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It did not comment on the reason for Kim's arrest but said it was "not connected in any way with the work of PUST ". A U.S. State Department official said Sunday that such non-governmental "track 2" talks "are routinely held on a variety of topics around the world and occur independent of U.S.
  • Multi-billion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir also confirmed that an upcoming visit to the kingdom by U.S. President Donald Trump would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism. and not building bridges, is not Christian", said the pope in February 2016. Officials in Washington are reporting that the USA and Saudi Arabia are conducting negotiations for a multi-billion-dollar arms deal.
  • South Korea presidency 'won by liberal Moon Jae

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    South Koreans went to the polls on Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption , against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. Moon has promoted engagement with the North. A quarter of voters cast ballots in early voting last week, a figure seen driven higher by the participation of younger people.
  • Trump, Hollywood React as Macron Wins French Election

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    Trump tweeted: "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France". However, it remains unclear whether French Socialist MEPs would rally behind En Marche in June's legislative elections. An aide to Obama said Sunday he was not expected to comment on the day of the results. As reported by Reuters , Macron's elections is supposed to bring relief for European allies that had feared the election of far right candidate Le Pen.
  • Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

    Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

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    The United States has not yet disclosed a decision on whether it will arm YPG fighters to take Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital, and Jim Mattis declined to answer that question after talks with USA allies in Denmark. Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said. It instead supplied weapons only to Arab factions of the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF.
  • Kushner firm apologizes for reference to White House ties

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    After being elected, for example, Trump lashed out at the United States' longstanding "One China" policy, referring to official non-recognition of Taiwan. It was not immediately known whether any of the wealthy people who listened to the Kushner company pitch in Beijing made a decision to invest. Critics were quick to accuse the family business of playing up its connection to the White House at the event.
  • Russia-backed safe zone plans a bid to divide Syria, say opponents

    Russia-backed safe zone plans a bid to divide Syria, say opponents

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    It is not clear how the cease-fire or "de-escalation zones" will be enforced in areas still to be determined in maps to emerge a month from now. Jets from the US-led coalition are barred from proposed safe zones in Syria set to be created under a deal inked by Russia , Iran and Turkey, Moscow's envoy said Friday.
  • Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon

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    Park, South Korea's first female president, is now jailed at a detention facility near Seoul and awaits a criminal trial set to start later this month. The Washington Post reported that Moon wants to develop a better relationship with North Korea , which might open "a new and potentially hard chapter in relations with Washington".
  • Trump congratulates Macron for 'big win' in French election

    Trump congratulates Macron for 'big win' in French election

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    Congratulations to new President, Emmanuel Macron on his decisive victory over the hard right", she said on Twitter. Catherine Fabre, deputy head of the Macron campaign called En Marche told the BBC what were the challenges ahead. Macron must tackle formidable challenges as he attempts to enact his domestic agenda of cutting state spending, easing labour laws, boosting education in deprived areas and extending new protections to the self-employed.
  • Kurdish leader: We're America's best friend in Syria; Turkey bombed us anyway

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    USA troops are now patrolling the Turkish-Syrian border, the Military Times reported Friday. "Coalition forces are conducting joint patrols along the northeastern Syria-Turkey border to assess reports from both the [Kurdish] SDF and Turkey regarding skirmishes and cross-border fires between their respective security forces", an official from the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) Public Affairs Office told RT via email, confirming the deployment.
  • Senate receives 2017 Budget report, fixes Thursday for passage

    Senate receives 2017 Budget report, fixes Thursday for passage

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    Abdulmunin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of reps, had raised allegations that the leadership of the house had increased the appropriation bill for their own personal interest. Saraki said this is the first time the appropriation bill will be presented with details. Chairman of the Senate Commitee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje laid the report this morning and it was seconded by Senator Sonni Ogbuoji.
  • Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

    Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

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    During Saucedo's spree, seven people were killed by someone who randomly opened fire on pedestrians and cars in areas of west Phoenix . Police say it appears Saucedo didn't know any of the victims except for his mother's boyfriend, Raul Romero, who was found shot to death in his driveway.