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US to renegotiate South Korea trade pact

Pence's trip will also include stops in Indonesia, Australia and a visit with USA troops in Hawaii. North Korea has been conducting several nuclear tests and missile launches in contravention of UNO resolutions. Vice President Mike Pence warned Pyongyang not to test Washington's resolve. Trump himself appeared to reinforce the message at the White House, replying "Gotta behave" when a CNN reporter asked what message he had for North Korean leader Kin Jong Un. Read More »

ISIS Hits Muslims in Mosul with Chemical Attack

But since the bridges were closed on Friday, no aid convoy has reached the Hammam al-Alil camp, southwest of Mosul , the main arrival point for displaced fleeing the fighting, a camp and a United Nations official said . The coalition says it bombed an area where civilians were reportedly killed, later saying it "probably" played a role in the civilian casualties. "The [IS] terrorist gangs tried to block the advance of our forces by using shells filled with toxic chemical material, but the ... Read More »

Ruth Davidson Says She's Not Going To Stand In The General Election

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said if the Conservatives fail to win the election in Scotland then the Prime Minister's opposition to a second independence referendum "will crumble to dust". Yvonne McLellan, co-convener of the Scottish Greens' elections and campaigns committee said the Tory "attempt to turn the council elections into a vote on the constitution" was "shamless". Read More »

Capitals Vs. Maple Leafs Live Stream

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After splitting two decisions following 157 spirited minutes of hockey, the Capitals look to gain the upper hand as the first-round series shifts to Toronto for Game 3 on Monday. The Leafs tried to recover, and almost did, but mistakes and middling goaltending by Frederik Andersen kept them from doing so fully. His minutes have been hard, quality minutes. Read More »

Tillerson slams Iran as destabilizing force in Middle East

The Iran certification, made 90 minutes before a midnight Tuesday deadline, means Tehran will continue to enjoy relief from US nuclear sanctions. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Tillerson said a review , which he had announced in a letter to Congress a day earlier, would look at the whole USA policy towards Iran - taking in not only Tehran's compliance with the nuclear deal but also its actions in the Middle East. Read More »

Second person killed in day of Venezuela protests: prosecutors

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He was shot in the head in Caracas . The protest followed a fortnight of violent protests, in which five people have been killed , triggered by a Supreme Court decision in March to assume the powers of the opposition-led Congress - which it quickly reversed under global pressure. Read More »

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals for annulment of referendum

Under the revised constitution, Erdogan will also be able to abolish the post of Prime Minister and will have authority to annul Parliament and declare an election. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday that the two leaders would sit down together before a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit scheduled for May 29-30 in Brussels . Read More »

Wyoming, MN Police's Humorous 4/20 Tweet Goes Viral

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The department had a little fun previous year on 4/20 with a similar Tweet of a photo of a makeshift box trap with some snacks in it with the caption: "Undercover #420 stings are underway". "Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today". "All jokes aside, substance abuse is a real issue". And here's their tweet from previous year. Read More »

Two killed in Venezuela's 'mother of all protests'

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There was no immediate confirmation that the militias shot the boy, and some government officials cast doubt on the account, saying Romero was killed during an attempted assault. Government supporters and security forces on Wednesday succeeded in blocking marchers from reaching certain parts of the city, according to observers. Read More »

America's 'Mother of all Bombs' kills 90 IS terrorists

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That raised questions about his plans for North Korea, which has conducted missile and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and unilateral sanctions. "It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield". Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Saturday criticized both the Afghan and USA governments for the attack in Nangarhar. Read More »

EPA Denies Plans to Close Chicago Office

The community is what's a called a legacy contamination site. The Superfund program was started in 1980 to clean up hazardous waste sites, which now number just over 1,300 around the country. EPA spokesman J.P. Freire told CNN in an email: "Forget about the politics". The private sector is set to get a big boost under this administration, and the latest talk to limit the power of the public sphere involves pushing legal consideration to outside counsel , potentially bypassing the ... Read More »

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'change poll's course'

After the speech, a spokeswoman for the leader said Labour's position, backing a "meaningful vote" in Parliament, had not changed but did not explicitly rule out a second referendum. "We understand that, in the immediate run-up to an election, signalling a willingness to work with other parties might be hard but we hope you'll agree that the times we are living in require leaders to be courageous and visionary, to actively build a more positive politics", the pair said in an open letter to ... Read More »

