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Trump the peacemaker? South Korean president says Donald ‘can take the Nobel prize’

US President Donald Trump “can take the Nobel prize” as long as the Koreas receive peace in return, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday, just months after Trump threatened North Korea with total destruction. Last week, Moon and Kim attended a summit at Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, during which the two men walked across the border between ...

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‘Islamic state’ in Belgium? ISLAM party president talks Sharia, sex segregation with RT

Gender segregation on public transport protects “vulnerable” people, the president of the controversial ISLAM party told RT. The group has previously said it hopes to create a “100-percent Islamic state” in Belgium. Abdelhay Bakkali Tahiri, president of the conservative Muslim party in Belgium, joined the RT France team via videolink. The party’s French acronym stands for “Integrity, Solidarity, Liberty, Authenticity, ...

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‘Building constructor’ Trump lacks qualifications to judge nuclear deal, Iran’s president says

Iran’s president has expressed doubt over whether Donald Trump is even capable of assessing the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, pointing out that the former “building constructor” has no background on international treaties. Read more The future of the seven-sided agreement has been a top agenda item during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington this week – but ...

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Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former US President George H.W. Bush, 93, has been admitted to a Texas hospital with a blood infection, just a day after the funeral of his wife Barbara. “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” his spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted early Monday evening. “He is responding to ...

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At least 55% of French ‘dissatisfied’ with President Macron – poll

Over half of the French people broadly disapprove of President Emmanuel Macron’s job performance, according to a new poll that took place around the time Paris joined US-led airstrikes on Syria, and amid protests over reforms. As many as 55 percent of the respondents said they are “dissatisfied” with the president’s performance, says Ifop poll, published by Le Journal du ...

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Former Brazil president Lula da Silva loses appeal against 12yr corruption sentence

Former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has had his latest appeal against his conviction for corruption and money laundering rejected by a federal court. Lula, who this month began a 12-year jail term, was convicted on serious fraud charges in January. His attempt to appeal the sentence was thrown out by a Federal Regional Court Wednesday. He is ...

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‘Don’t have oral sex, your mouth’s for eating’: Ugandan president warns citizens

The president of Uganda has issued a public warning to citizens of the central African country: Don’t perform oral sex. Speaking during a televised press conference last week, President Yoweri Museveni spoke of the “wrong practices indulged in and promoted by” groups of non-nationals. “The mouth is for eating, not for sex,” he said, adding: “We know the address of ...

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‘We cannot declare Russia, the country and its people, to be an enemy’ – German president

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for ending the demonization of Russia and its people on Sunday. He added that Germany should do more to help de-escalate tensions, given his country’s unique history with Russia. Steinmeier warned that the US-led airstrikes in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning raised the risk of direct confrontation between US and Russian forces ...

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Afghan president invites Taliban to run in election as militant group gains ground

Afghanistan’s president has invited the Taliban to take part in the upcoming parliamentary election in October. The unusual offer comes as the militant group continues to seize swathes of land in the war-torn country. The Afghan government made “a clear and comprehensive suggestion about peace” to the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani declared on Saturday as he spoke at a voter ...

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Western strikes on Syria ‘painful reminder’ of NATO’s Yugoslavia bombing – Serbian president

The American-British-French airstrikes on Syria are “a painful reminder” of NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the Serbian president said. Both were done without UN Security Council mandate. “For all of us who are over 18-19 years old, this [US-led] campaign is a painful reminder of the period which we witnessed,” Aleksandar Vucic said, speaking to RTS. The president was referring ...

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