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

After the briefing, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a rare joint statement saying that Trump aims to pressu...

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Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28: Monitor

Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28: Monitor

However, the PYD and the YPG, as well as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have been receiving support from the United States in fighting the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russ...

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USA vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

All 100 senators were invited and transported in buses for the unprecedented, classified briefing. "If it flies, it will die", Harris said. "I don't share your confidence that North Korea is not g...

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Trump Proposes Corporate Tax Cuts

As we all know, job creation and economic growth is the top priority of the administration. He also called for the one-time repatriation of profits earned by American companies from their overseas o...

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Protests, power struggle mar German populist party's congress

Numerous around 600 delegates needed police protection as they tried to enter the venue where they were planning to discuss the party's lead candidates in September's national election. Despite losing...

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Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip: Lawmakers

News reported in March that a Turkish businessman paid Flynn almost $500,000 to lobby for Turkish interests while he attended top-level intelligence briefings during Donald Trump's presidential camp...

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Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill -Mulvaney

Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill -Mulvaney

But Trump's comments earned a swift rebuke Tuesday from prominent conservatives, including radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who told his millions of listeners that Trump is "caving on his demand"...

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'Goofy,' 'unbecoming': former U.S. ambassadors blast Trump over Canada

'Goofy,' 'unbecoming': former U.S. ambassadors blast Trump over Canada

It's roots lie in the fact that while forest lands in the USA that are being harvested are owned by lumber companies, forest lands in Canada are largely owned and subsidized by the government charging...

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India keep Champions Trophy squad on hold

India keep Champions Trophy squad on hold

The bigger issue at the ICC meeting was the contentious revenue model, which is set to bring India's share down to half from $570 million. The settlement offer had been made by ICC chairman Shashank...

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Senator: Trump won't let North Korea build missile to reach US

The U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear...

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Germany: Turkey must answer reports of election fraud

Germany: Turkey must answer reports of election fraud

The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said "we are ready, we are ready" as he entered the meeting. She said that these must be concluded before approaching the framework of future relations bet...

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Trump won't leave NAFTA, for now

Trump won't leave NAFTA, for now

The White House said late Wednesday that Trump has decided not to kill NAFTA, the free trade deal with Mexico and Canada, for the time being. US President Donald Trump held talks with Canadian Pri...

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Trump slams judge's decision to block order

Judge William Orrick of San Francisco's federal district court on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction barring any attempt to implement Trump's January 25 executive order. Orrick noted that ...

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Trump will not terminate NAFTA, but 'renegotiate' with Canada and Mexico

The US trade deficit with Mexico soared from a US$1.6 billion surplus on the eve of Nafta to a US$60 billion deficit a year ago, US government data shows. The debate played out in the media Wednesday ...

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Aleppo bomb attack toll rises to 112

Aleppo bomb attack toll rises to 112

A major Syrian rebel group says many of its members were killed in a blast that hit an evacuation gathering point of civilians from majority Shia Muslim villages held by the regime, saying it wi...

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EU says up to Turkey to clarify stance on membership talks

Indicating that he expects Turkish-European relations to be further strained in the near future, Bayraktar also said , "A follow-up to this [PACE] decision may include suspending Turkey's EU accessio...

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North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing

Pyongyang had been suspected of planning a new nuclear trial to coincide with the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army on Tuesday. "The nuclear test is an important part of our...

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Marine Le Pen steps down as party leader

PARIS France's centre-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on Wednesday it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predic...

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More Americans Than Ever Want Marijuana Legalized

Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana use. Just 24 percent agree that the federal government should try to stop marijuana use in the fast-growing number of states that have legalized it, whil...

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Netanyahu gives German FM 'ultimatum' over meeting with NGOs

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel an upcoming meeting with Germany's foreign minister unless the visiting diplomat cancels an appointment with two extreme-left wing groups cri...

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Why Trump tax cut may not deliver the boost White House says

Trump will also propose a repatriation tax on offshore earnings along the lines of his campaign proposal for a 10 per cent levy, versus the current 35 per cent, a White House official said on Tuesda...

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Kurds and Turks trade fire on Syria border

US-backed Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria have condemned Turkish strikes on allied forces, calling for a no-fly zone to be established. The airstrike was in respons...

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Jeff Sessions Slammed After Calling Hawaii

Jeff Sessions Slammed After Calling Hawaii "An Island in the Pacific"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference after touring the U.S. -Mexico border April 11. We expect to prevail on appeal . "This is a huge matter", he said . Judge Watson, an ap...

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Former President George HW Bush hospitalized for pneumonia

Former President George HW Bush hospitalized for pneumonia

Bush was last admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital in January to address "an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia" before being released from the hospital on January 30. Bush has a fo...

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British government loses court case over air pollution plans

British government loses court case over air pollution plans

It is not some demonstration of a lack of commitment - it is made this application because of the impact of launching this consultation on an important issue on the democratic process of the local and...

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Hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

Earlier Tuesday, a USA submarine made a port call in South Korea in what United States officials said was a show of force amid mounting tensions in the region. "We believe China has a very, very impor...

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Australian Prime Minister Urges China to Put Pressure on North Korea

Australian Prime Minister Urges China to Put Pressure on North Korea

On a visit to Tokyo, US vice president Mike Pence stressed his country was fully behind Japan, one of its key allies in Asia, after tensions soared with North Korea. In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minist...

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Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

It's a combination of the tax plan , it's a combination of regulatory relief, and it's a combination of our trade principles. Both bounced when the White House said that the pact would not be scrappe...

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Manchin says Senate backing retired miners' benefits

Manchin says Senate backing retired miners' benefits

Roberts, supporting Senate and House members agreed Wednesday the health care fix is the proposal mostly likely to pass by Friday with funding for lifetime pension benefits to be dealt with at a later...

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Early indication of China doing better job on North Korea

Early indication of China doing better job on North Korea

Now, the situation is exactly opposite. The testimony was the latest sobering reminder of growing USA alarm about North Korean capabilities, as President Donald Trump signals a willingness to use fo...

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