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Trump talks tough on North Korea, says Kim 'gotta behave'

Trump talks tough on North Korea, says Kim 'gotta behave'

Pence's 10-day tour of Asia is aimed at emphasising that U.S. President Donald Trump wants to boost U.S. trade in the region even though Trump has abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact. "Strategic patience signaled indecision and predictability - not a good combination in Trump's eyes", Cha said. While no immediate announcements are expected from Tokyo, the White House expects a "handful" of investment announcements while Pence is in Australia at the weekend, the ... Read More

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Israel Cracks the Whip on Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed that authorities would not negotiate with the prisoners and said Barghouti had been placed in solitary confinement in another prison. " Decades of experience have proved that Israel's inhumane system of colonial and military occupation aims to break the spirit of prisoners and the nation to which they belong, by inflicting suffering on their bodies, separating them from their families and communities, using humiliating measures to compel ... Read More

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

Rutledge on Saturday filed an emergency petition with the state Supreme Court after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a temporary restraining order blocking the drug's use. The state originally planned to execute eight inmates, but two had previously been blocked by state and federal courts. For the time being, Arkansas is going ahead with the preparations for the executions, two of which are scheduled for Monday. Read More

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McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea

McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea

Last week, the ministry twice said it had no information to provide on whether Wu would be going to North Korea. He said: '(Mr Trump) holds his cards close to the vest. In the coming weeks, months, I think there's a great opportunity for all of us.to take action short of armed conflict so we can avoid the worst'. The test came as a USA aircraft carrier sailed in waters off the Korean peninsula, and hours before the Vice President Pence arrived in South Korea. Read More

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Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized

As the playoffs start with the first round this coming weekend, the Cavaliers will face seventh-seed Indiana Pacers in Cleveland, while top-seed Boston Celtics match up against eight-seed Chicago Bulls . "Other than that, I feel pretty acclimated and ready to go". "We have a good club going into the postseason". The ex-Bucks star only played in a grand total of 13 garbage-time minutes. Read More

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Trump says North Korea has 'gotta behave'

However, the country with the best position-at least economically-to talk North Korea down from provoking an worldwide conflict might be China. "It was the policy of the United States of America during prior administrations to practice what they called 'strategic patience, ' that was to hope to marshal worldwide support to bring an end to the nuclear ambitions and the ballistic missile program of North Korea", Pence said. Read More

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Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

While coalition forces have been reporting on their military advances, civilian casualties have been piling up - both at the hands of terrorists and sometimes as a result of indiscriminate shelling by the US-led coalition. Iraqi Air Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Anwar Hammah said the use of heavy bombs had been totally banned in Mosul , where laser-guided bombs are used to hit targets. Read More

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Trump mum about failed N. Korea missile launch

Trump mum about failed N. Korea missile launch

Tension has risen since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield last week in response to a deadly gas attack, raising concerns about U.S. The United States, South Korea and other countries have vowed to apply more pressure on the North, but so far nothing has worked to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron's lead narrows in French presidential race: Polls

Numerous candidates whom polls show have no hope of going far in the election said, like Le Pen, that France ought to ditch the euro and leave the bloc. The snap poll following the debate placed Le Pen in fourth as the most convincing performer, two places behind Macron. "Otherwise, the French will have the choice only between two globalists", she added, referring to Macron and conservative challenger Francois Fillon . Read More

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Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana

While cannabis is now considered contraband by the Department of Justice, 28 states and the nation's capital have approved laws letting adults use marijuana for recreational or medical reasons. If the Cannabis Act passes Parliament, Canada would become the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to regulate a legal marijuana market. The Canadian government closely followed the advice of a marijuana task force headed by former Liberal Health Minister Anne McLellan. Read More

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United Nations votes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley address the Security Council after a vote on a resolution condemning Syria's use of chemical weapons failed, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at U.N. This photo taken on October 15, 2016 shows Brazilian members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti (MINUSTAH) securing a perimeter before the arrival of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Les Cayes, Haiti. Read More

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Pence: Policy of 'Strategic Patience' With North Korea Has Failed

Pence: Policy of 'Strategic Patience' With North Korea Has Failed

Monday morning, Pence visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone where he declared that the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea. Trump's national security adviser, H.R. The nationalist Global Times newspaper argued in an editorial on Sunday that China should send a clear message to North Korea: if you conduct a sixth nuclear test, we will cut off the vast majority of your oil imports, through stiffer United Nations sanctions. Read More

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Teenage surfer killed in shark attack

Teenage surfer killed in shark attack

She was pulled unconscious from the water with serious leg injuries, according to a report from Australian channel 9News. This is a developing story. The Bunbury local lost his left arm and right hand in the attack. Her mother and two sisters were on the beach. The attack brings the number of people killed by sharks off the coast of WA since 2000 to 15. Read More

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Pence to open Asian trip amid tensions with North Korea

Pence to open Asian trip amid tensions with North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged North Korea to refrain from taking further provocative actions, comply with United Nations resolutions and abandon its nuclear missile development. Asked if he was confident that China will pressure North Korea in a meaningful way, McMaster replied, "We'll see what happens". The regime followed that - according to USA and South Korean officials - with an attempted missile test Sunday from the eastern port of Sinpo. Read More

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Russian Federation detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

Russian Federation detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

Akbarzhon Jalilov, a 22-year-old Kyrgyz-born ethnic Uzbek man with Russian citizenship, has been identified by Russian authorities as the suicide bomber. Petersburg Metro, as part of the criminal investigation launched by the Investigative Committee, the center said in a statement, RT reports. They are accused of being complicit in the bombing, which is the deadliest Islamist attack ever to have taken place in St Petersburg. Read More

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