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Earlier, South Korean and U.S. military officials said a North Korean missile had detonated soon after launch. There is limited data available about the missile, because it blew up so soon, but a U.S. "Our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger", the vice president said. On April 7, the USA struck a Syrian air base to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for a suspected chemical attack.
  • US and Russia struggle to overcome rifts in Moscow

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    Putin said Moscow also wanted to see a "thorough" probe of the attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun conducted through the United Nations, and slammed U.S. He says both countries have agreed that their lines of communications must stay open. Lavrov also noted that many key State Department posts remain vacant since the new administration took office - a point of sensitivity in Washington.
  • V.P. Mike Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

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    Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo. Pence said Sunday at a fellowship dinner at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul that the willingness of military members "to stand firm without fear inspires the nation and inspires the world". Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the failed launch and has no comment at this time. "North Korea is looking for trouble", Trump tweeted Tuesday.
  • Manchester United 2 Chelsea 0: Mourinho's men blow title race wide open

    Manchester United 2 Chelsea 0: Mourinho's men blow title race wide open

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    A tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho ensured the path to the English Premier League title will no longer be a procession for his former club, Chelsea. In the build-up to Rashford's goal, Herrera blocked with his hand a pass from Nemanja Matic but the infringement wasn't picked up. Fans in the Stretford End chanted Herrera's name as he frustrated Hazard time and again in the first half.
  • No peace in Syria until regime change, USA ambassador to United Nations says

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    In the Syrian capital Damascus and around the world, people protested against the air strikes, insisting there should be no United States war against Syria. Syria denies using nerve gas, saying instead that its missiles struck a storage facility where rebel forces were keeping chemical weapons. But there must now be a long-term solution to the civil war in which Assad must no longer be president, he added.
  • Neil Gorsuch sworn into high court

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    And someone who, with his lifetime appointment, will outlast the President in the upper echelons of government. Markey mentioned how Trump had promised during the presidential campaign that anyone he nominated to the Court would be anti-abortion and pro-gun rights, what the senator described as litmus tests.
  • Pence visiting military camp near Korean DMZ

    Pence visiting military camp near Korean DMZ

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    There has also been a series of tests of shorter and mid-range rockets in recent years, with varying success. China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi , and U.S. A White House foreign policy adviser on board immediately tried to downplay the significance, making clear it wasn't a matter of if, but when, the North Koreans would try to flex their military might again.
  • Pope Francis holds Easter Sunday mass

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 98 evacuees from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya were killed when an explosives-laden vehicle hit their buses at a transit point west of Aleppo on Saturday. Focusing on social and political upheaval in Europe, Francis prayed for God's blessing on "those experiencing moments of crisis and difficulty, especially due to high unemployment, particularly among young people".
  • Russia and USA, after Tillerson talks, agree modest steps to mend ties

    Russia and USA, after Tillerson talks, agree modest steps to mend ties

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    Lavrov also said Russian Federation expects the U.S.to take part in a meeting on Afghanistan this week. Russia , Assad's staunchest ally, has insisted the Syrian leader is blameless and that rebels disbursed chemical weapons. Under a 2013 deal between the United States and Russian Federation, struck after a chemical attack in suburbs of Damascus killed hundreds of people, Syria was supposed to dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal.
  • U.S. protesters say 'we care' as they demand Trump release tax returns

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    An estimated 74 percent of Americans - as well as 60 percent of Republicans -want Trump to come clean on his taxes, which shows this is a nonpartisan issue, Smith said. It was seen by some as the unofficial mascot for the protest - to suggest that the Republican president was afraid, or chicken, to publish his records.