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Speaking alongside Hwang, Pence said the world had witnessed Trump's resolve in the past two weeks, which saw a USA missile attack on a Syrian airfield and the dropping of a powerful non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State in Afghanistan. "As U.S. officials have pointed out, the U.S.is not seeking the collapse of the North Korean regime". "We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with ...
  • Mark Selby and John Higgins progress at the Crucible

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    Four-time World Champion John Higgins made light work of Kyren Wilson in their Quarter Final as he beat the 25-year-old 13-6 to go through to the semi finals. "Every shot felt like a pint of blood in that frame". Can Higgins defy his own expectations? The atmosphere is unbelievable, when you get introduced out there there's no better feeling.
  • Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

    Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

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    Nidhi is from the Nepali Congress party, one of the two ruling parties whose members signed the motion. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Nepal Bimalendra Nidhi has resigned from his post yesterday. After the dispute, the government appointed a third person, Prakash Aryal, as new inspector general of Nepal police. According to Nidhi's personal aide Birendra Yadav, Nidhi was disappointed over the move to register an impeachment motion against CJ Karki without his knowledge.
  • Wang-Tillerson meet amid tensions in Korean peninsula

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    The two countries gave the conditions at a high-level meeting on North Korea, attended by Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 15-Member UN Security Council on Friday in NY. "Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences", he said. The reported missile test came amid rising tensions in the region, where the United States is building up its military presence in response to an alleged North Korean " nuclear threat ".
  • ASEAN states urge N Korea to comply with all intl. obligations

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    In a Chairman's Statement released Sunday, ASEAN leaders said the completion of framework will facilitate the early conclusion of an "effective COC". He also stressed the need to aim for a drug-free Asean. They also "took note of the serious concerns expressed by some Leaders over recent developments and escalation of activities in the area, which may further raise tensions and erode trust and confidence in the region".
  • US congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September

    US congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September

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    That set in motion a scramble to reach a bipartisan compromise on new legislation to keep the money flowing through fiscal 2017, which ends September 30. Mr Trump said at almost every campaign stop past year that Mexico would pay for the 2,000-mile border wall, a claim Mexican leaders have repeatedly rejected.
  • Le Pen Takes Leave As FN Head In French Presidency Bid

    Le Pen Takes Leave As FN Head In French Presidency Bid

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    The French investigation is aimed at establishing whether other sanctions are warranted. Ms Le Pen's statement on Monday denouncing "the old and completely rotten Republican Front " - the coalition of mainstream parties allied against her - sums up her challenge in the May 7 run-off.
  • Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

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    The escalation led to USA patrols along the border in Syria. Those patrols followed a Turkish airstrike against bases of Syrian Kurdish militia, Washington's main ally in combating Islamic State militants in Syria. The area, which includes Arbin, has been held under siege by government forces for more than three years. Erdogan said the sight of American flags in the convoy alongside YPG insignia had "seriously saddened" Turkey.
  • Palestinians injured in West Bank clashes with Israeli troops

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    Head of the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners' Affairs Issa Qaraqe said on Wednesday that IPS forces had "continued to escalate punitive measures" against prisoners, which started on the first day of the strike, with IPS forces transferring prisoners and leaders of the strike to solitary confinement, and preventing lawyers from visiting prisoners, particularly sick prisoners.
  • French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

    French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

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    In Serbia, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's government scheduled an urgent session at 1000 GMT (6 a.m. ET) to discuss its future moves after Haradinaj's release. Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci said the court decision was "good news for the Haradinaj family and Kosovo". Known as "Rambo" for his stocky build and military prowess, he is seen as a hero my many at home for his efforts to win independence for Kosovo from late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic.