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'What’s wrong with that?’ Duterte skipped meetings at key Singapore summit for ‘power naps’

Philippines President Duterte raised a few eyebrows when he gave “power naps” as an excuse for missing key meetings at a Singapore summit. The president, however, said that he simply doesn’t get the hype surrounding it. President Rodrigo Duterte was among the world leaders and top officials taking part in the South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Singapore this week. ...

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EU's Donald Tusk says summit to sign Brexit deal to be held on November 25

Published time: 15 Nov, 2018 07:39 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2018 07:58 Barring an “extraordinary” turn of events, a deal finalizing Brexit will be signed at a summit on November 25, EU President Donald Tusk has said. If “nothing extraordinary happens,” EU leaders will gather for a summit to sign off on the draft Brexit agreement on November 25, Tusk ...

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Helpinksi? White House commemorative coins from Trump-Putin Helsinki summit get a few things wrong

The White House clearly did not employ the services of a copy editor before releasing commemorative coins from Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, which contain no less than three typos. NPR business reporter Alina Selyukh, a Russian native, tweeted pictures of the grammatically botched coins, pointing out that the word ‘Helsinki’ itself was spelled incorrectly ...

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Trump to meet Putin at G20 summit – but ‘probably not’ in Paris this week

US President Donald Trump has said that he “probably won’t” meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Paris later this week, but confirmed he will meet him at the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina. Read more “We will be meeting at the G20 and probably we’ll have meetings after that,” Trump told the media at Joint Base ...

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'Breakthrough' & 'message to US': France & Germany to join Russia & Turkey in Syria summit

France and Germany will meet Russia and Turkey this October for a four-way summit on Syria, a potentially groundbreaking gathering that could finally see key EU states working together with local players to end the war. Unlike many of the previous rounds of talks in Astana or Geneva, this meeting, scheduled for October 27 in Istanbul, will gather the countries’ ...

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‘Historic waste’: Papua New Guinea’s govt lambasted for importing 40 Maseratis for APEC summit

Papua New Guinea’s government has faced an intense backlash for importing a fleet of 40 Maserati luxury sedans to drive international delegates around at the upcoming two-day APEC conference. The high-end cars cost roughly AUS$ 200,000 to AUS$ 350,000 each (more than US$ 142,000 to US$ 249,000) and can reach speeds of 240 km/h (149 mph). However, speeds are limited ...

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US President Donald Trump says he expects to hold second North Korea summit 'quite soon'

US President Donald Trump is expecting to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the second time “quite soon.” The American leader did not elaborate on the place and the exact date of the possible meeting. The second summit with Kim is to be worked out in the immediate future, Trump told media on Monday after a meeting at ...

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‘We’ll overthrow them!’ Trump’s lawyer stirs up ‘Iran Uprising Summit’ after deadly terrorist attack

The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them. It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years, but it’s going ...

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‘Very exciting!’ Trump praises Pyongyang summit results & declarations

US President Donald Trump said the results of the latest meeting between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang and their joint declaration were “very exciting.” Trump in particular praised the North Korean leader’s willingness to allow international monitors to witness the dismantling of the nation’s missile and rocket engine test site. “Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear ...

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Kim Jong-un welcomes South Korean leader in Pyongyang for historic summit (VIDEO)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has landed in Pyongyang for the historic summit with Kim Jong-un as part of the ongoing reconciliation process and talks on denuclearization of the peninsula. President Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook were welcomed by the North Korean leader, and Kim’s sister, Yo-jong, as well as hundreds of locals for a three-day trip to Pyongyang ...

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