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Pentagon to test ability to shoot down North Korean missiles

The video was unveiled Sunday during a performance by North Korea's State Merited Chorus for participants of a military parade marking the 105th birthday of Kim Il Sung. On Monday, Hwang and Pence rea...

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Meet world's newest oldest person, 117-year-old Violet Brown

Meet world's newest oldest person, 117-year-old Violet Brown

Violet Brown was born on 10 March 1900 and she's now been named as the world's oldest person after the death of Italian Emma Morano. Her doctor said she passed away "tranquilly" while she sat in her...

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

She told reporters Wednesday: "The ball is in their court". U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has a message for North Korea: "We're not trying to pick a fight so don't try and give us one". She said membe...

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World's oldest person dies at 117

Emma Morano , the world's oldest person, has died aged 117. The eldest of 8 siblings, Morano was raised in Vercelli but later moved to Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where she remained for...

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Japan and US set framework for economic talks

Japan and US set framework for economic talks

Pence, dressed in a green military jacket, said aboard the hulking USS Ronald Reagan that President Donald Trump's administration would continue to "work diligently" with allies like Japan, China ...

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Former South Korean President Park Indicted on Bribery Charges

Park was formally charged with bribery, abuse of power, extortion and leaking government secrets in 18 suspected crimes, most in collusion with her friend Choi Soon-sil and a coterie of aides. Park an...

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Facts about Justice Neil Gorsuch and the Supreme Court

The conservative judge fills a year-long vacancy and comes despite strong Democratic opposition. Trump also thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the moment. "We are in a process of r...

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Iraqi forces making new push towards Old City in Mosul

A captain in the federal police said Sunday's advance had started in the early morning with troops fighting the militants house to house. The six-month-old operation to retake the Iraqi city of ...

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Politics hasn't stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc

Politics hasn't stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc

The Chinese government denied that there had been any special treatment of Ivanka Trump's trademark applications. While objective dynamics are the most visible aspect of global affairs, one should...

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Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns

Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns

ROSE: Corey Johnson represents parts of Manhattan. Especially this President, who has made a mockery of transparency while refusing to truly separate from his conflicts of interest and myriad of world...

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Israel rejects negotiations with jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

Later Monday, there were unconfirmed reports in both Israeli and Palestinian media that Barghouti had been moved from his usual prison, Hadarim, near Haifa, and had been placed in solitary confineme...

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IMF Boosts Global Economic Forecast for 2017

IMF Boosts Global Economic Forecast for 2017

In its latest World Economic Outlook , the Fund said that chronically weak advanced economies are expected to benefit from a cyclical recovery in global manufacturing and trade that started to gain mo...

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Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business

Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business

Whether she does indeed avoid the appearance or substance of conflicts of interest remains to be seen. China, however, remains a nagging concern. "I think that's wonderful for Ivanka that her bu...

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Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

Only a week after being sworn in , Gorsuch took the bench for the first time Monday, filling the space next to Justice Sonia Sotomayor to hear arguments in three cases, with four scheduled to fol...

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United Nations troops lured kids into Haiti sex ring — AP Investigation

The United States has launched a review of all 16 peacekeeping missions to assess costs and effectiveness, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Security Council that Haiti is "a success story when...

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Jamie Carragher opens up about Arsene Wenger's situation at Arsenal

Jamie Carragher opens up about Arsene Wenger's situation at Arsenal

But, asked if the uncertainty about his future is affecting the players, he said: "No, I don't think so". Wenger, who was reluctant to discuss his own future, admitted he fears for his team's prospe...

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Indonesian capital electing governor as tensions rise

Jakarta has towering influence on national politics as both the capital and financial center, contributing almost 15 percent of Indonesia's gross domestic product. Yet this last minute support was no...

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UK's May says early election averts clash with end of Brexit talks

Parliament will vote Wednesday on holding a June 8 election. Both Labour and Liberal Democrats have officially welcomed the early poll. This will be put before the Commons on Wednesday afternoon...

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North Korea fails to launch missile

North Korea fails to launch missile

The parade of the Korean People's Army has begun at the Kim Il Sung central square in the capital of North Korea , a TASS correspondent reported. (KRT via AP). North Korea's goal is to build a nu...

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Pence evades question on North Korea sabotage

Pence evades question on North Korea sabotage

Japan is in favor of establishing a framework for multilateral trade negotiations such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade pact, while the United States prioritizes bilateral trade talks...

