Trump says North Korean missile sites are ‘nothing new’

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized what he called “inaccurate” media reports that North Korea had not declared an estimated 20 missile bases. “We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new – and nothing happening out of the normal,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!” The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate. We fully know about… https://t.co/DleVG3zI5H — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1542128865000 Pyongyang halted missile and…

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Russia blocks return of IS militants’ families: Activist

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​A Chechen activist on Tuesday accused Russia’s FSB security service of blocking attempts to bring back widows and children of Russian Islamic State fighters from Syria and Iraq. Since last year, around 100 women and children — mostly from Russia’s majority-Muslim Caucasus — have returned under a program championed by Chechnya’s powerful leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

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Iran sticking to nuclear deal conditions: IAEA

VIENNA: Iran has been abiding by the terms of its nuclear deal with global powers, the latest report from the UN atomic watchdog indicated Monday, days after fresh US sanctions hit the country. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report showed that as of early November, Iran had been complying with the restrictions to its nuclear programme laid down in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Sweeping new American sanctions against Iran, which came into effect on 5 November, have raised fears about whether the deal can survive.

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