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He is now the fourth American held by Kim Jong-un's regime. Two weeks ago the North arrested Tony Kim, a USA citizen and accounting professor who was lecturing at PUST, accusing him of trying to "overturn" the regime. An official of the U.S. State Department said the detentions underscored "the risk associated with travel to North Korea". The latest spate of arrests also comes shortly after the United States, under the administration of President Donald J.
  • France's Macron promises to pass ethics bill if elected

    France's Macron promises to pass ethics bill if elected

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    In his speech in Puy-en-Velay on April 15, Mr Fillon referenced the Alliance Francaise language and cultural organisation, saying: "If there are waiting lists for the Alliance Francaise in Shanghai, Tokyo, or Mexico, for the French secondary school in Rabat or Rome...that is because France is something else, much more than an industrial, agricultural or military power".
  • Protests continue in Venezuela after death toll reaches 37

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    On May 1, Maduro called for the creation of a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution as a way out of the political impasse. Opposition Governor Henrique Capriles said Sunday that Maduro's constitutional assembly goes against the Venezuela's charter, which requires approval of the nation's voters to alter the constitution.
  • Korean conservative eyes upset in presidential vote

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    In second place is Ahn Cheol-soo of the centrist People's Party, with 11%. In placing political conditions on humanitarian aid, his approach is similar to the Lee Myung-bak administrations "Vision 3000" and the Park Geun-hye administration's insistence on denuclearization first.
  • Lawyer Xie Yang tells Chinese court confession wasn't forced

    Lawyer Xie Yang tells Chinese court confession wasn't forced

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    Gillis, known as Sandy, came partly thanks to pressure from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the White House. A likely factor: Chen's younger daughter was born in the USA while Xie was studying there. "The court claims family members are in attendance at the trial, but I wasn't able to reach any of them", she said. In an hours-long standoff at the airport, the person with knowledge of the operation said, a confrontation between the Chinese, American and Thai officials almost boiled over ...
  • Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

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    She is testifying about going to the White House to report Mr Flynn's contacts with Russians that ran counter to what he told Vice President Mike Pence, and what Mr Pence told the public. Mr Obama's warning to Mr Trump came before concerns emerged about Mr Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador, a former Obama official told NBC News .
  • Clinton to launch anti-Trump resistance

    Clinton to launch anti-Trump resistance

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    Perhaps, James Comey behaved inconsistently, announcing the second round of the investigation into Clinton's email on October 28 and then, on November 6, saying that the inquiry "hadn't turned up anything", the political scientist noted.
  • Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix

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    However, the 27-year-old was in a league of his own at Sochi Autodrom yesterday as he leapfrogged the Ferrari duo of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, who started from the front row of the grid. That could mean that the niceties between the rivals and even within Mercedes could soon end. "Nevertheless both are fierce competitors". Last year's champion, Nico Rosberg, raced as a German but is the son of 1982 champion Keke.
  • Pakistan army kills 50 Afghan troops in Chaman: IGFC

    Pakistan army kills 50 Afghan troops in Chaman: IGFC

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    Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides have said. Since then, the Pakistani authorities have closed the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. Afghanistan's Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal on Monday dismissed claims, saying that only two Afghan soldiers were slain and seven others injured.
  • What happened when a policeman caught a little girl stealing shoes

    What happened when a policeman caught a little girl stealing shoes

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    The child, crying, told the policeman that even a pair of two dollars is a luxury her family cannot afford. A local business was holding a 12-year-old girl for attempting to shoplift shoes worth $2 (approximately Rs 150). "I saw the conditions in which they live". He, along with others are now working to improve the family's living situation. Officer Milton didn't want any recognition for what he did.