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North Korean Nuclear Showdown

North Korean Nuclear Showdown

Pence said the U.S. would press ahead with the Thaad deployment and added: "The better path would be for China to address the North Korean threat that is actually making such defensive measures necessary". -South Korean installation, which is just outside the 2.5-mile wide (4 kilometers) DMZ. A day after North Korea said it would regularly test missiles, the United States military is considering shooting down the missile tests to pressure the country into denuclearisation. Read More

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Sheriff's deputy shot in Oklahoma; suspect at large

Sheriff's deputy shot in Oklahoma; suspect at large

Police say a "person of interest" has been identified in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a trash bin in north-central Oklahoma. Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere . The vehicle was later found and the suspect eventually taken into custody. Langston University, Mulhall-Orlando schools and Coyle schools were placed on a lockdown. Read More

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Inside Georgia's special election to fill Tom Price's House seat

Inside Georgia's special election to fill Tom Price's House seat

The Republican scramble has been intense, with rivals accusing Handel of being a political opportunist and the conservative Club for Growth spending six figures on ads to defeat her. It still wasn't enough for voters like Matt West, a 45-year-old financial planner from Roswell. A political action committee backed by current Speaker Paul Ryan funneled more than $2 million into attacks on Ossoff, mostly tying him to national Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More

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Can't be complacent on North Korea threat, UK minister

He said Malaysia opted to undertake direct negotiations because it was confident that the crisis could be resolved amicably. "In Jong-nam's case, we did not see a need to use a mediator". Kim Jong-Nam was preparing to board a flight to Macau when he was approached by two women who rubbed poisonous liquid on his face. However, all ended well with all the nine Malaysians in Pyongyang safely brought home on March 31. Read More

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Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

Bill Shorten has labelled as a "con job" the Turnbull government's decision to scrap the 457 visa program and replace it with two new foreign worker visas. Turnbull also announced the establishment of a new training fund to help Australians fill skills gaps that now exist in the country. Some experts said the government should focus on boosting education and training systems to address Australia's skills needs. Read More

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Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a USA aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula. "But the fact is that they have the overwhelming leverage over the North Korea regime", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters Tuesday in Canberra, Australia's capital. Read More

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More Than 60 Percent Say Corporations, Wealthy Not Paying Enough Taxes

More Than 60 Percent Say Corporations, Wealthy Not Paying Enough Taxes

Shortly after taking office, a Gallup poll showed 62 percent of Americans believed Trump kept his promises, but the same survey taken from April 5 to 9 showed only 45 percent felt the same way. GETS NOTHING". According to a Gallup poll survey released early Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said that corporations do not pay enough taxes, while 63 percent say the same about wealthy Americans. Read More

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Pence lands in South Korea after North's failed launch

However, John Bolton, America's former ambassador to the United Nations, said piling on pressure wouldn't work and that the U.S. needed China's help to try and bring North and South Korea back together. "The North attempted to launch an unidentified missile from near the Sinpo region this morning but it is suspected to have failed", the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement reported by Reuters. Read More

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More Than 1000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike

The op-ed drew widespread condemnation in Israel for failing to mention that Barghouti is serving time for being convicted of being behind five killings, calling him "a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian" at the bottom of the piece. He is a popular figure among Palestinians, with polls suggesting he could win the Palestinian presidency. According to Shakir, a mass hunger strike is an attempt by Palestinian prisoners to shed light on such practices that raise serious questions about ... Read More

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Putin Meets With Tillerson In Moscow

We're a very, very strong country. "We frankly discussed the current state of the U.S. -Russia relations". "There is a low level of trust between our two countries". State Department positions are unfilled. With a shared willingness to mend the battered ties, Russian Federation and the USA agreed on Wednesday to work together on an investigation of the Syrian chemical weapons attack, although the divergence in their stances have not changed much. Read More

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Syrian TV Says Dozens Killed in Blast Near Evacuation Buses

At the time, the USA officials said al-Hakim was believed to be linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, mentoring the brothers who gunned down the cartoonists at the French paper in 2015. Al-Manar TV said the buses were to replace those damaged by the blast. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says 43 were killed in the blast that hit the al-Rashidin area, on the edge of Aleppo city. Read More

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Hillary Clinton disagrees with Trump's reason for ordering airstrikes on Syria

Clinton during her tenure as the Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama - and during the presidential campaign - advocated more aggressive action to deter Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, CBS News reported. And while a lot of the people who agreed with Trump the candidate are confused and concerned by the attack, Democrat hawks are thrilled, this being a war they'd wanted for a long time . Read More

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russia's foreign minister says Moscow expects the United Nations' chemical weapons watchdog to conduct an extensive probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria. In his AFP interview, Assad accused the West, particularly the United States, of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. Read More

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Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

The Syrian government and rebels began a coordinated population transfer Friday of about 10,000 people from four towns besieged for years amid the country's bloody, six-year civil war. Pictures posted on state media showed what appeared to be the aftermath of the explosion, with bodies lying on the ground and fires belching out thick black plumes of smoke. Read More

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Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title

Vincent Janssen capped off Spurs' afternoon by scoring just his second Premier League goal of the season in injury time, just minutes after coming on as a substitute . The win sees Mauricio Pochettino's side set a new club record for consecutive league wins at home, 12, beating the previous benchmark set in 1922. The Eagles were 2-0 down at home to Leicester, but launched a second-half comeback to rescue a point with goals from Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke. Read More

