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Russian Federation relations may be at their worst, says Donald Trump

Earlier, Mr Tillerson and Mr Lavrov met with Vladimir Putin to discuss a host of issues. Russian Federation on late Wednesday vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation into the suspected chemical attack, saying that Moscow had consistently expressed its "categorical disagreement" with the draft resolution, which led to further criticism from the West, including the United States . Read More

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USA vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

USA vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

Ed Markey rebuked Haley's call for regime change, saying that would require a major military effort on the part of the US. The Russian military was informed beforehand, a U.S. Haley's remarks come just a day after she warned that the United States was prepared to take further actions in Syria during a special session at the UN following a US military strike against a Syrian air base. Read More

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Cleveland police searching for suspect who broadcast killing on Facebook

Earlier, Stephens blamed casinos and his lack of self control for the "Easter Sunday massacre" in Cleveland. No other information was immediately available from police. Police said the shooting happened at 635 East 93rd Street. Despite that message, and despite the enormous national attention being paid to the crime, Stephens remains on the loose The suspect is still considered armed and risky. Read More

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Hillary Clinton: Misogyny played role in election loss

She warned that Russian Federation will do it again in the future unless the USA takes bipartisan action "to hold whoever was involved accountable". The former secretary of state called for more U.S. "Who knows whether they hid some or they bought more", she said. In assessing her campaign loss to Donald Trump in November, Clinton said "certainly misogyny played a role, that has to be admitted". Read More

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Pence to visit Demilitarized Zone

Pence also visited USA troops stationed in South Korea. The failed launch from North Korea's east coast, ignoring admonitions from major ally China, came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital, marking the birth anniversary of the state founder, in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display. Read More

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United Kingdom steps up war of words with Russian Federation over chemical weapons attack

If you go to war with Assad then you have to be prepared to go to war with Russian Federation, because Russia has strategic interest in keeping Assad in power; they aren't going to just let us waltz right in and impose regime change. Officials in the Trump administration on Sunday demanded Russian Federation stop supporting the Syrian government or face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States. Read More

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North Korea missile launch fails - South Korea

North Korea missile launch fails - South Korea

Lt Gen HR McMaster told ABC News there was consensus with China that this was a "situation that just can't continue". The report included no further details on the call between State Councilor Yang and Tillerson. Army Garrison Yongsan. The launch Sunday was conducted in the eastern city of Sinpo, as was the previous firing. In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump and his military team "are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch". Read More

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Pence visiting military camp near Korean DMZ

Asked if he was confident that China will pressure North Korea in a meaningful way, McMaster replied, "We'll see what happens". Trump said on Twitter. But McMaster, who was speaking from Kabul, Afghanistan, acknowledged the likelihood of North Korean retaliation if Washington uses military force in an attempt to stop its weapons programs. Read More

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Rep. Kevin Cramer on Gorsuch confirmation

Rep. Kevin Cramer on Gorsuch confirmation

Friday's confirmation came after Gorsuch, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge in Denver since 2006, had failed to garner the 60 votes normally required following a Democratic filibuster the previous day. Though Mr Gorsuch proved evasive when questioned on legal matters during his confirmation hearing, he has a solidly conservative background and is expected to rule accordingly. Read More

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Canadian gov't moves to legalize marijuana

Canadian gov't moves to legalize marijuana

The legalization of marijuana would restrict youth's access to cannabis, disallow its promotion and reduce illegal activities, allowing adults to have access to licenced and quality controlled cannabis and raise public awareness of the health risks associated with cannabis, said Health Canada. Read More

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Tax Day demonstrators demand Trump release taxes

The "small rallies" were held at "dozens" of cities across the country, ranging from hundreds in South Florida at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, to thousands in the streets of New York City, per The Washington Post . Democrats are pushing for a vote on a bill from Representative Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, which would require the president and all major-party nominees to publicly disclose their previous three years of tax returns with the Office of Government Ethics or the Federal ... Read More

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Korean workers after Kim Jong Nam murder sparks diplomatic row

North Korean Embassy Second Secretary Hyon Kwang-son and Ri Ji-u, 30, also known as James, were holed up in the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur . "According to global practices, and also out of humanitarianism, China offered necessary assistance to the transit of the body", he added. Malaysian police investigating what US and South Korean officials say was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents at Kuala Lumpur's airport took statements from the three suspects before they ... Read More

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Putin, Tillerson discuss bad state of US-Russian ties, Kremlin says

The news conference came after Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat for nearly two hours to see if they could rescue relations between the world's mightiest military powers. But that one would have condemned the USA missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump in response to the chemical attack. "As for the charges Russian Federation has been concealing the truth Damascus allegedly has chemical weapons..." Along the way we revealed that the Obama ... Read More

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Hillary Clinton responds to Syria strike

