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Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit The AFP reported on Friday that the ASEAN statement was issued after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho wrote to ASEAN, warning that the situation on the Korean Peninsula was "reaching the brink of war" because of Washington's actions. [Full Article...]

Softwood lumber deal possible, but 'not there yet,' says Freeland

Softwood lumber deal possible, but 'not there yet,' says Freeland President Donald Trump accused Canada of hurting milk producers in Wisconsin and other U.S. states, warning that he will not continue to put up with such behaviour. "We have made progress in our conversations but we are not there yet", she said. "If we have to turn around and dump the milk, we'd be looking at a $35,000 loss every month". [Full Article...]

Trump's first 100 days: a chaotic discovery of power

Trump's first 100 days: a chaotic discovery of power In the end, though, Trump has often reverted to traditional policies. But critics' claims that he is the least successful president thus far aren't very accurate either, mostly because presidents don't tend to have monumental accomplishments in their first 100 days, Benedetto said. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom could strike in Syria without MP vote

United Kingdom could strike in Syria without MP vote The sarin attack led to the USA launching almost 60 missiles against the air base involved in the attack. Previously strikes had been limited to targets in northern Iraq.Johnson told the BBC that in light of the latest alleged chemical attack it "would be very hard if the U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nuclear weapons

U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson echoed Trump's position that all options were on the table if Pyongyang persisted with its nuclear and missile development in a UN Security Council meeting on Friday. "The use of force does not solve differences and will only lead to bigger disasters", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. According to a high-level South Korean diplomat on Saturday, Yun met... [Full Article...]

Submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

Submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant North Korea has staged its largest live artillery "bombardment", involving 400 long-range cannons, in the eastern town of Wonsan under the watch of leader Kim Jong-un. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month in a TV interview he was sending an "armada" and that the US had submarines which are "very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier". [Full Article...]

Le Pen savages immigrants in final rallying cry

Le Pen savages immigrants in final rallying cry Oh, and he also proposes that France resign from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Meanwhile, Macron addressed nearly 20,000 supporters at the Bercy national indoor arena. For all the defensiveness, the four leading contenders haven't stopped taking swipes at each other. Le Pen's main rival, Emmanuel Macron, struck an inclusivist, pro-European tone at a rally almost four times larger at the ... [Full Article...]

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits Afghanistan The commanders of four army corps were also replaced, according to the presidency's official Twitter account . To Afghan and other critics of President Donald Trump's apparent indecision over how to win a seemingly intractable war, Friday's assault - the worst of its kind since the Taliban were ousted in 2001 - was evidence he was getting it wrong. [Full Article...]

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner According to USA Today , Zuckerberg was at the Ford Rouge Factory in Dearborn, Mich., Thursday installing antennas and screws on new F-150s. Zuckerberg seemed moved by what he heard, noting that even in a city with as large and established a Muslim community as Dearborn, some students told him they felt the need to monitor themselves. [Full Article...]

Trump will zero in on trade agreements during 100th day

Trump will zero in on trade agreements during 100th day The takeaway: working behind the scenes with outside groups, which lined up solidly behind Gorsuch, and lawmakers can pay dividends. That was the month when Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House aide, suggested that Fox News viewers "Go buy Ivanka stuff". [Full Article...]

North Korea carries out ballistic missile test

A U.S. Official confirmed to NBC News that the test had taken place after Yonhap news agency cited South Korean military in reporting the missile launch Friday. According to a Reuters report, the US military said on Friday it tracked the North Korean ballistic missile launch but the missile did not leave North Korean territory and did not pose a threat to North America. [Full Article...]

Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave thwe word to reporters Thursday night. For Republicans, that could make the 2018 midterm elections tricky, the Arizona Republican said. "As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it", McCarthy said after leaving a almost two-hour meeting of the House GOP leadership. A proposed amendment is giving the bill life. [Full Article...]

Two US Special Ops Troops Killed During Anti-ISIS Raid In Afghanistan

Two US Special Ops Troops Killed During Anti-ISIS Raid In Afghanistan The Taliban has codenamed their offensive "operation Mansoori" referring to their leader Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor who was killed in a US drone strike along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border past year, they said in a statement. Riedel says the heavily policed city of Karachi, the site of a major nuclear complex, also hosts Pakistani naval and air bases, where forces could quickly be scrambled to inter... [Full Article...]

Last Rhino Joins Tinder Looking for Love

Last Rhino Joins Tinder Looking for Love He likes eating grass and chilling in the mud, and is surrounded by an armed bodyguard 24/7. Dating app Tinder has a horny new male for users to swipe right: Sudan , the last surviving male northern white rhinoceros. Northern white rhinos face extinction due to mass hunting by poachers who target the animals for their horns. "Ultimately, the aim will be to reintroduce a viable population of n... [Full Article...]

As Macron hunts rural vote, Le Pen celebrates alliance

As Macron hunts rural vote, Le Pen celebrates alliance Speaking in Brussels, Hollande said the May 7 vote will show "whether the French people should fear an exit from the European Union". Outside the bloc, "there is no single currency, which would be a setback and danger for France ", the Socialist leader added. [Full Article...]

Israel 'hits' Iran weapons stockpiles in Damascus

Israel 'hits' Iran weapons stockpiles in Damascus In line with its usual practice, Israel's military has declined to comment on the incident. "Iran is trying to establish itself permanently in Syria, with a military presence on the ground and at sea, and also a gradual attempt to open a front against us on the Golan Heights", he said. [Full Article...]

U.S. Nuclear Submarine Arrives in South Korea

He says U.N. Security Council resolutions and sanctions on Pyongyang must be fully implemented. South Korean newspapers are questioning whether President Donald Trump is tuning out South Korea as he shapes his North Korea strategy. "We believe China has a very, very important role to play", Yun said. The comments came as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group heade... [Full Article...]

London police shoot woman, arrest six in counter-terror raid

London police shoot woman, arrest six in counter-terror raid Shocked witnesses say the woman - said to be in her 20s - was wrestled off the vehicle and escorted into a shop doorway by undercover officers. Six people have been arrested in connection with that investigation, he said, five at or near the address in Willesden and one in Kent, a county southeast of London . [Full Article...]

The truth about corporate tax cuts

The truth about corporate tax cuts The high corporate tax rate keeps trillions of business assets overseas rather than being reinvested back home. Within a day of Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin releasing a dozen bullet points outlining the administration's tax goals, at least three House Republicans criticized one of the key provisions - eliminating the deductibility of state and lo... [Full Article...]

Six stories in the news today, April 28

Six stories in the news today, April 28 Speaking with Reuters, Trump said , "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea". "It was never particularly likely that the Trump administration was going to be able to deliver on the expectations of the market and so it has been proved", said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets U.K. [Full Article...]


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