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Two decades of efforts to disarm N Korea 'have failed': Tillerson

Two decades of efforts to disarm N Korea 'have failed': Tillerson

Tensions have been brewing between the new Trump administration and North Korea for a while, with Mr Tillerson saying last month: "In the face of this ever-escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required". On the eve of President Donald Trump sending a federal budget to Congress that proposes a 29 percent cut in the State Department's budget, Tillerson, who took questions only from reporters who had been preselected by one of his press advisers, said he would take on the ... Read More

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Don't meddle — European Union told

Don't meddle — European Union told

She has vehemently denied the charges, which she said are part of efforts by Duterte and his officials to muzzle critics of his anti-drug crackdown, which has left thousands of mostly poor drug suspects dead. "It has no right to manage Philippine affairs, much more no right to micro-manage our country", Pimentel said in a text message to reporters. For its part, Malacañang asked the European Union "to be more circumspect in basing their pronouncements and decisions on fact based evidence", ... Read More

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Man arrested for sending seizure-inducing tweet to journalist with epilepsy

Man arrested for sending seizure-inducing tweet to journalist with epilepsy

Rivello is charged with cyberstalking. 29-year-old John Rayne Rivello allegedly sent the strobe image to Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald , of Dallas, Texas, who Rivello reportedly knew suffered from epilepsy. "What [this person] did with his Twitter message was no different from someone sending a bomb in the mail", Mr Eichenwald's lawyer said. "It wasn't the content of the communication that was meant to persuade somebody or make them feel badly about themselves; this was an electronic ... Read More

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One dead, one seriously injured after planes collide over Montreal-area mall

One dead, one seriously injured after planes collide over Montreal-area mall

Authorities told Le Journal de Montreal that at least one person died in the incident. Police in the city of Longueuil, Quebec, said each plane only had a pilot on board and that both were injured . Martinez said he ran to the plane and saw a man inside, whose body was crushed. The planes were both Cessna 152 aircrafts operated by Cargair, the biggest flying school in Quebec. Read More

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The Mount Falls Short, But Stands Tall Versus Number 1 Seed

The Mount Falls Short, But Stands Tall Versus Number 1 Seed

Villanova does not need to show anyone they are a championship caliber team. One bad half, even one bad stretch, in a half can mean the difference between advancing or going home for the season. "Obviously, we would like to repeat", said senior centre Darryl Reynolds. "It was our biggest game , because it was our next game ". With a 31-3 record in the Big East, the Villanova Wildcats come into March Madness as the tournament's overall No. Read More

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Turkey's FM predicts 'holy wars' in Europe

Turkey's FM predicts 'holy wars' in Europe

Turkey s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused the European Union of starting a "crusade" against Islam and said his country was no longer friends with The Netherlands, further souring relations. Rotterdam's mayor had initially granted permission for a pro-Turkish protest to take place on Friday over the police's tactics at the weekend, but the organisers later called it off, a city council spokesman said. Read More

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Erdogan slams European Union on headscarves in the workplace ban

Turkey has closed its air space to Dutch diplomats and has also barred the Dutch ambassador entry back into the country. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel rejected Ankara's accusations of supporting terrorists. "We know this well. We didn't create this crisis or bring it to this stage", he said. France occupies a different place to other European countries in terms of democracy and freedoms, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, Anadolu reported . Read More

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Turkish FM predicts Europe will soon face

Turkish FM predicts Europe will soon face "religious wars"

There are no signs that a deal reached between the European Union and Turkey past year to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the bloc has been suspended by Ankara , a spokesman for the German government spokesman. "They started a clash between the cross and the crescent, there is no other explanation", he said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said such remarks were "unacceptable". Read More

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CPS to continue paying grants - but under supervision

CPS to continue paying grants - but under supervision

Government's social assistance programme remains an important safety net for millions of South Africans and all dedicated resources and expertise needed to ensure the smooth payment of social grants will be put in place. The court was only informed on February 28, despite Dlamini being informed in October 2016 that Sassa couldn't carry grant payments. Dlamini has also been ordered to explain to the court why she should not pay from her own pocket for the costs of an application that dealt ... Read More

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EU Revives Decision to Fine Cargo Airlines Over Price-Fixing

EU Revives Decision to Fine Cargo Airlines Over Price-Fixing

The European Commission said Friday that it has fixed the original error and re-established the fines because the antitrust case, as such, hadn't been addressed by the EU's General Court. Air France-KLM was worst hit and must pay €310m (£270m). Never miss a story again - sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! "Millions of businesses depend on air cargo services, which carry more than 20 percent of all European Union imports and almost 30 percent of European Union ... Read More

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Tillerson says America's approach to North Korea has 'failed'

