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Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts

Washington, May 23 : President Donald Trump labored with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, “The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge” on the meeting. The ...

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65 die of heatstroke in Pakistan’s Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2018 : At least 65 people died due to heatstroke during the last three days in different parts of Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, where temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius, local media quoted a social welfare group Edhi as saying on Tuesday. Faisal Edhi, the head of Edhi Foundation that operates morgues and an ambulance service ...

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Putin and Modi discuss strategic partnership: Lavrov

SOCHI, May 22, 2018 : Economic cooperation was in focus of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talks with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. “They discussed the entire spectrum of our privileged strategic partnership (this is how relations between Russia and India are described). Special attention was focused on economic cooperation. They noted ...

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14 police killed in Taliban attacks in eastern Afghanistan

Kabul, May 22 : An Afghan official says at least 14 police officers have been killed after Taliban attacked several districts in eastern Ghazni province. Provincial council member Hassan Reza Yusoufi says the seven killed in Dih Yak district included the police chief and a reserve police commander. Another seven were killed in Jaghatu district. He said the attacks started ...

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Trump the dealmaker facing challenges ahead of NKorea summit

Washington, May 22 : Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker’s worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. As the Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un draws near, the president and his allies are growing increasingly anxious about how he can score a win on the world stage. While Trump has ...

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Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

Jerusalem, May 22 : Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy, making Paraguay the third country to transfer its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras have said they are also considering doing the ...

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Danish minister says Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose danger

Helsinki, May 22 : A Danish government minister has asserted that Muslims shouldn’t work during Ramadan because the monthlong fasting period poses safety hazards in some professions and makes the practice “dangerous for us all.” Integration Minister Inger Stoejberg, an immigration hardliner in Denmark’s center-right government, questioned in a blog post published Monday how “commanding observance to a 1,400-year-old pillar ...

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Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

Mexico City, May 22 : Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111. Mexico’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the suspension was ordered to allow an “extraordinary” review to verify whether ...

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Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

Las Vegas, May 22 : Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. A majority of yes votes Tuesday would not immediately affect the casinos but ...

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Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

Putrajaya, May 22 : Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia’s anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him. He was summoned to meet with investigators nearly two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections. U.S. investigators say associates of Najib stole and ...

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