• US President Trump approves official travel to Taiwan, likely to anger China
US President Trump approves official travel to Taiwan, likely to anger China

United States representatives can already travel to democratic Taiwan and Taiwanese officials occasionally visit the White House, but meetings are usually low profile to avoid offending China. "Moving forward as a member of the global community, Taiwan pledges to maintain and develop a cooperative relationship with the U.S.to continue contributing ...

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  • North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden
North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden

According to the White House, Moon and Trump "expressed cautious optimism over recent developments and emphasized that a brighter future is available for North Korea, if it chooses the correct path". Even amid North Korea tensions, Trump has repeatedly denounced a US free trade deal with ally South Korea as "unfair" and threatened many times to s...

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  • China's rubber-stamp parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as President with no term limits
China's rubber-stamp parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as President with no term limits

He was also elected as the Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. Wang is the most feared official in China as he carried out the anti-corruption campaign for the past five years initiated by Xi in which over 1.5 million officials including over 100 ministers and top generals were punished making it the big...

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  • Russian Federation promises to expel British diplomats from Moscow 'very
Russian Federation promises to expel British diplomats from Moscow 'very

The ministry also said all activities by the British Council, the UK's global organisation for cultural relations, would cease in Russian Federation and that the planned reopening of the British consulate in St Petersburg would no longer go ahead.

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  • SP members flaunt red caps, call it 'alarm bell' for BJP
SP members flaunt red caps, call it 'alarm bell' for BJP

There have been 19 parliamentary by-polls since the party came to power four years ago. "The tall promises the BJP made in the Lok Sabha and Assembly campaigns are haunting their leaders today". The victor polled 3,42,796 votes while BJP candidate got 2,83,183 votes. Kalyan Singh's son became Etah Lok Sabha member, and the elder Singh himself was...

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  • Sweden happy to help on N. Korea
Sweden happy to help on N. Korea

The trip by Ri is being closely watched because there remains a huge amount of preparation that needs to be done and relatively little time before a theoretical Trump-Kim summit - if it's to happen by May - at which the South Korean President Moon Jae-in would also take part.

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  • Florida school-shooting surveillance video shows deputy stayed outside
Florida school-shooting surveillance video shows deputy stayed outside

Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson on Monday ordered the Broward Sheriff's Office to release the video , ruling that public interest trumped concerns that the disclosure could compromise school security. Peterson "heard gunshots but believed that those gunshots were originating from outside of any of the buildings on the school campus", he continued. ...

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  • Law enforcement officers will beef up patrols during St. Patrick's Day weekend
Law enforcement officers will beef up patrols during St. Patrick's Day weekend

The trucks can typically fit two people; larger groups will need to find another way home. Availability of a tow depends on the volume of calls, and the service may not be available in rural areas. Don't drink and drive. ENDUI teams will be out this weekend, said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Allan Young, an impaired driving liaison with Oklaho...

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  • Ex-South Africa Leader Jacob Zuma To Face Corruption Charges
Ex-South Africa Leader Jacob Zuma To Face Corruption Charges

Zuma in addition disputes all the allegations against him and records that he lacked the requisite intention to commit any of the crimes listed in the indictment", said Abrahams, who himself faced calls to resign for allegedly declining to move against Zuma when he was in office.

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  • South Korea to seek talks with North Korea in preparation for summit
South Korea to seek talks with North Korea in preparation for summit

The head of the U.S. Pacific Command said on Thursday the United States could not be overly optimistic about the outcome of any summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and must go into it with "eyes wide open".

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  • Britain's top diplomat says Russia's leader Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning
Britain's top diplomat says Russia's leader Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning

AFP reports that Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier said Vladimir Putin would ultimately choose the option that " most suits Moscow's interests". Russian Federation has said it will reply in kind. The 67-year-old had been one of Russia's most powerful figures in the years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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"Japan 'concerned" at lack of consultation prior to Trump's meeting with Kim

Donald Trump last week accepted an invitation for direct talks with Mr Kim , a shock announcement from the two leaders who have traded threats and insults for months. It added that a statement summarising the talks would be made on Friday, but did not comment on whether it was involved in brokering the talks between North Korea and America.

