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Trump says US-Russia relations 'may be at an all-time low'

Our chief foreign affairs correspondent, Margaret Warner , has our report. The discord was on display at the very outset of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . MARGARET WARNER: Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the gas attack in Syria. The chill in Moscow today was a far cry from the atmosphere a year ago. Read More

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Ecuadoreans choosing president in close race

Ecuadoreans choosing president in close race

Before the election, conservative banker Guillermo Lasso had said he would evict the Australian activist, who is wanted for extradition by Sweden, within 30 days of taking office. Three exit polls had shown Lasso winning, including one that accurately predicted the first-round results and gave him a six-percentage point victory. Read More

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South Korea: North Korean missile test fails

South Korea: North Korean missile test fails

According to military analysts, these missiles could one day be capable of hitting targets as far as the continental United States. The U.S. Pacific Command said the missile, which came near the city of Sinpo, "blew up nearly immediately", but the type of missile was still being assessed. Read More

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DPRK displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

The autocratic nation will celebrate one of its most important holidays Saturday to mark the 105th birthday of its founder, Kim Il-sung - grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. Experts have said Pyongyang has a nuclear device ready to test , and the United States has signaled a loss of patience with North Korea pursuing nuclear weapons with the intent of one day threatening the US. Read More

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Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action

Kaine said that the US should help Syria with humanitarian aid, rather than prioritizing ousting Assad or entering into a war with Syria and possibly its allies. "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent bad chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the global community", Tillerson said in an interview aired on ABC on Sunday. Read More

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Trump congratulates military for successful 'attack' in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russian Federation on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria , or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad. "Russia and Iran will not allow America to dominate the world". They said the USA actions against a sovereign state violatied worldwide law and called for an objective, unbiased investigation of all the circumstances of the chemical weapons incident, the statement ... Read More

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North Korea parades military weapons, but no nuke test

Contrary to widespread speculations, North Korea did not carry out another ballistic missile launch or a nuclear test on the occasion of Kim Il Sung's 105th birthday. A North Korean spokesman said: "The U.S. introduces into the Korean peninsula, the world's biggest hotspot, huge nuclear strategic assets, seriously threatening peace and security of the peninsula and pushing the situation there to the brink of a war". Read More

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No info on Kulbhushan Jadhav's health, whereabouts, says MEA

No info on Kulbhushan Jadhav's health, whereabouts, says MEA

Baglay also said it is clear Pakistan has no concrete evidence against him because their government had itself asked for evidence from India in December previous year. “Let me state clearly that the government and the people of India would view very seriously the possibility that an innocent Indian citizen is facing death sentence in Pakistan without due process and in violation of basic norms of law, justice and global relations, ” she said. Read More

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Syria: Dozens of evacuees killed in bus convoy blast

Syria: Dozens of evacuees killed in bus convoy blast

An explosion has hit a bus convoy carrying evacuees near the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 39 people. British-based monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights counted 24 dead and dozens more wounded. Four buses entered from the Ramousa crossing to Al-Rashidin neighborhood to replace the buses damaged by the terrorist bombing, Al-Manar reported said. Read More

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United Is Making Some Changes After Its Passenger Removal Controversy

United Is Making Some Changes After Its Passenger Removal Controversy

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) joins demonstrators speaking out against police brutality outside the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on April 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. If you saw the video, the verdict from armchair quarterbacks could go either way. "This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies to deliver the best customer service", Schmerin said. Read More

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Braves greats help celebrate opening of new SunTrust Park

Inciarte, who had homered twice at Miami on Wednesday, connected for a two-run blast against San Diego reliever Craig Stammen in the sixth inning and the Braves defeated the Padres 5-2 before a sellout crowd of 41,149. I've seen him much better. Needing a cane for his walk to the field, Aaron steadied himself with one hand before flipping the ball underhanded to Cox. Read More

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Does White House Shake-up Mean a Sharp Left Turn?