John Oliver Issues a Stark Warning to France Ahead of Presidential Election

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Some protesters threw firebombs at police who responded with tear gas in small skirmishes during Sunday's march from suburban Aubervilliers to Paris, near where Le Pen holds a rally Monday. (In Motion!), in Paris. Once the field is down to two in the second round, people have to chose between those that are left - which now looks most likely to be Le Pen and Macron. Read More »

Tennis players congratulate Serena Williams on pregnancy

Other women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, though none has done so at Williams' age. A screengrab of Serena Williams's Snapchat where her pregnancy was first announced this week. "I love the modern one-piece", she said during an exclusive SI video clip - referencing the on-trend one-piece suit with the very high cuts. While she must not have known about her pregnancy at the time she must have been in the early stages of her pregnancy. Read More »

Toll reaches almost four a day in BC's overdose crisis: coroner

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The widespread use of fentanyl in street drugs appears to be responsible for the three-fold increase in overdose deaths recorded a year ago and during the first three months of 2017. Of those overdoses, 82.7 per cent of the individuals were males. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says fentanyl appears to account for the large increase in overdose deaths since 2012. Read More »

WestJet announces plans for ultra-low-cost carrier

No-frill airlines typically offer cheaper tickets by adding seats to their planes - which reduces legroom - and also charge extra for almost everything, including printing your boarding pass at the airport, as well as snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Read More »

North Korean nuclear test site now

The 38 North analysts suggested two possible explanations: that the site has transitioned to a "standby" status, which allows some recreation time , or that Pyongyang was attempting to deceive the worldwide community about the status of the site through a variety of methods, including staged volleyball games. Read More »

Parade Of Missiles Through Pyongyang North Korea

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In this image made from video provided by North Korean broadcaster KRT, missiles are paraded at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang , Saturday, April 15, 2017. Meanwhile, pictures on state television showed thousands of soldiers marching in the parade alongside tanks, balloons and enormous crowds, CNN reported. Read More »

As Zuma Marks Birthday, South Africans Set to Hold Protest March

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The anti-Zuma feeling has intensified since the president effected a controversial cabinet reshuffle on March 30, in which Zuma fired the popular former finance minister, Pravin Gordhan . Echoing the comments of Michael Power, a strategist at Investec Asset Management who had spoken earlier with CNBC's "Street Signs", Newton recommended a wait-and-see approach for current and potential investors in South Africa. Read More »

Regional parties enough to tackle BJP: Mamata Banerjee

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We say Jai Jagannath as there is no caste, creed and religion in the Jagannth culture", said Banerjee. "They divide parties. Sometimes they purchase ministers, MLAs and whatever they can". Where the South saw the meeting of two state Chief Ministers, the national capital witnessed the meeting between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Congress vice-president Sonia Gandhi. Read More »

Syria evacuations resume days after bombing - state media, war monitor

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Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Observatory, said more evacuations from rebel-held areas south of Damascus are also expected. Standing nearby, 55-year-old Um Joud from Fuaa said it was hard to describe how she felt. Under the agreement, residents and rebel fighters are being evacuated from the towns of Madaya, Zabadani, and other nearby oppositions-held areas close to Damascus. Read More »

Israel Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical Weapons

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Israel's military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a chemical attack that killed almost 90 people in Syria . Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal to avert USA strikes following a chemical weapons attack in opposition-held suburbs of Damascus in August 2013 that killed hundreds of people and sparked worldwide outrage. Read More »

India warns of consequences if Jadhav is hanged, Pakistan defiant

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The move prompted sharp criticism by Indian authorities, including the country's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj who warned Pakistan about the severe consequences of the potential execution for bilateral relations. "We are in touch with Pakistan through our High Commission", Gopal Bagley said. Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that Pakistan had sufficient evidence against Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav which were shared with Indian government as well. Read More »

China Willing to Work With US for Peace in Korean Peninsula

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In Tokyo, Pence reassured Japan of the US' commitment to reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions after warning that its own strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the strength of its resolve. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing on Monday that the Korean peninsula was "highly sensitive, complicated and high risk" and that all sides should "avoid taking provocative actions that pour oil on the fire". Read More »