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In the wake of the report, 114 peacekeepers were sent home. "We face insecurity at night". And some troops also have been implicated in sexual abuse. But just the same, many will be relieved to see the peacekeepers exit. More than 900 have come from Brazil alone, with contingents from other Latin American countries - especially Chile and Uruguay - as well as India, Jordan, Nepal and Pakistan.
  • Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria's Assad

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    She told CNN's "State of the Union" programme on Sunday, "there's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime". "The Russians were never targeted in this particular strike", Tillerson said. Assad's principal backer, Russia, has said the chemical release in Khan Sheikhun was the result of Syrian jets bombing a rebel weapons store.
  • Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over

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    Pence also visited USA troops stationed in South Korea. Hours later U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms program. The US vice president's three-day visit to South Korea began on Sunday. United States cooperation and diplomatic efforts are also important, he told lawmakers, warning that Kim's regime is believed to hold a "substantial" amount of chemical weapons and may be able to place sarin on a ballistic missile.
  • Germany glad bitter Turkish referendum campaign over -foreign minister

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    But according to the state-run Anadolu Agency, with 100 percent of the ballots counted, Erdogan appeared poised to win with 51.2 percent of voters casting ballots in his favor. "He's governing so well". The AP reports that supporters of the "yes" vote have dominated the airwaves, while supporters of the "no" vote have complained of intimidation .
  • Putin meets Tillerson as US, Russia in wrangle over Syria

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    Tillerson, who met with Putin earlier Wednesday, deplored the "low level of trust" between the countries, whose relations have dropped to a post-Cold War low over Ukraine and Syria . "U.S. and Russian interests, whether in Syria, toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, human rights, etc. are far too different despite President Trump's earlier interest in an understanding", White said.
  • United States confident it can thwart North Korean missiles

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    It follows ballistic missile tests in February and March, as the isolated country defies United Nations sanctions and works on a missile that could deliver a miniaturized nuclear weapon to the continental U.S. North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile on Tuesday and went into waters off the peninsula. A USA defence official later said that the missile was an extended range Scud and had suffered an in-flight failure.
  • Iranian MPs Condemn US Missile Attack on Syrian Airbase

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    The official added that USA intelligence does not believe that the Daesh terrorist group has sarin, the powerful chemical agent Washington is "confident" was used against the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhun. "President Obama , do not attack Syria ", Trump said in his message. "In fact, we were prepared to do more two days ago", McMaster said. Haley also reiterated her warning at the United Nations the day after the USA strike.
  • No facts suggest Russia meddling in US election: Lavrov

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    It was the eighth time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action directed at its Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. Trump recently confirmed a significant shift in his positions since taking office almost three months ago, reaffirming support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, suggesting the alliance was "no longer obsolete".
  • Pence to visit Korean Demilitarized Zone

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    The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is the highly-fortified border between North and South Korea. Abe, speaking to a parliamentary session Monday following North Korea's massive military parade and botched missile launch, said: "Needless to say, diplomatic effort is important to maintain peace".