• Leaders of two Koreas begin one-on-one summit to unlock nuclear talks
Leaders of two Koreas begin one-on-one summit to unlock nuclear talks

Speaking at a joint press conference with Moon, Kim said he will visit the South's capital Seoul "in the near future ". The North has carried out several missile test launches from Sohae in the area - its ballistic missile program is banned under UN Security Council resolutions - but has also used many other locations to fire rockets, including ...

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  • Is a Brexit deal with the European Union close for Theresa May?
Is a Brexit deal with the European Union close for Theresa May?

Prime Minister Theresa May has struggled to bridge a deep divide within her Conservative Party about how close a relationship Britain should have with the EU. May has proposed that Britain follow European Union rules in trade in goods after Brexit, to protect manufacturing supply lines and avoid a "hard border" between Northern Ireland , part of...

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  • US Slashes Number Of Refugees To 30000 For Next Year
US Slashes Number Of Refugees To 30000 For Next Year

Since 2000, more than 1.5 million foreign refugees have been resettled across the US since - outpacing the population of Philadelphia. "A cap of 30,000 jeopardizes the safety of future refugees , including persecuted Christians , who will no longer be able to find refuge in the USA, nor does it reflect the actual capacity or willingness of Am...

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  • 'Fort Trump': Donald Trump proposes U.S. military base in Poland
'Fort Trump': Donald Trump proposes U.S. military base in Poland

Despite espousing an "America First" foreign policy strategy, President Donald Trump is considering opening "Fort Trump" - a permanent military base in Poland. "It is the reality that we live in today", Duda said. "I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you, I feel so badly for him", Trump said.

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  • Declassified Russia Probe Papers Expose 'Bad Things'
Declassified Russia Probe Papers Expose 'Bad Things'

The documents that Trump demanded be declassified included several pages of a June 2017 FISA renewal application for a warrant ultimately granted to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, along with all Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews and reports connected to the Page FISA application.

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  • Kavanaugh showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses
Kavanaugh showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley had invited Blasey Ford, as well as Kavanaugh , to a hearing slated for next Monday for both of them to publicly testify. A spokesman said the five-term congressman "believes the committee and full Senate should thoroughly evaluate the claims and Judge Kavanaugh should address them".

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  • Kavanaugh accuser wants Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before she will testify
Kavanaugh accuser wants Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before she will testify

Blasey, a research psychologist at Palo Alto University in northern California , has accused the judge of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago, at a high school party when both were teenagers. Trump has also supported Kavanaugh after the accusation, though he said he wanted the allegation to be aired. Pressure on Senate Republica...

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  • Blasey Ford's classmates send letter of support to Congress
Blasey Ford's classmates send letter of support to Congress

A spokesman said the five-term congressman "believes the committee and full Senate should thoroughly evaluate the claims and Judge Kavanaugh should address them ". Ford is a professor, so some of Kavanaugh's online defenders chose to dig up student reviews of her classes. On Sunday evening, a pair of outgoing Republican senators said outright th...

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  • Trump and son come to defence of Brett Kavanaugh
Trump and son come to defence of Brett Kavanaugh

Maura Fitzgerald, who dated Kavanaugh in college, said she and Kavanaugh have been good friends since high school. "They are interested in killing babies and don't want anyone to even just potentially stand in their way", Erickson wrote. Yet a few Republicans have suggested there may have to be a delay, at least in the Judiciary vote on the nomin...

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  • Trump, without evidence, accuses China of trying to sway USA election
Trump, without evidence, accuses China of trying to sway USA election

Trump added that if the Beijing government retaliates, he would pursue tariffs on another $267 billion in imports. "We are ready to negotiate and talk with China any time that they are ready for serious and substantive negotiations towards free trade, to reduce tariffs and non tariff barriers, to open markets and allow the most competitive eco...

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  • Pakistan Prime Minister Vows to Grant Citizenship to Afghan Refugees
Pakistan Prime Minister Vows to Grant Citizenship to Afghan Refugees

A government anti-trafficking unit placed the number of Bengalis living in Pakistan, many of whom fled Bangladesh for economic reasons following its independence from Pakistan in 1971, at two million in 2012, but it is unknown how many of those are long-term residents.

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  • Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain
Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

Wilmington, on the banks of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina , was nearly completely cut off by land but emergency management teams managed to truck food and water overnight into the port city of 120,000 people. In Fayetteville, N.C., the Cape Fear River surpassed flood stage early Sunday after rising 20 feet in 24 hours. Local artist Kevin...

