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Separatists jab for Pak

Separatists jab for Pak

The separatists said since the political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir was yet to be decided any proposal to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as the fifth State of Pakistan was "unacceptable". Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh are four provinces of Pakistan. Islamabad has so far desisted from including Gilgit Baltistan and what it calls Azad Kashmir among its provinces, seeking to showcase its commitment to autonomy for Kashmir. Read More

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Spicer should resign as White House press secretary

Spicer should resign as White House press secretary

The White House has said that Trump's initial claims, posted in a flurry of tweets earlier this month, should not be taken literally. In a highly unusual move, Britain's main surveillance agency slapped down allegations that the Obama administration used it to spy on Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, saying the claims were "utterly ridiculous ". Read More

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GOP congressman: Trump owes Obama an apology over 'reckless' wiretap claims

GOP congressman: Trump owes Obama an apology over 'reckless' wiretap claims

Once that approach grew thin, Trump's relationship to birtherism devolved into a constant cliffhanger, which is precisely where things stand now with the wiretapping claims. Friday's meeting will attempt to stir some personal chemistry between two leaders who seem far removed in temperament and instinct. Trump is more outspoken and improvisational and has little time for diplomatic niceties. Read More

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U.S. says all options on table on North Korea

U.S. says all options on table on North Korea

The area is a border village located in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of the Korean Peninsula, where on Friday the former Exxon Mobil chief was also bizarrely photobombed by a camera-wielding North Korean soldier. "We highly appreciate his comments as he expressed a strong willingness to respond to North Korea's reckless behavior", Rep. Choung Tae-ok, a spokesperson of the conservative Liberty Korea Party, said . Read More

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USA 'strategic patience' with N Korea has run out, says Tillerson

The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider military action against North Korea , with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Friday that "all options are on the table" to deter the threat from Pyongyang. "We do not believe the conditions are right to engage in any talks at this time", he said. The US not only risks not making progress on this trip, but may actually lay the ground work for losing ground as they are obliged to meet leaders in Korea with no ... Read More

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United Kingdom says U.S. claims about spying will not be repeated

Mr Trump and his allies have yet to prove that his phone was tapped by Mr Obama during the presidential race. GCHQ, the United Kingdom surveillance mammoth intimately linked to the National Security Agency (NSA), has taken public exception to an allegation repeated from the White House podium that, if true, would probably shatter the Five Eyes intelligence alliance so dear to both Washington and London. Read More

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USA policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over - Tillerson

USA policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over - Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began his two-day trip to South Korea on Friday. "Clearly the level of spending that the State Department has been undertaking is unsustainable", he told the press conference. alliance. -China relationship to discuss. As a result, they said, speaking on the condition of anonymity, Tillerson is trying to keep a low profile, which is his natural instinct, and seeking a way to make his case on foreign policy without being drawn into losing battles. Read More

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Tillerson Makes First Diplomacy Trip To Asia

Tillerson Makes First Diplomacy Trip To Asia

Tillerson will deliver this message on his first official trip to Asia, a three-country tour that promises to be a tightrope walk of diplomatic tensions - and nowhere more so than in Beijing, North Korea's closest ally and protector. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, visits with U.S. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea, right, at the border village of Panmu. Read More

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Tillerson delivers stark warning to North Korea of possible military response

Tillerson delivers stark warning to North Korea of possible military response

Asked about the possibility of using military force against the North, he said: "All of the options are on the table". "China has done little to help!" "After saying it was unable to accommodate press on the secretary's plane to Asia due to space and budget constraints, the State Department offered a unilateral seat to one reporter ", the organization explained, "The State Department Correspondents' Association is disappointed that Secretary Tillerson chose to travel this week to North ... Read More

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Geelani, Yasin Malik get summons in money laundering case

