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Singapore? The logic behind the Trump-Kim Summit.

Traffic rolls past the Esplanade Theater in Singapore's Marina Bay district. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press) After a few weeks of expectation, President Trump announced that a date and place had been set for his summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un: June 12, Singapore. The strong expected meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in …

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Putin wants to break the dollar but dumps euro instead

Encouraged by ever-growing US sanctions, Vladimir Putin says he wants to dump the dollar. His central bank has done the opposite. In 19459005 comments to legislators on Tuesday after his fourth-quarter inauguration, President Putin said that a "break" from the US currency is necessary to strengthen Russia's sovereignty, "especially in the light of recent penalties and what he called politically …

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How powerful was North Korea's latest nuclear test? It was a mountain

The underground nuclear explosion in North Korea on September 3, 2017 was so powerful that it was a mountain, according to new research. The explosion was North Korea's sixth largest nuclear weapon test conducted in a subway under Mount Mantap about 400 miles northeast of Pyongyang, North Korea's capital. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un claimed that the explosion was a …

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The latest: Israeli PM says the strike sends a message to Assad

JERUSALEM (AP) – The latest in the war in Syria, where Israel responded to a rocket attack by launching a wave of missile attacks on Iranian positions (all times local): 8:25 Israeli Prime Minister said the strike at Iran's military installations in Syria sent a "clear message" to President Bashar Assad not to attack Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday …

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Saudi Arabia should "get out of the wardrobe" and help fight Iran in Syria, Israel says

Israel has urged Saudi Arabia and other US-adjusted Gulf Arab states to help take on their mutual enemy, Iran, as increased tensions arose in the Middle East violence. After Syrian and Suspected Iranian forces in Syria exchanged fire with Israeli troops deployed in occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that Israeli jet fights destroyed "almost …

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3 critically injured in South Africa mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Attackers went into a South African mosque after dinner prayer, shocked three people and put the place on fire before they fled, the local police said on Thursday because people expressed shock on the kind of attacks rarely seen in the country . "The subject of the attack on the three men is unknown at this stage," …

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Italian operation arrests 14 claimed to be linked to Syrian terror

Italy's leading terrorist actor Federico Cafiero de Raho talks at a press conference to illustrate a terrorist activity across the country in search of 14 suspected relatives of a network supporting Islamic extremists in Syria, Rome, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press) by Colleen Barry | AP of Colleen Barry | AP May 10 at 10:08 MILAN …

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The latest: Malaysia King invites Mahathir to form a gov

Justice Secretary Wan Azizah, left, talks with Mahathir Mohamad after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Mahathir says the opposition parties who won a shock victory in Malaysia's elections have a clear mandate to form a new government and He expects to be sworn in as a prime minister on Thursday. 9:00 The rule …

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