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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

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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

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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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China “Won’t be Blackmailed”: Yi


NEW YORK – China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday insisted that his country “won’t be blackmailed” or bow to pressure. Yi told gathering of world leaders at UN General Assembly that its critical relationship with the United States could break “like a glass,” and used the most global of …

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US Imposed Sanctions to Overthrow Iranian Govt.: Rouhani


NEW YORK – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday said “unilateral and illegitimate” sanctions imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic are to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after US counterpart Donald Trump predicted stepped-up sanctions …

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Turkey Could not Remain Silent Over Use of Sanctions as Weapons: Erdogan


NEW YORK – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday said that his country could not remain silent over the use of sanctions as weapons. The United States has called for the release of pastor Andrew Brunson, who was moved …

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Chinese VP Warns “Trade Alienation” can Cause Serious Damages


BEIJING – Chinese Vice Premier (VP), Hu Chunhua, on Wednesday warned that protectionism from “individual countries” poses a “serious hazard” to global growth, in an apparent reference to the US which has imposed tariffs on Chinese goods worth $50 billion with more threats, AFP reported Wednesday. The comments from China’s …

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