Geelani, Yasin Malik get summons in money laundering case

Earlier in June 2002, United States dollars 10,000 were allegedly found during searches by the Income Tax department at Geelani's residence in Hyderpora. The link between the two could be established, since Qadri works for the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. A FEMA case was also registered against JKLF chief Yasin Malik based on an FIR by the police which had in 2001 recovered $100,000 from a hawala dealer. Read More

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United States anticipates new missile, nuclear test by North Korea

United States anticipates new missile, nuclear test by North Korea

The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea that Tillerson visited Friday was created as a buffer zone between the two countries after the Korean War armistice was signed in 1953. The U.S.is installing a missile-defense system in South Korea despite complaints by China that its sophisticated radar would thwart Chinese defenses, and the same system could also be deployed in Japan. Read More

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At least 31 Somali refugees killed in attack off coast of Yemen

At least 31 Somali refugees killed in attack off coast of Yemen

Mohamed al-Alay told Reuters the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab el-Mandeb strait. The International Organisation for Migration, which has operations in Yemen, said 42 bodies had been recovered. The UNHCR says that Yemen is hosting more than 255,000 Somali refugees. Read More

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Day to wear green in Greenville

Day to wear green in Greenville

This year, do yourself (and Ireland) a favor and get it right. After escaping, he chose to return to Ireland to become a priest. The city of Armagh has two cathedrals named for St Patrick , both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic cathedrals, and both Archbishops are very much involved together in the celebration of the day. Read More

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Japan Conducts First-Ever Emergency Drill Amid North Korean Missile Threat

Japan Conducts First-Ever Emergency Drill Amid North Korean Missile Threat

State Department officials have described Tillerson's effort this week as a "listening tour" as the administration seeks a coherent North Korea policy, well-coordinated with its Asian partners. He criticized China's opposition to a USA missile defense system being deployed in South Korea and accused it of waging "inappropriate and troubling" economic retaliation against the South. Read More

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Gold prices steady ahead of Fed meeting

Gold prices steady ahead of Fed meeting

Investors had widely expected the rate increase. The dollar index .dxy , which tracks the greenback against a basket of six trade-weighted peers, retreated 0.1 percent to 100.26. The euro stood tall, touching a one-month high as the dollar sold off across the board after the FOMC announcement. Sterling was steady at $1.2358. Read More

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Mexican Company Wants to Give Light to Border Wall

Mexican Company Wants to Give Light to Border Wall

More will be requested in the full budget request for 2018, though nowhere near the total amount. "Parts of Texas you couldn't wall, and if you walled it, it wouldn't be worth doing because nobody's out there", Rep. For core supporters counting on President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration, his proposed budget reads like a wish list: billions of dollars for some of his most controversial campaign promises, including a $2.6 billion down payment on a border wall that he had ... Read More

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George Osborne appointed new London Evening Standard Editor

George Osborne appointed new London Evening Standard Editor

Former UK Chancellor George Osborne will keep his £650,000 a year job advising USA asset manager BlackRock after landing the editorship of a London newspaper. "And whose political viewpoint - socially liberal and economically pragmatic - closely matches that of many of our readers". The appointment is a coup for Lebedev, 36, who became a newspaper baron when his father Alexander, a former KGB spy turned Russian tycoon, bought the Standard and the Independent, a national paper now distributed ... Read More

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Delphi murders: Police serve search warrant at property owner's home

Delphi murders: Police serve search warrant at property owner's home

A man photographed walking along the Delphi Historic Trails on February 13, the same day two girls were killed, is now considered "the main suspect" in their deaths, Indiana State Police said today. State police Sgt. Kim Riley tells WLFI-TV (http://bit.ly/2ngNe3I ) those arrests were based on pending warrants all unrelated to the slayings. The FBI and Indiana State Police applied for the warrant through the local courts. Read More

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New Manipur CM assures Naga blockade will be lifted

New Manipur CM assures Naga blockade will be lifted

The chief minister, in a special meeting with cabinet ministers and several MLAs, agreed to take up measures to lift the blockade, BJP media secretary L Basanta Sharma said in a release. Moreover, it is obvious that people of the state were exhausted of Congress government and wanted to try their luck with other parties, and that party happened to be the BJP. Read More

