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Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the failed launch and has no comment at this time. But Pence and Hwang said they were troubled by retaliatory economic moves by China against South Korea companies following the deployment in South Korea of a USA anti-missile system known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
  • North Korean missile test fails after show of military strength

    North Korean missile test fails after show of military strength

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting a military base near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea a day after the North conducted a failed missile launch. What's more important is the fact that North Korea has the political will to fight a bloody war. "The problem will be taken care of", he told reporters last week, the latest in a series of similar tweets and comments.
  • Trump administration warns North Korea over nuclear program

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    Amid sharply heightened tensions , McMaster said the United States and allies were studying all actions "short of a military option", though the Trump administration has not ruled that out. "That is the best interests of everyone in the region, and ultimately it's in the best interests of the North Korean (DPRK) people as well", he said.
  • Ecuador's runoff both candidates claim victory

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    After Moreno failed to win February's first round of voting outright, Correa alluded to an old constitutional rule that could be used to dissolve both congress and the executive branch and call for new elections if a new leader threatened to make the country "ungovernable".
  • On North Korean border, Pence says USA will drop 'failed policy'

    On North Korean border, Pence says USA will drop 'failed policy'

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    North Korea " answered our overtures with wilful deception, broken promises and nuclear and missile tests ", he said. As the brown bomber jacket-clad vice-president was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched from a short distance away, one taking multiple photographs of the American visitor.
  • North Korean medium-range missile test fails, United States says

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    The White House believes that Sunday's test involved a medium-range ballistic missile that failed within 4-5 seconds after launch, and that it did not involve an intercontinental ballistic missile, the foreign policy adviser said. "My father served in the Korean War with the U.S. Army, and on the way here, we actually saw some of the terrain my father fought alongside Korean forces to help earn your freedom", Pence said.
  • U.S. security adviser McMaster says North Korea behavior 'can't continue'

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    Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. North Korea's actions come as tensions on the Korean Peninsula have spiked to alarming levels. A USA aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force.
  • Almost 500000 Civilians Displaced in Six Months of Mosul Campaign

    Almost 500000 Civilians Displaced in Six Months of Mosul Campaign

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    Some 400,000 people are trapped in the Old City while more than 300,000 have fled fighting since the operation started in October, officials have said. need to be cleared of Daesh, and. the Iraqi security forces are getting themselves ready for that eventuality - they know that it's coming", he said.
  • Russian Federation challenges United States to prove chemical attack in Syria

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    Tillerson said that the two countries agreed to set up a working group to stabilize their relationship and solve smaller issues. Adding:"The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship". "Clearly, our view is that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", Tillerson said. Mr Tillerson said it was the position of the United States that Mr Assad should go as part of a political solution to the Syrian conflict.
  • Lawyers: Don't rush Arkansas executions decision

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    In its filing yesterday, the inmates' legal team said the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals should review Judge Baker's decision to reject part of their arguments. The drug is supposed to render a person unconscious and unable to feel pain during a lethal injection. Six Death Row prisoners lined up for execution in Arkansas by the end of this month want an appeals court to decide on their claim that the tight timetable would violate "evolving standards of decency".
  • Pence arrives in ROK after North Korean missile test fails

    Pence arrives in ROK after North Korean missile test fails

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    McMaster said various U.S. military and intelligence agencies are working on providing options to "have them ready" for Trump "if this pattern of destabilizing behavior continues". The US, which has moved an aircraft carrier and several other warships towards the Korean peninsula, has previously warned its policy of strategic patience with North Korea is over.
  • Donald Trump Defends Reversal On Whether To Call China A Currency Manipulator

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    The other countries on the list are China , Japan , South Korea , Germany and Switzerland, with no country being identified as manipulating its exchange rate to obtain unfair trading advantages. "But depending on how China will react, Trump could lose his patience", said Makoto Noji, senior strategist at SMBC Nikko Securities. China has burned through nearly $1 trillion of its foreign reserves, or about a quarter of the total stockpile, since mid-2014 to help support the currency.