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Trump To Give Major North Korea Speech, Then Press China To Do More

SEOUL - President Donald Trump will wrap up his visit to Seoul on Wednesday with a major speech on North Korea and then shift focus to China, where he is expected to press a reluctant President Xi Jinping to tighten the screws further on Pyongyang, U.S. officials say.

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Chinese Fans Prepare To Welcome Rich, Powerful, 'Free-Spirit' Trump

BEIJING - He may be a divisive figure back home, but U.S. President Donald Trump will be landing in friendly territory when he arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, judging by Chinese social media.

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U.S. Attorney General Will Face House Judiciary Panel On November 14: Statement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about issues facing the Justice Department on Nov. 14, the committee confirmed on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: China Curbs Tourism To North Korea Ahead Of Trump Visit - Sources

Tourists pose at the border with North Korea in Tumen China August 30 2017

BEIJING/SEOUL - Chinese tour operators based in the border city of Dandong have been told to halt trips to the North Korean capital Pyongyang, five sources told Reuters on Tuesday, the day before U.S. President Donald Trump’s first official visit to China.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Widens Purge, Clearing Wife's Succession Path

HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s sacking of his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was part of a wider purge, state media said on Tuesday, in a clear out analysts say is meant to neutralize any resistance to the political rise of his wife, Grace.

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Iran Vying For Leadership Of Shi'Ites In Iraq

FILE PHOTO: Shi'ite Muslims attend a religious ritual at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad December 6, 2009

NAJAF, Iraq - In early September, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian official and cleric, flew to the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. His entourage included a sizable security detail and the former head of the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military force in the Islamic Republic.

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Britain Says Expects Most EU Citizens Can Stay After Brexit

LONDON - The British government said on Tuesday that most European Union citizens currently living in Britain will be allowed to remain in the country after Brexit in 2019.

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Two Children Killed As Car Crashes Into Australian Classroom

New South Wales emergency services personnel and police inspect a vehicle that crashed into a primary school classroom in the Sydney suburb of Greenacre in Australia November 7 2017

SYDNEY - A car crashed into a Sydney school classroom on Tuesday, killing two eight-year-old boys and seriously injuring three children, Australian police said.

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South Sudan Commander Defects To Rebels Amid Showdown With Ex-Army Chief

MOYO, Uganda - A South Sudanese military commander said he had defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country’s largest rebel group, amid a showdown between President Salva Kiir and his former military chief.

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New York Mayor De Blasio Cruises Toward Re-Election, Polls Show

NEW YORK - New York City voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose between Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Republican challenger state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, with polls showing the incumbent with a large lead.

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