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South Korea Halts Anti-North Korea Propaganda Broadcasts Across Their Tense Border

South Korea Halts Anti-North Korea Propaganda Broadcasts Across Their Tense Border

🕔12:15, 23.Apr 2018

Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are to meet at the Korean border village of Panmunjom on Friday in the countries’ third-ever summit talks. Kim is to hold separate talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in May or early June in what would be the first North Korea-U.S. summit.

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57 Killed, 119 Wounded By Suicide Bomber Outside Kabul Voter Registration Centre

57 Killed, 119 Wounded By Suicide Bomber Outside Kabul Voter Registration Centre

🕔14:57, 22.Apr 2018

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations.

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North Korea Accomplishes Credible Nuclear Missiles, Time For Economic Development – Kim Says

North Korea Accomplishes Credible Nuclear Missiles, Time For Economic Development – Kim Says

🕔11:33, 21.Apr 2018

“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said in a report on Saturday.

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Turnbull Unveils Criminal, Financial Penalties Amid Banking Scandal

Turnbull Unveils Criminal, Financial Penalties Amid Banking Scandal

🕔09:59, 20.Apr 2018

Amid the ongoing revelations, the conservative government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which had long resisted launching the Royal Commission, unveiled plans Friday to toughen criminal and financial penalties for bank misconduct and to expand ASIC’s investigative powers.

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Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in Open Direct Line of Communication

Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in Open Direct Line of Communication

🕔09:40, 20.Apr 2018

The line links the presidential Blue House in Seoul with the Pyongyang office of the nuclear-armed North’s State Affairs Commission, which Kim chairs – one of his most important titles.

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Mahathir Mohamad: The Interview

Mahathir Mohamad: The Interview

🕔16:19, 19.Apr 2018

Mahathir Mohamad predicted only a 50-50 chance of victory for the opposition “because of the government’s tendency to cheat, to threaten people, to use money, to even block the election process.”

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South Korea Officially to Declare End Of War With North Korea

South Korea Officially to Declare End Of War With North Korea

🕔14:55, 18.Apr 2018

South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials said Wednesday.

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8,500 Prisoners Granted Amnesty In Myanmar

8,500 Prisoners Granted Amnesty In Myanmar

🕔14:29, 17.Apr 2018

“I really would like to say many thanks to the president. And I wish he will be successful in his peace process,” Saw War Lay said, referring to government efforts to reach an agreement with all the ethnic minorities to end decades of conflict. “But I am so sad for those prisoners who (are) still inside.”

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Russia Just Revealed ‘Irrefutable Proof’ US, UK, France Alleged Chemical Incident in Syria is ‘False-Flag Attack’

Russia Just Revealed ‘Irrefutable Proof’ US, UK, France Alleged Chemical Incident in Syria is ‘False-Flag Attack’

🕔16:34, 16.Apr 2018

“We have not just a ‘high level of confidence,’ as our Western partners uniformly put it; we have irrefutable proof that there was no chemical attack in Douma on April 7,” Russia’s Ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons Aleksandr Shulgin said at a special meeting of the UN chemical watchdog’s executive council.

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History Will Remember U.S. Bloody Carnage in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria – Vladimir Putin Says

History Will Remember U.S. Bloody Carnage in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria – Vladimir Putin Says

🕔14:14, 15.Apr 2018

Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the aggressive actions of the US and its allies.

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China Slams US, UK, France Airstrikes in Syria

China Slams US, UK, France Airstrikes in Syria

🕔10:46, 14.Apr 2018

China also said the operation had complicated the Syrian crisis: “Any unilateral military action violates the United Nations charter and its principles and international law and its principles.

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Photos: Russia’s Military War Options to Counter US Strike in Syria

Photos: Russia’s Military War Options to Counter US Strike in Syria

🕔17:09, 13.Apr 2018

The current situation appears much more tense, with Russia openly threatening to directly oppose an American attack on Syrian soil. With various officials vowing to protect the troops on the ground, neither Russia’s determination nor its capabilities to resist the attack are in dispute.

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Russian Military Will Now Shoot Down US Missiles and Destroy Launch Sites – Moscow’s Envoy Warns

Russian Military Will Now Shoot Down US Missiles and Destroy Launch Sites – Moscow’s Envoy Warns

🕔09:50, 13.Apr 2018

Moscow’s envoy to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin stressed that “the Russian forces will confront any US aggression on Syria, by intercepting the missiles and striking their launch pads.”

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Russian New Legislation Will Ban US Imports and Investments

Russian New Legislation Will Ban US Imports and Investments

🕔09:19, 13.Apr 2018

Russian lawmakers also said they proposed a ban on cooperation with the United States on atomic power, rocket engines and aircraft making. The draft proposes barring U.S. firms from taking part in Russian privatization deals.

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Turnbull Says China-Australia Relations Tense But No ‘Deep Chill’ In Bilateral Ties

Turnbull Says China-Australia Relations Tense But No ‘Deep Chill’ In Bilateral Ties

🕔11:18, 12.Apr 2018

“There certainly has been a degree of tension in the relationship that has arisen because of criticism in China about our foreign interference laws,” Turnbull told the radio station 3AW in Melbourne on Thursday, blaming the Chinese media for misrepresenting Canberra’s new foreign interference legislation.

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