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How rival agendas threaten Trump’s summit with Kim

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The two leaders are due to meet in Singapore on 12 June North Korea is making its demands clear. This has very little to do with military drills and more to do with the Sunday talk shows in the US during which John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, outlined what might be on offer if
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Indian Army: A reluctant Army agrees to suspension of ops in J&K after two main concerns addressed | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Army has agreed to the government’s decision to suspend counter-insurgency operations in J&K during Ramzan with some reluctance because of misgivings that similar initiatives have flopped in the past, with terror outfits using the interregnums to regroup, re-arm and unleash further violence. Initially opposed to any “unilateral” suspension of operations in the absence of any reciprocal signal from Pakistan-controlled terror outfits or “at least tacit understanding”
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Larry Nassar: Michigan State University to pay $500m to abuse victims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nassar, 54 Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500m (£371m) to gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar.The deal was announced by a California law firm representing 332 victims of Nassar, who assaulted women and girls under the guise of medical treatment.The deal does not include any non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, according to a statement from lawyers and the university.It
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Micronation founder Eli Avivi dies in Israel

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Image caption President Eli Avivi, photographed in Achzivland in 2006 One of the Middle East's longest-serving rulers has died aged 88 but Eli Avivi was no ordinary president. He led the micronation of Achzivland - with its population of two - for almost half a century.Nestled in the north of Israel near the border with Lebanon, the tiny "nation" attracted hippies and celebrities alike, including Sophia
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Burundi’s President Nkurunziza: First a third term, now a seven-year mandates

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Pierre Nkurunziza has been president since 2005 Burundi goes to the polls on 17 May to vote in a constitutional referendum, which could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule to 2034. Here's why the vote has become a contentious issue: Who is President Nkurunziza?He is a former rebel leader who came to power at the end of Burundi's ethnically-charged civil war in 2005. His run
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Karnataka governor invites BJP’s Yeddyurappa to form government in the state | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After a day of intense speculations, Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday evening invited BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form government in the state. In a letter addressed to the BJP leader, the governor granted the saffron party a period of 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the House. "Yeddyurappa will be taking the oath alone tomorrow and the rest of the cabinet will be
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North Korea backs away from Singapore summit with Trump saying US is cornering it

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: North Korea warned on Wednesday that it would bail out of a scheduled June 12 summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump if Washington attempted to corner Pyongyang with unilateral denuclearization demands and continued its military drills with South Korea that it sees as part of an existential threat. The North Korean backsliding, apparently in response to aggressive US talk on the need
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North Korea summit: US hopeful Trump-Kim meet will go ahead

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy North Korea is angry at this man The Trump administration is hopeful its summit with North Korea will go ahead, despite threats of cancellation.A White House spokesperson said the US president remained ready. Hours earlier, North Korea released an angry statement saying it might pull out of the meeting if the US insisted it gave up its nuclear weapons.The highly
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IPL Live Score, MI vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News

[ad_1] Live Blog: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab TOSS | Kings XI Punjab win the toss and opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium Playing XIs Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary,
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Saudi women troll men telling them ‘You won’t drive’

[ad_1] Image copyright MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saudi activist Manal Al Sharif It is a matter of weeks until the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia will be lifted. Some men have taken to social media to vent their dissatisfaction with the change in the law, using an Arabic hashtag that translates as: "You won't drive."However, the hashtag went viral when Saudi women began hitting back at the