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Trump to Allow Release of Classified JFK Assassination Documents

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Subject to the receipt of further information,” he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet, “I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.” ...

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India should make its own decisions on ties with Iran: US

At the same time, the countries should take a hard look at their business partners in Iran, the senior Trump administration official said when asked about India developing the strategically located Chabahar port in Iran, which will give it access to Afghanistan and then to Central Asia. ByPTI India should make its own decisions on the relationship with Iran based ...

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U.N. rights expert challenges Japan gov’t defense of “conspiracy” law

The U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy has challenged the Japanese government’s defense of contentious legislation, adopted last June by the Diet, that criminalizes the planning of serious crimes. In a written reply to Kyodo News, Joseph Cannataci said the “shortcomings” of the government’s arguments regarding his concerns about the respect of the right to privacy under the ...

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US urges Iraq forces to limit movements in disputed areas

Washington: The United States called today for Iraqi federal forces to limit their “movements” in areas claimed by both them and the country’s Kurds to avoid more violence between Washington’s allies. Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish units in the northern province of Kirkuk yesterday, part of a largely bloodless operation that saw…

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Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House. Bannon’s scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a retort to a Bush speech in New York earlier this week, in which the 43rd president ...

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At least 35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with extremists

At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with extremists in the Bahariya oasis in the country’s Western Desert on Friday, security and medical sources said. An interior ministry statement confirmed the incident and said some of the attackers had died, without giving any figures for casualties or further details. Security forces, who are hunting down ...

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