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United States ‘indefinitely’ suspends select exercises with South Korea

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Carroll said in an email that the U.S. -led U.N. Command was moving "assets" to a USA air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, south of Seoul, and to the Joint Security Area at the border to prepare for the process. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has been ordered by Trump to unilaterally halt "provocative" USA war exercises in South Korea, was cautious when asked whether the North had indeed begun to disarm. Read More »

Prosecutor Charges Netanyahu's Wife With Fraud: Justice Ministry

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over alleged misuse of funds at Prime Minister's residence. In February, the Israel police recommended indicting the prime minister in two other corruption cases, ramping up pressure on the Netanyahus, who continue to deny all the charges against them. Read More »

United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

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Critics say this sends a message that the administration turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in some parts of the world. In the year that has elapsed since those speeches, such reforms never happened. Israel has been the subject of more council resolutions than any other country in the world by far, and it is the only country to have its rights record examined at every session of the council, which meets three times each year. Read More »

German AfD accuses Merkel allies of copying tough line on migrants

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The political survival of Germany's Chancellor is hanging by a thread after her interior minister Horst Seehofer threatened to walk away from her fragile government coalition. The rules require migrants to apply for asylum in the first country they enter - a policy France has used to defend its own efforts to keep people from trying to cross over from Italy. Read More »

South Korea wants railroad link to Russian Federation through North Korea

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The decision to halt military exercises in South Korea has bewildered many current and former US defence officials, who only learned about it when Trump announced it in Singapore, after the summit with Kim. This is the first time in 26 years that joint military exercises is suspended. India had welcomed the United States-Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) Summit as a "positive development", saying it has "always supported all efforts to bring about peace and stability in ... Read More »

BJP’s ‘betrayal’ a big political setback for Mehbooba Mufti

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Shah had also met senior ministers from the state government, along with party in-charge Ram Madhav, in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. Immediately after his news conference, senior PDP minister and party's chief spokesperson Naeem Akhthar told reporters in Srinagar that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would be submitting her resignation to Governor N N Vohra. Read More »

Germany tells Trump to stop lying about their crime rate

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The influx has led to an anti-migrant backlash in Italy, where many arrivals first landed, and in Germany , the preferred end destination for many refugees . Immigration is likely to dominate the summit of European Union leaders. If Seehofer decides to go it alone, Merkel would have to fire him, sparking an unprecedented CDU-CSU split, political scientist Heinrich Oberreuter told business daily Handelsblatt. Read More »

Tory minister criticised for "plain nasty" Brexit hanging comments

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Minutes later, all but two of the Tory MPs voted with the Government to reject a Lords amendment that would have given Parliament the power to tell the PM to go back and renegotiate the Brexit deal she secures from Brussels. An agreement that defused a potential rebellion over handing parliament more control over Britain's exit from the European Union looked in danger of unravelling on Wednesday, when the two camps argued over the shape of a possible compromise on a "meaningful vote". Read More »

Iraqi force says USA strike killed fighters in east Syria

Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces, a grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitaries, said a USA air strike on the Iraqi border with Syria killed 22 of its members and wounded 12 others. "We will take action - and are already taking action - against efforts to establish a militarily presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria both close to the border and deep inside Syria". Read More »

China Declares Trade War Launched After Trump Unveils $50B Tariffs

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The tariffs focus on products from China's industrial sector including aerospace, information and communications technology, robotics, industrial machinery, new materials and automobiles. A second round of tariffs , to be imposed on an unspecified date, on 114 items worth $16 billion will mostly hit chemicals, medical equipment and energy products. Read More »

Strong Quake Rattles Japan's Osaka, Causes No Major Damage

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A lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 was registered in Kita Ward, Osaka as well as Takatsuki, Hirakata, Ibaraki and Minoo in the prefecture. Sharp Corp said its directly owned plants in the area were operating as usual, but a joint venture plant with parent Hon Hai Precision Industry said it had halted operations for safety checks. Read More »

Migrants Killed in Possible Human Smuggling Rollover Crash

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Four people were pronounced dead at the scene while a fifth died at a hospital. Five people were transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, including the driver who is believed to be a United States citizen. The sheriff said it was just the latest in a series of police chases involving human and drug smugglers in the Big Wells area. Footage from a motorist who witnessed the crash and posted video to Facebook shortly after shows at least four bodies on the ground, the mangled ... Read More »

Disturbing Video Shows Indonesia Woman Swallowed WHOLE by Giant Python

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Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia that is home to some of the biggest and most deadly wild pythons in the world. Reticulated pythons, which are widespread in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, grab onto their prey with dozens of sharp curved teeth and then squeeze it to death before swallowing it whole. Read More »

Car bomb kills 20 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan

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In his conversation with Mr. Ghani, Mr. Mulk said that Fazlullah's death would be received throughout Pakistan with relief as Pakistanis had borne the brunt of terrorist attacks by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which Fazlullah headed. However, the group sent a worrying warning to foreign forces in the region. People take a selfie with an alleged Taliban militant as a group of Taliban visit a bazaar in Kunduz to greet people. Read More »

Scorching hot Father's Day weekend underway

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Cameron said an air quality alert has been in effect since 10 a.m. on Sunday and is expected to remain in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Monday where heat index readings will range from 105° to 107° for four straight days. Read More »

Donald Trump Wants "His People" To Treat Him Like Kim Jung

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President Donald Trump on Friday defended his warm praise of Kim Jong Un , saying his newfound affinity for the North Korean dictator was making Americans safer. President. "And I mean he's the strong head". Don't let anyone think anything different. Earlier Sunday, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that South Korea and the US are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to ... Read More »

Hundreds of children kept in cages at Border Patrol facility in Texas

One person died at a San Antonio hospital. The driver of a Chevy Suburban with 14 people inside fled from authorities at speeds up to 100 miles per hour before he lost control of the SUV and it rolled several times. The driver was not seriously injured and taken into Homeland Security custody, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters. Border Patrol agents attempted to stop the vehicle when the chase ensued and were soon joined by Dimmit County deputies, KFDM reported . Read More »

Romania welcomes the agreement on Republic of Macedonia's new name

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Skopje hopes to secure a date to begin accession talks at an European Union summit in late June, and an invitation to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in mid-July. Sebastian Kurz, whose country takes over the EU's rotating presidency in July, said Wednesday that Austria "sees a clear European perspective for the entire Western Balkans and, of course, also for Macedonia". Read More »