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United States vice president arrives in S.Korea for talks on DPRK

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South Korea's foreign ministry said by conducting the latest test just a day after displaying a series of missiles, "North Korea has threatened the whole world". Pence, whose father served in the 1950-53 Korean War, said the United States would stand by its "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea and was seeking peace through strength. Read More »

Kim's desire for peace deciding factor in US-North Korea relations

Pence's comments during his tour of the region come days after North Korean tested on April 16 a missile that blew up nearly immediately after launch, according to the Pentagon. North Korea's state television aired footage of a musical show marking the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung , which ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames. Read More »

US VP says 'the sword stands ready' against North Korea

He pledged to "defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response". On Tuesday, Pence said during a joint press conference with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso that the United States would continue to work with its allies to address the gravest threat to the region emanating from North Korea. Read More »

British MP's back Theresa May's snap election

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May, who was appointed prime minister after the country voted in favour of Brexit in June past year, enjoys a large lead in the opinion polls, with 50 percent saying she would be the best prime minister. The Prime Minister's spokesman said the Government was aiming to dissolve Parliament on 3 May, 25 working days before election day. She said her Conservative Party needed a new mandate: "five years of strong and stable leadership, to see us through the negotiations". Read More »

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at Founder's day Parade

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared in a massive parade in the capital, Pyongyang , celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. However, experts were still analysing features of this new projectile, which could yet turn out to be just a model, as analysts have said in the past the North sometimes presents mock-ups of missiles that are still under development. Read More »

North Korea failed missile launch increases US-NK tension

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The United States and Russian Federation clashed on Wednesday at the UN over a US -drafted Security Council statement to condemn North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test, to which diplomats said China had agreed. "I think it's important that North Korea knows we're not trying to pick a fight, so don't try and give us one", she said. He also said the USA will honor its alliance with Pacific Rim nations to protect freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea - most of ... Read More »

Colleges remain closed for third day in Kashmir

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The protesting students were demanding action against erring troopers as such Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban Mohan Lal assured the students not any guilty to be spare and strict action shell be taken against culprit. "It is unprecedented. We have not seen such a use of widespread force on students in nearly every district simultaneously". The anger among the people in the Valley against the current government and security forces seem attaining new heights as repeated incidents ... Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Shares New Trump Protest Song

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A gritty duet with past collaborator and former Iron City Houserockers leader Joe Grushecky, it critiques the White House's stance on immigration and so-called "alternative facts". president "a moron ", and described his travel ban as "fundamentally un-American" - has put his political frustrations into song. "He gave it the Bruce treatment". Read More »

Mexican's immigration status is in dispute over deportation

According to CNN, DHS spokeswoman Jenny Burke said the 23-year-old had lost his DACA status when he crossed into the us illegally before being arrested on February 17. Customs and Border Protection said it could not discuss Montes' case because of its privacy policy. "A decision to grant deferred action may be revoked by DHS at any time, particularly in the case of someone who commits a crime or is otherwise found to pose a national security or public safety threat", Immigration and ... Read More »

North Korea threatens to 'ravage' US if Trump orders airstrike

After inspecting an honour guard, Kim, in a black suit, watched the parade pour into Kim Il-Sung Square, accompanied by top military and party leaders, state television showed in a live broadcast. The parade also included large rockets covered by canisters in two different types of transporter erector launcher trucks, or TELs. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance in Pyongyang on February 23, 2017. Read More »

May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election

The House of Commons will vote later Wednesday on whether to support May's call for a snap election. Rejecting the PM's claim that an election is needed to prevent disunity at Westminster undermining a Brexit deal, Mr Corbyn said: "There is no obstacle to the Government negotiating, but, instead of getting on with the job, she is painting herself as the prisoner of the Liberal Democrats". Read More »

Edmonton MP glad of opportunity to fight Tories

In his first speech of the campaign, he will play the anti-establishment card that resonated in the USA and during Britain's Brexit vote past year. Theresa May has called the election with her party in a seemingly impregnable position in the polls. Read More »

What's next in the race for District 6?

Democrat Jon Ossoff came within two percentage points Tuesday of winning the seat outright in a race widely viewed as a referendum on the President's popularity. Debbie Abernathy, who identifies as an independent and who voted for Ossoff, said she found that criticism to be unfair considering GOP-affiliated groups from outside the state have also poured millions into influencing the outcome of the election. Read More »

US experts question Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence

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The Court Martial found Jadhav guilty of all the charges, the ISPR said. "Leadership is seized of the matter and we have said we will do all that is possible", he said. India is expected to make another request to the Pakistani authorities for consular access to Jadhav, who was arrested from Iran's Chahbahar Port. "The nation has full trust in the country's armed forces", he said, assuring Pakistan's armed forces of government's full support in equipping it to address modern challenges. Read More »

Australia Announces 15-Member Champions Trophy Squad

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Allrounders Marcus Stoinis and Moises Henriques have been picked while Australia could unleash a dream pace quartet of Starc, Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins for the first time in an worldwide match. "When you also add Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to the fast bowling artillery it becomes a very exciting proposition for Australian cricket", said Hohns, via ESPNCricinfo . Read More »

