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Trump, Kim to meet on June 12: White House

WASHINGTON: Preparations for a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were going well, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday, and the two were tentatively scheduled to meet at 9 AM Singapore time (6 AM PST) on June 12. After having cancelled the summit on Friday, Trump said the meeting was back on after …

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First Saudi women get driving license

RIYADH : In implementing the historic move to allow women to drive, the first group of women have received their driving licenses on Monday. “The first group of women received their Saudi driving licenses. The General Department of Traffic started replacing international driving licenses, recognized in the Kingdom, with Saudi licenses,” the Saudi Press Agency reported. Several excited women expressed …

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King Abdullah appoints new Jordan prime minister as protests resume

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government protests in recent years. Cabinet member Omar Razzaz, a Harvard-educated former senior World Bank official, replaced Hani Mulki, who quit on Monday amid widening protests against his government’s austerity program, including a …

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North Korea replaces top three military officials: US

WASHINGTON: North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior US official said on Sunday, as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare to meet on June 12 in Singapore. The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency …

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Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral, ‘terror’ ruled out

BERLIN: Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside Berlin’s main cathedral on Sunday but said there was no indication the assailant had a “terrorist” motive. Officers cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital after the incident, in which one policeman was also hurt by what was believed to be a police bullet. …

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US first lady not going to Canada, Singapore: spokeswoman

US First Lady Melania Trump will not accompany the president to the Group of Seven summit in Canada, nor to planned North Korea nuclear talks in Singapore, her spokeswoman said Sunday. “She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time,” Stephanie Grisham told AFP. Melania Trump was hospitalized in …

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Dancing FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron

COLORADO: Dancing FBI agent lost his gun and accidentally shot someone as his weapon flew out from his waistband holster during dance-floor backflip at a bar in Denver. According to details, The incident occurred at Mile High Spirits on Saturday, a bar, distillery and live music venue near Coors Field, where an off-duty FBI officer lost his gun as he …

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Trump can pardon himself, but won’t do so: Giuliani

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, under pressure from special counsel Robert Muel­ler’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election, probably has the power to pardon himself but does not plan to do so, his attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday. Asked whether Trump has the power to give himself a pardon, Giuliani said, “He’s not, but he probably does.” …

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Seven children among nine Syrians drowned off Turkey: state media

ISTANBUL: Nine Syrian refugees, including seven children, trying to reach Europe drowned on Sunday when their speedboat sank off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, state media reported. The boat hit trouble off the Demre district of Turkey´s Mediterranean Antalya province, a popular holiday spot, the Anadolu news agency said. One woman, a man and seven children lost their lives in the sinking …

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Lebanese tourist referred to criminal trial for insulting Egypt on Facebook

CAIRO: A Lebanese tourist who posted a video on Facebook complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt has been referred to criminal trial and ordered to be detained for 15 days, Egypt’s public prosecutor said on Sunday. Mona el-Mazboh has been held since Thursday when she was arrested at Cairo airport at the end of her stay in Egypt after …

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