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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA):South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. The government said those added were 20 North Korean groups, including several banks and companies, and 12 individuals. Seoul is among the first to respond ...

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US, Pakistan engage in quiet diplomacy to improve ties

WASHINGTON: US- Pakistan talks for finding a common ground in Afghanistan have moved away from exchanging allegations into a phase of quiet diplomacy aimed at resolving differences, claim Pakistani and US officials. The officials confirmed that the two countries had held a series of meetings before and after US Defence Secretary James Mattis’s Dec 4 visit to…

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France’s rightwing shifts after Macron victory

Demoralized and divided, France’s traditional center-right party is expected to move closer to the far-right on Sunday after picking a tough-talking devout Catholic as its new leader to take on centrist President Emmanuel Macron. The Republicans party, which represents the dominant conservative force in post-war French politics, turned to Laurent Wauquiez as it looks to recover from a disastrous year. ...

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‘King of Spin’ Max Clifford dies in UK jail

(CNN)Max Clifford, the UK’s best-known celebrity publicist whose clients included OJ Simpson, has died in prison aged 74, the UK’s Ministry of Justice told CNN. JUST WATCHED Max Clifford arrested in abuse probe Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Max Clifford arrested in abuse probe 02:03 “As with…

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ISIS still not defeated, British PM May warns Iraq

British Prime Minister Theresa May, Reuters File Photo The ISIS may have lost significant ground but it has not been yet defeated, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said, as she warned Iraq that the terror group still poses a threat including from across the border. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi…

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Russia investigation sheds new light on Jared Kushner’s involvement with Moscow

The expanding federal investigation into Russian interference in last year’s US presidential election is shining new light on the central role played by one member of US President Donald Trump’s inner circle – his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner – in reaching out to Moscow. The latest disclosure – that even before Trump took office, Kushner directed campaign foreign ...

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