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Bashar al-Assad's ouster a priority of United States: Nikki Haley

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Bashar al-Assad to reaffirm his support for the Syrian leader in the wake of a United States missile strike, Rouhani's office said on Sunday. The GOP lawmaker on...

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Trump Directs Review of H-1B Visas

Trump Jr. made the comment during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, who said before the conversation that President Trump is taking steps to fulfill his promise of bringing jobs back to ...

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Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

That agreement, he said, "fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran ". It architects, however, said they were cautiously optimistic that the deal would stay in place. The enigmatic remarks...

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says he intends to conduct his own investigation into the National Football League star's hanging death. Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to pr...

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Jeremy Corbyn defends `credible´ policies amid grilling on poll ratings

The Labour leader told ITV's Good Morning Britain the party's poor showing in the polls could be remedied by talking about policies, including a pledge on Tuesday to fund a 17% increase in the carer's...

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Heated Congressional Race In Georgia Heads To Runoff

Heated Congressional Race In Georgia Heads To Runoff

Cobb County is suburban, majority white and strongly Republican. A voter leaves a polling site after casting a ballot in a special election in Marietta, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017 . To date Democ...

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Facebook murder suspect remains at large as police ask public for help

Facebook murder suspect remains at large as police ask public for help

Pa. The McDonald's employee called police as Stephens proceeded down the drive-thru, DuCharme said . After what was reportedly a brief pursuit, Stephens turned a gun on himself. Stephens claimed ...

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Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in J&K's Poonch

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in J&K's Poonch

It is a true representation of the occupation and the humiliation it inflicts on the Kashmiri people. Tensions have also been rising between Pakistan - a party to the Kashmir dispute - and India, wi...

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General election: UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

I will be asking for the British people for a mandate to complete Brexit and make a success of it". Her change of heart, May said, came "recently and reluctantly", but the move was a tactical one. A...

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Man killed 3 on street, says he 'hates white people'

Hughes came home to see a body draped in a blanket on the sidewalk leading to his front door. He drove to nearby Fulton street and shot a man there, killing him. Dyer says he had been living on the st...

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Pope Francis shakes hands with Bill O'Reilly

Fox recently renewed O'Reilly's contract with the knowledge that the Times' story was in the works. As a result, parent company 21st Century Fox may be seeking an end to O'Reilly's 21-year reig...

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Pakistan braces for court decision

Pakistan braces for court decision

The petitioners in Pakistan Advocate Tariq Asad, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, PTI chief Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rashid Ahmed sought disqualification of the Prime Mini...

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Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul referendum

Demonstrations against the outcome of a referendum expanding the president's powers are continuing in Istanbul, where protesters are demanding the resignation of the election board that has refused to...

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Victoria Beckham obtains OBE

Victoria Beckham obtains OBE

Paralympic swimmer Bethany Firth, who won three golds and one silver in the pool at the Rio Olympics last year, will also be recognised with an MBE, as will master craftsman Tom Young, who has been gl...

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Mike Pence promises 'overwhelming and effective' response to North Korea

USA media reported on Tuesday that the supercarrier deployed by President Donald Trump to deter North Korea did not reach the Sea of Japan right away because White House and Defense Department off...

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Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action

Members of Trump's administration have hinted that the U.S.is not done intervening in Syria. . Reluctant to put significant troops on the ground in Syria, the USA for years has struggled to prevent ...

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Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

After claiming the December church bombing that killed 25 worshippers, the Islamic State group vowed in a statement circulated online to continue its war on Egypt's Copts. We also pray for our Cop...

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Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

Returning in triumph to his presidential palace in Ankara, Erdogan addressed thousands of supporters gathered outside, telling monitors who criticised the poll: "Know your place". The main secularis...

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Blue Jackets' season stays alive with wild 5-4 win over Penguins

They also stood strong in their match-up against the Pittsburgh Penguins' top line. The Blue Jackets have outscored the Penguins 5-2 in the first period over the course of the series, including bui...

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Pence Assures Japan America is With Ally '100 Percent'

Pence Assures Japan America is With Ally '100 Percent'

Pence struck a stern tone as he began talks with Abe and other Japanese leaders after arriving at a US naval base from South Korea. Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. "We know that North Kore...

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