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N Korea warns U.S. over sanctions

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Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington's approach could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever". After a rapid diplomatic rapprochement this year that culminated in the Singapore summit in June between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.… Read

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Miss Philippines named Miss Universe

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The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation. Gray wore a sparkling red dress she said was inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was handed the crown to… Read

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Giuliani: 'Over my dead body' will Mueller interview Trump

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With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleased a fresh series of attacks Sunday on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel. Trump and Rudy Giuliani used Twitter… Read

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White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

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The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. "We will do whatever is necessary to build the border… Read

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Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming

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Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarised world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising. Nearly 200 countries at the United Nations talks in Katowice in the coal mining region of Silesia… Read

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Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

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Britain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes. May delayed a vote last week on her agreement to leave the European Union because she… Read

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Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest

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Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said. Ambassador John McCallum also met with ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig on Friday. Both were detained in China last Monday in apparent retaliation for the arrest… Read

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Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged bomb-maker in Afghanistan. "I will be reviewing the case of a 'U.S. Military hero,' Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder," Trump wrote on Twitter. The… Read

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Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

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U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday. "In Argentina, Trump told Erdogan they were working on extraditing (Fethullah) Gulen and other… Read

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Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies

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The Paris prosecutor's office said on Sunday that a fifth person had died from their wounds following Tuesday's Strasbourg Christmas market shooting. An official with the prosecutor's office said the victim was a Polish national and gave no other details. The gunman, Cherif Chekatt, was killed on Thursday night after… Read

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