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Experts on ‘Failed’ Trump-Kim Summit: ‘No Deal Better than Bad Deal’

U.S. President Donald Trump “may have avoided getting entrapped into a bad deal” by refusing to accept dictator Kim Jong-un’s scant denuclearization offer in exchange for major sanctions relief at the second unprecedented summit with North Korea earlier this year, a renowned expert on negotiations with the rogue regime told lawmakers on Tuesday.

N. Korea state media airs feature on Trump-Kim summit

Mike Pompeo: North Korea Is Still Producing ‘Fissile Material’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. government had reason to believe North Korea was still producing fissile material despite vowing the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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Rubio, Menendez to DOJ: Venezuela’s State Trafficking May Fuel U.S. Drug Epidemic

The top lawmakers on a Senate panel, in a rare show of bipartisanship, urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into “credible allegations” of drug trafficking activities linked to the regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro that may be fueling the drug overdose epidemic in America.

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PA Minister Defends Payments to Terrorists

Monthly payments to families of those imprisoned for attacking Israelis contribute to stability in Palestinian society rather than encourage terrorism, the senior Palestinian official in charge of disbursing them told The Jerusalem Post Sunday.

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State: FARC Peace Pact Fuels Increase in Cocaine Abuse, Fatal Overdoses in U.S.

The ongoing implementation of the peace pact between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has helped to render the country the world’s top producer of cocaine again, fueling a historic number of overdose deaths in the United States, says the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Cut Off U.S. Aid Until Palestinians Stop Paying Terrorists

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to pass a bill that would massively cut aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it ends its $300 million in annual payments to convicted terrorists and their families, one of the legislation’s leading advocates has said that the PA must change its own laws regarding the payments as a condition for continued US assistance.

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