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Russian and U.S. diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy this week

Russian and U.S. diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy this weekUnited States Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov are due to meet in Rome this week to discuss the situation in Venezuela, diplomats from the two countries said. Venezuela, a close ally of Moscow, is in political turmoil. The United States and many other Western countries back Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who invoked the constitution in January to assume an interim presidency, while Russia says President Nicolas Maduro remains the country’s only legitimate leader.



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India to hold mega-election from April 11 – May 19

India to hold mega-election from April 11 - May 19India announced Sunday a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world’s biggest democracy. The poll will see right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi run for a second term against Rahul Gandhi of the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty to lead the world’s second-most populous nation. From April 11 to May 19 voters will elect 543 lawmakers to India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, which governs the Asian nation of 1.25 billion people from the capital New Delhi, the electoral commission said Sunday.



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US anti-semitism debate exposes rifts as Dems hold 'hate' vote

US anti-semitism debate exposes rifts as Dems hold 'hate' voteAs a Muslim American congresswoman’s controversial remarks about Israel policy exposed deep fault lines among Democrats, the party aimed Thursday to mop up the mess by voting on a measure condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. After days of soul-searching and febrile recrimination, the Democratic leadership unveiled a House resolution that Speaker Nancy Pelosi said declared the “strongest possible opposition” to anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and other bigotry. The resolution was set for a Thursday afternoon vote.



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'Of course I hold North Korea responsible': Trump says Warmbier comments 'misinterpreted'

'Of course I hold North Korea responsible': Trump says Warmbier comments 'misinterpreted'Trump said that Otto Warmbier "will not have died in vain" and that his family was a "symbol of strong passion and strength."



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Trump and Kim hold second day of summit in Hanoi

Trump and Kim hold second day of summit in HanoiTrump hailed “a very special relationship” when he met Kim in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Wednesday and said he was satisfied with the pace of talks, despite some criticism they were not moving quickly enough. “Great meetings” and a “Very good dialogue,” Trump said on Twitter after dinner with Kim at the French-colonial-era Metropole hotel while the White House said the two planned to sign a “joint agreement” after further talks on Thursday. The White House has given no indication of what the signing ceremony might involve, although the two sides’ discussions have included the possibility of a political statement to declare the 1950-53 Korean War over, which some critics see as premature.



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Vietnam summit: From fire and fury to love letters, Trump to hold second meeting with North Korea's Kim

Vietnam summit: From fire and fury to love letters, Trump to hold second meeting with North Korea's KimThe road from "fire and fury" to love letters fits a pattern: Donald Trump's dealings with other leaders have a personal touch, even with Kim Jong Un.



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N. Carolina to hold new election in disputed US House race

N. Carolina to hold new election in disputed US House raceNorth Carolina officials on Thursday ordered a new congressional election after the contest — the last undecided race in the US House of Representatives — was tainted by fraud accusations. The southeastern state’s board of elections voted to hold a new House race in the 9th District after Republican candidate Mark Harris, who is accused of hiring an operative involved in an absentee ballot tampering scheme, dramatically reversed course and called for a new vote. In earlier testimony, Harris had maintained he was unaware of any absentee ballot tampering, and had suggested there was a Democratic plot afoot to deny him a seat in Congress.



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North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraud

North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraudThe North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in the state’s 9th District after overwhelming evidence of vote tampering.



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Texas showdown: O'Rourke, Trump hold dueling rallies over wall

Texas showdown: O'Rourke, Trump hold dueling rallies over wallO’Rourke, who lost in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, promised to blast Trump for stoking “false fear” about immigrants and telling “lies” about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. In a conference call with reporters, O’Rourke said his counter-rally two hundred yards from the Trump event would be a “powerful, beautiful” response to “Trump’s lies about our community, the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants, about Mexicans.” Trump is traveling to El Paso to argue for a wall he says can protect Americans from violent criminals, drugs and a “tremendous onslaught” of migrant caravans. Trump, a Republican, spoke out against the Democratic attempt to cap detention beds before he left for Texas.



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Trump to say when, where he'll hold 2nd North Korean summit

Trump to say when, where he'll hold 2nd North Korean summitWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he will likely announce the site and date of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the State of the Union address on Tuesday.



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