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Cuban president meets North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel — both hoping to get out from under U.S. economic sanctions — have agreed to expand and strengthen their strategic relations, North Korea’s state media reported Monday. Diaz-Canel, who is in Asia on his first international tour since assuming office in April, arrived in ...

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US mid-terms: The celebs who want to influence the elections

Taylor Swift shocked people last month when she came out in support of the Democrats ahead of the mid-term elections. Skip Instagram post by taylorswift View this post on Instagram I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly ...

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Lion Air jet’s airspeed indicator malfunctioned on 4 flights

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The “black box” data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet shows its airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, investigators said Monday, just hours after distraught relatives of victims confronted the airline’s co-founder at a meeting organized by officials. National Transportation Safety Committee chairman Soerjanto Tjahjono said the problem was similar on each of ...

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US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran’s Oil, Financial Sectors

The United States reimposed sanctions on Iran’s oil industry and financial sector Monday, following through on President Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back relief Iran received as part of the international agreement to limit its nuclear program. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are due to provide more details about the sanctions at a morning news ...

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Bahrain sentences opposition chief to life for spying

DUBAI – Bahrain’s appeals court sentenced the head of the country’s Shiite opposition movement to jail for life Sunday over charges of spying for rival Gulf state Qatar, a judicial source said. Sheikh Ali Salman, who headed the now-outlawed Al-Wefaq movement, had been acquitted by the high criminal court in June, a verdit the public prosecution appealed. The latest ruling ...

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