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by | April 26, 2017 | 06:12

Last July, Seoul and Washington agreed to install the THAAD system in the southeastern town of Seongju as a “necessary measure” to thwart North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. In March, the U.S. military announced that the “first elements” of the THAAD system had arrived in South Korea. Seoul and Washington say the sole objective of THAAD is to defend against North Korean missiles, but China is concerned the system's powerful radar can penetrate its territory and undermine its ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:07

Yet once in office, he softened his stand, deciding not to single out China for its currency policy and offering a draft rewrite of NAFTA that kept much of the original deal intact. Canadian lumber exports to the USA make up only 2% of the country's total shipments to the US. Trudeau also said the friendly nature of the relationship means both sides will be able to work through any disputes that arise, such as those now brewing on softwood lumber and dairy products.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:07

Politically speaking, they don't want to go near health care until after the 2018 midterms, but Trump's ego has been bruised and he needs a legislative accomplishment, so health care legislation has devolved into a test of wills within the Republican Party.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:09

Macron must convince voters he has the aura of a head of state. "The Rotonde was a mistake", Dominique Wolton, a political communication specialist at French research institute CNRS. "When I hear Madame Le Pen, her formulas, her tone, I see much more brutality than on my side". "We can not allow the slightest porosity with the Front National", he told Le Monde , warning the party risked foundering in parliamentary elections if it failed to keep its distance from the FN.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:07

After four weeks of protest, anti-government Venezuelans have settled in for a long standoff with President Nicolas Maduro. Another 54-year-old man was shot dead in the chest during a protest in the western agricultural state of Barinas, the state prosecutor's office added without specifying the circumstances.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:06

He said with a smile: "You never know, that is football". "We are disappointed not to be top of the league but hopefully we will put Brighton under a bit of pressure by winning our next match on Friday (at Cardiff City)". Nerves were evident among the players and the crowd, which was in excess of 50,000, until Ritchie converted his spot-kick to stretch Newcastle's advantage against 10-man Preston with 25 minutes to play.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:02

The President also lashed Canada last week for its dairy exports hurting the USA milk and cheese industry in the neighbouring U.S. state of Wisconsin. Industry analysts have been expecting the combined duties, Monday's and the upcoming ones, to range between 30 and 40 per cent. Canada sold $278 billion in goods to the United States, led by fuels, autos and machinery.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:02

Christian Benteke returned to haunt his former side with a brace after Philippe Coutinho had put the Reds in front. But their profligacy proved their undoing and Palace punished them, with Benteke providing Jurgen Klopp a costly reminder of his talents with the winning goal 16 minutes from time, giving Allardyce's side a huge boost and leaving Liverpool's top four hopes a little less certain.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:00

In a statement , Exxon said it "understand [s] the statement today by Secretary Mnuchin in consultation with President Trump". ExxonMobil won't be allowed to bypass USA sanctions against Russian Federation to resume drilling for oil in a joint venture that seeks to tap billions of barrels of that country's crude.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:58

Sonny Perdue to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture . The former Governor's mission won't be easy.in March, at this confirmation, Perdue had to deal with nervous farm-state senators, upset by Trump's proposal to cut some farm programs . "Now that we have our Secretary of Agriculture in place, we look forward to getting down to business to address serious issues that the Secretary has committed to working on as well as filling other key roles in the U.S.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:59

The briefing, involving 100 senators as well as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis, is being held on Wednesday. While the saber-rattlers keep up their pretenses and rhetoric, Beijing has taken a more diplomatic approach to North Korea, with a tone that warns strongly against violence in the region.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:55

However, Corbyn faces a huge test because he has been systematically undermined by the media and by many members of his own party. If May does win so many seats it would be the biggest election victory for a Conservative leader since 1983 when Margaret Thatcher beat Labour's Michael Foot to win a majority of 144.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:56

Trump is the dominant one who calls the shots - even if it means compromising her happiness. "Melania seemed to do her best to ignore the new reality, on the grounds that she wanted to be home for Barron ", Peretz wrote. It is probably for this reason that little Barron's mother does not wish to live in Washington, and will stay in NY until her son's school year is over, far from her husband and daughter-in-law.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:52

In footage aired on Syrian TV, bodies, including fighters, were seen lying alongside charred and destroyed buses. Syrian rescue workers the Civil Defence said they had carted away at least 100 bodies from the site of Saturday's blast, which hit buses carrying Shi'ite residents as they waited to cross from rebel into government territory in an evacuation deal between warring sides.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:56

About 400,000 civilians are estimated to be trapped in the Old City. The Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) force drove out the IS from al-Tanak neighbourhood and raised the Iraqi flags on some of its buildings, Xinhua news agency quoted Lt.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:53

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement the Commerce Department "determined a need" because of unfair Canadian subsidies to the lumber industry to impose "countervailing duties of roughly one billion dollars". Mr Ross justified the duties by saying Canadian firms "charge a subsidised low price when the products hit the United States border". The former federal cabinet for worldwide trade, who was part of the negotiating team on the previous lumber agreement, is expected to play a ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:50

Chaffetz also raised questions about fees Flynn received as part of $US530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a businessman tied to Turkey's government. "Personally I see no evidence or no data to support the notion that General Flynn complied with the law", Chaffetz told reporters after the briefing.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:50

