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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily The Palestinian embassy in Cairo confirmed the opening of Gaza’s main gateway to the outside world. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Ashraf Sweilam, The Associated Press
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CLOSE White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday President Donald Trump has repeatedly acknowledged that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but she insisted that meddling “didn’t have an impact.” (Feb. 20) AP President Trump meets with President Vladimir Putin in Danang, Vietnam, on Nov. 11, 2017.(Photo: Jorge Silva, AFP/Getty Images) A year
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Michel Temer’s decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil’s loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October’s elections and a major headache for his successor. Monday’s announcement that Temer was abandoning an overhaul of the social security system – billed as the centerpiece of
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CLOSE A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. More people are believed to be under the rubble. (Feb. 20) AP Injured children are treated at a hospital in rebel-held Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Feb. 19.(Photo: EPA)
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Hwang In-cheol has been campaigning for his father’s release from North Korea where he has been held since a 1969 airline hijacking.(Photo: Thomas Maresca ) SEOUL — North Korea’s charm offensive at the Olympics has made headlines, but not everyone here is delighted by the synchronized cheerleading squads or the enigmatic smile of dictator Kim Jong Un’s
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In this undated file photo, a polar bear is shown in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.(Photo: SUBHANKAR BANERJEE, AP) The part of the Arctic covered by sea ice in January was the smallest for the month since records began in 1979, federal scientists announced Tuesday. January ice cover in the Arctic was a
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A Pakistani nurse treats a newborn baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad on Feb. 20, 2018.(Photo: Aamir Qureshi, AFP/Getty Images) Japan, Iceland and Singapore are the three safest countries to be born with only 1 in 1,000 babies dying during their first 28 days in those nations, a
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RIGA (Reuters) – Corruption allegations that led to the suspension of Latvia’s central bank governor on Tuesday may be part of a disinformation campaign aimed at damaging trust in the country and influencing October elections, its Defence Ministry said. It did not say who might be behind what it called a “massive information operation from
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Pro-government forces pounded Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people after the enclave’s heaviest one-day death toll in three years, a monitoring group said. Sparking an international outcry, the surge in air strikes, rocket fire, and shelling has killed more than 210 adults and children in the rebel pocket
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The opposition will not field a candidate in Venezuela’s April 22 presidential election, the exiled mayor of Caracas said, calling the vote a “trap” set by President Nicolas Maduro. Antonio Ledezma, put under house arrest in 2015 for allegedly plotting a coup before escaping to Colombia in November, called for a United
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Pro-government forces carried air raids in Syria’s eastern Ghouta rebel-held enclave overnight on Monday and early on Tuesday after the heaviest one-day death toll from bombardment there in three years, a war monitor said. More than 100 people were killed in air raids, rocket strikes and shelling of the area near Damascus
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday, and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there. Oxfam officials met Haiti’s planning and external cooperation minister, Aviol Fleurant, in Port-au-Prince on Monday to hand over a copy
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KABUL (Reuters) – Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs. The activists call themselves the ArtLords, as opposed to the warlords and druglords who have brought so much strife and
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Siddhant Mohan, Special to USA TODAY Published 4:14 p.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018 | Updated 5:43 p.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018 In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of the Trump Organization, discusses the expansion of Trump hotels in New York.(Photo: Kathy Willens, AP) VARANASI, India — Donald Trump
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