No co-operation yet between Russia and U.S. on North Korea, Kremlin says – World

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, may have the chance to meet privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the upcoming APEC summit in Vietnam. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA, Sputnik/EPA) There is no co-operation between Russia and the U.S. on the North Korea issue for the time being, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday. “There ...

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ICC war-crimes prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan conflict – World

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she’s seeking approval to open a formal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, in a case that could examine the role of U.S. forces abroad. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement there is a “reasonable basis to believe” war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed and that ...

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Special counsel probe: Manafort, Gates due in court, Trump appointee withdraws – World

A former Trump campaign official who has been linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination for a post with the U.S. Department of Agriculture just before confirmation hearings were to begin. Sam Clovis said in a letter to President Donald Trump dated Thursday that the political climate in Washington “has made it impossible for me ...

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Trump wants immigration clampdown after NYC attack, blames top Democrat – World

Vowing to “stop this craziness,” U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged tougher immigration measures based on “merit” after the deadly truck attack in New York City. Trump said on Twitter that the driver in Tuesday’s attack “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty” — a reference to the Senate’s ...

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‘Irresponsible’: Trump’s chief of staff provokes anger over Civil War comments – World

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of “compromise” drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery in the country’s history. In an interview on Monday night with Fox News, Kelly was asked whether a Virginia church should have removed plaques honouring Confederate ...

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