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Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

U.S. President donald trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. China and Russia both signed onto the latest rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea imposed last year. There was no immediate comm...


As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos. The Global Risks Report highlighted several top risks for 2018, including environmental threats from extreme weather and temperatures, economic inequalities an...


21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes
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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commissions decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia, filed a petition to challenge the act...


Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

U.S. President donald trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries. Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting, Trump said in a post on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Act...


Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal
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Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal

U.S. President donald trump insisted on Sunday Im not a racist in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from shithole countries. Trump also said he was ready, willing and able to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported but that he did not believe Democrats wanted an agreeme...


Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire
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Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire

When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs. But convoluted and restrictive licensing demands, substantial finance requirements and a guarded medical profession mea...


Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaiis residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the wrong button, Hawaiis governor said. State officials and the U.S. militarys Pacific Command confirmed that there was no actual threat to the state. But for more than a half hour, while the agency struggled to...


Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries'
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Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries'

President donald trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as shithole countries, according to two sources familiar with the comments. Trumps remarks, made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on a newly drafted immigration b...


South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President donald trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued. The talks were held on Tuesday on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone, which has divided the two Koreas since 1953, after a prolonged period of...


Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise
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Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

U.S. President donald trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on protecting thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. Trump and his Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, and the Democrats seem far apart on an agreement as they gird for midterm congressional elections in November. Trump says...


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