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SEOUL: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka arrived in Seoul on Friday to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, where a top North Korean general will also be present. “We’re very very excited to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, to cheer for Team USA and to reaffirm our…

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BUENOS AIRES: Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday. Patricia Bullrich told a press conference that the drugs discovered in an annex of the embassy had a street…

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CHICAGO: The governor of the US state of Missouri was charged Thursday with criminal invasion of privacy for taking compromising photos of his former mistress without her knowledge, in an alleged blackmail case. Governor Eric Greitens was taken into custody and booked Thursday, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper,…

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DOUMA: Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400. Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria’s seven-year conflict failed to stop 46 more people being…

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TALLINN: US President Donald Trump will welcome his counterparts from the three Baltic states in Washington on April 3 to discuss security and economic ties, the Estonian presidency said on Thursday. The presidents of fellow NATO members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—Kersti Kaljulaid, Raimonds Vejonis and Dalia Grybauskaite—last met with Trump…

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BEIJING: China said on Thursday it was investigating allegations that a ship marked with Chinese characters transferred cargo to a North Korean vessel in a potential violation of UN sanctions on the high seas. Japan has said a military patrol plane and an escort vessel observed the alleged transfer in…

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SEOUL: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged on Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a…