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Local Baptist churches celebrating Easter Sunday together

St. Mary's is located at 140 Chestnut Cir.in Blowing Rock. Traditional worship begins at 11 a.m. Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church , Ridge Road, Bowling Green: Dinner theater featuring, "The Price He Paid", 5 p.m. Starts at 9 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wards will hold regular Sacrament meetings, which generally begin at 9 and 11 a.m. Read More

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Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

In footage aired on Syrian TV, bodies were strewn outside busses, including fighters. The evacuation deal was brokered by Qatar, negotiating on behalf of the rebels, and Iran, on behalf of the government, in March. An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo killed or wounded several people on Saturday, pro-government media outlets, pro-opposition activists and a monitor reported. Read More

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Indian PM to launch BHIM Aadhaar digital payments platform for merchants tomorrow

Indian PM to launch BHIM Aadhaar digital payments platform for merchants tomorrow

He presented awards to winners of the Mega Draw under Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-dhan Vyapar Yojana. Currently, over 30 banks are participating on BHIM Aadhaar and more member banks shall be on-board, NPCI said . The scheme will run till 14 October. Similarly, under the Cashback scheme , the merchants will get cash back of Rs 25 on every transaction using BHIM. Read More

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Japan PM: North Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

His warning came as analysts said North Korea may be preparing for a sixth nuclear test ahead of a key anniversary in the country and following the deployment of a United States naval strike group to the region. China's Global Times daily reports that Wu urged South Korea to help resume talks, because only multilateral dialogue will prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. Read More

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Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

Trump, in a Wall Street Journal interview, said China hasn't manipulated the yuan for months, while accusing nations that he didn't identify of devaluing their currencies and saying the dollar is getting too strong. Sandy Pho, a senior program associate for the Kissinger Institute on China at the Wilson Center, said that Trump, like many new presidents, has been facing a learning curve on the ways of Beijing. Read More

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Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

On NATO, Spicer pointed to the Secretary General's interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" where he indicated that NATO countries have been performing better in terms of their financial commitments. Tomahawk missiles fired from US destroyers in the Mediterranean struck an airbase American officials believe was used to launch the attack. Trump's U-turn in foreign policy came amid infighting within his administration that has lately seen a decline in the influence of ... Read More

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Led coalition raid kills 13 Iraqi civilians in Mosul

Col. Imad Khalaf said . He was an employee at the morgue in Mosul when Islamic State overran the city in the summer of 2014 and kept working there until just over one month ago. Hashimi. "I don't want to say they continue to advance at pace, when in reality, it's very, very slow and it's a very, very hard, gut-busting fight between our forces and theirs", he said during a teleconference. Read More

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Tillerson Says Missile Strikes Carry a Message for Others

McMaster said of the deployment on Fox News Sunday. The North has long claimed that the U.S.is preparing some kind of assault against it and justifies its nuclear weapons as defensive. McMaster said on Sunday. Hagiuda said that given the Trump-Xi meeting, the Japanese and US leaders discussed how Japan, the United States, South Korea and China should deal with North Korea while working with one another. Read More

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Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect

Local witnesses said Oslo's Groenland area, where the device had been found, was cordoned off and security forces removed people from shops and restaurants there. Officers evacuated late-night bars and restaurants in the Norwegian capital as bomb disposal experts rushed to the scene. "The police were screaming at us to get back inside and stay where we were", she added by telephone. Read More

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North Korean suspects allowed to leave because police had already questioned them

A van believed to be carrying the body of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, leaves the forensics wing of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur Thursday. When asked who was the next-of-kin who wrote in, Khalid said: "Legally Kim Jong Un is next-of-kin of Kim Jong Nam". The North Korean leadership is widely suspected to have plotted the murder, but Pyongyang insists it wasn't involved. Read More

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Manufacturing decline pulls factory output down

Manufacturing decline pulls factory output down

India's industrial production declined unexpectedly in February on weak manufacturing activity, figures from the Central Statistics Office revealed Wednesday. India Inc today pitched for more reforms to create a conducive environment for investments and boost manufacturing as industrial output shrank 1.2 per cent to a four-month low in February. Read More

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Major protest in Hungary over university law

Major protest in Hungary over university law

Universities will also be required to have a campus and faculties in their home country - although registered in the United States, the CEU does not have a campus there. I'm glad that so many people showed up. The legislation has attracted widespread criticism overseas, including from Washington, Brussels and academics. Read More

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Palestinian force deploys in Lebanon camp, ending clashes

Palestinian force deploys in Lebanon camp, ending clashes

The group's leader Bilal Badr reportedly fled the camp on Monday, and is being sought by Joint Security Forces. Wednesday, an exchange of fire erupted in the camp was set to delay the deployment of the joint force. The fighting prompted the Lebanese army to take security measures at the entrance of the camp, including shutting the highway next to it. Traces of violence spilt beyond the camp's boundaries, and Lebanon's authorities closed the motorway connecting the city to southern Lebanon. Read More

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Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, North Korea

Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, North Korea

But Tillerson was careful to portray the strike as a carefully calculated move rather than an emotional reaction on behalf of the president. This satellite image released by the U.S. ties. In turn, Xi knows that China's economic prosperity is inseparable from America's and is striving for a common understanding, it added. According to Spicer, Xi and Trump "reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean peninsula, and committed to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions". Read More

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