After scrapping 457 visa, Aus unveils tougher citizenship laws

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People now on a 457 visa, which lasts for four years, will be exempt from the new regulations, which start in March 2018. The current system requires a one- year wait. "Insofar as H1-B visas are concerned, the cap has remained at 65,000 since December 2004 when the H1-B Visa Reform Act of 2004 was enacted by the US Congress", he said . Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

Quoting a Pentagon official, CNN reported on Tuesday that the USA will hold two critical tests using its ship-to-air and ground-to-air interceptors. "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC in Pyongyang. "The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, who confirmed the failed launch, also said they were working on analysing the type of missile". Read More »

Pope to visit Egypt despite church bomb deaths

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ISIS used its Aamaq media win to claim responsibility for the attacks that came shortly after the terror group had warned it would be increasing attacks against Egypt's Christians "A security detachment of the Islamic State carried out the attacks against the two churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria", said an online statement . Read More »

Pence in Japan as Country Presses Forward for TPP Deal Without US

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Ronald Reagan at the USA naval base in Yokosuka. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on Thursday as part of his visit to Indonesia. After his talks with Widodo, Pence also said that the United States was committed to building a stronger defense partnership with Indonesia to combat the threat of terrorism. Read More »

Trump hopes US, Russia can get along amid tensions

Russia and the United States have a shared understanding that USA air strikes on Syria should not be repeated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem in Moscow on Thursday, April 13, Reuters reports citing Interfax news agency. Read More »

France's Macron, Le Pen edge further ahead of Fillon, Melenchon in poll

In an election season marked by widespread disillusionment with the political class, the head of "La France Insoumise" (France Unbowed) is now among the top four candidates in the April 23 first round of the two-stage vote. Le Pen's electorate is not an exact mirror of Trump's, though they both attract support from "white people whose social standing has fallen", Riviere said. Read More »

Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam

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North Korean Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the BBC this week that his country "will be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", threatening "all-out war" in the event of U.S. Speaking from the deck of the aircraft carrier "USS Ronald Reagan", docked in Yokosuka, Japan, Pence told 2,500 American sailors that North Korea is "the most risky and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific". Read More »

Celebration turned to tragedy says family of police officer hit on bridge

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A manhunt of possible associates of the British-born Muslim convert was stepped up as police hailed the two most recent arrests, in Birmingham and the northwest, as significant . Two other people also remain in critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries. The family of police officer Keith Palmer stabbed to death by Masood said it was moved by the support from various quarters: "We have been overwhelmed by the love and support for our family, and most especially, the outpouring ... Read More »

No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya

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GLAAD, an LGBT media organization, reported Tuesday that Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, condemned the attacks. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the United States won't ignore reports of the persecution of gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Read More »

North Korea plan ANOTHER nuclear test

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USA officials say the Trump administration's emphasis will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China. Administration officials said Thursday it's considering economic sanctions and military options if a provocation by North Korea occurs. Read More »

Trump Returns to 'America First' Message in Kenosha Speech

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US Govt.'s biggest protectionism move: "Buy American, Hire American" order has been finally approved by President Trump. Here are five things health IT leaders should know. The new executive order, of course, leaves the H-2B visa system and application process completely unchanged. The order calls on the USA government to shift purchasing toward domestically produced goods. Read More »

White House defends portrayal of US carrier group's push toward Korean peninsula

Very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier". Haley's comments come amid escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea. The fear was that if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear or long-range missile test on Saturday to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the North's founding president and the grandfather of Kim Jong Un, the Carl Vinson would be in Korean waters by then to launch a preemptive strike. Read More »

West Ham boss Bilic hints at John Terry interest

Terry will be leaving Chelsea having made over 700 appearances for the club and helped them to several major honours, including four Premier League titles. 'Then I realized who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs Celtic'. Joining the likes of Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Jose Mourinho and Drogba as departed faces, Terry's decision to leave marks the end of an era for Blues fans. Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to support snap election

Announcing her intention to call for a vote, May said "The country is coming together but Westminster is not". She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, suggesting that opposition parties were trying to thwart her plans for leaving the EU. Read More »

Theresa May wins Parliament's backing to hold snap polls on June 8

Opinion polls put the Conservatives , who now hold 330 of parliament's 650 seats, way ahead of Labour with 229. Three polls released over the weekend show May's Conservatives around 20 points ahead. In fact, May's decision on Tuesday may shore up her party's negotiating position in upcoming talks. With Mrs May needing the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons - some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against. Read More »

U.S. again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

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Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay. Defence Secretary James Mattis has briefed the Congress on the option, but the military has not yet chose to intercept a test missile. " President Trump is very hopeful the Chinese will undertake to use the considerable leverage that they have over the economic lifeblood of the North Korean economy". Read More »

Sam Warburton Lions captaincy against All Blacks leaked on Twitter

If there was heartache for Hartley, there was set to be uproar in Scotland. There was no Scottish forward in a touring party for first time since 1908. Warburton resigned as Wales captain, with lock Alun Wyn Jones leading the side in the Six Nations. "Throughout the whole squad there are going to be top quality players who missed out on selection because talent is that great now". Read More »

'Unchecked' Iran could become another North Korea

He said the National Security Council-led interagency review of the agreement will evaluate whether it "is vital to the national security interests of the United States". "The U.S. would be isolated from the rest of the world". The White House has imposed new Iran sanctions that targets more than two dozen individuals and businesses. Read More »