Kristoff asked Clinton how she felt about the role that misogyny played in the election ― especially considering that a majority of white women voters for President Trump, regardless of his admitted sexual assault, allegations of abuse, and comments he's made about women. Read More

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McMaster: All options on table in regard to North Korea

This matters because while North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA mainland. Pence told the military members that he had spoken twice with President Donald Trump during the day. Six-nation negotiations on dismantling North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for aid fell apart in early 2009. Read More

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Thousands expected to be evacuated in Syria after blast

A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing dozens of people evacuated from two Shiite villages the day before in a deal between warring sides. A resident of Zabadani another rebel-held town to be evacuated Amer Burhan says no evacuation has taken place from there. "When the explosion happened, I hugged them both and we fell to the floor", she said by telephone from near Aleppo . Read More

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Korea, but Pyongyang barely notices

Recent naval exercises near South Korea involving the Carl Vinson also included US Special Forces, which presumably would be used to take out Kim Jong-un and the upper levels of the North Korean government and command structure in the event of a US - Korea war breaking out again. Read More

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India warns of consequences if Jadhav is hanged, Pakistan defiant

India warns of consequences if Jadhav is hanged, Pakistan defiant

Reacting strongly to the death sentence, India said it viewed the "farcical proceedings against Jadhav" as "murder" and that it violated basic norms of "law, justice, and worldwide relations". December 2016: Pakistan Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz tells the Pakistan Senate that there is not enough evidence against Jadhav. Dubbing the death sentence given to Jadhav as "inhuman and illegal", Baloch Republican Party (BRP) member Ashraf Sherjan said that Pakistan is committing a crime by ... Read More

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North Korean missile explodes on launch

The US military said the launch took place at 10.21pm United Kingdom time (5.51am local time) but the missile "blew up nearly immediately". A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the United States military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade. Read More

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Egypt's Christians bury dead after church bombings

Egypt's Christians bury dead after church bombings

A general view shows forensics collecting evidence at the site of a bomb blast which struck worshipers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, Egypt on April 9, 2017. Sisi has defended the performance of his security forces and accused militants of trying to divide Egyptian society by attacking vulnerable minorities. Read More

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North Korean missile explodes at launch

Pacific Command says in an emailed statement. North Korea launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests past year, including its most powerful to date. A USA aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force. Aside from improving the technology, North Korean missile and nuclear tests are seen by outside analysts partly as efforts to bolster the domestic image of leader Kim Jong Un and apply political pressure on Seoul and Washington. Read More

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Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad: US 'cannot hurt Iran'

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad: US 'cannot hurt Iran'

While many delegations have come since the lifting of sanctions, "people are not seeing a huge elevation for Iran in terms of the economy or its place on the global stage", she said. Another potentially strong candidate for the presidency is former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . An 88-member elected clerical panel called the Assembly of Experts appoints the supreme leader and can remove one as well, though that's never happened. Read More

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20 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

COLOMBO , Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka's capital rose to 22 on Sunday, and activists said some 20 more people could still be buried underneath the debris. According to the centre, residents of over 130 houses in the location have been advised to evacuate for fear of more garbage collapsing. "The casualties would have been much higher if most people had not left their homes earlier in the day", a disaster management official told ... Read More

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Neil Gorsuch sworn into US Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch sworn into US Supreme Court

The Kentucky senator's rebellion began last February, just an hour after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed dead, when McConnell declared that Republicans would reject any nominee put forward by Obama, then in his final year in office, and would refuse to confirm a replacement for Scalia until after the 2016 election. Read More

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Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno claims win in Ecuador's presidential election

But his opposition rival, conservative banker Guillermo Lasso, refused to recognise the results and called on his supporters to take to the streets to guard against "fraud". A difference of about 220,000 votes separated the two candidates with fewer than 300,000 still left to count. The embassy is being constantly monitored by United Kingdom police ever since Assange slipped into it in 2012 and was granted asylum by the Ecuador government. Read More

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Stepfather of suspect in Wisconsin manhunt: Surrender

Stepfather of suspect in Wisconsin manhunt: Surrender

Spoden said the auto belonged to Jakubowski. About 30 minutes after the burglary, police found Jakubowski's vehicle ablaze on a nearby street along with evidence of arson, according to Cmdr. Patrols were also increased at local churches "as a result of anti-religion sentiment depicted in Jakubowski's manifesto", the sheriff's department said in a statement Sunday. Read More

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Egypt acquits US-Egyptian citizen after 3-year legal ordeal

Egypt acquits US-Egyptian citizen after 3-year legal ordeal

The case drew alarm from both Washington and global rights groups. Hijazi, an Egyptian American, and Hassanein, an Egyptian citizen, are co-founders of the Belady Foundation , which provided services for Cairo street children. He expects Hijazi and all the former defendants in the case to walk free before the end of this week. "So happy for Aya, her family, her friends, everyone who worked for her release!" Several U.S. Read More

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