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  • North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation
North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation

However, he also estimated convenient that Moon informs president of the U.S., Donald Trump , on his meeting with Kim before they both seat down to talk in May. Portman, R-Ohio, said the United States should continue its robust economic sanctions against North Korea "until North Korea changes course and ends its unsafe pursuit of nuclear wea...

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  • Man who didn't marry a snake dies by cobra bite
Man who didn't marry a snake dies by cobra bite

He was pictured in photos and videos widely circulated online kissing king cobra snakes on the mouth, and appeared on TV show Asia's Got Talent past year rubbing his nose against a serpent's head. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department director Datuk Abdul Wahab Mat Yassin said Abu Zarin's remains had been brought to Kampung Permatang Gading, Bukit Ab...

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  • Facebook suspended Donald Trump's data operations team for misusing people's personal information
Facebook suspended Donald Trump's data operations team for misusing people's personal information

Cambridge Analytica, a firm specialising in using online data to create voter personality profiles in order to target them with political messages, ran data operations for Donald Trump's presidential campaign. While 270,000 people sounds like a lot, it's a very small portion of Facebook's user base, and would represent a very small portion of the...

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  • Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens
Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

On Friday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson went a step further, saying it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself authorized the attempted assassination on Skripal. Investigators are "working on the theory that the toxin was impregnated in an item of clothing or cosmetics or else in a gift that was open...

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  • Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died
Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died

The Colombian-American hacker who gave up Chelsea Manning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation died in Kansas this week, according to relatives and local officials. military after the transgender soldier, who was known as Bradley but now identifies as a woman, admitted leaking the trove of classified military documents.

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  • DHS cites Russian cyberattacks on U.S. power grid, infrastructure since 2016
DHS cites Russian cyberattacks on U.S. power grid, infrastructure since 2016

But, until Thursday , Trump's administration had refused to follow suit. But Thursday's alert provided a link to an analysis by the us cyber security firm Symantec last fall that said a group it had dubbed Dragonfly had targeted energy companies in the United States and Europe and in some cases broke into the core systems that control the co...

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  • Bali to curb internet use over Hindu holiday
Bali to curb internet use over Hindu holiday

The plan, based on an appeal put forward by Balinese civil and religious groups, was announced following a meeting at the ministry in Jakarta . The internet shutdown for Nyepi will be a first in the Indonesian island's history, and it's notable because Indonesia has one of the most prolific populations when it comes to internet use.

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  • Jay Shah defamation case: SC stalls proceedings against website journo
Jay Shah defamation case: SC stalls proceedings against website journo

The apex court also criticised the media over " irresponsible reporting " in the matter. At the outset, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the portal and scribes, said the article contained details from records which are in "public domain electronically".

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  • Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens
Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia will expand its own "blacklist" of Americans in response to new U.S. sanctions announced by the Trump administration, a Russian minister said Friday. "The British blame game based on the word "likely", but not on trustworthy investigation , hard facts and proper global procedures, is highly reprehensible and extremely counterproductive...

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  • Trump, Moon vow to keep pressure on North Korea
Trump, Moon vow to keep pressure on North Korea

Mr Lofven, speaking at a press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin , did not answer directly whether his country had United States support to organise talks with North Korea. Trump last week accepted an invitation for direct talks with Kim, a shock announcement from the two leaders who had traded threats and insults for m...

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  • Mountaineers Face Murray State for First Time
Mountaineers Face Murray State for First Time

Murray State's tournament berth marked the 16th time in program history the Racers have qualified for the Big Dance. West Virginia's game against Murray State will follow fourth-seeded Wichita State facing 13th-seeded Marshall in game one.

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  • Putin urges high voter turnout for Russian election
Putin urges high voter turnout for Russian election

Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital if Russia planned to expel British diplomats from Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said: "We will, of course". "The reason they've chosen this nerve agent is to show that it's Russian Federation, and to show people in their agencies who might think of defecting or of suppo...

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  • Russian Federation to expel British diplomats as crisis over ex-spy attack deepens
Russian Federation to expel British diplomats as crisis over ex-spy attack deepens

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier this week that Moscow was "highly likely" behind the attempt to murder a former spy residing in the UK by using a military grade nerve agent of Novichok type, developed in the Soviet Union. Lavrov said Moscow had stopped paying attention to Britain over the spy poisoning allegations. Defence Secretary Ga...

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