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The sources said that the two foreign ministers will meet on lunch in NY. Ahead of Khan's visit to Saudi Arabia speculation was rife that Islamabad will be asking for a loan to help Pakistan avoid being forced to seek another International Monetary Fund bailout.
  • Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sentences Suspended

    Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sentences Suspended

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    Sharif's lawyers, said Wednesday he should be set free on bail pending his appeal, according to the court order. In July, a lower court had sentenced Sharif to 10 years in jail, Maryam to seven years and Safdar to a year in prison. On September 15, the anti-graft body had approached the Supreme Court in an effort to keep the Islamabad High Court from ruling on an application from the Sharif family seeking the suspension of the Avenfield verdict.
  • North & South Korea agree joint 2032 Olympic bid

    North & South Korea agree joint 2032 Olympic bid

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    Afterwards, Mr Kim said his "historic" summit with United States President Donald Trump in June had improved regional stability and raised hopes for further progress. Kim and Moon embraced at Pyongyang's worldwide airport - where the North Korean leader had supervised missile launches a year ago as tensions mounted.
  • As Senate weighs Kavanaugh, Thomas example offers cautions

    As Senate weighs Kavanaugh, Thomas example offers cautions

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    In a story September 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator. "Dr. Ford's call for the FBI to investigate also demonstrates her confidence that when all the facts are examined by an impartial investigation, her account will be further corroborated and confirmed".
  • Russian jet vanishes from radar off Syria 'during Israeli, French strikes'

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    A USA official told Reuters that Washington believed the electronic reconnaissance plane was accidentally shot down by the Syrian government. Israel reportedly conducted another raid on targets at Damascus International Airport on September 15, 2018, and had hit targets near the port city of Tartus, where Russian Federation has its only naval port on the Mediterranean, on September 4, 2018.
  • No Syria assault as Erdogan, Putin agree on Idlib plan

    No Syria assault as Erdogan, Putin agree on Idlib plan

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    Speaking at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian city of Sochi, Erdogan said the two nations will carry out coordinated military patrols on the borders of the demilitarized zone. "Civilians must be allowed freedom of movement, including the right to return home, and provided access to immediate humanitarian assistance and medical care", the official added.
  • Level talks underway to prep inter-Korean summit

    Level talks underway to prep inter-Korean summit

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    Next week's inter-Korean summit will test whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in can pull off his role of mediator and salvage stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington. The agenda for the meeting, set for 10 a.m. (4 p.m.in Prague), will be "to discuss the implementation and enforcement of United Nations sanctions on North Korea".
  • Man bitten by shark in Cape Cod waters has died, police say

    Man bitten by shark in Cape Cod waters has died, police say

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    Leslie Reynolds, chief ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore , confirmed the incident that happened about 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach. Great white sharks are known to frequent Cape Cod. Encounters with sharks are rare, but please remain alert, ' the sign said. On Saturday, with sunny skies and warm temperatures, Newcomb Hollow Beach was busy, even though summer season was over and lifeguards were not on watch.
  • Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

    Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

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    No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Florence, a potentially life-threatening Category 4 hurricane , is on track to make landfall in North Carolina or SC on Thursday (Sept. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 13, 2018, due the presence of Subtropical Storm Joyce (previously referred to as Invest 96L) over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Novichok suspects TV interview offensive

    Novichok suspects TV interview offensive

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    Britain said Boshirov and Petrov are military intelligence agents who were dispatched to Salisbury to poison former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Counter-terror police confirmed Petrov and Boshirov had been at the City Stay Hotel for two nights and later revealed they found Novichok samples in their room.
  • Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

    Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

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    Alaniz said that Ortiz has killed four women since September 3, including one transgender woman, and that all five were sex workers. "He picked [the fifth woman] up, she went willingly with him, and then while she was with him, things started to get unsafe for her; and when she tried to escape from him at a gas station that's when she ran into a trooper", Alaniz said to the Texas Tribune .
  • Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

    Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

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    Erdogan warned that the planned counter-terrorism campaign in Idlib "would also create serious humanitarian and security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond", apparently referring to a fresh influx of Syrian refugees in the wake of the Idlib battle.
  • Manafort pleads guilty ahead of new trial, to cooperate with Mueller

    Manafort pleads guilty ahead of new trial, to cooperate with Mueller

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    As part of the plea deal with Mueller, Manafort agreed to forfeit three of his homes and two apartments in NY as well as several bank accounts. It is not clear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin late again to summit with Shinzo Abe

    Russia's Vladimir Putin late again to summit with Shinzo Abe

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    The dispute between Russian Federation and Japan centres on four islands in the strategically-located Kuril chain which the Soviet Union occupied at the end of war in 1945 but are claimed by Japan. The Russian leader said he wanted to clinch the peace treaty first and then continue to discuss the territorial issue with Abe as "friends", during a question and answer session of the forum's plenary meeting.