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UPDATE 1-Moon hopes North Korea responds positively to U.S.-S.Korea efforts

UPDATE 1-Moon hopes North Korea responds positively to U.S.-S.Korea effortsSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he hopes North Korea responds positively when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump this month as part of efforts to restart denuclearisation talks with the North. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to make any agreement at their summit in Hanoi in February, leaving Moon with little room to maneuver and exacerbating divisions within his government over how to break the impasse.



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Efforts to evacuate civilians from IS area in Syria resume

Efforts to evacuate civilians from IS area in Syria resumeAL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants' last patch of territory along the Euphrates River.



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Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with TalibanWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's special envoy for Afghanistan is returning to the country after stops in Europe and the Middle East for an extended diplomatic tour aimed at pushing a U.S. peace initiative.



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U.S. withdrawal from Syria does not jeopardize efforts to counter Iran, Pompeo says

U.S. withdrawal from Syria does not jeopardize efforts to counter Iran, Pompeo saysThe U.S. decision to withdraw troops from Syria will not jeopardize Washington’s efforts to counter threats in the region, which come from Iran and Islamic State, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Pompeo was in Jordan, making his first visit to the Middle East since President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that he will pull the 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, which caused alarm among U.S. allies in the region and prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.



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Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcanoJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather and a massive ash column hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said Friday the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January.



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The Latest: President lauds rescue efforts after Japan crash

The Latest: President lauds rescue efforts after Japan crashTOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the midair collision of two U.S. warplanes off Japan (all times local):



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Aftershocks rattle cleanup efforts after powerful Alaskan earthquake

Aftershocks rattle cleanup efforts after powerful Alaskan earthquakeAftershocks from Friday’s powerful Alaskan earthquake continued to pound the area around Anchorage on Saturday, as workers strove to patch up buckled roads and residents began cleaning up damage around their homes and businesses. The 7.0 magnitude quake struck Friday morning about 8 miles (13 km) north of Anchorage, the state’s largest city with 300,000 residents, disrupting rush-hour traffic and jamming telephone service. “We are on the road to returning to normal,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said at a news conference on Saturday.



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California wildfires: Search teams step up efforts to find remains before rain arrives

California wildfires: Search teams step up efforts to find remains before rain arrivesSearch teams have stepped up efforts to find the almost 1,300 people still believed missing amid the deadliest fire in California’s history, with rain expected to hit the area in the next few days. While the rain will help with the Camp Fire, it could also turn parts of the blaze zone – where at least 76 bodies have been discovered so far – into a mass of mud that could hinder efforts to find remains. Meteorologists have “very high confidence” that Butte County will get 10-13cm of rain from Tuesday night through to the weekend.



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'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Pelosi

'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline PelosiA band of House Democrats are determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid.



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Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate efforts

Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate effortsThe Supreme Court rejected two last-ditch efforts to save the life of Edmund Zagorski, apparently clearing the way for his execution.



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