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Malaysia condemns North Korea missile launch

Since then, North Korea has further ramped up its tests and rhetoric, emphasizing a consistent message: To create a nuclear device small enough to mount on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and fire it at the United States. Abe told reporters at his official residence he was watching to see how China would respond to Pyongyang after Xi meets Trump at the USA leader's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Read More

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McDonald letter: Health care plan

The new proposals are mostly tweaks to the previous bill, which failed to get enough support. The Affordable Care Act withstood a Republican effort to "repeal and replace", but there are problems with the current law that lawmakers acknowledge need to be addressed. Read More

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Syrian children protest world's inaction after chemical attack in Idlib

British Prime Minister Theresa May also said the attack would need to be investigated. The statement from Turkey, where numerous stricken Syrians were taken after the assault on Tuesday, was the most specific about the cause. In an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List published on Thursday, Assad said the government could not reach an agreement with the Syrian opposition at peace talks in Geneva and Astana, the Kazakh capital. Read More

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Brendan Rodgers Hails Celtic's Ability To Handle Pressure As League Title Secured

Celtic are unbeaten in all 30 league games this season, winning 28 times. One Glasgow Rangers fan has thanked Brendan Rodgers, claims the Celtic manager. " We knew it would be tough game and to win a pressure game like that is a remarkable achievement from the players ". It's the reality. I couldn't see this team going in and being better than Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United and the four above them. Read More

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn didn't initially disclose Russian Federation speeches

For example, last week Flynn requested immunity in exchange for a testimony on Russian interference with the election. "Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!" White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Friday that Nunes' White House visit "was both routine and proper". Read More

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South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

The vessel, the Sewol , was structurally unsound, overloaded and travelling too fast on a turn when it capsized and sank during a routine voyage off the southwest coast on April 16, 2014. Removing the ramp will allow workers to raise the ferry to a height where it can be loaded onto a semi-submersible transport vessel for transportation to a port. Read More

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Weather, DJ's fall should make for wild 1st round at Masters

Weather, DJ's fall should make for wild 1st round at Masters

Away from the inclement weather, world number 1 Dustin Johnson has grabbed the headlines after taking a fall down the stairs on Wednesday evening meaning his now a doubt to play later on today. "If you want to win, you're going to have to drive it well. I feel like The generation that are playing the game now are going to have elongated careers due to fitness". Read More

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Teens barred from United flight because they were wearing leggings

Model Chrissy Teigen weighed in: "I have flown united before with literally no trousers on. Just a top as a dress", declared model Chrissy Teigen in one tweet. United said the teenagers waited for the next flight and eventually got to fly using their benefits. Watts' tweets and United's defense of it touched a raw nerve for many women and girls who have made leggings a staple in their wardrobes. Read More

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Taiwan: US relations won't be harmed by Trump-Xi meeting

Since taking office, he has often returned to the theme, warning that he will slap the world's second-largest economy with massive tariffs if it does not increase USA access to its markets. Us president Donald Trump has vowed to boost United States military capabilities to counter the threat from North Korean missiles, hours before he is due to meet the Chinese leader , Xi Jinping . Read More

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Murder suspect raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends

Murder suspect raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends

A woman accused of arranging the murder of her ex-boyfriend past year posted a record-high $35 million bail today, according to San Mateo County prosecutors who asked for much more at one point. With the help of wealthy family and friends in China, Li, a Northern California mother of two accused of killing the father of her two children, is posting $35 million in bail for her release from jail pending trial. Read More

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South Korea: Sewol ferry emerges from the water 3 years after sinking

The Sewol sank in April 2014, killing more than 300 people. At around 3:45 a.m., the right side of the ferry's structure was seen above water between the two salvage barges, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said. In addition to searching for the bodies of the missing, there are also plans to form an investigation committee to better understand what caused the ferry to sink on April 16, 2014. Read More

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Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council

Tom Bossert, the assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, also had his role downgraded as part of the changes. The move is a demotion for Bannon and a win for H.R. Their main task is to make sure any issues brought before the principal committee and the NSC has been properly analyzed and prepared for decision. Read More

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Supreme Court reserves order on plea against BJP leaders in Ayodhya case

Supreme Court reserves order on plea against BJP leaders in Ayodhya case

If the common belief of CBI playing to the tunes of the ruling party is true, Narendra Modi himself is conspiring against BJP Veteran Leader, LK Advani. Noting how the case got delayed in the last 25 years, a Bench of Justices PC Ghose and Rohinton F Nariman indicated that a time-bound trial ought to be held at one place, instead of holding separate trials - one against political leaders at Raebareli and another against kar sevaks at Lucknow. Read More

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Chinese leader arrives for first face-to-face with Trump

If a freeze could be negotiated it would be the best available option for addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs in the near term. Senate Democrats on Wednesday called on Mr. It also remains to be seen whether the Obama administration's deal with Beijing to curb Chinese cybertheft for economic gain and its hacking of US companies will be addressed. Read More

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US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn't

But on Wednesday - as footage emerged of Syrian children choking to death in agony - he declared that his view of the conflict had been changed by an attack that "cannot be tolerated". Russian Federation - along with Iran - is Syria's main diplomatic and military partner. But Russia is suggesting the strike hit a terrorist warehouse and the resolution is "unacceptable". Read More

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Bannon Removed From National Security Council

In a January executive memo, Trump stated that the council's Principals Committee "shall have as its regular attendees the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist, the National Security Advisor, and the Homeland Security Advisor". Read More

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What Bannon's demotion tells us about Trump White House

The changes were directed by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who was named Trump's national security adviser in February after Flynn was forced to resign for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his talks with the Russian ambassador. The move revealed on Wednesday was seen as a setback for Bannon, the controversial former head of the far-right media website Breitbart , who is one of Trump's most trusted advisers and sometimes dubbed the real power in the White House. Read More

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Air India bans Gaikwad: BJP says restraint in public life important

Air India bans Gaikwad: BJP says restraint in public life important

Gaikwad had booked a ticket on flight (SG 524) but the ticket was later cancelled by the airline. The MP was angry at not being given a business class seat though he had boarded an-economy flight. After Air India and IndiGo, SpiceJet is the third carrier to cancel the ticket of the Lok Sabha member. "If they are doing it under pressure from someone, this pressure will also not work for long", Raut said without elaborating on who could possibly be exerting pressure on the air operators. Read More

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Hillary: 'Misogyny Played a Role' In the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton said Thursday she was "deeply concerned" by Russian meddling in the USA election, and that potential Russian ties to the Trump campaign must be investigated. "Im now writing a book where I spend a lot of time wrestling with this", Clinton said. The White House was hers to lose, and she did it. She also said she supports an independent investigation into potential collusion between the Trump team and Russian intelligence. Read More

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Philippines' Duterte plans to visit disputed South China Sea island

Philippines' Duterte plans to visit disputed South China Sea island

In the same interview yesterday, the firebrand leader also said he might visit Thitu island on June 12 to mark Philippine Independence Day and raise the nation's flag there. "He's playing to the galleries", he said. He added: "If he is serious about occupying vacant features, then that's an escalation". Duterte's hot-tempered remarks would appear to work against the friendly rapport he has been trying to build with China since taking office a year ago. Read More

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Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

Patrick Cronin, a China expert with the Center for a New American Security, said the Trump administration does not have "a reconciled trade and economic policy yet, and the differing views on China in the White House underscore that". He told business leaders in Washington this week that he had a "lot of respect" for Xi, but last week on Twitter he predicted the meeting would be a "very hard one" because of the USA trade deficit with China. Read More

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