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Japan, US, South Korea agree to put more pressure on North Korea

But not one round of the talks has been held since President Obama took office, and four of the regime's five nuclear tests have been conducted during that period - in May 2009, February 2013, January 2016, and last month. "(But) depending on how Pyongyang responds, the impact of future USA policies are more likely to be limited in the sense that they will need a new goal, which may cause additional challenges for Japan as well as South Korea". Read More

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Spain's Rajoy says will seek parliament's backing to form government

Spain's Rajoy says will seek parliament's backing to form government

The parliament speaker is expected to announce when the assembly will begin debating the confidence vote later on Tuesday. "An important decision was taken yesterday, and in my opinion a reasonable one", Rajoy tweeted Monday with his usual reserve, as the main Ibex 35 index of Spain's stock market shot up 1.44 percent early afternoon on news the country would finally get a government. Read More

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Socialists vote to allow Rajoy minority government in Spain

Socialists vote to allow Rajoy minority government in Spain

Rajoy has been in charge in a caretaker role since he lost his overall majority in an election last December. This new party won 71 seats to the Socialists' 85 in the most recent election. The party refused to under the leadership of Pedro Sánchez, who tried to form a center-left government of his own. Balearic Island representative Francina Armengol said that allowing the Popular Party in again would represent "a historic U-turn" that would clash with the Socialists' ideology and electoral ... Read More

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Syria: Aleppo rocked by heavy fighting and air strikes as ceasefire expires

According to the Observatory, air strikes hit front lines in the south west of the city on Saturday, with clashes between government troops and rebel fighters reported in rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo. But so far only a handful of the 250,000 civilians still living in the rebel sector have left, and the UN's plan to evacuate injured people has stalled. Read More

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US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

The transit of the USS Decatur in the South China Sea was part of a routine operation "in full compliance with global law", according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. John McCain have slammed the Obama administration's freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea. It said the United States did not ask for Beijing's permission to enter its territorial waters and by doing so the U.S. Read More

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New Clinton TV ad in Florida features Khan family

One of Donald Trump's most effective antagonizers has emerged again in the final weeks of the presidential campaign to deal what might be a final blow to his candidacy. Humayun S.M. Khan, who was killed June 8, 2004, in combat in Baquabah, Iraq. Trump has pushed back on those accusations. In a Hillary Clinton campaign ad, Khizr Khan tells the heartbreaking story of his son's death and asks Trump a question that makes us all wonder. Read More

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Iraqi and Kurdish Forces 'Tighten the Noose' around Islamic State

Imagine then, notes Williams, how much more hard it will be to be retake Mosul itself - a densely packed city where about 1 million residents are still thought to be living, used by ISIS as human shields. He didn't provide details about the fighting. "The fighting forces are now pushing forward toward the town more quickly than we thought, and more quickly certainly than we established in our plan of campaign". Read More

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Philippines' Duterte says didn't really mean 'separation' from US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's self-declared "separation" from the USA has put a traditionally robust alliance on even shakier ground, leaving officials on both sides scrambling to contain the political fallout. "We have seen too many troubling statements from President Duterte over the past several months", Earnest said Friday. When the president called for the withdrawal of U.S. Read More

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Yemen ceasefire set to last for 72 hours

The Houthis and their allies, forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh , hold most of Yemen's northern half, while forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government share control of the rest of the country with local tribes. Despite this troubling track record, US officials recently invoked self-defense to justify ratcheting up participation in the war. Last week, US ships were fired upon at least two times while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen , prompting a USA ... Read More

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Ready? Great ShakeOut drill at 10:20 am

Ready? Great ShakeOut drill at 10:20 am

It's part of the state's effort to ensure Californians are prepared for the next big natural disaster. "It begins in every home with an emergency kit, having a family evacuation plan and a family reunification plan". "The number one thing is getting people to take action before earthquakes", said Mark Benthien, global coordinator of Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills . Read More

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Donald Trump offers mediation between Pakistan, India

Donald Trump offers mediation between Pakistan, India

It was the last campaign stop of a day that saw the billionaire businessman traverse the northeast part of the country with stops in ME and New Hampshire earlier in the day. "He spoke to what people have been asking about", said Puri. "There was supposed to be prayers and dancing". On asked would he expand or curtail it if being elected, Trump said there is an annual cap of 85,000 on H-1B visas, and there those that favor lifting the cap and those who have called for cuts. Read More

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China Defends Pakistan After "Mother-Ship of Terrorism" Comment

A mindset that loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains. "Selective approaches to terrorist individuals and organizations will not only be futile but also counter-productive", Modi said. Without naming Pakistan, Modi said: "We also agreed that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor such forces of violence and terror are as much a threat to us as the terrorists themselves". Read More

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Mourning Thais dye clothes as prices for black apparel surge

Mourning Thais dye clothes as prices for black apparel surge

Umaporn Sarasat , 43, a small business owner who is accused of making disrespectful comments online, was led to a picture of Bhumibol in front of the police station by two police officers. Authorities were urging calm after people posted comments on social media about other people not wearing black and white clothing to mourn the revered leader, with some even going ahead to reprimand people in public. Read More

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Guns, abortion dominate early portion of Clinton-Trump debate

Police and city officials haven't said why and how the Clinton statue was removed. Either Clinton has changed her mind on Russian Federation like she did on gay marriage, or she isn't being straightforward about how she really feels. Trump responded by slamming Clinton's record, and calling into question whether the Russians really were behind hacks that ultimately provided information to Wikileaks. Read More

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Theresa May gives ministers freedom to speak out against airport runway decision

Theresa May gives ministers freedom to speak out against airport runway decision

The UK government a year ago delayed making a final decision until it received the results of a special environmental report into making Heathrow the site of a third runway. United Kingdom government plans public consultation, which could take over a year to complete. The 41-year-old had a 23,015 majority in last year's general election and would be expected to win a by-election - with the support of his constituents who are opposed to extra aircraft noise and pollution. Read More

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Nintendo to release next-generation console teaser

Nintendo to release next-generation console teaser

The exact details that will be released in the trailer, the length of the trailer, and even what exactly Nintendo means by a "trailer" is up to speculation. Be sure to watch this space, and go insane with us over the NX! The unveiling itself will occur on Nintendo's official website , which is sure to raise a number of questions amongst hopeful gamers - namely, just what is it that the Big N plans on showing? After reports that the NX reveal was only "days away", it seems those words ... Read More

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Canadians have a super nice message for Americans: You guys are great

Canadians have a super nice message for Americans: You guys are great

One of the agency's founders, Shari Walczak, explained what prompted the campaign: "Every morning we'd come together at work and there would inevitably be a discussion about another negative piece of news about the election". Thanks, Canada! I know I needed this. "We look at it through a Canadian lens, but all of us have friends, family and colleagues who live in America", she said to the Times . Read More

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United States says two Americans detained in Yemen released

Navy destroyer USS Mason in the Red Sea. The destroyer USS Mason fired defensive countermeasures in response to what may have been incoming missiles, a defense official said. A Saudi-led campaign in Yemen has come under severe criticism since an air strike a week ago on a funeral gathering in the Yemeni capital Sanaa that killed 140 people according to a United Nations estimate and 82 according to the Houthis . Read More

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