Pompeo ‘confident’ of North Korea progress

US President Donald Trump says talks between his Secretary of State and a senior North Korean official have been going ‘very well’. Mike Pompeo held a second meeting with General Kim Yong Chol in New York, saying progress has been made towards ensuring an historic summit between Mr Trump and …

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Trump considers pardon for Martha Stewart

US President Donald Trump has said he will consider pardoning celebrity chef Martha Stewart, who was convicted of fraud in 2004. The announcement has drawn criticism from some commentators, who have pointed out that Mrs Stewart hosted a spin-off of Mr Trump’s reality show ‘The Apprentice’ in 2005. It follows …

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Giuseppe Conte accepts role as Italian Prime Minister

A deal to form a government has been reached in Italy, ending three months of political and financial uncertainty. Law professor Giuseppe Conte has accepted the role of Prime Minister and will be sworn in at a ceremony tomorrow. Mr Conte met with the country’s President after he was nominated …

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