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Pompeo: US Ready to Restart Talks With North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed the “important commitments” made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a summit with his South Korean counterpart this week. North Korea announced it would disassemble its nuclear missile test complex under a comprehensive agreement reached by the leaders of the two rival Koreas. Pompeo said […]

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Trump Visits Hurricane-Ravaged North Carolina

President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in North Carolina to see the destruction left by Hurricane Florence and the challenging relief efforts that are underway. “We will never forget your loss, we will never leave your side. We are with you all the way. And to all those impacted by this entire storm our entire American […]

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Trump: Not Worried About Manafort Cooperating on Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is not worried about his 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller in his wide-ranging investigation of Trump campaign links with Russia. “I believe he will tell the truth,” Trump told reporters at the White House as he headed to North Carolina […]

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Envoy: US Seeking to Negotiate Treaty With Iran

The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week. “The new deal that we hope to be able to sign with Iran, and it will […]

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Hungary’s Orban Warms to Putin Over Nuclear Deal

Russia has reiterated its commitment to investing tens of billions of dollars in Hungary’s energy sector, despite the ongoing European sanctions against Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin backed the deal Tuesday after hosting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Kremlin. Orban said his country’s relationship with Russia was of great importance. “I am very […]

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Trump Says US Considering Permanent Military Presence in Poland

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression. Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil, offering up to $2 billion in funding […]

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EBRD to Boost Investments in Arab Countries to 2.5 Billion Euros in 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aims to boost investments in Arab countries to 2.5 billion euros ($2.92 billion) at the end of 2018 from 2.2 billion in 2017, a senior official said Tuesday. The bank, set up by governments in 1991 to support the ex-Communist states of eastern Europe, has expanded its […]

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Greece to Move 2,000 Out of Overcrowded Lesbos Migrant Camp

Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said those being moved out of the Moria […]

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EU Ministers Emphasize Their Concerns About Rule of Law in Poland

Poland’s right-wing government sought to explain itself to its European Union peers Tuesday for the second time in three months amid concern about changes to the judiciary that the EU believes undermine its courts’ independence. Polish Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymanski said upon entering the hearing before EU ministers in Brussels that he would […]

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EU Lays Out WTO Reform Ideas to Keep US on Board

The European Commission published its ideas on Tuesday for reforming the World Trade Organization to counter market distortions, such as in China, and to discourage the United States from pulling out of the body. A day after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China by imposing tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese […]