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Donald Trump says China’s Xi Jinping will soon come to White House

The White House said on Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would travel to Beijing for additional talks on a trade dispute that has led to t

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Vladimir Putin says he’ll brief US on summit with Kim Jong Un

After Thursday's summit in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the North Korean border, Putin stressed that Moscow and Washington both want North Korea to abando

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Kim Jong Un says peace on Korean peninsula depends on US attitude

Kim's remarks are seen as keeping pressure on the U.S. to be "more flexible" in accepting Pyongyang's demands to ease sanctions, compared to the U.S. stance during the collapsed second U.S.-North Kore

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US Presidential Elections: Joe Biden asked Barack Obama ‘not to endorse’ him for president

Former US vice president Joe Biden, who launched his White House bid Thursday, said he asked old boss Barack Obama not to endorse him because Democrats should try to win the nomination on their own me

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French President Emmanuel Macron wants to ‘significantly’ cut income taxes

"I want cuts for people who work by significantly reducing income taxes," Macron said during a speech in which he is laying out his response to five months of anti-government protests.

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe says no-deal Brexit must be avoided ‘by all means’

Shinzo Abe was in Brussels following a summit this month in which EU leaders gave Prime Minister Theresa May another six months to get Britain's parliament to endorse the exit terms she struck last ye

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Sri Lanka Easter blasts: Death toll revised down from 359 to 253

Sri Lanka Easter blast: The Lankan authorities have intensified their search operations with the help of the army and arrested 16 more suspects.

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2020 US presidential race: Former vice president Joe Biden enters Democratic campaign as front-runner

Joe Biden enters the race as a front-runner in a field that now includes 20 candidates, though he no longer appears as dominant as he once did.

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After Easter suicide bombings, Sri Lanka suspends visas on arrival program

Many of the arrested people have suspected links to the NTJ. However, the NTJ has not claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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Sri Lanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft after bombings

Sri Lanka has banned the use of drones and unmanned aircraft following the massive Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 350 people and injured more than 500 in the country's worst terror attack.

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Sri Lanka intensifies crackdown on terror suspects; 16 more held

Many of the arrested people have suspected links to the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), the group blamed for the bombings.

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Kim-Putin meeting: Spurned by Washington, North Korea leader seeks a friend in Russian President

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyang's nuclear progra

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Sri Lanka blasts: Two brothers of this wealthy family part of attacks which killed over 350

Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb.

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In north Syria, skin disease ravages young and old

The number of leishmaniasis cases in Syria doubled from 2010 to 2018 to more than 80,000 patients, WHO says.

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Mike Pompeo expects North Korea diplomacy to be ‘bumpy’

In an interview with CBS News, Pompeo Wednesday said the Hanoi summit had more "nuance" than publicly reported, with the two sides sharing their positions.

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Spurned by Washington, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seeks a friend in Russian President Vladimir Putin

The summit in Vladivostok - the first ever between Putin and Kim - provides Pyongyang with an opportunity to seek support from a new quarter, Russia, and possible relief from the sanctions hurting its

Washington, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, russia, North korea russia summit, world news

China asks international community to view Pakistan’s counter-terror efforts objectively

The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Pakistan's Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Xi's ambitious BRI.

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Donald Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to investigate the incident at a Wednesday news conference. "We are not going to fight with the government of the United States," he said.

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Opposition leaders slam Imran Khan for his ‘shameful’ remarks against Bilawal Bhutto

On Wednesday Khan told a gathering in South Waziristan that he came to power through struggle and hard work unlike Bilawal "Sahiba" who using the will of her mother (slain prime minister Benazir Bhutt

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After ‘caliphate’ defeat, Islamic State is down but not out

Islamic State militants have carried out deadly bombings and shootings in Saudi Arabia against security forces and minority Shi'ite Muslims, after the authorities crushed an al Qaeda insurgency over a

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‘Nonsense’ to link Sri Lanka Easter attacks to New Zealand mosque killings: Senior Lankan Muslim official

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Sri Lanka, but did not mention New Zealand as a justification.

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Sri Lanka’s top officials hid intelligence information purposefully on Easter Sunday attacks, says minister

Islamic State said through its AMAQ news agency on Tuesday the assaults were carried out by seven attackers.

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Sri Lanka blasts: 9 suicide bombers, including woman took part in Easter Sunday bombings, says police

Speaking in parliament the former commander of the Army, Field Martial Sarath Fonseka said removing the police chief Pujith Jayasundera was not answer to the security lapse which had led to the attack

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un enters Russia by train for summit with Vladimir Putin

Earlier, at a stopover on the border, Kim told Russian state television he was hoping for useful and successful discussions with Putin.

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Sri Lanka police carry out controlled explosion on motorcycle near Savoy Cinema in Colombo

Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious motorscooter parked near the popular Savoy cinema in the capital Colombo.

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Sri Lanka blasts: Death toll climbs to 359 in Easter Sunday bombings

The death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks has risen to 359, police said on Wednesday amidst nationwide search operations to nab the perpetrators of the country's worst terror attack.

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for summit with Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia Wednesday for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks closer ties with its traditional ally amid a nuclear deadlock with t

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