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North Korea , meanwhile, has called on the United States to ease global economic sanctions and allow it to receive humanitarian aid from other countries, saying it has already begun to take concrete steps toward denuclearization. US-led diplomacy aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear program in return for outside concessions has since made little headway. This means that even an easy compromise by the USA would be welcomed by most countries in the region except Japan.
  • Nadler Threatens to Subpoena Whitaker After Contentious Hearing

    Nadler Threatens to Subpoena Whitaker After Contentious Hearing

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    Whitaker testified following a lengthy fight with Nadler over the prospect that he would be subpoenaed for not answering questions. Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee got into a testy exchange with the acting attorney general about whether the Mueller investigation was a "witch hunt" - one of the President's signature insults.
  • Frozen cat thaws out... literally

    Frozen cat thaws out... literally

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    Jevon Clark. A cat's normal internal body temperature is 101 degrees. China Corum, used heating pads and a heated cage to bring Fluffy's temperature up until she gained consciousness later in the afternoon. "She was frozen", said Andrea Dutter, executive director of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell . On Tuesday, the animal hospital posted the good news of Fluffy's recovery on Facebook .
  • World leaders react to Trump's State of the Union

    World leaders react to Trump's State of the Union

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    The Senate voted 70-26 in favor of a non-binding amendment, drafted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying it was the sense of the Senate that Islamist militant groups in both countries still pose a "serious threat" to the United States .
  • With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

    With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

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    In the CBS interview Mr Trump defended his recent decision to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. troops deployed in neighbouring Syria to support a Kurdish-led militia alliance seeking to capture the last pocket of IS territory there. "It is of fundamental interest for Iraq to have good relations with Iran" and other neighbouring countries, Salih added. We've beaten them and we've beaten them badly.
  • DUP's leader says Irish backstop is 'toxic', must be replaced

    DUP's leader says Irish backstop is 'toxic', must be replaced

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    Anger has centred on Mrs May's call for fresh negotiations with Brussels over the contentious Irish backstop plan. "Parliament's mandate is to replace the backstop". 'The UK government will not let that happen, ' she said. As a way to prevent a hard border, Brussels and London agreed a so-called backstop - basically a promise that unless the sides come up with a better idea, then the United Kingdom would remain bound by European Union market and customs rules so that goods would not ...
  • Senate passes pro-Israel bill, measure also rebukes Trump

    Senate passes pro-Israel bill, measure also rebukes Trump

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    Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday, according to CNN . A top U.S. general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned American withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing insurgency.
  • Trump inauguration committee subpoenaed for financial documents

    Trump inauguration committee subpoenaed for financial documents

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    Gates' sentencing has been delayed twice due to what Mueller and Gates' attorneys have described as his cooperation "with respect to several ongoing investigations". The Journal reported that Barrack was not mentioned in the subpoena received by the committee Monday. The money spent for Trump's inauguration ranged from $1.5 million for the Trump International Hotel, $30,000 in per diem payments to contract workers and $10,000 for makeup for 20 aides at an event in the evening.
  • European nations raise pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

    European nations raise pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

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    The 14-nation so-called Lima Group, which includes Canada and Latin American countries such as Brazil and Mexico but not the United States , met in Ottawa to discuss the way forward on Venezuela. Seven EU states had given Maduro a Sunday midnight deadline to call presidential elections or they would recognise Guaido. Critics have called that election a sham and the mainstream opposition boycotted it.
  • Emiliano Sala search resumed on Wednesday morning

    Emiliano Sala search resumed on Wednesday morning

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    Nantes supporters sang songs in support of Emiliano Sala in the heart of the city after the aircraft carrying the footballer disappeared en route from France to Cardiff . The chances of finding Sala alive were "slim" if the plane landed on water, Guernsey police had said in a statement earlier on Tuesday afternoon.
  • 5 dead after plane crashes into OC home

    5 dead after plane crashes into OC home

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    The Cessna 414A had just departed the Fullerton Municipal Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon.
  • Iran unveils new ground-launched cruise missile

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    Later on February 2, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander suggested that pressure by European countries for talks on curbing Iran's ballistic missiles development could prompt Tehran to expand it beyond current limits. While Iran says it has no plans to increase the range of its missiles - now claimed to be at around 2,000 km or far enough to hit the very edges of Europe from Iran - the latest statement is seen as a warning that this could change.
  • Euro MPs back interim leader in Venezuela

    Euro MPs back interim leader in Venezuela

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    Guaido moved to expand his global support by reassuring China - Venezuela's main creditor and a long-time ally of the socialist regime - that he would honor bilateral agreements if successful in ousting Maduro . Guaido has said he needs the back of three critical groups - the people, the global community and the military - to oust Maduro, but faces the near-impossible mission to get Venezuela's military on board.
  • British MPs 'deeply troubled' by Nissan UK investment reports

    British MPs 'deeply troubled' by Nissan UK investment reports

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    Nissan is now the second largest car-maker in the United Kingdom and produces its electric auto, the Leaf, and a number of other models like the Juke and CX30 in the North East, with a total of 440,000 vehicles produced there in 2018. They have reiterated today their commitment to the United Kingdom by continuing to manufacture in Sunderland the current Qashqai, Leaf and Juke models and the new Qashqai model from 2020.
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vows to see out term amid yearbook controversy

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vows to see out term amid yearbook controversy

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    They were joined by former Vice President Joe Biden , former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., the Democratic Party of Virginia , and the powerful Democratic Governors Association. Stephanopoulos pressed Moran on his argument that Northam should stay in office, pointing out that it would be nearly impossible to govern when so many have called on him to step aside.
  • Interim budget FY20: Middle-income earners welcome IT relief

    Interim budget FY20: Middle-income earners welcome IT relief

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    The government has also increased TDS threshold on deduction of tax on rent, which will benefit the salaried people. A person who earns up to Rs 6.5 lakh per annum can effectively bring down the next taxable income to Rs 5 lakh with proper investments and escape paying any tax, according to experts.
  • Canadian diplomats leave Havana amid mystery illness

    Canadian diplomats leave Havana amid mystery illness

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    According to the foreign Ministry of Canada, from the beginning of 2017 confirmed 14 cases of a mysterious disease among the Embassy staff and their families. Media reports at the time said some of the U.S. diplomats suffered permanent hearing loss and possible brain injuries due to a sonic weapon. The Cuban government has denied any involvement in the incidents.