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8 Senators to Watch in the Impeachment Trial


WASHINGTON – On Thursday, it became official: The Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump is underway. Although the end result seems predetermined – it is very difficult to see 67 senators vote for the removal of Trump – that does not mean that the way we go from here …

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US, China Agree to Sign Massive New Purchase Agreement


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the US-China trade war is expected to enter a new, calmer phase as US President Donald Trump and Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He sign a first trade agreement that aims to significantly increase Chinese purchases of US manufactured goods, of agricultural products, energy and services. …

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S.Korea’s Moon Could Seek Exemption of UN Sanctions on N.Korea

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SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that he could seek exemptions of U.N. sanctions placed on North Korea to bring about improved inter-Korean relations that he believes would help restart nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington. Moon has previously made similar comments, despite outside worries that any …

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Iran, Pakistan FMs Discuss Regional Developments


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Monday in Tehran. The two sides conferred on bilateral ties, regional developments and the need for de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region. The Pakistani minister arrived in Tehran …

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Trump on Iran Says “I Don’t Care if They Negotiate”


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not care if Iran agreed to negotiate with Washington after a senior adviser suggested earlier that the country would have no choice but to accept talks. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told Fox News Sunday that the Trump administration’s …

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Seoul Must Continue to Apply Sanctions on Pyongyang: US


WASHINGTON – The United States has responded to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s call for renewed inter-Korean cooperation, stressing that Seoul must continue to apply all sanctions against North Korea. “All UN member states have an obligation to implement the UN Security Council resolutions on sanctions, and we expect all …

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Iran Invites Boeing to Investigate Ukrainian Airliner Crash


TEHRAN – Iran has invited Boeing to participate in the investigation of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed earlier this week at a time of mounting tension between Washington and Tehran, killing 176 people on board, official Iranian media reported on Friday. The move came after Western leaders said the plane …

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