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Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on North Korea

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on North Korea

In Washington, top Trump administration officials are due to brief the entire US Senate today. Iran, Syria and Sudan remain on the list. Although such an explosion hasn't yet occurred, Trump has s...

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Israel says Assad's forces still have several tonnes of chemical weapons

Israel says Assad's forces still have several tonnes of chemical weapons

The deadly nerve agent sarin was used in an attack that killed scores of civilians in northern Syria this month, the global chemical-weapons watchdog said Wednesday. Despite rising tensions with Russi...

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US says strategy on North Korea centres on sanctions, open to talks

US says strategy on North Korea centres on sanctions, open to talks

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the full mee...

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Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

If including that provision in a federal spending bill would threaten passage, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Republican lawmakers would fight tooth and nail to include it to please Trump while...

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Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip - lawmakers

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip - lawmakers

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, along with ranking member Elijah Cummings , D-Maryland, told reporters Tuesday Flynn failed to ask for permission to speak at a 2015 event in Russian Fe...

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Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza

Barghouti, 57, and serving five life sentences over his role in the second Palestinian intifada, is refusing medical treatment, according to Amani Sarahneh of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club NGO. Demo...

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Netanyahu Threatens to Cancel Meeting With Germain Foreign Minister

An Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP, "Netanyahu threatened to cancel the meeting if he met with the organizations Breaking the Silence and B'Tselem". What makes Gabriel'...

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White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

Trump has even requested that Congress provide USA funds to begin the wall. There are also Republicans who aren't enthusiastic about funding the border wall at all, unless it were paid for up front ...

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Testing China on North Korea

Testing China on North Korea

But a pre-emptive strike, he said, "would be the last one". On Tuesday, North Korea staged a pounding display of artillery guns, while the U.S. began joint naval drills in the region with South Kore...

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Killed as Turkey Targets Kurdish Fighters in Iraq, Syria

Turkish warplanes on Tuesday struck targets on Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq as well as a mountainous region in Syria. "These air strikes were not approved by the coalition and led to the unfor...

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Trump won't scrap NAFTA, will renegotiate with partners

Trump made the promise in phone calls to his Mexican and Canadian counterparts, the White House said in a statement released late Wednesday. "Both conversations were pleasant and productive", the st...

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I'm not interested in talking about Ibrahimovic future, says Mourinho

Manchester United will look to continue their push for the top four when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow night. "It means nothing. The 31-year-old scored in the 2-0 win...

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Trump tax plan is heavy on cuts but light on details

Trump tax plan is heavy on cuts but light on details

While Trump's promises of child care sound good on paper , in reality, Trump's child care plan could hurt the people who need it the most: A study conducted by the Center for American Progress found ...

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Trump administration to brief full US Congress on North Korea policy

Joe Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on a review of the USA policy toward North Korea. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), after the meeting, also praised the president, saying he "dese...

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USA brings in key components of THAAD battery to S. Korea

Trump, in his phone call with Xi, criticised North Korea's "continued belligerence" and emphasised that its actions "are destabilising the Korean peninsula", the White House said. Some experts believe...

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Cannot be complacent about potential threat of N. Korean missiles - UK minister

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Tensions have escalated over North Korean moves to accelerate its weapons development. Yet at the urging of South Korea...

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Professor Green urges fans to support Jeremy Corbyn in election

Speaking as he launched his campaign to defend a 10,767 majority in his constituency, Mr McFadden said: "I think the Government may well have been too quick to leap to the conclusion that we should le...

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US imposes new sanctions on Syria

US imposes new sanctions on Syria

The French report also concluded that the attack bore striking similarities to an earlier strike in April 2013 against the town of Saraqeb, also in Idlib province, in which the Assad regime used the...

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North Korea shows off million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

North Korea shows off million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

But a US preventive strike would nearly certainly trigger an immediate North Korean retaliation against South Korea. Under the website's Frequently Asked Questions section, the question of how long ...

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Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

French Presidential spokesman, Stephane Le Foll said at the council of ministers on Wednesday, " Hollande has asked ministers to fully commit themselves to the election campaign to ensure that Marine ...

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Trump imposing tariffs on some lumber imports from Canada

Trump imposing tariffs on some lumber imports from Canada

The announcement came after reports in USA media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. "You need our lumber to bu...

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Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a crackdown on Muslims

He also pledged to raise the standard of English required for citizenship and said the current citizenship exam was a "civics test" that failed to judge whether a person would accept "Australian value...

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USA admiral: Ballistic missile interceptors needed in Hawaii to counter North Korea

So much so that even the usual threats in Pyongyang's state media, which used to get little attention, are now played up greatly in American news outlets. The Pentagon says that the system is critical...

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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

The clip of the episode starts off showing a cartoon Spicer in the White House briefing room dead, hanging from the ceiling with a sign on his body saying "I quit" as an onlooking cartoon Conway says...

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China Launches First Domestically Constructed Aircraft Carrier

In September 2012, the People's Liberation Army Navy commissioned the ship-renaming it the Liaoning . China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in ...

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'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life: Bouchard

It's the Russian's first match since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Australian Open , and her first match on clay in almost two years. "My job is as a competitor and as ...

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Germans Boo Ivanka Trump for Defending Her Father

Merkel's comment at a gala dinner in the German capital sought to end Ivanka Trump's first day overseas as a presidential adviser with an upbeat gesture. economy on Tuesday and told a Berlin confe...

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Scott Pruitt to East Chicago Residents: Chicago EPA Office Not Closing

That includes financial help to make sure that happens. While the led contamination in East Chicago was a matter of contention for the protesters, they gathered primarily to express their frustrati...

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Local Impact of President's Tax Proposal

Republicans greeted news of the tax cut plan enthusiastically, though some GOP members and Democrats anxious that the plan would further increase federal debt, cutting taxes without increasing incom...

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Trump, Trudeau discuss dairy, lumber trade

Irving, Canfor Corporation, and Resolute FP Canada and West Fraser Mills. Canada denounced the measure as "punitive" and threatened to sue. There are concerns that President Trump's new tariff on Ca...

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