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News24.com | Pompeo: North Korea wants US economic help

News24.com | Pompeo: North Korea wants US economic help

Washington – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants economic help from the United States and security guarantees in exchange for denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Pompeo, who has met Kim in Pyongyang twice in recent weeks to prepare the groundwork for a summit with President Donald Trump, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the […]

News24.com | Trump can‘t block his critics on Twitter – judge rules

News24.com | Trump can‘t block his critics on Twitter – judge rules

Washington – President Donald Trump violated the US constitution by blocking Twitter users who disagree with him, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday in a case closely watched for implications for online free speech. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said the blocking of Trump critics – which prevent them from seeing and interacting with the president‘s tweets – violated the free […]

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News24.com | Palestinians join two UN agencies, chemical weapons treaty

News24.com | Palestinians join two UN agencies, chemical weapons treaty

New York – The Palestinians have joined two UN agencies and the global convention to halt the spread of chemical weapons, a UN envoy said Wednesday, despite a threat of US funding cuts. At the United Nations, the Palestinians have the status of a non-member observer state that allows them to seek membership of agencies and become a party to […]

News24.com | Man wounded by gun that he hid in an oven

News24.com | Man wounded by gun that he hid in an oven

Washington – An American man was seriously wounded by a gunshot after hiding a revolver in his kitchen oven. Robin Garlock of Warren, Ohio hid the weapon in the oven because he was expecting children to visit. But he forgot to tell his girlfriend, who turned on the oven. “He was struck twice while trying to get the weapon secured,” […]

News24.com | At least 60 dead as Pakistan‘s Karachi sizzles in heatwave

News24.com | At least 60 dead as Pakistan‘s Karachi sizzles in heatwave

Islamabad – At least 60 people have died of heat-related illnesses in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in the last four days, rescue officials say, as temperatures soared to 44 degrees Celsius in the country‘s largest city. The spike in temperatures has coincided with the month of Ramadan, with Muslims who fast in the coastal metropolis taking no food […]

News24.com | Russia calls for international aid to rebuild Syria

News24.com | Russia calls for international aid to rebuild Syria

Moscow – Senior Russian military officials on Wednesday called for the United Nations and other international organisations to help rebuild Syrian territory recaptured by government forces, in order to consolidate the “successes” of the military campaign. “To completely restore the areas that were damaged by military action against terrorist groups in Syria, and the economy of Syria as a whole, […]