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Appealing for calm, China says US wants talks on North Korea

Late Monday, Pence reiterated in a joint statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that "all options are on the table" and said any use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response".

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Turkey's opposition CHP to demand annulation of referendum

Narrowly won by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the referendum asked voters to boost the powers of the Turkish head of state - a move that rights watchdogs have said could fatally weaken democracy in the linchpin country. State Department . The Europeans also need Turkey as a vital and reliable partner in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but there too have been problems, after Turkey temporarily banned German lawmakers from visiting German army personnel on a military base in Turkey ...

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Palestinians in Israeli jails begin hunger strike

Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoners' affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said that "around 1,300 Palestinian prisoners" were participating in the hunger strike and the number could rise. While Israeli ministers and commentators have accused Barghouti of using the strike to strengthen his position in internal Palestinian politics, the claim was denied by Barghouti's son Kassam.

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British PM May Calls For Early Election On June 8

However others are sure that this strategic move from May will ensure her success in the election so that she can become Prime Minister with voter backing. Meanwhile, members of parliament wasted no time in reacting to the announcement. Jeremy Corbyn has previously said Labour MPs would not stand in the way of an early general election .

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Air China to suspend flights to North Korea from Monday

There is a school of thought that Kim will use his nukes if he feels that the United States is about to overthrow the regime.Since he can't hit the USA, he would attack South Korea and perhaps even Japan. But we should not have any illusions about Chinese support for North Korea. "Whatever comes from the USA, we will cope with it". "We've tried persuasion, it's failed, we've tried coercion, it's failed".

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Critics Savage 'Washington Poodle' Boris Johnson For Pulling Out Of Moscow Visit

Johnson had been due to fly to Russian Federation on Monday for talks with his direct counterpart, the first such meeting since 2012. Tillerson said he has "not seen any hard evidence" that Russians were involved in planning or carrying out the attack .

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Man accused of Facebook-video murder found dead after chase

Stephens filed for bankruptcy two years ago despite holding down a job as a counselor helping young people develop job skills and find employment. A reward of up to $50,000 has been offered for information leading to his arrest. Facebook has since announced it was launching a review for reporting harmful content. Facebook said it removed the video of the shooting 23 minutes after learning of it.

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Here's How Theresa May Is Going To Launch A General Election

It was trading 1.4 percent higher to $1.2741 as of 3 p.m.in London, the highest since December 6. Having taken over from Mr Cameron when he resigned mid-term, after losing the Brexit referendum, she has yet to win her own general election.

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British PM Theresa May Announces Early General Election Over Brexit

He added this will put the government "on steadier, more solid ground as it begins the hard, complex work of negotiating Brexit " and can "only reduce uncertainty and the potential for hiccups over the next couple of years". "I have concluded that the only way to guarantee certainty and security is to get your support", she added. Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, the next general election date was to be in 2020.

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Suspect in Custody Following Attack in Sweden

As of Sunday, 10 of the 15 people wounded remained hospitalized, including one child. "India believes that such indiscriminate acts of violence against innocent populations can not be justified under any circumstances". Four people died in the incident, many others were injured. The suspect was detained Friday in Marsta, about 25 miles north of Stockholm near the city's main global airport.

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Mark Zuckerberg makes cursory mention of Facebook murder video at F8

During a frantic call to 911 on Sunday after accused Facebook killer Steve Stephens shot and killed a random, innocent person in Cleveland, a dispatcher instructed people at the scene on how to provide medical care to the victim until help arrived.

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Facebook Release Statement After Gunman Kills On Facebook Live

It appears to have been a suicide. At the time of writing, Steve Stephens is still on the run and police have warned citizens in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan and NY to be on high alert - but they admit the killer could be anywhere.

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Theresa May seeks General Election on 8 June

Speaking in Downing Street, May said her government has delivered its mandate after the Brexit referendum, saying "there can be no turning back" and the government has a plan in place for negotiations on the UK's departure from the EU. "What they are doing jeopardizes the work we must do to prepare for Brexit at home, and it weakens the government's negotiating position in Europe", May added.

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Ousted leader Park charged with bribery

In the indictment on Monday, the number of criminal charges against Park increased to 18, including bribery, coercion, abuse of office and illegal leaking of government secrets. Lee, the de facto chief of Samsung, is already on trial along with four other executives from the company. The contribution is suspected of being made in return for business favors.

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Police helicopter crashes in southeastern Turkey

It took the rescue teams several hours to find the helicopter due to altitude, adverse weather conditions and low visibility. "Any other outside factor is out of the question", he said, ruling out that the helicopter had come under attack.

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Australia, India To Push Ahead With Trade Talks

Prime Minister Turnbull said more than 5000 Australian companies are operating in the country and are investing enormously to the country's economy. "They asserted that the fight against terrorists, terror organisations and networks should also identify, hold accountable and take strong measures against all those who encourage, support and finance terrorism, provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups, and falsely extol their virtues", the statement.

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Pence, in Korea, expresses concern about KORUS, trade deficit

The visiting vice president made the remarks during an American Chamber of Commerce meeting in Seoul. The vice president reiterated concerns voiced by the American business community that South Korea has used non-tariff related environmental and inspection regulations to undermine the FTA.

