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Visiting Kazakhstan Leader Offers US Help on N. Korea, Vexing Issues

WHITE HOUSE —  Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, on a visit to Washington, has offered the United States enhanced strategic cooperation on some of the most vexing geopolitical issues, as well as stronger economic ties. In meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, Nazarbayev suggested his strategically …

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Big Brands From Banks to Casinos Unite to Fight Slavery in Asia

PHNOM PENH —  From hotel chains to clothing brands, a group of companies in Asia is hoping that a corporate-backed movement to end modern slavery will succeed where activists have failed. The casino and hotel giant MGM China Holdings Ltd. recently signed the “business pledge against modern slavery,” an initiative …

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US Lawmakers Work to Salvage Immigration Deal

CAPITOL HILL —  With Capitol Hill still seething over U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported slur of predominantly black nations, lawmakers sought to salvage a bipartisan immigration deal Tuesday, three days before a possible partial shutdown of the federal government. “Mr. President, close this [immigration] deal,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of …

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HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation

By Staff The Canadian Press A departure ceremony is being held on the Halifax waterfront today for the crew of HMCS St. John’s. The Royal Canadian Navy ship is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for a deployment with NATO forces. HMCS Fredericton departs for Mediterranean Sea to join Operation Reassurance …

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Lebanon Bans ‘The Post’ Over Spielberg’s Support for Israel

BEIRUT —  Lebanon’s censorship authorities are recommending a ban on Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama “The Post” ahead of its planned opening this week in movie theaters in Beirut. The recommendation still needs to be signed by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to enter into effect but that is considered a formality …

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