin to try to increase his influence in regional politics and the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program. Moscow was a crucial backer of Pyongyang for decades and their ties go back to the founding of North Korea, when the Soviet Union installed Kim ... Read More »

Armed border group shuts down camp at border in New Mexico

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About 5,000 active duty and National Guard troops already are at the border. "While the soldiers were parked south of the border fence near Clint, Texas, they were north of the Rio Grande riverbed, which placed them 'appropriately in USA territory, ' according to Maj". Read More »

Sanders Will Double Down On Prisoners Voting

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He was asked specifically about people like the Boston Marathon bomber, also people who are convicted of sexual assault. "I agree that the right to vote is one of the very important components of citizenship and it is something that people should not be stripped of needlessly", Harris said , "which is why I have been long an advocate of making sure that the formally incarcerated are not denied a right to vote, which is the case in so many states in our country, in some states permanently ... Read More »

Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

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A federal court says chalking tires in Saginaw to keep track of parked cars is an unreasonable search and has no role in maintaining public safety . Plus, the lower court said, the Supreme Court has carved out a "community caretaker" exception to warrant requirements for routine parking and traffic enforcement so police can control the hazards of clogged streets. Read More »

Pennsylvania Woman Dead After Falling into Commercial Meat Grinder at Her Job

The victim was identified as Jill Greninger , 35, an employee at the Economy Locker Storage Company , reports WNEP. A Pennsylvania woman was killed on Monday after falling into the meat grinder at the processing plant where she worked. The Economy Locker Storage Company declined to comment to the BBC on the incident . It is not known if Greninger, who was standing on stairs, fell into the hopper or a piece of her clothing got stuck and she was pulled into it because no one saw it ... Read More »

United States court orders Chelsea Manning to remain in prison

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Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit wrote in a brief order. Manning, who gave a trove of classified data to WikiLeaks in 2010, was arrested early March for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing the worldwide anti-secrecy website. Manning has been jailed at the Alexandria Detention Center since March 8 after refusing to testify to the Wikileaks grand jury. She was court-martialed and sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in jail, the longest sentence ever imposed for a leak conviction in ... Read More »

Boeing 737 Max has made 135 test flights since grounding

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Boeing said its financial outlook is uncertain as it deals with the 737 Max grounding. Boeing's 737 Max 8 suffered two deadly crashes in a matter of months, the first in October in Indonesia with the death of all 189 people on board and then in Ethiopia on March 10, killing all 157 aboard. Read More »

Digital Minister denies final decision taken on Huawei and United Kingdom 5G network

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The country's National Security Council, which is chaired by May, agreed yesterday to allow the Chinese technology giant limited access to build "non-core" infrastructure such as antennas, the report said . Ms James also told Sky News that a final decision has not been made, although she indicated that a security review had concluded. Unsurprisingly, then, not everyone is happy about the decision to work with Huawei on 5G. Read More »

Woman wakes up from coma 27 years after crash

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Her four-year-old son Omar, who she had just picked up from school, escaped with just bruising to his head. Munira regained consciousness in a German hospital a year ago and has been responding well to treatment ever since. There, doctors prioritized physical therapies and gave her drugs to improve her wakefulness and sleeping patterns. The first signs of Abdulla's recovery came after her son had an argument with someone at her bedside, prompting her to show a reaction to her surroundings. Read More »

Former communist standing as MEP for Farage's Brexit party

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Ahead of Tuesday's talks, the committee chairman Sir Graham Brady met privately with Mrs May, when he is reported to have told her MPs want her to announce when she is going. Ms Widdecombe said she hoped Labour would lose in its heartlands and the Conservatives in the shires to send a message that we want you to just get on with it. Read More »