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10 August 2017 11:52 PM Argentina's Fernandez leads Buenos Aires Senate race: poll

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's leftist ex-President Cristina Fernandez leads the candidate for President Mauricio Macri's coalition in the Senate race for politically-crucial Buenos Aires province, a poll showed on Thursday. Fernandez, who as president spooked foreign investors but was popular with Argentina's poor, got 32.2 percent of voter intention 31

10 August 2017 4:36 AM North Korea dismisses Trump's threat, warns of 'absolute force'

Washington - North Korea on Wednesday officially dismissed President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury," declaring the American leader "bereft of reason" and warning ominously, "Only absolute force can work on him." In a statement carried by state media, General Kim Rak Gyom, who heads North Korea's rocket command, also said his country was "about 51

09 August 2017 3:51 AM 12 things Trump should know about North Korea

N. Korea threatens preemptive strike on Guam Jamie Metzl, a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, has served as a director on the U.S. National Security Council, at the State Department and on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff. He also served with the United Nations in Cambodia and is author of "Eternal Sonata" and three other books. The views 42

09 August 2017 2:39 AM President Trump threatens North Korea with 'fire and fury'

State Department's No. 2 seeks to boost agency morale and dispel criticisms In a bid to boost morale in the dispirited headquarters of American diplomacy, the No. 2 at the State Department told employees that the Trump administration's goal is not to destroy the agency but to streamline it. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan held an hourlong town hall Tuesday 34

07 August 2017 2:29 PM Australia's ruling party refuses vote on gay marriage bill

Canberra - Australia's ruling party has rejected a push to allow lawmakers to decide whether the country should recognise gay marriage. The conservative Liberal Party-led coalition was re-elected in July 2016 with a promise to let voters decide whether Australia should recognise same-sex marriage through a popular vote. But the Senate would not allow 27

05 August 2017 7:56 AM US willing to join UN climate talks despite its intent to exit from Paris agreement

NEW DELHI: The United States has formally submitted a communication to the United Nations (UN) regarding its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, but said that the country would still take part in negotiations under the global deal to keep open its future policy options. In its formal communication to the UN on Friday, the US noted 30

05 August 2017 3:51 AM US submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

The State Department said in a press release the US would continue to participate in UN climate change meetings during the withdrawal process. WASHINGTON – The US State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms 38

03 August 2017 2:35 AM Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Trump signed the legislation behind closed doors, after failed White House efforts to scupper or water down the bill. Trump’s reluctance was on full display in an angry 52

02 August 2017 12:30 AM News Wrap: Tillerson talks Russia sanctions, ‘peaceful pressure’ on North Korea

JUDY WOODRUFF: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a rare and unexpected appearance in front of news reporters today, commenting on tensions around the world. He said neither he nor the president were — quote — “happy” with new sanctions Congress imposed on Russia. And on North Korea, Tillerson said the United States’ options are limited and that the U.S. is looking 60

01 August 2017 3:25 AM Graham troubled by report of Trump’s role in son’s Russia meeting response

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that a report that President Donald Trump personally dictated his son’s misleading statement regarding a meeting last summer with a Russian attorney “bothers me a lot,” as do the president’s regular requests that the Senate do away with the legislative filibuster, a non-starter according to the South Carolina lawmaker 36