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SKorea furious over Trump's China comment

Also, for the first time in a parade setting, we saw the KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile, the cornerstone of North Korea's sea-based second strike capability. But it also reported the Ministry of Defence had said it was carrying out a military drill on the border, timed with concern North Korea was preparing for its sixth nuclear test. Read More

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North Korea Displays New ICBM, Other Missiles

The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the U.S. if provoked. The Associated Press furthers notes that in a statement Friday, North Korea's military drew parallels to past USA actions against Iraq and Libya. Kim Il Sung's birthday is a huge deal in North Korea, so it's not like they put this whole thing together last minute just to piss off Trump, but there is a non-zero chance he will take it that way. Read More

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North Korea's Missile Threat

China has recently shown "tangible indications" that it is co-operating with the U.S.to turn up the pressure on Pyongyang, a senior State Department official said Monday. Critics have accused Ahn of lacking principles on national security, saying he reversed his position to accept the deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea. Read More

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Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded

Dawlat Waziri said: "Taliban ... attacked the mosque at the 209-Shaheen Corps when majority of the soldiers were performing Friday prayers, more than 100 soldiers have either embraced martyrdom or got wounded". In February, Gen. John Nicholson, commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that leadership assesses "the current security situation in Afghanistan as a stalemate". Read More

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Britain's young royals open up about mental health

Prince Harry and Prince William are once again reflecting on their late mother, Princess Diana . The visit follows five days of campaigning by the young royals on the issue of mental health, with Prince Harry speaking of how he had sought professional help after coming close to a breakdown over his mother's death, and William disclosing he still feels the shock of Diana's loss. Read More

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Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

El-Sissi and Salman met on the sidelines of an Arab League summit in Jordan last month to break the ice after months of apparent tensions between the two allies. The king changed some regional governors, along with numerous senior bureaucrats including the head of the General Authority of Sports as the kingdom tries to provide more athletic activities for its people. Read More

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Australia toughens citizenship test

After Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that he will be abolishing the existing 457 Visa programme, now used by temporary foreign workers to gain employment in the country, India has said it is examining the matter and consulting all stakeholders. Read More

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UK lawmakers back Theresa May's call for June 8 election

The House of Commons backed the prime minister by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move. Every time there is a comparison drawn between British Prime Minister Theresa May and a former woman premier "Iron lady" Margaret Thatcher it ends up in the argument that the former is an unelected incumbent while Thatcher had been through the rough and tumble of elections and competitive politics. Read More

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N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

The United States does not have formal diplomatic ties with North Korea, and the embassy looks after consular affairs in the North on behalf of Washington. Student Otto Warmbier, 22, was detained in January last year and sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda banner. Pence added, "North Korea would do well not to test (President Trump's) resolve - or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region". Read More

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Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

CHICAGO (AP) " Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds and Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points as top-seeded Boston beat Chicago after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home. With Griffin off the floor, Paul was free to take complete control of the offense. The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz meet in game four of the National Basketball Association first round playoffs Sunday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Read More

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Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack on Afghan military base

Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defence, said on Saturday that "more than a hundred soldiers were killed and wounded" in the attack, but he declined to discuss precise numbers. The army has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province. "The Afghan National Defense and Security forces and the people of Afghanistan have my personal assurance that we will continue to stand with them". Read More

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Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

More than 500 people have been wounded. Israel's MDA emergency medical service said that three men and a woman, who are all Israeli citizens, sustained light injuries. He then ran out of the office and into the lobby where a man tried to block his escape, grabbing a pillow from one of the lobby's couches to protect himself. Read More

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Trudeau-Italian PM show bond in wake of Trump protectionism, closed borders

Trump, in a news conference with the visiting Italian premier, didn't telegraph whether he would ultimately decide to keep the U.S.in the deal or not, though he called it "terrible agreement" that was poorly negotiated. "We have a role everywhere" with reference to the numerous U.S. military engagements around the world. Gentiloni's comments seemed to build on remarks he made earlier Thursday, when he described the need for Italian and US action in Libya as "absolutely crucial". Read More

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Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face

And although Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is not a fan of the players' kind of music, he wants to hear it booming throughout Nationwide Arena in Columbus after Game 4 tonight. He also couldn't corral Malkin's sharp-angle shot in the same game that produced the third goal in a 3-1 loss. The main star of the night was Jake Guentzel, who picked up a hat trick which was completed by his game winning goal in overtime. Read More

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Pence announces $10 bn in deals on Indonesia trip

The fallout has left relations between the US and Australia at their lowest point since the Vietnam War, when Australia's then-Prime Minister Gough Whitlam criticized a series of bombings authorized by then-President Richard Nixon. They walked inside the large prayer hall, observing the soaring dome, and also stopped at an open terrace in the mosque. He reaffirmed USA support for the freedom of navigation and trade though the South China Sea. Read More

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Is Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy getting ready to resign?

