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North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacySEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea.



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China's Xi promises support to Papua New Guinea amid regional tension

China's Xi promises support to Papua New Guinea amid regional tensionThe visit, ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit Xi will address on Saturday, comes amid heightened trade and diplomatic tension in a region that was until recently an almost exclusive sphere of influence of staunch U.S. ally Australia. APEC was established almost 30 years ago to remove barriers to trade in an area home to numerous tiny island economies reliant on third party aid and loans. China, which is stepping up its presence in the region, has recently faced criticism from some PNG officials for its lavish gifts, given at the potential expense of aid and development.



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Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor Race

Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor RaceA Georgia state senator who joined protesters at the state Capitol building in



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Saudi king to resume domestic tour amid Khashoggi fallout

Saudi king to resume domestic tour amid Khashoggi falloutSaudi King Salman will resume an unprecedented domestic tour next week, the royal court said Tuesday, as the kingdom grapples with an international crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The king is now set to visit the “northern regions of the kingdom” next week to “inspect the condition of citizens and inaugurate a number of development projects”, the official Saudi Press Agency said citing the royal court. SPA said the king is also set to address the Shura Council, a top advisory body, on Monday, in his first public comments since the murder of insider-turned-critic Khashoggi on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.



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Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recount

Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recountPresident Trump on Monday suggested that the ongoing recounts in Florida should be halted and the races called for Republican candidates while floating baseless claims of voter fraud.



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Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigationFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation dominated Florida's first day of recounting the vote for pivotal races for governor and Senate, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco.



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Republicans escalate Florida fraud claims amid recount

Republicans escalate Florida fraud claims amid recountSenior Republicans on Sunday doubled down on claims by Donald Trump that Democrats were attempting to steal the razor-thin senatorial race in Florida, accusing both the incumbent and election officials of fraud. The intensifying feud comes 18 years after the Sunshine State found itself at the heart of a battle for the US presidency, when George W. Bush prevailed over Al Gore after recounts were halted by the Supreme Court. Republican Rick Scott, the state’s governor until January when his term expires, launched into his rival Bill Nelson in his most direct terms to date Sunday, accusing him of orchestrating “fraud to try to win this election” as county officials scrambled to complete a recount by a Thursday deadline.



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Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano, Rainn Wilson Among Celebrities Evacuating Homes Amid California Wildfires

Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano, Rainn Wilson Among Celebrities Evacuating Homes Amid California WildfiresThe Woolsey Fire grew to over 2,000 acres Thursday evening with zero percent containment and jumped to 10,000 by Friday morning



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Democrats’ Green New Deal Wing Takes Shape Amid Wave Of Progressive Climate Hawk Wins

Democrats’ Green New Deal Wing Takes Shape Amid Wave Of Progressive Climate Hawk WinsThe Democratic Party's nascent Green New Deal wing took shape Tuesday night as



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Trump to visit Pittsburgh amid funerals, calls for him to stay away

Trump to visit Pittsburgh amid funerals, calls for him to stay awayTrump said he would visit hospitalized police officers and other people wounded in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 worshipers in the deadliest ever attack on America’s Jewish community. “I’m just going to pay my respects,” Trump told Fox News on Monday night. “I would have done it even sooner, but I didn’t want to disrupt anymore than they already had disruption. But I look forward to going to Pittsburgh.” Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of storming into the synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill section yelling “All Jews must die” and opening fire on members of three congregations holding Sabbath prayer services there.



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