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Report: Upcoming North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks aimed at drafting agreement

Report: Upcoming North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks aimed at drafting agreement

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SEOUL, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Working-level talks expected to take place between the United States and North Korea late this month are part of a process to draft an agreement to be signed at the countries' next summit, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper in Japan said Thursday. Earlier this week, the North expressed a willingness to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September in what would mark a resumption of the negotiating process that reached a deadlock with February's no-deal summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Choson Sinbo newspaper said the upcoming talks are a "process to discuss and fine-tune the content to be included in an agreement to be signed at a summit" and therefore, the negotiating teams bear a heavy responsibility....
Dorian: 50 dead, 2,500 registered missing in the Bahamas

Dorian: 50 dead, 2,500 registered missing in the Bahamas

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The Bahamas designated 2,500 people as missing Wednesday, 10 days after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands. The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency said the Department of Social Services is compiling a register of missing people based on reports through the Missing Persons hotlines and other means. NEMA added that the list has not been checked against government records of people staying in shelters and that some people evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama islands have not registered with Social Services. "As we are able to cross-reference our data sets we will be able to inform family members and reunite survivors with loved ones," the agency said. In addition to the thousands of people registered as missing, Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the death ...
Jamal Khashoggi’s final words revealed in consulate recordings

Jamal Khashoggi’s final words revealed in consulate recordings

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Jamal Khashoggi's final words were a plea to his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to a report.The Saudi journalist was killed and dismembered by a Saudi hit squad at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and US resident, had been visiting the consulate to obtain documents he needed to get married. He was killed soon after entering the building.Recordings made before and during the killing were obtained by Turkish intelligence authorities and published on Monday by the Daily Sabah newspaper.According to the report, in the moments before he was killed, Mr Khashoggi had pleaded: "Don't cover my mouth. I have asthma, don't do it. You'll suffocate me." ...
Netanyahu proposes to annex Jordan Valley if reelected

Netanyahu proposes to annex Jordan Valley if reelected

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Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will annex Jordan Valley if he wins reelection next week. Netanyahu told reporters at a press conference he would extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea if re-elected and able to form a coalition. The United States peace plan for the Middle East under President Donald Trump will be presented days after Israel's Sept. 17 election, which Netanyahu said would give him a "historic opportunity" to extend Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank. The proposed move to rally turnout of his right-wing base ahead of the election would weaken Palestinian efforts to establish a viable state in the West Bank. A U.S. official told CNN the administration does not believe Netanyahu's ...