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Alyemany said coalition forces are not targeting the port as part of their offensive. The assault marks the first time the Arab states have tried to capture such a heavily-defended major city since joining the war three years ago against the Houthis, who control Yemen's capital Sanaa and most of the populated areas.
  • Battle for Yemen's biggest port under way

    Battle for Yemen's biggest port under way

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    The United Nations says 8.4 million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation, and for most the port is the only route for food supplies. Around two-thirds of Yemen's population of 27 million relies on aid and 8.4 million are already at risk of starving.
  • President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un shake hands ahead of historic meeting

    President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un shake hands ahead of historic meeting

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    Joseph Yun, former USA envoy for North Korea policy, alluded to that when he told a Senate hearing last week that there's a risk of "overloading the agenda" for the summit. And as they emerged from the meal for a brief stroll together, Trump appeared to delight in showing his North Korean counterpart the interior of "The Beast", the famed USA presidential limousine known for its high-tech fortifications.
  • Prominent journalist gunned down in Kashmir

    Prominent journalist gunned down in Kashmir

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    The chief minister visited the hospital where Bukhari was taken after the attack and paid her respects to the departed soul. Earlier, India rejected a United Nations report that accused it of having used excessive force in disputed Kashmir to kill and wound civilians since 2016, and which called for an worldwide inquiry into accusations of rights violations.
  • Migrants on stranded vessel to be taken to Spain

    Migrants on stranded vessel to be taken to Spain

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    However, organizers debated making the long journey that would require another four days at sea in deteriorating weather conditions for the already exhausted migrants. Closing Italy's ports to Aquarius represented the first test of the populist government's rhetoric, and Italy stood firm, despite outcry from the European Union and the United Nations .
  • Donald Trump's G7 Tweets Were Depressing, Says Angela Merkel

    Donald Trump's G7 Tweets Were Depressing, Says Angela Merkel

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    The summit did not mark the end of the Trans-Atlantic partnership between Europe and the US, Merkel said, but repeated her opinion that Europe could "no longer rely on its once close ally as a rational partner" under the Trump administration and "should take its fate into its own hands".
  • Merkel's spokesman offers 'no interpretation' on G7 image

    Merkel's spokesman offers 'no interpretation' on G7 image

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    Merkel described the joint communiqué Trump refused to sign, despite America's co-authorship, as "arduously negotiated". Trump was especially "strong" towards Trudeau, ranting about agriculture, and Merkel. She added that with Trump's "unpredictable" leadership and the USA turn toward isolationism, the European Union needs to hone its response to a raft of issues in an environment in which global institutions need to be "newly proven".
  • Trump Adviser Apologizes For Saying Trudeau 'Deserved Special Place In Hell'

    Trump Adviser Apologizes For Saying Trudeau 'Deserved Special Place In Hell'

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    Speaking at a conference in Washington on Tuesday , Navarro said his "job" in appearing on Fox News Sunday in the chaotic aftermath of the G7 summit in Quebec had been "to send a signal of strength". It was Mr. Trump's own Saturday news conference that forced Mr. Trudeau to talk about sunset clauses and retaliatory tariffs , and made it mandatory to express (polite) resolve.
  • Trump dashes May's hopes of G7 unity over response to Russian Federation

    Trump dashes May's hopes of G7 unity over response to Russian Federation

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    Putin said that during his last telephone conversation with the US president, Trump "expressed his concern about the threat of a new round of the arms race". Mr Trump said: " Russia should be in the meeting, should be a part of it". Previous G7 summits have seen large-scale anti-globalization protests, but Trump was a main target of the demonstration as masked anarchists set fire to USA flags and those of other G7 nations.
  • India welcomes Trump-Kim summit; calls it 'positive development'

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    Moon however cautioned that this was "just a beginning and there may be many difficulties ahead". Kim has earlier declared a moratorium on testing, saying North Korea has completely developed its nuclear arsenal. Trump did not mention human rights in his opening remarks at the news conference that followed the two leaders' meeting, giving only a vague answer to a reporter's question about whether his legitimization of Pyongyang betrayed North Korean human rights victims.
  • China's Xi Jinping backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

    China's Xi Jinping backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

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    I can confirm this. Putin's remarks followed a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting. The American leader has repeatedly said he wants to improve relationships with Moscow. The president's move to reject the communique contradicted a statement from Trudeau earlier, in which the prime minister announced "we have released a joint communique by all seven countries".
  • Trump tells Singapore leader he can 'work things out nicely' with Kim

    Trump tells Singapore leader he can 'work things out nicely' with Kim

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    Trump has also raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty. Last year, the North made one of the biggest breakthroughs in its missile and nuclear weapons programs - which it says it needs to defend against the risk of a USA invasion - when it announced that it had "completed" its state nuclear program after testing a missile capable of striking most , if not all, of the continental U.S.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make First Post-Honeymoon Appearance Together

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make First Post-Honeymoon Appearance Together

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    The Duchess of Sussex went against royal protocol at the event by donning a daring outfit for her first official balcony appearance. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, joined members of Britain's royal family Saturday as they celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday with the traditional Trooping the Colour , a spectacular military parade.
  • Trump commutes sentence of Alice Johnson

    Trump commutes sentence of Alice Johnson

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    According to the A.C.L.U , Alice Marie Johnson has been imprisoned since 1996 on charges of cocaine distribution, possession, money laundering, conspiracy to structuring a monetary transaction, part of a drug ring in Memphis over a period of years.
  • The macron may not sign the joint statement of G7

    The macron may not sign the joint statement of G7

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    The federal government also continued its outreach with top US lawmakers on Tuesday. He said the G-7 meeting will appear to be six lined up against one. "There are disagreements. He's sticking to his guns, and he's going to talk to them", said Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, at a briefing on Wednesday.
  • Putin Says Russia Will Help Trump - North Korea Summit

    Putin Says Russia Will Help Trump - North Korea Summit

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    South Korean intelligence has been unable to ascertain the fate of his predecessor, Pak Yong-sik, The Korea Herald reported. It's not clear if this relatively defiant stance represents much progress from the war of words that initially prompted Trump to cancel the Singapore summit.
  • Tariffs row with Canada 'family quarrel'

    Tariffs row with Canada 'family quarrel'

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    US President Donald Trump suggested Friday the United States might pursue separate free trade agreements with Canada and Mexico to replace the 24-year-old three-nation NAFTA pact. Trade ties between Canada and the United States have soured since Trump took office in January 2017. Trump campaigned on a pledge to rewrite trade agreements and crack down on China, Mexico and other countries.
  • VERIFY: Was Mueller's appointment to special counsel unconstitutional?

    VERIFY: Was Mueller's appointment to special counsel unconstitutional?

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    Trump has publicly said he would sit down with Mueller if he's treated fairly, despite concerns from some people close to the President that such an interview could expose him to possible charges of perjury. Giuliani said on ABC's "This Week" program, "It would be an open question". He then again decried special counsel Robert Mueller's probe as a "never ending Witch Hunt".
  • UK Learns Iran Planned to Enrich Uranium for Military Use

    UK Learns Iran Planned to Enrich Uranium for Military Use

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    In December 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency's governing board voted overwhelmingly in favor of a draft resolution, which closed the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) case in Iran's nuclear program. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas huddled with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday and insisted that Berlin "wants to maintain the nuclear agreement and make sure Iran maintains it too".