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US negotiating position in disarray ahead of summit with North Korea

US negotiating position in disarray ahead of summit with North KoreaOne analyst says North Korea has a ‘game plan’ for the Hanoi summit while ‘Trump obviously does not’. Donald Trump has said the US will be “happy” if North Korea simply agrees to continue its moratorium on nuclear and missile testing at this week’s summit in Hanoi. The US president’s remarks on Sunday night represented a lowering of already modest expectations for his second meeting with Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, due to begin on Wednesday.



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White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slowTrump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops in Syria, saying they had succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State there, sparked concern among officials in Washington and allies abroad and prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to resign. In recent days, Trump administration officials have applied the brakes, making clear the withdrawal will not happen quickly. The president himself said last week that the United States would get out of Syria slowly “over a period of time.” “The president hasn’t changed his position, as he mentioned his primary goal is to ensure the safety of our troops and the safety of our allies as well,” White House spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp told Fox News on Monday.



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White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slowTrump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops in Syria, saying they had succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State there, sparked concern among officials in Washington and allies abroad and prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to resign. In recent days, Trump administration officials have applied the brakes, making clear the withdrawal will not happen quickly. The president himself said last week that the United States would get out of Syria slowly “over a period of time.” “The president hasn’t changed his position, as he mentioned his primary goal is to ensure the safety of our troops and the safety of our allies as well,” White House spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp told Fox News on Monday.



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Syrian Army Advances as Russia, Allies Position for U.S. Pullout

Syrian Army Advances as Russia, Allies Position for U.S. PulloutSyria’s army command said its units entered the Manbij area at the request of its residents, according to state television. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia welcomed the return of government forces to the area, which has been controlled by the Kurdish YPG, a group Turkey views as the Syrian extension of a domestic terrorist organization.



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President Lopez Obrador highlights the responsibility of his position

President Lopez Obrador highlights the responsibility of his positionMexico, Dec. 2 (Notimex).- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pointed out the importance of the assumed position, since it is the representation of a whole people that wants justice and democracy. Interviewed at the International Airport of Mexico City, before traveling to the state of Veracruz, where he will hold his first presidential act, he explained that "it is a responsibility; what the young man said of the bicycle, there is everything". He added that he carries the responsibility, "that is the Banda (Presidential), it is a responsibility because it is the representation of an entire people that wants justice, democracy and, as the young man said, I have no right to fail and I will not fail". Pointed out that after the ceremony on the eve, which received the Presidential Band, remains the same as always, "attentive to the problems of the country; fortunately yesterday there were no major problems, the part that they gave me was without incident. Of course, this does not mean that there were no crimes, but nothing extraordinary or of major concern. " In addition, the federal president emphasized that through the media, he will keep all Mexicans constantly informed, "every day we will have a lot of communication, we will never interrupt." In this regard, indicated that this Monday will be in the National Palace, from 6:00 hours, with the Security Cabinet and, subsequently, inform the population, through the media. On Sunday afternoon, President Lopez Obrador will be in the city of Xalapa, accompanied by Governor Cuitláhuac García, in Plaza Lerdo, to head his first presidential act. When asked about the issue of the New Mexico International Airport and the alleged continuation of the works in Texcoco, he indicated that he has no information about it. NTX/ARM/PSG/MAC/4TAT/BBF



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Trump cites Harry Reid to back his position on birthright. He’s 25 years out of date.

Trump cites Harry Reid to back his position on birthright. He’s 25 years out of date.Harry Reid on Wednesday responded to President Trump after the commander in chief used a speech the former Democratic senator from Nevada made 25 years ago to justify a push to end birthright citizenship.



