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Pyongyang and Washington have agreed to resume working-level nuclear talks this week, a senior diplomat was quoted as saying Tuesday.
North Korea's first deputy foreign minister, Choi Sun-hee, said Pyongyang and Washington had agreed to hold an initial contact on Oct. 4, with working-level talks to be held the following day.
She said the North Korean delegation is ready to enter negotiations with the United States, believing that the negotiations will contribute to accelerating the progress of North Korea-US relations in a positive way.
"South Korea welcomes the agreement between North Korea and the United States to hold working-level nuclear talks on Oct. 5," said Kim Min-jong, spokeswoman for the presidential office.
"We hope that the two sides will be able to make progress in the forthcoming negotiations on the practical level of complete nuclear disarmament and lasting peace," she said.
Pyongyang recently expressed its intention to return to the dialogue table after a period of tensions stemming from its discontent with the South Korean-US military exercises.
Amnesty International has accused the United States of killing three civilians with an air strike in Somalia and failing to investigate reports that they were farmers and not linked to the al-Shabaab terrorist group.
The amnesty said on Tuesday that its investigation found that the three who died in an air strike on March 18 in southern Somalia, innocent despite the announcement of the African-American leadership "AFRICOM" that they were extremists.
The rights group said that "AFRICOM" did not provide any evidence to support its argument that the three were armed.
She accused the US military of not investigating reports that the dead were innocent, despite its promise to do so, or to make any effort to contact their families.
The organization said it had spoken to 11 people about the March 18 strike, including colleagues and relatives of those killed when their car was targeted in Lower Shabelle, southern Somalia. .
The United States has stepped up drone strikes in Somalia, targeting what it says are al-Shabaab fighters, linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS in Somalia.
But Amnesty says civilians were among the dead, adding that it has documented more than a dozen cases of innocent deaths by US air strikes.
The Russian Embassy in Oslo lied to an article published by the Aldrimer.no website claiming that a group of Russian special forces were operating inside the territory of the kingdom, calling it blatant provocation.
"The information contained in Aldrimer.no's article on September 27, 2019, about alleged Russian special forces activities in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) is false. We can only describe it as a gross provocation. The publication is part of the systematic work being carried out
in certain circles in Norway to discredit Russia and present it as an enemy. "
The embassy added: "We do not rule out the possibility that this step, a clumsy attempt to justify the allocation of additional financial resources in the Norwegian defense budget in October, under the pretext of fighting" the Russian threat. "
The Kremlin has not ruled out the possibility of declassifying the contents of telephone conversations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, provided some conditions are met.
The Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday he was responding to a question by reporters about the Russian presidency's position on the Democrats' request in the US House of Representatives to release the text of telephone conversations between Trump and Putin as they seek to lay the ground for Trump's removal.
"Such requests and all that has been going on about this in the United States is, of course, an internal affair," Peskov said. "We did not interfere and we have no right to interfere."
He added: "Regarding the recordings of the contents of telephone calls, the publication is possible, to some extent, but only with the consent of the parties."
"Diplomatic practice usually does not involve such publications," Peskov said. "Therefore, if the Americans are going to make such references, we will discuss the issue."
Peskov noted that the talks at the level of heads of state are confidential, expressing the Kremlin's hope that things in the relations between Moscow and Washington will not amount to disclosing the contents of calls between Putin and Trump.
Over the past three years, the two presidents have made 11 phone calls, according to The New York Times.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an investigation on September 24 to examine the possibility of isolating Trump on suspicion that he asked his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelinsky during a telephone conversation on July 25 to help gather information against Joe Biden, a possible Democratic presidential candidate. In the 2020 elections, in exchange for arms supplies to Kiev.
The White House was forced to publish the text of the ill-fated call, prompting Trump's opponents to go further and demand a declassification of his calls with both Russian President and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Source: RT + Agencies
The United States has listed Russian citizens and three companies on its sanctions list for alleged involvement in attempts to intervene in the 2016 US presidential election.
The Russians, Denis Kuzmin and Igor Nesterov, and the companies, Autolex Transport, Beratex Group and Linburg Industries, registered in the Seychelles, are linked to the Internet Research Agency, which is supposed to belong to Russian businessman Yevgeny Pregogen, the US Treasury Department said in a statement. US sanctions linked to the Russian government.
The US investigation team, headed by Robert Mueller, accused the agency of interfering in the previous presidential election by posting false information on social media accounts and fake pages in order to influence the views of American voters.
The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomed an offer by the Yemeni group Ansar Allah today to release a number of prisoners unilaterally, amid reports that the Houthis have released 290 prisoners.
Griffiths said he hoped it would lead to further progress on a prisoner swap.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed that the Houthis released 290 Yemeni prisoners in a "unilateral" move on Monday.
Among them, 42 survived an attack on a detention center in Dhamar earlier this month, the committee said in a brief statement.
The Houthis had announced earlier on Monday, they plan to release 350 prisoners, including three Saudis, under the auspices of the United Nations as part of a peace initiative.
US President Donald Trump has attacked four female congressmen and Jewish lawmakers involved in preparations for his accountability, calling them "brutal Democrats."
At least 223 Democrats in the US House of Representatives support measures to hold the president accountable.
"Can you imagine what would happen if these barbaric democrats were among the lazy Democrats, people like Nadler, Chef, AOC Plus 3, and many more Republican Party doing to Obama what these zombies are doing to me? Well, maybe next time," Trump wrote on Saturday. ".
Jewish Rep. Gerold Nadler (New York) is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Jewish Rep. Adam Schiff (California) chairs the Intelligence Committee, two important committees that play a role in Trump's accountability.
"AOC Plus 3" is a term referring to members of the House of Representatives, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez (New York), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Iana Presley (Massachusetts) and Rachida Tlaib (Michigan), a group of new congressional Democrats, known as the "band."
Last week, the US House of Representatives began proceedings to impeach Trump for impeachment after an anonymous congressman reported a complaint that the president had asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former Vice President Joe Baden and his son Hunter in business dealings in Ukraine, coinciding with Trump's announcement of a freeze on military support for Ukraine.
"You see how he does it? More than 200 House Democrats have supported the removal, but the people he calls" savages "are Jews and four are women of color," The Washington Post's Dana Milbank wrote on Twitter.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto Uruk, a former Texas congressman, wrote that "when he describes six members of Congress who are all women of color or Jews as" savages, "he wants you to think of them as subhumans. He also describes immigrants as a "parasitic infection" and says "non-human" who want to live in Baltimore ... We cannot be surprised when violence follows.
Source: The Times of Israel