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What US and North Korea mean when they talk about denuclearization
The term has been bandied about in recent weeks, from Seoul to Washington to Beijing, yet there's little agreement on what the term means -- and confusion could lead to trouble in this week's summit as well as the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. South Korean officials and Chinese state media have said Kim is willing to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. On Thursday, President…
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China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea, reports say
As the three vessels traversed the hotly contested waters on their way to Vietnam, they were confronted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday. The ABC said that one Australian defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, "insists the exchanges with the Chinese were polite, but 'robust'." Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in London for a meeting of the heads of Commonwealth nations, refused…
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Queen hopes Prince Charles will lead Commonwealth
The Queen has headed the Commonwealth since 1952, when she took over the role from her late father, George VI. However, the position is not hereditary, and it is up to the leaders of the 53 member countries to select each successor. Welcoming leaders to Buckingham Palace as she formally opened the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the monarch said it remained "a great pleasure and honor to serve"…
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Lance Armstrong to pay US government $5 million to settle lawsuit
The lawsuit accused Armstrong of violating his contract with the US Postal Service and committing fraud by misleading the USPS and the public when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs, known as PEDs, according to the release from the Justice Department. Armstrong's denial influenced the USPS decision to continue sponsoring the team in 2000, the Justice Department said. The decision to do that increased fees for the sponsorship, the release said,…
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What US and North Korea mean when they talk about denuclearization
The term has been bandied about in recent weeks, from Seoul to Washington to Beijing, yet there's little agreement on what the term means -- and confusion could lead to trouble in this week's summit as well as the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. South Korean officials and Chinese state media have said Kim is willing to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. On Thursday, President…
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North Korea drops withdrawal of US forces as condition of denuclearization, Moon says
The United States has about 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea, a presence that has long irked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. However, in the burgeoning spirit of openness and diplomacy, Moon said Kim is willing to give up US troops' removal as a precondition for discussions over denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. "North Korea has expressed willingness to give up its nuclear program without making (a) demand that the…
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Trump bullish on North Korea talks, but willing to walk away
Still, he maintained he'd be willing to stand up and leave the highly anticipated summit should the meeting fall short of his expectations. "If we don't think it's going to be successful, we won't have it," the President said, standing alongside his Japanese counterpart at Trump's oceanfront Mar-a-Lago estate here. "If the meeting when I'm there isn't fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting." "I like always remaining flexible," Trump…
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China’s ZTE fires back over US ban: ‘We cannot accept it’
ZTE CEO: Working with US is a win-win One of China's top tech companies has lashed out at the US government's move to prevent it from buying technology from American companies. ZTE (ZTCOF), which sells smartphones and other telecommunications equipment around the world, said Friday that the ban imposed this week by the US Commerce Department was "extremely unfair" and that the company "cannot accept it." It warned in a…
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Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home
By Nick Paton Walsh and Salma Abdelaziz, CNNVideo by Christian Streib Updated 2129 GMT (0529 HKT) April 19, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. A holiday is what her husband, Moussa Elhassani, promised her when she went to Hong Kong in 2014, she says. The couple was planning to move to Morocco to start a new, cheaper life, she…