Speaking in Tokyo , Tillerson earlier vowed a tougher strategy to confront North Korea's nuclear threat. Japan and South Korea both host tens of thousands of USA troops. "The history of U.S. policy toward North Korea is complicated". Washington says the maneuvers are routine and defensive. The measures in this sanctions package include placing a cap on coal exports to target North Korea's hard currency revenues; a ban on exports of non-ferrous metals; sanctions on government officials as ... Read More

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Turkey: US secretary of state to visit country on March 30

Erdogan's latest broadside against Merkel also infuriated Germany, which had also last week prevented Turkish ministers from holding rallies in the country. Turkey is a secular country and wearing headscarves and other religious symbols was banned for decades. While much of Europe congratulated Dutch prime minister , Mark Rutte on his election victory and hailed his defeat of the far-right Geert Wilders as a rejection of xenophobia, the Turkish leadership were dismissive. Read More

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Japan, US agree to urge N. Korea to halt nuke, missile programs

Japan, US agree to urge N. Korea to halt nuke, missile programs

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit China this week, the Chinese foreign ministry said today as both countries prepared for the first summit between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump next month. "Our stance is that since the USA and its followers continue their nuclear threats and intimidation - in the form of their annual military drills - on the doorstep of DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), we will continue to strengthen our defense and ... Read More

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Donald Trump stands by unproven Barack Obama spying claim

Donald Trump stands by unproven Barack Obama spying claim

The new US president will come face-to-face with the veteran German leader whom he frequently maligned on the campaign trail, and whose free-trade, open-border politics stand in marked contrast to Trump's nationalistic rhetoric. "The other option is that we file a suit against him at the WTO - there are procedures laid out there because in the WTO agreements it is clearly laid out that you're not allowed to take more than 2.5% taxes on imports of cars", Ms Zypries said . Read More

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Trump's first budget plan is a great start

The Washington Post called it "the clearest snapshot yet of Trump's priorities ". During the campaign, Trump promised "there will be no cuts to social security, Medicare and Medicaid". "This budget will make America a lean, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat". Together, the cuts to climate change initiatives at the agency would eliminate some $100 million in spending. Read More

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Somali refugees killed, at least 25 injured in Yemen airstrike

Somali refugees killed, at least 25 injured in Yemen airstrike

Witnesses said that huge fire and smokes were seen rising from the Kowfal military camp where the attack happened and many ambulances rushed to the area. An IOM spokesperson said that " our confirmation is that there are dozens of deaths and many dozens of survivors brought to hospitals ". A Yemeni man who survived a deadly attack on a boat packed with Somali migrants off the coast of Yemen says their vessel was hit by heavy gunfire from a helicopter gunship. Read More

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Tillerson calls for

Tillerson calls for "different approach" on North Korea

However, Tillerson said that option was not being considered right now. China's President Xi Jinping of China will visit Donald Trump on April 6-7 - possibly at Trump's Florida resort at Mar-a-Lago. State Department officials insist that the focus of the trip will be North Korea and efforts to rebalance commerce without provoking a trade war with the Chinese giant. Read More

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Trump Lied: Keystone XL Now Allowed to Be Built Using Imported Steel

Trump Lied: Keystone XL Now Allowed to Be Built Using Imported Steel

Attorneys for TransCanada and the commission have asked the judge to uphold the order. The State Department estimated the pipeline would create about 35 permanent jobs in the United States. In the letter, the senators pointed out to the PSC that in addition to the significant economic benefits, the Keystone XL project would have minimal impact on the environment, is safer than transporting oil by truck or rail, would be one of the safest pipelines ever built and would allow Nebraska to play ... Read More

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Amgen -6%, MDCO -22%, ESPR -30% after Repatha data

The study saw thousands of patients, including at hospitals in Leeds, Rotherham, York, Barnsley, Sheffield, Hull and GP practices in Whitby and Doncaster, take part in the trial of the cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab. The FDA approved Repatha and Regeneron Pharma's (REGN) Praluent on that basis. "The new data show a meaningful reduction in cardiovascular events in the highest-risk patients who had the highest LDL cholesterol levels, despite already taking high-intensity statin therapy". Read More

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'Ridiculous': UK agencies rubbish Trump's allegations of spying

'Ridiculous': UK agencies rubbish Trump's allegations of spying

He said Friday that Washington has assured Britain they will not be repeated. Following allegations by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer of its role in the wiretapping of US President Donald Trump during the 2016 US elections, British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) on Thursday have denied that it had helped former president "spy" on Trump, the Guardian reported . Read More

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Tillerson wades into a political minefield in South Korea

Tillerson wades into a political minefield in South Korea

Yanmei Xie, a foreign policy expert at Gavekal Dragonomics in Beijing, said Tillerson had "a dearth of good choices" when it came to putting more pressure on Pyongyang. The missile defense system is in the process of being deployed in the country's south. Tillerson, however, stressed that cooperation with Japan and South Korea was "critical". Read More

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