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Trump Puts North Korea Back On the Terrorism Sponsorship List

He corrected a mistake made by George Bush:

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation that allows the United States to impose additional sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

The Republican president, who has traded personal insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but has not ruled out talks, said the Treasury Department will announce more sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday.

The designation came a week after Trump returned from a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia in which he made containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions a centrepiece of his discussions.

“In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”

“It should have happened a long time ago,” Trump said.

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French court blocks release of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab for eighth time

Since his extradition from Canada three years ago, four judges have ruled that the 63-year-old Canadian citizen should be released from the maximum-security Paris prison where he has been held on pre-trial detention.

Following a now familiar pattern, an appeals court quashed the latest release order Tuesday.

Lebanon-born Diab is the sole suspect in the October 1980 terrorist bombing of a Paris synagogue in which four passers-by were killed and more than 40 injured.

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REVEALED: More Terrorists Also Used The Diversity Visa Lottery Program

At least four alleged terrorists have entered America through the Diversity Visa Lottery program, according to statistics released Tuesday by The White House.

The Diversity Visa Lottery gives 50,000 permanent residence visas (green cards) to foreigners from nations without a large amount of immigration the U.S. It has come under criticism after Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national who entered the U.S. through the program, allegedly killed eight in New York in a truck attack.

“I am calling on Congress to TERMINATE the diversity visa lottery program that presents significant vulnerabilities to our national security,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 2.

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