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Trump Kim summit: What food was on the diplomatic menu?

Dhaka, Jun 13 : For a man who likes well-done steaks with a side of tomato ketchup, it was quite a complicated menu, reports the BBC. “Green mango kerabu with honey lime dressing and fresh octopus”; “Oiseon – Korean stuffed cucumber”; “Daegu jorim – soy-braised cod fish with radish, Asian vegetables”. There were lots of words President Trump is likely ...

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Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes

Palestinians attend a protest to demand lifting the sanctions on Gaza Strip, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. United Nations, Jun 13 : The Palestinians and their supporters are hoping an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday will adopt a resolution deploring what it calls Israel’s “excessive use of force,” particularly in ...

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17 killed in bus accident in India

Dhaka, Jun 13 : At least 17 passengers were killed and 35 injured after a bus hit a divider and overturned near Mainpuri in India’s Uttar Pradesh. The bus was over speeding before it hit the road divider, reports Indian media citing a government official. The bus was carrying around 60-70 people and was on its way to Farrukhabad from ...

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North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim’s summit performance

In this June 12, 2018, fie photo, people walk past the display of local newspaper reporting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘s tour of Singapore, at a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea. Pyongyang, Jun 13 : The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers’ party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined ...

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Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference later, Mr Trump announced details not in the paper. He said he would halt US ...

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11 killed in Russia boat-cruise collision

Photo: collected Eleven people on a river cruise have been killed when their boat collided with a tugboat in the Russian city of Volgograd. Emergencies services received notification late on Monday that the vessels had collided on the Volga river, about 250 metres from the riverbank. There were 16 people on board the pleasure craft, all of them Russians; the ...

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Trump, Kim agree to repatriating US military remains

Singapore, June 12 : The most tangible outcome of Tuesday’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to be a commitment to recover the remains of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War. In a joint statement signed by the leaders, the countries committed to the recovery of ...

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Amazon flexes muscles, Seattle backs down on business tax

Seattle, June 12 : Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis. The quick surrender showed ...

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After summit, Trump announces halt to US-SKorea ‘war games’

Singapore, June 12 : President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified “security guarantees” to the North and Kim recommitting to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Meeting with staged ceremony on a Singapore island, Trump and Kim came together for a summit that seemed unthinkable ...

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Republicans reluctant to criticize Trump’s actions abroad

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018., with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. Washington, Jun 12 : Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his ...

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