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North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

North Korea has a history of marking significant dates with shows of military capability, and it was its ICBMs that were most notable on the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Washington and Seoul deny that, but reports that exercises have included "decapitation strikes" aimed at the North's leadership have fanned Pyongyang's anger. Read More

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Muslim voters oust Jakarta's Christian governor

Muslim voters oust Jakarta's Christian governor

The Jakarta election will be seen as a barometer for the 2019 presidential election , given the city's outsized importance as both the nation's capital and commercial center. "Our effort is not just winning the election but our main aim is to bring back social justice for Jakartans", he told reporters, according to ABC . "The military and the police have guaranteed safety, so don't be afraid", he added on Metro TV, dressed in a plain white shirt rather than the trademark checkered shirt ... Read More

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Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

The inmate was sentenced to death in 1990 for killing a 62-year-old woman named Jane Daniel during a burglary at her home in Rogers, Arkansas . Two were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Arkansas on April 17. The company said that it "would not knowingly sell any prescription drug to [Arkansas Department of Correction] for any goal unless the ADC had a current medical license to file". Read More

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How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year

Additionally, the new regulations will allow insurance companies to sell plans that cover less and instead hand off more of the expense for visits, medical care, and prescription costs to the consumer. "It's a snapshot cost, in the sense that there are other costs obviously involved that we could get, but the government just doesn't want to give it to us or they keep secret for some reason", Fitton says. Read More

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Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Acting on his "Buy American, Hire American" pledge, Trump signed the order that calls for an overhaul of the programme at the Kenosha, Wisconsin, headquarters of tool-maker Snap-on Inc on Tuesday. Not yet, since there is no direct action to that effect in the order, but there is an invitation for reform proposals from USA agencies in view of the programme. Read More

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Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

North Korea showed off a series of new and technologically advanced missiles and launchers during a military parade on Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to send an "armada" of warships to water off the tense peninsula, coupled with recent United States strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, were proof that Washington had chosen the path of "open threat and blackmail", KCNA said. Read More

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Pence Assures Japan America is With Ally '100 Percent'

Pyongyang is seeking to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them past year. Late Monday, Pence reiterated in a joint statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that "all options are on the table" and said any use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response". Read More

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The tone of tensions: Korean voices, North and South

The tone of tensions: Korean voices, North and South

Satellite imagery analysis has noted activity at the North's main nuclear test site ahead of Saturday's 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder leader Kim Il-Sung. North Korea, still technically at war with South Korea after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, but not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political events. Read More

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Australia toughens visa rules, says Australian jobs for Australians

Australia toughens visa rules, says Australian jobs for Australians

He said the new visa would ensure that foreign workers were brought into Australia to fill critical skill gaps and not simply because it is easier to recruit a foreign worker than go for hiring an Australian. This comes on the heels of the USA announcing its own visa reforms that will affect the Indian IT industry, and new visa restrictions in the United Kingdom that will impact Indians. Read More

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While Buhari praises Turkish referendum, European Union calls for "transparent investigations"

The three parties objected to the decision, and deemed ballot papers without official seals invalid. Bulent Tezcan, CHP deputy leader, told CNN-Turk the YSK's decision to reject the petitions sparked a "serious legitimacy crisis". Preda was joined by Tana de Zulueta, head of another team of global observers, who said the referendum fell short of worldwide standards. This would allow Erdogan to rejoin the governing AK Party he co-founded, or to lead it. Read More

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Sasikala and Dinakaran ousted from AIADMK!

He claimed it was the desire of all party cadres, top functionaries, district secretaries, MPs, MLAs, and ministers. Denying speculations suggesting that O Panneerselvam would be made the chief minister, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) said there is no question of change as the 124 MLAs voted in favour of incumbent Edappadi K Palaniswami. Read More

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'Sword stands ready,' Pence warns North Korea

'Sword stands ready,' Pence warns North Korea

Aso in turn said U.S. -Japan trade friction, which soured ties in the 1980s and 1990s, was in the distant past and the allies were now entering an era of cooperation. Pence did not touch on the questions still swirling about why the Trump administration said an armada was headed to the Korean peninsula last week when it was actually headed in the opposite direction. Read More

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Trump signs executive order targeting H-1B visa programme

Trump signs executive order targeting H-1B visa programme

President Trump has moved towards his first major breakthrough in changing legislative policy by signing an executive order which targets highly-skilled workers in the United States . "We're going to start using it again - Made in the United States of America", he added . President Donald Trump will take aim at information-technology outsourcing companies when he orders a review of H-1B visa programmes to favour more skilled and highly paid applicants. Read More

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Almost a dozen people killed in Colombia landslide, 20 missing

Almost a dozen people killed in Colombia landslide, 20 missing

Image: People and rescue agencies look for bodies in a destroyed area after mudslides, caused by heavy rains leading several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks into buildings and roads, in Manizales, Colombia April 19, 2017 . Dozens of hillsides gave way in Manizales after the city of almost 400,000 people received the equivalent of a full month's rain in the span of five hours. Read More

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Trump vows to solve dairy dispute with Canada

Trump. U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday that he would stand by Mr. Trump in working to change Canada's policies. Steel is expected to play a key role in any joint infrastructure projects between Canada and the USA, something Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to co-operate on during their White House meeting in February. Read More

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General election: Labour MPs will not require re-selection

General election: Labour MPs will not require re-selection

Greens have a powerful and compelling vision for building a better, bolder Britain and, like you, will be using the election to set out our policies and ask for voters' support. Labour has launched a policy blitz over the past fortnight, including giving free school meals to all primary school pupils and restating commitments, including raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour by 2020 for over-18s, keeping the triple-lock on pensions and cracking down on late payments by businesses. Read More

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Rouhani, Putin: US attack on Syria is act of invasion

Russian Federation had agreed to "be the guarantor of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. the result of their failure has led to the killing of more children and innocents", Mr Tillerson added. Russian President Vladimir Putin's hopes of a good relationship with Donald Trump had been fading for some time. The comments from Tillerson and Haley suggested that the airstrikes Trump ordered punishing Assad for using chemical weapons would not lead to any immediate change in ... Read More

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North Korea rolls out missiles

A North Korean missile exploded on launch a day after a massive military parade. Trump has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group to the Korean peninsula. As it's North Korea, being on display does not necessarily mean they are operational, but the regime is showing that they are in development. Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said the canisters and trucks suggested that the North was developing ... Read More

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Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'

Several members of the Super Bowl-winning team - including defensive end Chris Long , running back LeGarrette Blount , defensive tackle Alan Branch, linebacker Dont'a Hightower , defensive back Devin McCourty and tight end Martellus Bennett - also have announced that they won't be visiting the White House. Read More

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While Trump Threatened North Korea, His 'Armada' Was Headed Towards Australia

U.S. Pacific Command's statement created some ambiguity, as it named North Korea but did not specifically say it deployed the ships to waters off North Korea. National security adviser H.R. McMaster called the decision to send the ships toward North Korea " prudent ". In an interview a week ago with Fox Business Network , Trump declined to outline his potential strategy against North Korea, but added that "we are sending an armada, very powerful". Read More

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