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Pence's New Warning to North Korea: 'The Sword Stands Ready'

Pyongyang has previously threatened to reduce the US "to ashes" if Washington conducts a preemptive strike, which seemed ever more possible as US President Donald Trump spoke of a US Navy carrier fleet purported to be headed to the Korean peninsula, though later the vessels were seen sailing in the opposite direction toward Indonesia. [Full Article...]

Rockies' Gonzalez (hand) exits game after HBP

Rockies' Gonzalez (hand) exits game after HBP I wanted to get in there and work on some things. Anderson yielded two runs in each of the first two innings, including Seager's homer in the second. After working 4 2/3 innings in each of his first two starts, Ryu (0-3) pitched six innings Tuesday, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. [Full Article...]

Trump softens stance on China after meeting Xi

Trump softens stance on China after meeting Xi By all accounts, President Donald Trump wrapped up a successful first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said China was interested in reducing its trade surplus with the US as a way to control its own inflation. [Full Article...]

Gary Cohn 'top candidate for chief of staff'

Relations have soured between the two camps in the White House - one led by Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and the other by Bannon, who has developed an alliance with Priebus. White House sources told The Huffington Post that the president is considering replacing Priebus with Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser. [Full Article...]

Khurshid raps govt. over 'premature hullaballoo' of Mallya's arrest

Khurshid raps govt. over 'premature hullaballoo' of Mallya's arrest Mallya fled to the United Kingdom in March 2016 and refused three summons to return to India to face trial, where the country's Central Bureau of Investigation has charged him with cheating and conspiracy for defaulting on a 9 billion rupee loan from 2009. [Full Article...]

Pence tells Japan: 'We are with you 100 percent'

Pence tells Japan: 'We are with you 100 percent' McMaster, said the US would rely on its allies as well as Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea . "My hope is that they'll continue to get the message not just from the United States, here in Japan, and in South Korea, but on an increasing basis from China and countries all over the world committing to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", he said. [Full Article...]

Oil prices dip on bloated United States market, mixed Saudi signals

Oil prices dip on bloated United States market, mixed Saudi signals U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures had risen 31 cents, or 0.61 percent, to $50.75 a barrel. American Petroleum Institute (API) reported that U.S. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will decide at its meeting on May 25 whether to prolong the cuts, Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo said. [Full Article...]

Warrant issued for Guo Wengui, Chinese billionaire threatening to expose corruption

Warrant issued for Guo Wengui, Chinese billionaire threatening to expose corruption In an interview with Voice of America on Wednesday , which was abruptly cut short, Guo followed through on his threats. An Interpol red notice can also impact on travel, visas and banking. Guo has been wanted by Chinese police since 2014 for allegedly paying an 8.72-million-dollar bribe to the nation's deputy spy chief Ma Jian. "This will only make Wengui fight even more resolutely to the end... [Full Article...]

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital Pence is halfway through his four-nation Asia trip, and concerns over North Korea have been dominant. "The enemies of our freedom and this alliance would do well not to test the resolve of this president or the capabilities of the armed forces of the United States of America and our allies", Pence said. [Full Article...]

2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela

Journalists covering the protests reported suffering harassment at the hands of security forces and pro-government supporters, and a TV cable channel that reported on the protests was taken off the air . With its momentum renewed, the opposition is now pushing for Maduro's removal and the release of scores of political prisoners. "We are extremely concerned that Rosneft's control of a major U... [Full Article...]

Pence Promotes Trump's Economic Plans, Visits USS Rondald Reagan in Japan

Pence Promotes Trump's Economic Plans, Visits USS Rondald Reagan in Japan Pence is on a 10-day Asia-Pacific tour that has been dominated by the North Korea issue. Speaking aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier undergoing scheduled maintenance at its home port of Yokosuka, Pence said USA intentions remained unwavering in the face of the threat posed by the reclusive North, which has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in defiance o... [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Administration Reviewing Whether Iran Sanctions Relief Still Warranted

The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was signed in Vienna in July 2015. In a letter to Congress , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iran is meeting the terms of the 2015 deal worked out with the Obama administration and five other countries. [Full Article...]

Patriots visit White House

Patriots visit White House Quarterback Tom Brady did not attend the ceremony, releasing a statement earlier on Wednesday citing "recent developments" and " personal family matters " for the reason for his absence. The Wednesday's ceremony at White House in Washington is expected to go on as planned, despite the news that the former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hung himself in prison. [Full Article...]

Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates

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. "I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel's illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners". Terrorist leader Marwan Barghouti, remains wildly popular among Pales... [Full Article...]

FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation

FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation In last month's letter, Grassley asked for details of McCabe's handling of the case, including whether McCabe has handled an uncorroborated dossier compiled by a former British spy alleging various links between the Trump team and Kremlin. During his speaking engagement in Moscow last July, Page railed against US policy toward Russian Federation and has been a frequent critic of the Obama adminis... [Full Article...]

CIA, FBI hunting for insider who gave docs to WikiLeaks

CIA, FBI hunting for insider who gave docs to WikiLeaks The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen. Despite the top secret nature of the information, several hundred people have access to it, and investigators now are going over that list, CBS reported Wednesday on "The CBS Evening News ". [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens 'all out war'

The Trump administration has signalled a more forceful USA stance toward North Korea's recent missile tests and threats, including a warning from Trump that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "gotta behave". But at the same time, McMaster said on "This Week" on ABC that "it's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully". [Full Article...]

Protests in Turkey After Referendum Criticism by Europe And Opposition

Sunday's referendum endorsed by a narrow margin the largest overhaul of Turkey's political system since the founding of the republic almost a century ago, giving Erdogan sweeping authority over the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member-state. [Full Article...]

Germany's Gabriel supports Serbia's European Union bid, says protests 'part of democracy'

Germany's Gabriel supports Serbia's European Union bid, says protests 'part of democracy' Gabriel is on a two-day official visit in Serbia. In talks with Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, Gabriel praised Kosovo's "tremendous progress" thus far on trying to normalize relations with Belgrade and a border deal with Montenegro, but questioned why the parliament was holding up the visa liberalization process necessary for European Union ascension. [Full Article...]

Trump seems confused about who is in charge of North Korea

Photo Credit: Franck Robichon/AFP via Getty Images "We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region", Pence added. [Full Article...]


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