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US pushes UN for tougher N.Korea sanctions

The United States has proposed a list of entities to be blacklisted under United Nations sanctions on North Korea in a move “aimed at shutting down North Korea’s maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal.”

Trump aide to plead guilty in Russia probe

A former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he will likely cooperate with a federal probe into Russia’s role in the election.

NRA boycott pressures corporate America

Some of the biggest names in corporate America are under pressure to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists intensified call for a boycott in the wake of last week’s Florida high school massacre.

Fed sees rate hikes on track, more growth

The US Federal Reserve, looking past a recent stock market sell-off and concern about inflation, said it sees steady growth continuing and no serious risks on the horizon that might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.

Oprah definitely not running for president

Oprah Winfrey has put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the presidency, declaring on a late-night talk show that she is “definitely not running”.

Florida school shooting preventable: Trump

As staff return to the Florida high school where 17 students were gunned down, President Donald Trump has lashed out at the armed officer who didn’t stop the gunman.

UN slams UK’s abortion ban in N. Ireland

The UK violates women’s human rights by criminalising abortions in Northern Ireland, a UN committee says.