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Pompeo dives in at NATO on 1st trip as top US diplomat

Friday  10:30,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

Newly minted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit the ground running on Friday at NATO headquarters on his first trip abroad as America's top diplomat.Just hours after being sworn in, Pompeo flew to Brussels where the alliance's foreign[...]

Kim Jong Un's sister: The only woman at the summit table in landmark talks

Friday  08:50,   27 april 2018
CNN

She was the face of the North Korean delegation at the Winter Olympics in the South this year, and now she has a seat at the table for the most significant peace talks between the two nations in decades. Kim Yo Jong sat beside her older brother,[...]

At summit with South, Kim accompanied by sister, generals

Friday  08:06,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

GOYANG, South Korea — An influential young sister. North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state. A man believed to be behind attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010. And the top foreign policy and military affairs strategists. A list of[...]

At Least Macron Got a Kiss: Now It's Merkel's Turn to Sway Trump

Friday  07:40,   27 april 2018
Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has one advantage when she meets Donald Trump to discuss a host of conflicts: expectations that she can sway the U.S. president are close to zero. After three days of back-slapping bonhomie with French President[...]

US steps up surveillance of Iranian assets in Syria over concerns of strike against Israel

Friday  03:35,   27 april 2018
CNN

US satellites, surveillance aircraft, drones and ships have stepped up operations to monitor the movement of suspected Iranian anti-air and ballistic missiles inside Syria due to rising concerns they could be used to strike Israel in the coming[...]

Amid Trump’s diplomatic thaw, Otto Warmbier’s parents sue North Korea for having ‘brutally tortured and murdered’ their son

Friday  01:56,   27 april 2018
MSN

Legal action in federal court thrusts human rights into spotlight ahead of Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong Un, potentially complicating denuclearization talksThe 22-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,[...]

Mattis defends Iran deal as Trump considers withdrawal

Friday  01:31,   27 april 2018
The Hill

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday praised certain parts of the Iran nuclear deal, as President Trump repeatedly bashed the multi-nation agreement this week and and threatened to pull the United States out of it. Asked at a Senate Armed[...]

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Friday  01:31,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby. The new discovery is being called[...]

Kim Jong Un bringing his own toilet to the Koreas summit

Friday  00:55,   27 april 2018
CBS News

In "loo" of using the public restrooms at the historic summit, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be traveling with his ownFor the first time since Korean War armistice in 1953, a North Korean leader will cross into South Korean[...]

America was already at war with al-Qaida by 9/11, Guantanamo judge rules

Friday  00:40,   27 april 2018
Miami Herald

The United States was at war with al-Qaida at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the military judge presiding at the trial of the alleged plotters has ruled. But he sidestepped a crucial question: When precisely did the war begin?For now,[...]

Russia parades Syrian 'witnesses' to disprove gas attack

Friday  00:25,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

Russia has ratcheted up its efforts to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog's headquarters to denounce the reports[...]

White House shares photos of Pompeo meeting Kim Jong Un

Thursday  23:56,   26 april 2018
The Hill

The White House on Thursday released photos of newly minted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared the photos in a tweet touting[...]

Blasts, gunfire heard in Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses say

Thursday  23:11,   26 april 2018
Reuters

Blasts and gunfire were heard on Thursday in Maiduguri, the city in northeastern Nigeria that has been the hardest hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, witnesses said. Witnesses reported a heavy military presence and crowded streets as people attempted [...]

Last year's ambush in Niger due to number of problems: Mattis

Thursday  23:00,   26 april 2018
Reuters

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that a report into a deadly ambush in Niger last year that killed four U.S. soldiers has found that a number of issues led to the incident. The October ambush, which was carried out by a local[...]

US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

Thursday  23:00,   26 april 2018
AFP

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged Thursday the deaths of another 28 civilians, increasing the overall toll of non-fighters killed to at least 883. The coalition said in a statement that it had[...]