Tuesday, July 31, 2018

FOX NEWS: Threats aside, Trump says he's willing to meet with Iranians

Threats aside, Trump says he's willing to meet with Iranians

President Donald Trump said that he'd "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing.

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FOX NEWS: Penn State frat member learns sentence in pledge death case

Penn State frat member learns sentence in pledge death case

The first member of a Penn State University fraternity to plead guilty in connection with the death of a pledge last year after a night of drinking and hazing is set to learn his sentence.

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Bomb in van kills 11 at checkpoint in Philippine south: army

A bomb exploded in a van and killed 11 people at a military checkpoint in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday in an attack that officials blamed on militants with ties to the Islamic State group.

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Greek PM meets survivors in fire-stricken town as families mourn dead

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met survivors of a wildfire that killed at least 91 people during his first visit to the town of Mati on Monday, as rescue teams kept recovering bodies and families mourned their dead.

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U.S. detects new activity at North Korea factory that built ICBMs: source

U.S. spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arms.

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Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at North Korea missile factory

North and South Korea held military talks to build trust on Tuesday, while the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory, casting more suspicion over the North's intentions.

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China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

China's drug watchdog published details on Tuesday of an investigation into a second firm found to have made inferior vaccines, after cabinet vowed tough penalties and fines over a vaccine safety scandal that has sparked widespread anger.

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Zimbabwe's Chamisa says has done 'exceedingly well' in vote seen as very close

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said on Tuesday election results from more than 10,000 polling stations showed his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had done "exceedingly well" but several observer groups said the contest was too close to call.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa: ruling party getting 'extremely positive' information on vote

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday that the ruling party was receiving "extremely positive" information from their representatives, a day after the first election since Robert Mugabe resigned following a bloodless coup.

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Tajik government blames deadly tourist attack on banned Islamist party

Tajikistan's government on Tuesday accused a banned Islamist party of being behind an attack on July 29 which killed four tourists.

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Cambodia to form new government after election that opposition calls 'farce'

The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) will form a new government within 60 days, its spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after a general election that critics called neither free nor fair, after the main opposition was disbanded last year.

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Malaysia civil aviation chief resigns over MH370 lapses

The chief of Malaysia's civil aviation authority resigned on Tuesday after an investigation report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed lapses by the air traffic control center in Kuala Lumpur.

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India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan discuss regional peace in post-election call

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his party's victory in the Pakistan general election, with both men discussing regional peace.

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Indonesia invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Asian Games

Indonesia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta in August following a similar invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, officials said.

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Right to maintain no-deal Brexit planning: UK communities minister

British Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said on Tuesday that preparing for a no-deal Brexit was the right course of action for the g...