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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

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

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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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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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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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

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, 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

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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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

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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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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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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