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An unidentified object that flew across the border from North Korea on Tuesday was most likely to have been a balloon carrying propaganda leaflets rather than a drone, the South Korean military said on Wednesday. But the USA has been trying to persuade China to do more to rein in North Korea , which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of previous year, in defiance of United Nations Security Council sanctions and resolutions.
  • Duterte meets with Putin amid Marawi crisis

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    Piñol. "He was not a combatant". 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:45Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after declaring a state of emergency in a province of his country due to extremist forces´ attacks.
  • South Korean military fires warning shots at object flown from North

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    US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the test did not demonstrate a new capability, or one that could threaten the United States directly. A day after firing dozens of rounds at a flying object crossing the border from North Korea , South Korea's military said Wednesday it was apparently a balloon carrying propaganda leaflets.
  • US First Lady swats Trump's hand away in Israel visit

    US First Lady swats Trump's hand away in Israel visit

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    Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are". In stressing threats from Iran , Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle.
  • Melania again appears to reject Trump's attempt at holding hands

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    Longtime associates of both Donald and Melania Trump told Politico that the first lady is concerned about how the two are portrayed by the media. As the Trumps and the Netanyahus walked the red carpet following a formal welcoming ceremony and remarks, the President seems to reach for his wife's hand.
  • Melania Trump appears to reject Donald's hand-hold, again

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    I think the "Melania hand swat" is the new "dab". The president also repeatedly invoked his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner. The behavior we have seen over the last two days also goes quite far in collaborating rumors that the couple had planned for a divorce during the campaign season, and then called it off after Donald Trump unexpectedly won.
  • Trump launches commission to probe alleged voter fraud

    Trump launches commission to probe alleged voter fraud

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    Trump has never been silent about the alleged cracks in our election system. Membership of the commission is still taking shape but so far already includes Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and the commissioner of the election assistance commission Christie McCormick.
  • Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope

    Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope

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    Works of other Renaissance greats, including Botticelli and Perugino, line the walls. The Vatican also took a dim view of Trump's anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric, although he softened his tone considerably in a major speech in Riyadh. When Trump took his oath of office on January 20, Francis sent him a telegram of congratulations, offering his prayers for wisdom and strength that the new president's decisions would be guided by ethical values.
  • Trump's Budget Relies On Optimistic Economic Forecasts, Critics Say

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    Economists and Democrats have already panned the budget as a document that benefits the wealthy and cuts services from the poor. Echoing Trump's campaign mantra, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the budget released Tuesday puts "America First" by prioritizing "the wellbeing of Americans", their security, borders and prosperity.
  • If Israelis and Palestinians make peace it may spread across region

    If Israelis and Palestinians make peace it may spread across region

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    I am telling you, that's what I do. Palestinian officials say they are ready to resume negotiations with Israel that collapsed in 2014, but the road ahead remains challenging. Trump's hand holding has made news before too. "When Trump was elected, the settlers here celebrated and were sure they were going for annexation".