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Pence warns North Korea not to test Trump

Pence was scheduled to meet with Hwang Kyo-ahn, the acting president of South Korea, on Monday to discuss the North Korean threat. "We've seen one. It doesn't prevent him from doing the other". "But we, Canada, have been running hot and cold for decades in terms of substantive commitments on the security side and we should be very interested in long term stability and security, " he said. [Full Article...]

Pence calls US commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

He later greeted US and South Korean soldiers at a dining facility before rain forced him to ride in a motorcade back to Seoul for a meeting with South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn. McMaster indicated Trump was not considering military action for now, despite the sending of the carrier group. The Trump administration has labeled this policy "maximum pressure and engagement", although of... [Full Article...]

New missile paraded at N Korean celebration

A television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (right) saluting. An analyst from South Korea's defence ministry could not say if any of the rockets represented a new type of ICBM. North Korea's military parade has been closely watched by outside experts to get a glimpse of the North's latest additions to its missile program and other new military equipment. [Full Article...]

Photo released of mock improvised explosive device found at Pearson airport

Photo released of mock improvised explosive device found at Pearson airport The public got a first look on Monday at an elaborate device officials deemed to be a fake bomb that caused hours of delays at Toronto's Pearson International Airport earlier in April. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which oversees the running of the airport, said the incident aboard the United Airlines flight did not impact other airport operations. [Full Article...]

European Leaders Respond Cautiously to Turkey Vote

European Leaders Respond Cautiously to Turkey Vote Response from Europe, which has had increasingly strained ties with Turkey, was cautious, awaiting the judgment of global observers later on Monday. According to unofficial results , the Yes campaign won with 51.41 percent, while the No votes stood at 48.59 percent. [Full Article...]

A dramatic moment aboard Air Force 2 while headed to South Korea

A dramatic moment aboard Air Force 2 while headed to South Korea The missile strike against Syria seems to be a statement of US willingness to use force when necessary. CNN's Will Ripley in Pyongyang, North Korea, reported there was no immediate confirmation from North Korean state media about the launch. [Full Article...]

Emergency warnings lifted after Cyclone Cook clips New Zealand

Emergency warnings lifted after Cyclone Cook clips New Zealand The tropical storm is expected to bring 16-ft waves and winds of up to 93mph, as well as rainfall of more than 100mm (4 inches) in some places. That means it has changed into a different kind of weather system on approach to New Zealand, but has not necessarily weakened or been downgraded, according to the New Zealand MetService . [Full Article...]

Le Pen seeks to whitewash France from its responsibility for the Holocaust

Gilles Ivaldi, a political scientist at the University of Nice, said Le Pen's remark was damaging for her. Eleven candidates are officially competing to book a ticket to occupy the Elysee Palace in this year's presidential elections. Scuffles broke out in a meeting room where Le Pen was due to speak on the island of Corsica, after security staff from her National Front party tried to eject aro... [Full Article...]

VP Pence says US commitment to Korea "iron-clad"

He said the USA and its allies would deal with the situation "through peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means are necessary". The Trump administration has indicated it will not allow North Korea to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the western United States. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime

Trump says in the interview he thinks the Susan Rice allegations will be "one of the big stories of our time ". Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet - delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! "It is one of the big stories of our time ". [Full Article...]

Stockholm truck attack suspect confesses to a 'terrorist crime'

A number of people were also injured, including two who are in a critical condition. Swedes have poured into downtown Stockholm since the attack, building a wall of flowers and scribbling notes on sidewalks and wooden boards in memory of the victims, and encouraging people to refrain from despair or hate. [Full Article...]

Passenger at center of United Airlines dragging video moving toward lawsuit

Passenger at center of United Airlines dragging video moving toward lawsuit No one should ever be mistreated this way . In defense of Dao, Cummings noted that Dao, also from Kentucky, "was no more "irate or belligerent" than any tired passenger after a long day of travel would be". Videotape of the confrontation spread across social media. He was left bloodied after the Sunday evening incident at Chicago Airport and the footage provoked worldwide outrage, reported ... [Full Article...]

VP Pence On North Korea: Era Of "Strategic Patience" Over

He said the Trump administration's deployment of the Carl Vinson nuclear carrier task group to waters off the Korean peninsula again "proves the US reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase of its scenario". He said the United States insists "on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is "decisive, just and proportionate" and contributes to "defending... [Full Article...]

Pence brands N Korea missile 'provocation'

Pence brands N Korea missile 'provocation' Pointing to Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan, Pence said, "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve", or the US armed forces in the region. Pence is joined by his wife and two adult daughters and will lay a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery and join US and South Korean troops for Easter Sunday church services and a dinner. [Full Article...]

Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'

After a two-month policy review, officials settled on a policy dubbed "maximum pressure and engagement", US officials said Friday. At a news conference at the United Nations on Monday, North Korea's permanent representative, Ambassador Kim In-ryong, condemned the U.S. [Full Article...]

Germany urges Turkey talk to oppositions after referendum victory

A narrowly won vote Sunday in Turkey to replace the current parliamentary system with a strong executive presidency fell short of a genuine democratic process, global observers said Monday. Axel Schaefer, a senior member of Germany's Social Democratic Party, went so far as to raise an alarmist tone, warning that majorities reached in democratic votes could turn against democracy itself, and us... [Full Article...]

Footage shows moment U.S. military dropped 'Mother Of All Bombs' in Afghanistan

The US Defence Department has released video of the massive explosion caused when it dropped the "mother of all bombs" on Islamic State targets in Afghanistan. "Afghan and foreign troops closely coordinated this operation and were extra cautious to avoid any civilian casualties", it said. The Taliban, the main security threat to Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces trying to quel... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation challenges United States to prove chemical attack in Syria

But that one would have condemned the US missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump in response to the chemical attack. "There is a low level of trust between our countries", Mr Tillerson said afterwards at a press conference with Sergey Lavrov , the Russian foreign minister, who had also attended the meeting. [Full Article...]

Turkish vote on death penalty would 'break with European values'

Turkish vote on death penalty would 'break with European values' Several Turkish opposition groups claimed irregularities during the voting process and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that the referendum fell short of worldwide standards. "There is only one decision to ease the situation in the context of the law - the Supreme Election Board (YSK) should annul the election", the Dogan news agency quoted Bulent Tezcan as saying aft... [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

The era of strategic patience is over. China and the United States are to work closer together regarding the North Korean missile crisis according to a senior security advisor in Washington. Pyongyang insists it needs a powerful arsenal - including atomic weapons - to protect itself from what it says is the ever-present threat of invasion by hostile U.S. [Full Article...]

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