Does White House Shake-up Mean a Sharp Left Turn?

Trump on Wednesday touted an expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at a news conference where Bannon, a skeptic of the alliance, sat in the front row. He'd have the same dilemma that conservative talk radio hosts had a year ago in assessing whether to dismiss him as a RINO or to praise him: If you force your base of right-wing populists to choose between you and the politically incorrect alpha male Trump , how confident are you that they'll choose you? And the chief strategist ... Read More

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Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute inmates by end of month

Read Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details. The executions of eight inmates in Arkansas have been halted as multiple legal challenges stopped a capital punishment plan branded "unconstitutional". The Arkansas attorney general's office said the decision strayed from previous cases before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More

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North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

North Korea saw the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Moammar Gadhafi in Libya - neither of whom had nuclear weapons - as proof of the weapons' power. North Korea has continued to break its global obligations by test-firing ballistic missiles despite being hit with two rounds of United Nations sanctions after a pair of nuclear tests in 2016 alone. Read More

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Bond between Trump, Xi in meetings played role in China abstention

Bond between Trump, Xi in meetings played role in China abstention

Days after Trump's meeting with President Xi Jinping, Trump tweeted that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped resolve the US problem with Pyongyang. Solve the problem in North Korea. While neither side would say exactly what sort of deal was struck, it seemed to confirm observers' predictions that both leaders went into the summit expecting to size each other up and see to what extent they could do business with each other. Read More

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Trump tells Congress Syria attack ordered to protect U.S. interest

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for an immediate investigation into the alleged gas attack carried out by the Syrian regime on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Earlier on Saturday, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson pulled out of a planned visit to Moscow in the wake of the reported chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces, saying: "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime". Read More

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More McLaren woes as Alonso's engine fails at Bahrain GP

With his surprise entry into this year's Indianapolis 500, Fernando Alonso adds more than intrigue to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Alonso escaped Q1 and felt 13th or 14th on the grid was possible, but he ended up 15th after failing to complete a lap in Q2 because of the engine problem, and will require a new engine for the race. Read More

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Freedom Caucus: GOP close to a deal on Obamacare replacement

Freedom Caucus: GOP close to a deal on Obamacare replacement

Their opposition to leaders' budget priorities led to John Boehner's resignation as speaker in 2015, and earlier this year their opposition forced the withdrawal of a GOP health care reform bill without it coming up for a vote. Besides health care, Meadows has something else on his plate: The Freedom Caucus is getting ready for the complicated issue of tax reform. "We don't get it". Read More

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North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

Tens of thousands descended on the streets of the capital as the nation marks the 1912 birth of Kim Il Sung, grandfather of Kim Jong Un. -South Korean military exercises. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said: "We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other". Kim Jong-un reviews the parade featuring new long-range missiles. Read More

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New Zealanders brace for 2nd major storm in just over a week

New Zealanders brace for 2nd major storm in just over a week

Among the hardest-hit areas were Northland, the Bay of Plenty, and Hawkes Bay, where thousands were left without power at the height of the storm. The water forced 2,000 people to evacuate and flooded hundreds of homes. New Zealand had been lucky "in a way". Authorities had feared the storm could hit the city and cause major problems. After it hit land, Cyclone Cook traveled south, across both of New Zealand's major islands. Read More

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Auto bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

Activists and residents say thousands of Syrians evacuated from their besieged towns have spent the night on busses at an exchange point as a much criticised population transfer deal stalls. A statement from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said: 'The suicide bomber was driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies and detonated near the buses'. Read More

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Syria's Assad says chemical attack evidence 'fabricated' in interview

Assad continued that regarding "that chemical attack, we don't know whether those dead - the children...were they dead at all?" In the interview Assad also claimed Syria "gave up our arsenal three years ago". Russia, a close ally of Syria, on Wednesday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which sought to condemn the killings and call on the Assad regime to cooperate with an global investigation into the attack. Read More

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