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North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

In a live broadcast, a newsreader from North Korea's state-run television service called the new military hardware the country's "modernised strategic missiles". On Friday, they seemingly ignored the fleet being stationed in their region. In a test launch in August a year ago, the missile flew 500 kilometers (310 miles) after being launched from a submarine and crashed into waters near Japan, prompting Kim Jong Un to declare that North Korea had gained "perfect nuclear-attack capability". Read More

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Russia: Putin Explained to Tillerson Why Relations Have Deteriorated

Moscow last week suspended its memorandum with the Washington after its missile attack on Syrian military air base. The country's top two diplomats have admitted that there is little trust between them. "No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie". He also rejected American claims of certain evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack. Read More

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Nancy Pelosi: 'Sean Spicer must be fired'

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., had some advice for White House press secretary Sean Spicer Wednesday: Never bring up Adolf Hitler. " Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements". "And so, on both a personal level and professional level that will definitely go down as not a very good day in my, my history". Mr Spicer said his comments were professionally upsetting because President Donald Trump had had "an unbelievably successful couple of ... Read More

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Amid tensions, Pence visits military camp near Korean DMZ

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said Sunday that the United States was developing an array of potential responses to North Korea's latest move, in consultation with China. Pyongyang's own approach has been to escalate (new missile launches, new nuclear tests, etc.) until it's bribed to stop - for a while, and then the cycle begins anew. Read More

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North Korea celebrates 'Day of the Sun' with defiant show of might

The move is seen as an apparent show of force against the USA that has dispatched its carrier strike group USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula following the North's latest missile test in April. Earlier , as the USS aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its strike group sailed towards the peninsula, North Korea's official KCNA news agency, citing a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, warned of a "merciless" retaliation against any USA provocation. Read More

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Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election, polls show

The first round of presidential election in France is scheduled for April 23, while the run-off vote is slated for May 7. Macron also landed blows on the far right Le Pen, telling her "you tell the same lies as your father did". The televised debate among the 11 candidates heated up Tuesday night when they discussed the "moralization" of French politics. They included fast-talking autoworker Philippe Poutou, who featured widely on social media after taking on Le Pen and Fillon over their ... Read More

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North Korea missile launch failed

North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said. The country's hereditary leader Kim Jong-un, wearing a black suit and white shirt and a tie, welcomed his country's bravest as he addressed thousands of soldiers who took part in the parade honoring his grandfather. Read More

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Slight risk of severe storms in southern plains states

Slight risk of severe storms in southern plains states

Another round of severe storms are expected, but mainly in the afternoon. Highs today will be warm with 70s for everyone. Any showers will dissipate after sunset, leaving Sunday Night to be dry. Late day and overnight storms. If storms develop Sunday, they could become severe. Still not expecting severe storms through the evening, but some storms could contain heavy rain. Read More

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Protesters Gather In South Africa For Second Anti-Zuma March

Protesters Gather In South Africa For Second Anti-Zuma March

The reshuffle triggered several ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa's credit rating to junk status, making it harder for the country to borrow money on global markets. Phumzile Van Damme , MP and DA national spokesperson, said following Zuma's reshuffle, her party launched the petition at the website noconfidence.co.za encouraging the public to be co-signatories in the motion of no confidence against the president. Read More

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Liberals make good on plan to legalize pot

Liberals make good on plan to legalize pot

Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel had a bit of fun Thursday night with the news that the Canadian government has introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana . In jurisdictions that do not put a regulated retail framework in place, Canadians would be able to purchase marijuana online. “With legalization in a growing number of our own states and now an entire major neighboring country ending prohibition, its going to be increasingly hard for drug warriors in the Trump ... Read More

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Spain urges United Kingdom not to lose temper over Gibraltar

Spain urges United Kingdom not to lose temper over Gibraltar

Dastis said that the Spanish government was "a little surprised" by comments made by those in the Conservative Party, considering Britain is "a country known for its composure". Sir, - Perhaps the draft European Union guidelines for the Brexit negotiations should include a clause relating to Northern Ireland equivalent to that applicable to Gibraltar? "These are draft guidelines that were issued ..." Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Picardo denied his government had been shut out of the ... Read More

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North Korea says Trump's airstrike against Syria is

North Korea says Trump's airstrike against Syria is "unforgivable"

NBC, citing high ranking U.S. military and intelligence officials, said the two scenarios were developed before Trump's meetings this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping. U.S. Navy ships are a common presence in the Korean Peninsula region and serve in part as a show of force. Trump has said China, with its ties to North Korea, should deal with its neighbor, but that the USA was prepared to act on its own if necessary. Read More

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Trump speaks with Japanese leader after North Korea's missile launch

When conducting nuclear and missiles tests in recent years, it has cited what it calls increasing US military threats. The launch Wednesday into waters off North Korea's east coast came shortly before U.S. North Korea has denied using big global events to get outside attention in order to wrest concessions and aid. North Korea's state media has also said the world will soon witness what it calls "eventful successes" the country achieves in the space development. Read More

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UK scientists: samples from Syrian attack test positive for sarin

The United States, Turkey and other Western states have blamed the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the deaths. The UN Security Council could vote on the draft resolution later today. Akdag, in comments reported by the state-run Anadolu agency, said that worldwide organizations and United Nations, "should declare Assad as a war criminal and put him on trial". Read More

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Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

At least 80 children were among the 126 killed in Saturday's suicide bomb attack on an evacuation convoy in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. Fuaa and Kafraya have been under rebel siege for more than two years. As part of the deal, several hundred people including armed rebels will be transported out of Madaya and Zabadani, towns near Damascus, which are surrounded by pro-government militias including Lebanese Hizballah. Read More

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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

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

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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