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Rudy Giuliani Reverses Trump Team's Position, Says President Can Obstruct Justice

Rudy Giuliani Reverses Trump Team's Position, Says President Can Obstruct JusticeFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made an eyebrow-raising statement



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Marco Rubio Had An Odd Explanation For Changing His Position On A Trump Nominee

Marco Rubio Had An Odd Explanation For Changing His Position On A Trump NomineeWASHINGTON ― Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) offered a curious explanation for his



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Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visit

Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visitThe Syria strikes have given Emmanuel Macron, the French president, a chance to promote France as the leading American ally in Europe days before he becomes the first foreign leader to be hosted by Donald Trump on a state visit. Mr Macron’s office released a photograph showing the president in the Jupiter command bunker under the Elysée Palace, his brows furrowed in concentration as he oversaw the strikes, flanked by his defence minister, Florence Parly, and military chiefs.  Comparisons were immediately made with a photograph of Barack Obama in the White House Situation Room, as Osama Bin Laden was killed in a US military operation. Mr Macron, who says he speaks “daily” to Mr Trump, discussed Syria with Vladimir Putin just hours before the strikes. Less than a year ago, Mr Macron warned the Russian president as he hosted him in the ornate splendour of the palace of Versailles that the use of chemical weapons would be a red line leading to reprisals. Barack Obama with senior administration officials in the White Situation Room on the night Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011 Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza “I believe my red line was crossed,” he told Mr Putin in the call on Friday, according to Mr Macron’s advisers.  The French president was the first international leader to say he had proof that Syria used chemical weapons against civilians in Douma. On Saturday a French intelligence report giving details of the evidence was made public. Before the strikes, Mr Macron told Mr Trump that France was prepared to act alone if the US and Britain backed down, increasing pressure on him for prompt action.  US, UK and French launch Syria airstrikes, in pictures Mr Macron’s decisiveness contrasted with the cancellation of planned strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons by his predecessor, François Hollande, in 2013. Mr Hollande chose not to go it alone following President Obama’s U-turn after the British parliament voted against military action. Mindful that Mr Obama was derided for failing to follow through on his red line, Mr Macron told journalists after his election last year: “When you fix red lines, if you can’t enforce them, you decide to be weak. That’s not my choice.” As head of state and commander-in-chief, Mr Macron enjoys greater freedom to deploy military forces than Theresa May. His high international profile and his success in impressing Mr Trump, who decided to invite him to Washington after attending the Bastille Day military parade in Paris last year, have restored French pride, battered by economic and social problems. A French diplomatic source said: “Macron is positioning France as America’s most effective European ally while Angela Merkel is absorbed by domestic politics and Britain is preoccupied with Brexit. He has turned France back into a global player.” Before Mr Trump telegraphed his intention to strike Syria in a Twitter post, he phoned Mr Macron twice. Mr Trump’s failure to call Mrs May in the early stages was not lost on the French. After the strikes, they also noted that Mr Trump tweeted: “Thank you to France and to the United Kingdom.” Intervention in Syria | Read more Mr Macron’s visit, reportedly organised at the insistence of Melania Trump, who enjoyed visiting Paris with her husband, will include a working meeting at the White House, a joint press conference with Mr Trump and a state dinner. Mr Trump also plans to invite Mr Macron and his wife Brigitte to a private dinner at Mount Vernon, which was George Washington’s plantation home in Virginia. French media described the invitation as a “rare honour”. Mr Trump’s palate is famously limited, but he is said to be planning an elaborate dinner to impress Mr Macron, who invited the Trumps to a private dinner at the famous Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. The Macrons’ state visit is seen as a blow to Mrs May, who was the first world leader to visit Mr Trump in the White House.



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I won't concede title if in Man United's position – Guardiola

I won't concede title if in Man United's position - Guardiola(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said his team would not concede defeat in the Premier League title race if they were in the same position as Manchester United. United manager Jose Mourinho conceded the title to runaway leaders City for the first time on Friday with the 20-times champions running second, 15 points behind City with 13 games left. Asked ahead of City’s trip to seventh-placed Burnley on Saturday if he would give up in Mourinho’s position, Guardiola said: “No, I don’t think so.



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