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Why is it being created now? U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced on Tuesday that it has established an independent organization to monitor the "serious threats" posed by North Korea to the United States. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said Thursday that Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol briefed unspecified foreign envoys and representatives of worldwide bodies in Pyongyang, saying "heinous terrorists" had been detected in the North.
  • Trump lawyers: Documents show no undisclosed Russian income

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    In an interview with The Economist this week, Trump dismissed calls for his tax returns. Lindsey Graham, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the USA presidential election. When Trump was pressed during a campaign conference last year about his ties to Russia, he said: "You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach", adding that "I sold it to a Russian for $100 million".
  • China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch

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    Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea between North Korea's east coast and Japan. "It is possibly a new type of missile", Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said. In his inaugural address, Moon suggested that he would look to go to North Korea under the right conditions. An intercontinental ballistic missile is considered to have a range of more than 6,000 km.
  • Trump told Jeanine Pirro he wanted to fire Comey on January 20

    Trump told Jeanine Pirro he wanted to fire Comey on January 20

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    Pirro asked Trump. Before she'd even finished asking the question, Trump was heartily agreeing and explaining how the obvious solution would be that "we don't have press conferences". "I'm a very active president". They have argued that the White House's explanation - that Comey was terminated due to his handling over the Clinton investigation - meant Trump could have fired him months ago.
  • Duterte says he may be too busy to meet Trump

    Duterte says he may be too busy to meet Trump

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    Also on Monday Israel's Foreign Ministry said that there was no set date for Duterte's visit, which he had reportedly been planning since last month, The Times of Israel reported . After all, Duterte is far from your typical world leader. "President Trump enjoyed the conversation and said that he is looking forward to visiting the Philippines in November to participate in the East Asia Summit and the US-ASEAN summit", the Office of the US Press Secretary said.
  • UVa announces football series with Liberty

    UVa announces football series with Liberty

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    While the Liberty scheduling news isn't much to get excited about for most BYU fans, most anything football related this time of year (other than suspensions/honor code issues) makes the offseason go on a little faster. Virginia has agreed to a three-game football series against Liberty that includes home games in 2018 and 2019, and a trip to Lynchburg in 2027. The two private Christian universities are scheduled to play at LaVell Edwards Stadium on November 9, 2019, with the second game ...
  • China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

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    Playing down India s absence at the meeting, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media on Friday that the Indian scholars would be attending the meeting. The United States is sending a delegation led by White House adviser Matt Pottinger. India is boycotting the event because one of the flagship projects is the "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor", an arrangement with India's arch-rival Pakistan.
  • Trump meets Russian minister amid chaos

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    When he returns to brief Putin, will he advise giving Trump more time, to see if, say, by late summer the tempest will have settled down and talks resumed? Since March 2011 the Syrian conflict has caused more than 320,000 deaths and forced millions of refugees to flee.
  • Blue House: South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi

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    South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in has designated a ruling party lawmaker as a special envoy to China to discuss issues involving North Korea and a USA missile defense system here, sources said Thursday. The system has angered Beijing, which says its powerful radars allow Washington to spy on its own military operations. The South Korean president is expected to send a delegation to Beijing to discuss both North Korea and THAAD.