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President Sirisena Issues Easter Message

Christians the world over celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from Friday April 14 to Sunday April 16. THERE ARE three times during a year that a church can expect to have a full house, or at the very least more visitors than usual - and that's at the Sunday service before Christmas, the Watchnight New Year's Eve service and the Easter service.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May announces United Kingdom election for June 8

Although many lawmakers were surprised by May's decision, they are likely to grant the two-thirds majority approval necessary for an early election, suspending the law that had set the next general election for 2020. The Labour party welcomed May's announcement, saying that it would be an opportunity for the British people to "vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first", according to the Guardian .

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President Trump Claims Susan Rice May Have Committed Crime - Without Evidence

It now looks likely that former President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, was spying on President Trump and his associates both during the run-up to the presidential election and during the transition. Privacy advocates have raised concerns that the new rules - which are yet to be fully implemented - would lead to the information being shared too broadly.

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Trump Goes After Democrat in Georgia's Special Election

Former Rep. Tom Price, who vacated the seat to join Trump's Cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services, was the latest GOP occupant of a seat his party has held for almost 40 years. Sanders pointed to the results in last week's congressional special election in Kansas' 4th District, where a little-known Democrat came within seven points of beating a Republican in a heavily Republican district.

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Gorsuch To Hear Missouri Religious Liberty Case

Despite Justice Gorsuch's respectable record , brilliant legal mind, and reputation as a moderate whose decisions are guided by the law rather than partisanship, Democrats had chose to filibuster his nomination. Indeed, the case wasn't scheduled for argument until after President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch for the seat. He will be a key vote in many critical cases coming up.

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Turkish opposition calls for referendum result to be annulled over unstamped ballots

He says the Supreme Electoral Board shouldn't have chose to accept as valid ballot papers that did not bear the board's official stamp. "This referendum will always be remembered as illegitimate". "We are not talking about fraud and have no information on this subject", he said, noting the allegations were made by political parties. Bulent Tezcan, deputy chairman of the Republican People's Party, announced the move at the Ankara offices of the electoral board.

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EGGS: Rotary Easter Egg Hunt Thursday enjoyed by hundreds of children

Emmanuel Baptist Church ran several hunts for different age groups on the football field at Lewis and Clark Middle School. The event at People's Church brought families like the Maynards out, and mom Breanne says flawless weather helped create a great atmosphere for her two kids.

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White House defends transparency pledge after visitor log reversal

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who refused to discuss the matter with White House ethics lawyer Stefan Passantino at the Times' request, denied the allegation. "It is just a little bit unusual that they didn't move into the White House immediately after the inauguration". And so far, those supporters are looking at his words and deeds over his church attendance, said Bob Vander Plaats, president of the conservative Iowa group the Family Leader.

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Stakes high for Trump, Democrats in Georgia House race

Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election.

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Here's Who Introduced Carter Page To The Trump Campaign

The agency got approval for a warrant to conduct an investigation of Carter Page , one of Trump's foreign policy advisors last summer. Campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks later described Page's role as "informal". "I'm not going to deny that I talked to him", Page said. Page himself told PBS NewsHour in February that he was a "junior member of the [Trump] campaign's foreign policy advisory group".

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Korea urges Japan to refrain from exacerbating security concerns

Aso in turn said U.S. -Japan trade friction, which soured ties in the 1980s and 1990s, was a thing of the distant past and the allies were now entering an era of cooperation. Pence's two main goals are to spur increased US access to Japanese markets and strengthen Japanese foreign investment, they said. Washington and Tokyo want to see "concrete results in the near term" regarding improvements in bilateral trade, the two countries said on Tuesday.

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Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing; as search continues

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says police heroically took quick action to keep others safe. Stephens is not believed to have known Mr Godwin, a retired foundry worker who media reports said spent Easter Sunday morning with his son and daughter-in-law before he was killed.

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Putin outlined causes of worsening Russia-US ties at meeting with Tillerson

Moscow rejected calls by the United States to withdraw support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday: "We can not and will not support attempts to pass without proof a UN Security Council resolution condemning the government 'on the quiet, ' without any inspections".

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Theresa May biographer explains who PM consults in her inner-circle

Right from the start of her campaign to replace David Cameron as Tory leader, May was clear on her views about a snap election as a reaction to the Brexit vote. "We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain", said party leader Jeremy Corbyn. "I will be asking local residents to support me on my record of achievement for them and my commitment to helping the Conservative Government to secure a Brexit deal that will be in the best interests of Keighley ...

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Relatives of slain Cleveland man say they've forgiven suspected killer Steve Stephens

Pennsylvania State Police say Steve Stephens died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday morning. Authorities said Stephens pulled up in his Ford Fusion on a road in East Cleveland about 2 p.m. Late Sunday night Cleveland police issued an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens and warned he could have crossed into Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana or MI.

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Britain PM to seek early June 8 election

The party said it had gained 1,000 new members in the hour after May's announcement. On Tuesday morning, Theresa May caught political journalists and opponents off-guard with a surprise announcement that she would like to hold a general election on 8 June - after months of declaring there would be no early election.

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White House defends transparency after visitor log reversal

Fast-forward to 2017. Not only does Trump's administration continue to insist he is under audit and therefore cannot release his tax returns (he can), but they also have made a decision to reverse a policy of releasing White House visitor logs put in place during Obama's administration.

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Pilot charged after loaded gun found by baggage screeners

The pilot has been charged with misdemeanor weapon possession, but has been released on bail. The.380-caliber handgun containing six bullets was discovered as the co-pilot - who was not identified - went through a security checkpoint, the TSA said .


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