• No peace in Syria until regime change, USA ambassador to United Nations says

    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

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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.
  • Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

    Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

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    But the restriction merely put in place United Nations sanctions passed past year with China's support - before Trump took office. President Trump's turnaround followed a press conference on Wednesday afternoon where his stance towards Russian Federation was described as uncharacteristically negative, as the two world powers remained at odds over military action against the Syrian regime.
  • North Korean test missile explodes during launch

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    Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that President Donald Trump and his military team are aware of the missile launch. "The type of missile is still being assessed", the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) said in a statement . In the past few days the White House has completed a two-month review of its North Korea strategy, which officials summarised as "maximum pressure and engagement".
  • Drug Maker Moves to Drop its own Lawsuit Halting Executions

    Drug Maker Moves to Drop its own Lawsuit Halting Executions

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    The Arkansas Parole Board had earlier voted to recommend that McGehee's death sentence be commuted to life without parole, and the judge ruled McGehee's April 27 execution date would not have given the board enough time, as required by law, to notify the governor of its recommendation.