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  • US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

    US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

    While Pyongyang's nuclear and missile capabilities have advanced rapidly, the South is also ready and capable of striking back at the North should it launch an attack, he added. There is "ample possibility" for the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to its missile launch, said council President Elbio Rosselli on Tuesday.

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  • Ruling Fatah party has weak showing in Palestinian election

    Ruling Fatah party has weak showing in Palestinian election

    The elections were first announced in 2016, but judicial interventions by both parties in Gaza and the West Bank continued to block announced dates, postponing the elections. This was comparable to voter turnout in the previous municipal elections. "The fact that Hamas is boycotting the ballot - that the PFLP and Islamic Jihad are not taking part - really does make this a one-party election, a Fatah election".

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  • No rush to Trump judgment, Ryan says; Dems demand deep probe

    Several Republicans said Tuesday after the memo surfaced that Comey should testify to Congress. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, said the Wisconsin Republican backed Chaffetz's demand for documents. Northern California Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa said he doesn't see the need for a special prosecutor. Republican Adam Kinzinger, a member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, was among Republicans calling for an independent probe.

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  • UN Increases Appeal for South Sudan Aid

    UN Increases Appeal for South Sudan Aid

    The conflict was sparked by clashes between supporters of President Salva Kiir and his rival, then vice-president Riek Machar. Humanitarian organizations in the region are facing the tough decision to cut food rations anywhere between 20 percent and 75 percent at refugee camps, resulting in a rise of malnutrition rates.

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  • Texas' Patrick backs special session for 'bathroom bill'

    Texas' Patrick backs special session for 'bathroom bill'

    The Democrat's bill to ban celebratory gunfire in Texas could be in trouble. "I want to avoid a special session". House Bill 25 , which would eliminate the option tentatively passed the Senate Wednesday afternoon in a 20-10 party-line vote, gathering critiques from Democrats that removing this tactic would make it harder to vote.

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  • SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

    SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

    Having its PaaS on top of public cloud infrastructure will bring SAP closer to the cloud experiments - and production deployments - of many of its customers. SAP is updating its SAP Analytics Cloud to include live connections to Business Warehouse/4Hana, R scripting and other features, and aims to release a new mobile app for it on iOS later this month, it said Wednesday.

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  • Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

    Army when she disclosed more than 700,000 confidential military and diplomatic documents while serving in Iraq in 2010, according to the Associated Press . When she entered prison, she was Bradley Manning . " Manning disclosed the materials because, under the circumstances, she thought it was the right thing to do", Manning's attorneys stated in an appeal brief filed previous year.

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  • Comey documented Trump request to drop Flynn investigation in memo

    Comey documented Trump request to drop Flynn investigation in memo

    It was not the investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. President Trump asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and urged former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B.

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  • Park board approves bylaw banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium

    Park board approves bylaw banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium

    The aquarium will be allowed keep the three whales that now live there, but the decision means the belugas would no longer be used in shows or performances, and no new cetaceans can be kept in captivity. Nightingale did stress that the aquarium would continue to apply pressure to reverse the decision made by the park board. Construction hasn't started, but the aquarium hoped to have it up and running within two years.

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  • North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to kill Kim Jong

    The alleged plot, Pyongyang claims , involved targeting the dictator at a public parade using "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance". The claim comes amid rising tensions between the USA and North Korea over the reclusive regime's nuclear weapons program and recent provocative ballistic missile tests.

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  • North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

    The Trump administration has called the tests unacceptable and has swung between threats of military action and offers to talk. North Korea has also said that it would not abandon its missile and nuclear programs unless the U.S. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he and his South Korean counterpart agreed that "dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea is meaningless".

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  • Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first

    Mr Xi did not give a timeframe for the distribution of funds pledged for the projects outlined on Sunday. By linking countries and regions that account for about 60 percent of the world's population and 30 percent of global GDP, the initiative is a flawless example of #China offering its own wisdom and solutions to global governance, said Wang Yiwei, a professor at the School of International Relations at Renmin University of China.

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  • Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum

    Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum

    He also said that the center would be more than just a park, but a place where the next generation of leaders could be trained. "We can start providing opportunities to all of them". "The Obamas were clear that they wanted the Center to seamlessly integrate into the Park and the community, and include diverse public spaces". Architects Tod Williams , Billie Tsien and Dina Griffin designed the center.

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  • North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

    North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

    The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea has sent an open letter of protest to the US House of Representatives, strongly condemning and resolutely rejecting the " North Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act" passed last week, said the official Korean Central News Agency.

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  • Venezuelan elderly march against Maduro

    Maduro, a 54-year-old former bus driver and successor of Hugo Chavez, says his foes are seeking a coup with the support of the United States and encouragement of global media. In the fourth year of a brutal recession, Venezuela is suffering widespread shortages of medicines and basic medical equipment. Deadly unrest broke out on April 1 as his opponents protested, demanding elections.

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  • Overblown claim on new China trade deal

    Overblown claim on new China trade deal

    The deal is the final hurdle to reopening the Chinese market for US beef after a 14-year absence and sets clear action steps to open the market. The United States also signalled that it was eager to export more liquefied natural gas (LNG), saying China could negotiate any type of contract, including long-term contracts, with USA suppliers.

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  • Indian SC calls triple talaq 'worst and undesirable form'

    Indian SC calls triple talaq 'worst and undesirable form'

    Criticising senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid's "objectionable" statement on the Islamic divorce system of triple talaq being constitutionally unjustifiable, Muslim cleric Maulana Sajid Rashidi said it can not be abolished, as it is an Islamic process dictated in the Quran.

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