Tuesday , December 18 2018

Politics

‘No way’ North Korea disarms without US trust, says diplomat

Bloomberg Pyongyang won’t dismantle its nuclear weapons until it has “sufficient trust” with the US, North Korea’s top diplomat told the United Nations General Assembly, pressuring the Trump administration to drop its “coercive methods” such as sanctions. The remarks by North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho underscored lingering friction ...

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Congo oppn pledges unity and joint candidate at rally

Bloomberg Seven key opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo pledged unity and promised to back a single candidate against President Joseph Kabila’s chosen successor in December’s election. Such an outcome would increase the chances of Kabila’s opponents defeating Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former interior minister under European Union ...

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Democrats cleared to sue Trump over emoluments

Bloomberg Almost 200 Congressional Democrats got a go-ahead from a judge to pursue a lawsuit claiming that Donald Trump is violating a Constitutional ban on receiving benefits from foreign governments without their permission while he’s president. US District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington denied a Justice Department request to dismiss ...

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Indonesia’s Sulawesi earthquake, tsunami death toll rises to 384

Bloomberg Indonesia’s death toll from a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi has risen to 384. Many of the victims were found under collapsed buildings, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman at National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told reporters in Jakarta. More than 540 people were injured, ...

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Russia assails ‘belligerent revisionism’ in rare Trump jibe

Bloomberg Russia’s top diplomat condemned what he described as “an onslaught of belligerent revisionism” that threatens the international order in a rare personal criticism of US President Donald Trump, reflecting growing tensions between the former Cold War enemies. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out at Trump’s policies in the ...

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Brazil front-runner says he’ll only accept election results if he wins

Bloomberg Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, said that he wouldn’t accept an election result that doesn’t grant him victory. Speaking in a live televised interview on TV Band from his hospital room, where he is recovering after a knife attack, Bolsonaro was asked how he ...

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