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Trump will not meet with Putin in Vietnam: White House

DANANG, Vietnam (AFP) – US President Donald Trump will not hold a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a regional summit in Vietnam, the White House said Friday after the two countries sent mixed messages about the encounter. Relations between Moscow and Washington have plummeted as a US probe has accused Trump’s former campaign aides of …

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Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit

NEW DELHI, Nov 10, 2017 (AFP) – A city in southern India has banned begging in public places ahead of a three-day summit that Ivanka Trump is due to attend, police said Friday. The daughter of the US president will join India s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later this month. …

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Trump says Asia held hostage by N. Korea’s ‘twisted fantasies’

DANANG, Vietnam (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Friday said the Asia-Pacific region was being held hostage by the “twisted fantasies” of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, as he called on countries to stand united against Pyongyang. Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, …

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Trump and Putin share brief handshake in Vietnam

DANANG (AFP) – Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin briefly shook hands at a gala dinner during an Asia-Pacific summit on Friday after days of frenzied speculation on whether the two would meet. It is still unclear whether the pair plan to hold substantive talks during their visit to Vietnam following days of mixed messages from the Kremlin and the White …

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Russia to make US media register as ‘foreign agents’

MOSCOW: Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week. American social networks might also be affected because US news organisations would have to post a “foreign agent” tag on their social media pages, said Pyotr Tolstoy, deputy speaker of the State Duma, …

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Chinese ‘love’ Trump´s Mandarin-speaking granddaughter

BEIJING: While media coverage of Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping Thursday focused on trade and North Korea, it was the wide-eyed crooning of the US leader’s granddaughter that stole Chinese citizens´ hearts. In a video that Trump showed Xi during their stroll through the historic Forbidden City Wednesday, his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, greets “Grandpa Xi and Grandma …

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The sound of hymns drifted from the country church. Then came gunfire.

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — A few dozen families gathered in the yard of the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 31, their children dressed as Dalmatians and pirates as they ran through a bounce house and crowded around a metal tub to fish for rubber duckies. The modest “fall fest” gathering aimed to provide an alternative to Halloween — an …

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