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Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $12 for the island.

Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $  12 for the island.Sixty-one percent of Americans in an INSIDER poll said they'd pay nothing, and only 29% said they'd pay more than the average cost of a used car.



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UN chief willing to broker end to Venezuela crisis

UN chief willing to broker end to Venezuela crisisUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed his offer Monday to help broker an end to the crisis in Venezuela during talks with the country’s foreign minister. Guterres met with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in New York, at the request of Caracas, as the standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido hardened. The United Nations has called for serious political negotiations between the two sides to prevent a slide toward more violence in the South American country.



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The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers

The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakersRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local):



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With Border Talks Set to Start, Trump Says He’s Willing to Close Government Again

With Border Talks Set to Start, Trump Says He’s Willing to Close Government Again“Does anybody really think I won’t build the WALL?” Trump said late Sunday in a tweet that ran through what he termed more success in two years than any other president. Trump’s acting chief of staff said earlier that Trump was prepared to shutter the government again or declare an emergency if needed to get the wall money. The first formal meeting of the Homeland Security Appropriations House-Senate conference committee will be on Wednesday, according to a senior Democratic aide.



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The Latest: Russia willing to mediate in Venezuela

The Latest: Russia willing to mediate in VenezuelaCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):



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Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal

Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal“The only thing he said is that we would take a look at it,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. “Nothing further at this point beyond that … nothing committal at all in that process.” Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday that Trump told Erdogan that Washington was working on extraditing the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, a former Erdogan ally who has lived in self-imposed U.S. exile for nearly two decades. Asked about the comment on Monday, another White House official said only that Trump did not commit to extraditing Gulen when he spoke to Erdogan at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires last month.



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Why North Koreans are now more willing to stay than defect to the South

Why North Koreans are now more willing to stay than defect to the SouthThe number of North Koreans fleeing to South Korea has declined significantly since Kim Jong-un came to power in Pyongyang, with human rights groups saying security crackdowns on the border with China and the rising prices being demanded by brokers for safe passage are putting many would-be defectors off.  Others have opted to bide their time out of a growing hope that reunification of the two Koreas is a genuine possibility and that they might have the standard of living they know their counterparts in the South enjoy, a defector told The Telegraph.  According to new figures released by the Ministry of Unification, 2,706 North Koreans defected to the South in 2011, although that figure fell to 1,502 the following year. The total had declined to 1,127 successful escapes last year, while the 703 defections in first eight months of this year suggests that the total for 2018 will be only narrowly above the 1,000 level.  “There has been a very clear decline since 2011, the last year that Kim Jong-il was in power, but it also coincides with the rise to power of Xi Jinping in China”, said Park Sokeel, director of research and strategy at Seoul-based Liberty in North Korea.  “The primary factors are the increased security on North Korea’s border with China but also within China, which defectors have to cross to get to countries in south-east Asia with little money, no identification papers and usually knowing no Chinese”, he said.  In numbers | North Korean defectors The cost of brokers willing to smuggle people over the border has also gone up steeply, he said, from a couple of thousand dollars in 2011 to around $ 15,000 per person today – a price that reflects the risks that the brokers are taking. For North Koreans who have just arrived in the South and are desperate to get the rest of the families out, that price is too steep.  Another factor is the gradual improvement that has become visible in the North Korean economy and the people’s standard of living, Park said.  “In the past, people were desperate to leave because they feared they would starve to death if their stayed”, he said. “We are not hearing that now; we are hearing that they are not hungry for food, they are hungry for freedom”.  FAQ | North Korean defection Chu Gyon-bae, himself a defector who now works for The Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea, agrees that an improving economic situation in the North has made life easier for many people.  “They do not need to escape just to survive”, he said.  “And they have expectations and hopes for the first time”, he said. “The North Korean government is spending on construction and light industries that make products that people want and need. “But the changes we have seen since the end of the year gives people hope that something much bigger is happening”, he added. “They have high expectations for reunification with the South and a better life”.



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Christine Blasey Ford Says She's Willing To Negotiate On Testimony Next Week

Christine Blasey Ford Says She's Willing To Negotiate On Testimony Next WeekChristine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who accused Supreme Court



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Brett Kavanaugh Says He's Willing to Speak About Woman's Allegation of Sexual Assault

Brett Kavanaugh Says He's Willing to Speak About Woman's Allegation of Sexual AssaultThe claim could jeopardize his nomination to the Supreme Court



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Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee: Lawyer

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee: LawyerA woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually



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