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Ohio Pilot, wife found dead from apparent fentanyl overdose

Ohio Pilot, wife found dead from apparent fentanyl overdose

Ken Betz, director of the Montgomery County coroner's office, said it was likely a lethal dose of a heroin-fentanyl mixture. It's hard to imagine as a parent, as a police officer, as just a person. A statement from the airline reads in part, "Captain Halye served at the airline for just over nine years". 'Something was off with her and something was off with him, ' she said. Read More

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Manipur Governor Invites BJP To From Govt, Swearing-In Tomorrow

Manipur Governor Invites BJP To From Govt, Swearing-In Tomorrow

In the just-concluded elections the Congress party secured 28 seats whereas the BJP could bag 21 seats. The Congress had won 42 seats in the 2012 assembly. However, BJP's performance has surprised even its strategists who were not expecting such a performance. The grand old party had even approached the Supreme Court prior to the Goa trust vote, challenging Parrikar's appointment as CM. Read More

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Turkish minister to visit Germany despite ban

Turkish minister to visit Germany despite ban

Separately, the leader of Germany's Turkish community said Erdogan's comments could harm bilateral ties and were exacerbating tensions among Turks in Germany. Many Turks living overseas are eligible to vote in the April 16 vote. Austria has already said it will not allow any Turkish politicians to campaign on its territory, and on Sunday it called for an EU-wide ban in solidarity with Germany. Read More

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Donald Trump stands by wiretapping claims

Donald Trump stands by wiretapping claims

But after Spicer's comments rankled British officials and Prime Minister Theresa May, he met with Britain's ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch Thursday evening. Mr. Spicer and General McMaster explained that Mr. Spicer was simply pointing to public reports, not endorsing any specific story", the White House official said. Read More

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Tillerson calls for 'new approach' to N Korea threat

Tillerson calls for 'new approach' to N Korea threat

Tillerson, on his first trip to Asia since being confirmed six weeks ago, said that 20 years of diplomatic efforts had failed to stop North Korea from pursuing nuclear weapons. Washington has said all options, including military, are on the table in its review of policies toward North Korea. The U.S. said it wasn't ready to engage with North Korea until it stops its "bad behavior", reflecting the Obama administration's policy to refuse to enter talks unless Kim's regime agreed to drop its ... Read More

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U.S. won't participate in UN Right Council without reforms

U.S. won't participate in UN Right Council without reforms

That reporter is not a member of the group of major USA and global media accredited to cover the department in charge of USA diplomacy around the world. " It's important that every country participate in its work ". It was first reported by Foreign Policy magazine. "There's been a series of requests coming from the secretary of state's office that suggests that he is questioning the value of the U.S. Read More

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North Korea, China in focus as Tillerson starts Asia trip in Tokyo

North Korea, China in focus as Tillerson starts Asia trip in Tokyo

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to visit the country on March 30. "In the face of the ever-escalating threat it is clear that a new approach is required", Tillerson said , offering no details. 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. Read More

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White House apologises to Britain over spying claims

White House apologises to Britain over spying claims

GCHQ, which does not normally comment on its intelligence-gathering either to confirm or deny its operations, said in a statement that the claims from the USA were " utterly ridiculous and should be ignored". Senior officials from GCHQ are also expected to make representations to its American counterpart, the NSA, about their concern over such allegations being made, British media reported . Read More

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Korea top topic, Tillerson visits Asia

Korea top topic, Tillerson visits Asia

Former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief Rex Tillerson could prove to be an "inspired choice" for US secretary of state, bringing a "refreshing approach" to the job given his business background, according to Australia's foreign minister. The relationship between the USA and North Korea has grown increasingly tense under President Donald Trump's fledgling administration. His visit comes after North Korea said earlier this year it was ready to test a ballistic missile that could threaten the USA ... Read More

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