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US Urges UN to Toughen Iran’s Restrictions on Missile Testing


NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out three missile launches in defiance of UN resolutions and urged the Security Council to “bring back tougher international restrictions” against Tehran, AFP reported Friday. In a letter to the council by AFP, US acting ambassador Jonathan Cohen …

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London HIV Patient World’s Second to Be Cleared of AIDS Virus: Doctors


LONDON – HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second-best known adult in the world to get rid of the AIDS virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, Reuters reported Wednesday mentioning his doctors. Nearly three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor …

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Taliban Expect Agreement on US Pullout from Afghanistan

Taliban expect agreement on US pullout

KABUL – A spokesperson for the Afghan Taliban has said the group is close to reaching an agreement with the United States on the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. The spokesperson Suhail Shaheen made the comment in Doha, Qatar, following the second day of negotiations with US special envoy …

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China Says Hopes World Provides ‘Constructive’ Help to Venezuela


BEIJING – China hopes that the international community will be able to provide “constructive” aid to Venezuela based on respect for the country’s sovereignty, the Foreign Ministry said Monday after Venezuelan troops repulsed convoys foreign aid, Reuters reported on Monday. Violent clashes between security forces and US-backed crackdown on Saturday …

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US Midterm Elections: Early Voter Turnout Surging in Several Key States

CALIFORNIA – If trends continue, turnout could beat the 49% recorded in 1966, a number that has not been surpassed since in a midterm, early voter turnout is surging in several key US states, suggesting more Americans may cast their ballots in this year’s midterm elections compared to previous years, …

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North Korea Prepares for Inspectors to Visit Nuclear Test Site

North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea may be preparing for a visit by international inspectors to its shuttered Punggye-ri nuclear test site, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing the country’s spy agency. According to “Japan Times”, Signs have been detected that North Korea is doing some preparations and …

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Russia Indicates of ‘Serious Consequences’ for Europe If U.S. Quits Nuclear Pact


MOSCOW – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is warning that Washington’s plans to withdraw from a decades-old nuclear arms agreement will have “serious consequences” for Europe, Reuters reported Tuesday. Shoigu told his visiting Greek counterpart, that the European Union and NATO should weigh the consequences of a U.S. exit from …

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Top U.S., South Korean Officials Playing Role for North Korea Talks

North Korea

SEOUL – The top U.S. envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, sought to inject momentum to nuclear talks with Pyongyang, saying he is “absolutely certain” that Washington and Seoul can work together to achieve their objective of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Reuters said Monday. Biegun was in Seoul to …

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Moscow to Washington; Sign Written Pledges on Mutual Non-Interference

MOSCOW – Russia on Friday has offered the United States to make written commitments about non-interference in each other’s affairs, Sputnik reported. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of North America, Georgy Borisenko, told Sputnik that Moscow is ready to give such guarantees “at any time,” but Washington …

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No Syria Reconstruction Aid If Iran Stays: Pompeo


WASHINGTON – The United States said Wednesday it will refuse any post-war reconstruction assistance to Syria if Iran is present, expanding the rationale for US involvement in the conflict, AFP reported Thursday. While speaking to a pro-Israel group, US State secretary Mike Pompeo, vowed an aggressive push to counter Iran …

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