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  • Constitutional Court ruling on dagga
Constitutional Court ruling on dagga

A court in the Western Cape region ruled in March that a ban on cannabis use by adults at home was unconstitutional, effectively decriminalising it in the province that includes Cape Town. Meanwhile, the soft drink titan Coca-Cola says it has been eyeing cannabis-infused drinks (CBD). Cannabis is referred to as " dagga " in South Africa.

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  • Hundreds rescued as flooding continues after Storm Florence
Hundreds rescued as flooding continues after Storm Florence

At least 17 deaths were reported in North and SC. The spreading disaster claimed additional lives Sunday, with at least 17 people confirmed dead, and the nation's top emergency official said other states were in the path this week. "There's too much going on", he told a news conference. North Carolina observed four-metre floodwaters on Sunday, ...

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  • Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China
Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China

Mangkhut is now expected to move inland of western Guangdong. Typhoon Mangkhut appears to have had the strongest winds in Hong Kong since Typhoon Rose in 1971. He expressed sadness that the villagers, many of them poor, had few options to survive in a region where big corporations have profited immensely from gold mines.

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  • Moon aims to meet Washington and Pyongyang halfway
Moon aims to meet Washington and Pyongyang halfway

Moon and Kim hailed " a new era of peace " when they first met at the Panmunjom "truce village" between the two Koreas in April. Business leaders are there to underline the potential economic rewards for North Korea should it denuclearize, although deals can't be made unless and until USA -led sanctions are lifted.

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  • Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked
Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. A senior White House aide also said Ford should be heard and should testify under oath. The hearing will happen on Monday. "If Democrats win the Senate, they will scream bloody murder about the legitimacy of confirmation by a lame-duck Congress", Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee fo...

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  • Gunmen 'dressed as mariachi musicians' kill four in Mexico City
Gunmen 'dressed as mariachi musicians' kill four in Mexico City

In a meeting of one of Mexico's most beloved traditions and one of its most pervasive epidemics, gunmen dressed as mariachis shot up a thriving entertainment district of Mexico City on Friday night, killing five and injuring at least eight.

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  • Russian military plane ‘disappears from radar over Syria’, says defence ministry
Russian military plane ‘disappears from radar over Syria’, says defence ministry

The Russian ministry of defence has pointed the finger at France and Israel, saying: "The trace of the Il-20 on flight control radars disappeared during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets on Syrian facilities in Latakia province". A spokesperson for the US Department of Defense denied that the American military was behind the attack, telling the V...

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  • US To Impose Tariffs On $200 Bn In Chinese Goods
US To Impose Tariffs On $200 Bn In Chinese Goods

The survey of more than 430 AmCham China and AmCham Shanghai member companies, including 36 in automotive and transportation, was conducted between August 29 and September 5. President Donald Trump has told aides to precede with yet more tariffs on Chinese imports, according to reports in the United States. "We encourage China to address th...

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  • Russia’s Il-20 military aircraft disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea - Defense Ministry
Russia’s Il-20 military aircraft disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea - Defense Ministry

The United States believes that a Russian military aircraft has been inadvertently shot down by Syrian government anti-aircraft artillery, a U.S. official said. Air traffic controllers at the Russian air base in Latakia " lost contact " with the aircraft Monday evening "during the attack of Israeli F-16 fighters on Latakia", rt.com quoted the Rus...

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  • Pres. Trump declassifies documents related to Russia probe
Pres. Trump declassifies documents related to Russia probe

Additionally, Trump has ordered DOJ and FBI to release all text messages related to the Russian Federation investigation - in unredacted form - of former FBI Director James Comey , former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok , former FBI attorney Lisa Page and Ohr.

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  • Tesla's Musk is sued for calling Thai cave rescuer paedophile
Tesla's Musk is sued for calling Thai cave rescuer paedophile

Unsworth is seeking more than $75,000 in damages, and demands that Musk - who recently called him a "child rapist" - stop making any further allegations. Last month, Musk tweeted that he had the "funding secured" for a now-defunct deal to take Tesla private, surprising company investors and board members and sparking a Securities and Exchange Com...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh And His Accuser Will Publicy Testify Monday
Brett Kavanaugh And His Accuser Will Publicy Testify Monday

It's really pretty hard to come up with a reasonable excuse to deny her her chance to tell her story, under oath, and for Kavanaugh to respond, under oath, before he is granted a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, tweeted that "Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before ...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay
Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

If they point out that her therapist's notes, the ones that Ford claims prove her charge, in some ways contradict what she is now saying, they will be portrayed as a bunch of men attacking a sexual assault survivor. All 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee wrote a letter to Grassley on Monday calling for a delay in Thursday's committee vot...

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