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Mike Pence says US still waiting on North Korea for ‘concrete steps’ to denuclearise

The timing of Pence’s comments was significant, coming just before Pyongyang’s lead negotiator over the nuclear program is expected to arrive in Washington to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

California voters must approve law to end bail before trial

The law would let counties set up their own pretrial assessment agencies or run their risk assessment programs through existing probation departments.

Islamic teacher placed on restriction order for extremist teachings

The teacher taught that it was compulsory to kill apostates, defined broadly to include non-believers, Sufis, Shi'ites, and Muslims who have renounced Islam or disregarded texts and rulings from the Quran and Sunnah.

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

Hasher Jallal Taheb met with the undercover agent and the FBI source multiple times last month and was also in frequent contact using an encrypted messaging application, the affidavit says.

Canadian woman briefly detained at Beijing airport: Reports

In what many analysts and diplomats believe to be retribution, China has detained two Canadians and sentenced a third to death for drug smuggling after an unusual and swift retrial.

Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to reschedule State of the Union amid shutdown

Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing.

Donald Trump nominates three Indian Americans to key administration post

Nikki Haley, the first cabinet ranking Indian American and Raj Shah, the first Indian American deputy Press Secretary have left the Trump administration.

H-1B holders ‘frequently’ placed in poor working conditions: report

The report comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.

Yemen combatants start talks in Jordan on prisoner swap deal

Delegates from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government met in the Jordanian capital to discuss the swap, which was agreed in UN-led talks in Sweden in December.

As Republicans rush to condemn Steve King, some ask: Why not Trump?

McConnell, who has suggested that King find another line of work, was not the only party leader trying to separate Trump from King.

Senior Kim Jong Un aide said to meet Donald Trump later this week

The announcement of the first summit’s date came when Kim Yong Chol visited Trump at the White House last June. About 10 days after that visit, Trump and Kim Jong Un held their unprecedented summit in Singapore.

Trump ‘inclined’ to impose new US auto tariffs: Senator

The White House has pledged not to move forward with imposing tariffs on the European Union or Japan as long as it is making constructive progress in bilateral trade talks.