Tillerson claimed that Tehran has been fueling various military conflicts in the Middle East, undermining USA interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Zarif is nearly as avid a user of Twitter as Trump despite it being officially banned in Iran. But the pending policy review may lead the president to withdraw this concession in the future.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:48

And there is no wait for the changes to kick in. He unveiled the tighter requirements on Thursday (20 April) and as part of the new measure, the waiting period has been extended for applicants before they are handed out citizenships. Apart from this, an automatic fail for applicants who cheat during the citizenship test has been introduced. And to become an Australian, there's to be a social cohesion demonstration, or test.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:47

Axios first reported details of the executive orders. Orders are expected on veterans' issues, energy, agriculture and trade. Republicans are reportedly eager to avoid a government shutdown on April 28, but the White House, as usual, is making things more hard by demanding that Democrats accede to funding for Trump's proposed border wall between the US and Mexico-a multi-billion-dollar boondoggle that Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have refused to support.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:45

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly voted in favor of Perdue. "Secretary Perdue knows that dairy farmers depend on export markets around the world and closer to home, which is why it is important for USDA to insist on preserving market access to key customers in Mexico, and demand that Canada plays by the global trade rules to which it has already agreed", says the National Milk Producers Federation.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:45

The audience booed and hissed at her when she defended her father's attitudes towards women during a discussion on paid leave. "‶You're the first daughter of the United States, and you're also an assistant to the president", said the moderator, WirtschaftsWoche editor-in-chief Miriam Meckel, according to Politico.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:47

The first round outcome spared investors their worst-case scenario of Le Pen facing off against far-left eurosceptic Jean-Luc Melenchon, who had surged in the polls in recent weeks, though he never broke into the top two. Jean-Francois Cope, a senior figure in the right-wing Republicans party, said: "I'm very happy that our political family has been able to agree on the idea that the goal is to defeat Marine Le Pen".

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:46

Flooding has made all bridges across the Tigris in and out of western Mosul impassable, cutting off aid supplies and escape routes for people fleeing the Islamic State-held part of the Iraqi city. Iraqi forces also announced on Saturday killing senior chief of Islamic State. "Nothing has changed in terms of air support". Dorrian said ISIS is using "no single tactic" to slow Iraqi forces' progress: "They have a layered defense and they've had two years to build it".

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:43

This month, White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared to suggest that Syrian President Bashar Assad had committed more egregious attacks on his people than did Adolf Hitler, who oversaw the extermination of more than 6 million Jews in Europe.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:41

Soon after the incident, locals rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to Agency Headquarters Hospital in Parachinar, the main town of Kurram. Last month, the Taliban targeted a mosque, killing more than 20 people in Parachinar. "This area is in central Kurram - there is no increased security there", he said. Both blasts were claimed by the Pakistani Taliban militant Islamist group.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:37

Pak was speaking with former Soviet Ambassador to North Korea, N. G. Sudarikov, according to documents from Soviet archives donated to the Wilson Center by Kyungnam University. He says Washington needs to be simultaneously gesturing to North Korea about a road to dialogue. "Clearly we've got to do more". China is North Korea's sole major ally but disapproves of the North's weapons programmes and has supported United Nations sanctions against it.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:38

Pivetta, 24, a Lambrick Park graduate, has a 3-0 record and a 0.95 earned run average in three starts with the IronPigs this season, and has been mentioned as a potential call-up during previous injury situations with the Philadelphia starting rotation.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:35

Eight Moroccans and a Spanish national were arrested in and around Barcelona, in the north-east, police said. Four of the detainees are suspected of having links to people arrested in connection with the Brussels attacks. Police said the operation on Tuesday was carried out in conjunction with Belgian security forces as part of an eight-month investigation into a group of alleged Islamist militants.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:34

The committee was critical of the atmosphere ahead of the referendum and of emergency decrees after the failed coup attempt in July 2016. "In the current hard period of Turkey, there is no need to reopen a monitoring procedure in respect of this country, which is one of the founders of the Council of Europe, on the contrary, we need to help it", he noted.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:29

An official from Seoul's Defence Ministry couldn't confirm such details. The drills coincided with military exercises held by United States and South Korean navies in the Yellow Sea, off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula and as the USS Michigan, one of US's most powerful submarines, arrived in South Korea.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:22

Trump on Tuesday will meet with members in the agriculture industry including the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue , Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau, and various farmers and ranchers to discuss the issues facing the industry.

by | April 25, 2017 | 12:19

On Xi's call with Trump, he said China firmly opposed any action that violates United Nations Security Council resolutions, and called for regular China-U.S. "North Korea's nuclear and missile program is an extremely serious threat to security not only in the global community but also for our country", Abe said.

by | April 25, 2017 | 12:15

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters on April 24, 2017, in in Kabul , Afghanistan. Gen. H. R. McMaster. "We continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Afghans for the future of this country", he said. His trip comes days after a Taliban attack on an Afghan military base killed at least 140 soldiers in the northern part of the country.

by | April 25, 2017 | 12:13

A Ministry of Defense official had said Friday the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district. But the group has been steadily losing ground in the face of heavy pressure both from USA air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces.