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Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

Mr. Pence didn't mention the nature of talks involving Freeport in his remarks Friday. The vice president is the first senior Trump administration official to visit Australia. He said Washington believed that a nuclear-free Korean peninsula could be achieved peacefully because of the Trump administration's new engagement with China. [Full Article...]

USS Carl Vinson sailed away from, not to, Korean Peninsula

North Korea expert Joel Wit, at the 38 North monitoring group, said it raised questions about the Trump administration's credibility. His words came after the North held a show of military might in a parade over the weekend and tested another missile on Sunday, which blew up nearly immediately after launch, the Pentagon said. [Full Article...]

Palestinian Prisoners Stage Massive Hunger Strike In Israel

Palestinian Prisoners Stage Massive Hunger Strike In Israel Calling for Arab and global human rights groups to expose Israeli violations against the Palestinian prisoners, the Arab League also called for an worldwide mission to investigate the conditions in which they are held in Israel's prisons. [Full Article...]

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: Officer, attacker killed; 3 hurt

The attack overshadowed the last day of campaigning for Sunday's presidential election first round, bringing raw issues surrounding Islamist militancy to the fore. Prime Minister Cazeneuve, a Socialist, accused two of the frontrunners - far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and conservative Fran├žois Fillon - of exploiting the attack for electoral gain. [Full Article...]

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: Haley

The new strikes came as Russian Federation, the Syrian regime's main ally, sent a frigate armed with cruise missiles to a port in western Syria in an apparent show of force in response to the United States action. "Rest assured that we will liberate Syria from all kinds of occupying forces, it does not matter from where they came to the occupied part of Syria", the statement warned. [Full Article...]

Russia, US in spat over United Nations condemnation of N. Korea

The Korean War has been going on for 70 years: the U.S. continues to exert pressure and threats on North Korea and therefore encourages it to develop nuclear weapons, says Mark Selden , senior research associate in the East Asia program at Cornell University. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump calls Canada 'disgraceful' in row over protectionism

Trump vowed to move "very, very quickly" on negotiations with Canada, saying he would have a more detailed plan in coming weeks. "The problems this pricing policy are creating for dairy farmers in Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota are real, and they have nothing to do with US "overproduction, ' as alleged in a recent letter from Canada's Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton". [Full Article...]

Ouster of al-Assad US priority: Ambassador

Trump is weighing next steps after ordering airstrikes last week. For that to happen, he said, "this oppressive Assad needs to go". Russian Federation should ask themselves. "But what we did not see is a coherent policy on how we're going to deal with the civil war and also deal with ISIS". Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC doesn't think so. [Full Article...]

I'm a proven match victor, David Moyes tells Sunderland boo-boys

They survived in those campaigns thanks to a stunning late run of form but they have won just five times all season under David Moyes and, crucially, just once in their last 10 to stop them building the sort of momentum which saved them before. [Full Article...]

North Korea shows off intercontinental ballistic missiles in parade

North Korea shows off intercontinental ballistic missiles in parade Choe Ryong Hae said President Donald Trump was guilty of "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching US forces to the region. A report emerged this week that Trump is ready to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea if officials believe Pyongyang is going to go through with a nuclear weapons test , although several outlets questioned the report. [Full Article...]

Ontario imposes tax on overseas buyers to rein in housing prices

Resales of Canadian homes rose 1.1 percent in March from February and prices were up 18.6 percent from a year earlier as strong demand in Toronto offset cooling elsewhere, a report from the Canadian Real Estate Association showed on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Clashes follow Anti-India protests in Srinagar

To disperse the protesting students, Government Forces used tear-smoke shells. "Terrorists had earlier fired at another person identified as Altaf Ahmad Dar near the local bus stand. Another student, Burhan Amin of Gandhi Memorial college Srinagar said, "These provocations by forces lead to big unrests". The mob swelled as more students joined and pelted stones at the forces. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council fails to condemn North Korea's missile test

North Korea's deputy representative to the UN Kim In Ryong on Monday accused the United States of creating "a situation where nuclear war could break out at any time " and said Pyongyang's next nuclear test would take place "at a time and at a place where our headquarters deems necessary". [Full Article...]

Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack

The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung and two attempted missile tests, one of which failed. His national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said the US would rely on its allies as well as Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea. [Full Article...]

Trump predicts Paris attack will affect French presidential election

Belgian security officials had warned French counterparts before the attack that El Osri was a "very risky individual en route to France" aboard the Thalys high-speed train. Thousands of troops and armed police have been deployed to guard tourist hotspots such as the Champs Elysees or other potential targets like government buildings and religious sites. [Full Article...]

Tucker Carlson Replaces Bill O'Reilly At Fox News

The network quickly replaced O'Reilly with Tucker Carlson , who moved into the 8 p.m. time slot. "He then would pursue sexual relationships with them, causing some to fear that if they rebuffed him, their careers would stall", the article states. [Full Article...]

European Union says ready to welcome back United Kingdom if it decides to stay

European Union officials say Britain's surprise election will not interrupt the bloc's preparations for Brexit talks - though they will slightly delay the start of negotiations. Riding high in the opinion polls, May is seeking to increase her slim majority of 17 in the 650-seat Commons before the battles begin with the European Union over Britain s exit bill and future trade and immigration ties. [Full Article...]

2-year probation sought for Jakarta governor

2-year probation sought for Jakarta governor The race to elect the governor of Jakarta , Indonesia's capital city, is over. The campaign has however been overshadowed by religious disputes that have tarnished the Asian country's reputation as a moderate Muslim state. While he says there is no evidence the broader population has become more conservative, "the segment of militant Islamists is becoming more assertive" and their influence on el... [Full Article...]

EU says Brexit talks will start after British election

As we now know, Theresa May confirmed that there will be an election on June 8 following a vote in the House of Commons . On the streets of the capital, there are signs of voter fatigue. May said that if there is not an election soon, "the negotiations with the European Union will reach their most hard stage in the run-up to the next scheduled election". [Full Article...]

Aircraft carrier group wasn't near Korean peninsula

Pacific Command said. The navy on 8 April said it was directing a naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson supercarrier to "sail north", as a " prudent measure" to deter North Korea. The Vinson Strike Group consists of the USS Carl Vinson , a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, two destroyers and one cruiser. The US military's Pacific Command said the Carl Vinson s... [Full Article...]

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