Is Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy getting ready to resign?

He said a resignation was "rumored", and that he expected President Donald Trump's next nominee to the high court to be picked from the same list as Justice Merrick Garland. Even setting aside this specific claim by Lee - or, for that matter, the awesome moral and legal questions that weigh upon any decision to kill a human being - there is an entirely bloodless and technical reason why the Court's decision to allow Lee's execution to move forward is improper. Read More

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Pence Vows 'Overwhelming' US Response To North Korea

Pence Vows 'Overwhelming' US Response To North Korea

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech to U.S. and Japanese service members on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, at the U.S. calls a KN-17. The variant that exploded on lift off may have been a Musudan - a missile so unreliable that the United States intelligence community estimates it has an 88% failure rate. Read More

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EPL: Liverpool pip West Brom

EPL: Liverpool pip West Brom

The Brazilian global bagged his 11th Premier League goal of the season to emerge as the star performer for the visitors, while Simon Mignolet deserves credit for his second-half save in particular to deny Matt Phillips to preserve Liverpool's lead as he put in a great performance too. Read More

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Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

Serena doesn't reveal much about her private life, however in December 2016 her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit , was announced . Steve Simon, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chief executive, said: "We're excited for Serena". Rasheed hailed Williams' effort in winning January's Australian Open when she was two months pregnant, saying it showed her love of the game. Read More

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Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence

The announcement came as many speculated that North Korea could be on the verge of a nuclear test, and numerous US officials said deploying the ships was a muscular display of force. It was taken on Saturday, and the White House said it was in the Sea of Japan. "There is precedent going back to the 1990s and early 2000s where there are provocations timed to South Korean political events", he said. Read More

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UK's Labour vows to take on 'cosy cartel' that protects wealthy

UK's Labour vows to take on 'cosy cartel' that protects wealthy

The main opposition Labour Party welcomed May's election call, meaning that it is nearly a foregone conclusion that May will obtain the two thirds support she needs in the House of Commons for the election to be held. "Fair enough, we are down in the polls right now but you only want an election because you know our policies will gain ground and don't have a clue how to progress Brexit". Read More

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Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the Republican People's Party's representative to the High Electoral Board, said the party had asked the board to annul Sunday's referendum "because we weren't able to ensure election safety". Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Erdogan, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. Read More

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

Standard policy - which calls for shooting down of a North Korean missile after launch if the trajectory is deemed to threaten South Korea , Japan or the U.S. Saturday's parade honoring North Korea's country's founder, Kim Il Sung , came amid heightened tensions over the country's nuclear ambitions. North Korea "neither fears a war nor wants to avoid it", the ministry said. Read More

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UK police name suspect in east London nightclub acid attack

UK police name suspect in east London nightclub acid attack

McCann has appealed to her boyfriend "to co-operate fully with the police and attend a police station immediately". The former Only Way is Essex star isn't engaged but has detailed plans for her dream wedding to boyfriend Arthur Collins. It comes after a 21-year-old was arrested earlier in the day on the same charges, also in north London. "If you were there and saw anyone involved inside or leaving the nightclub, please get in touch". Read More

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Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon meet to smooth tensions

Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon meet to smooth tensions

Four former advisers to the president said Trump is accustomed to chaos in his decades-long career as a real estate developer but that even he has grown tired of the infighting. The shakeup could include the White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Special Counselor Steven Bannon, Axios reported . While Bannon favors Trump's controversial travel ban and the rolling back of environmental regulations and protections for transgender students, Kushner is attempting to ... Read More

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UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

More importantly, it is likely to substantially increase the government's small, 17-seat majority in the 650-member House of Commons, thanks to the abysmal state of the opposition Labour Party. The seat with the narrowest Labour majority is Halifax where the Conservatives finished just 428 votes behind Labour in the 2015 General Election. May can make inroads with a large chunk of Labour's patriotic, working-class base who won't fancy voting for the party now it is led by a man who courted the ... Read More

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Venezuelan anti-government protests leave 3 dead

But you'd never be able to tell from the information published by Venezuelan official sources - including the vice-president , Telesur , and VTV - that have been reporting exclusively on pro-government rallies in which large numbers of people participated, including some who sing and dance "in defense of peace". Read More

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