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US President Donald Trump held a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this month, and has praised China's turning back of North Korean coal ships as a "big step" forward in the effort to enlist Chinese pressure on Pyongyang. China's customs department issued an order on April 7 telling traders to return North Korean coal cargoes, trading sources said. North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-1953 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty.
  • Rex Tillerson: Trust between United States and Russian Federation at a 'low'

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    Mr Lavrov denounced America's missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, launched in the aftermath of the attack, as illegal -and accused Washington of behaving unpredictably. The interview was broadcast as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his first meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The AP also reported that Lavrov said Russian Federation was looking to understand U.S.
  • North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

    North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

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    North Korea, for its part, made comments concerning nuclear retaliation in mid-March about the joint military exercises, the largest coordinated maneuvers ever held between the two allies. He said: "We will go to war if they choose". Other senior officials joining Kim at the podium included Kim Won Hong, who the South Korean government had said earlier this year was sacked from his job as state security minister, presumably over corruption.
  • Russia Vetoes UNSC Condemnation of Assad's Chemical Attack

    Russia Vetoes UNSC Condemnation of Assad's Chemical Attack

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    The strong comments by Kenneth D. Ward, the American ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, came amid ongoing diplomatic skirmishes over last week's deadly attack in Syria. Sergey Lavrov Russian foreign minister: We do understand that if Moscow and Washington cooperate this is the benefit not just our nation but also for the sake of the world.
  • Pence makes first trip to Asia as tension mounts with North Korea

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    Officials say the primary goal of the trip will be to reinforce regional security alliances. North Korea has warned the U.S. not to take provocative action as it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks". CNN's Will Ripley in Pyongyang, North Korea , reported there was no immediate confirmation from North Korean state media about the launch. With 700,000 active troops and another 4.5 million in the reserves, North Korea can call upon nearly a quarter of its population to serve in ...
  • Trump reinforces turnaround on Syria and Russia

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    Security Council on Wednesday to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with global inquiries into the incident. He said: "So Russia faces a choice: it can continue acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime, or it could live up to its responsibilities as a global power, and use its influence over the regime to bring six long years of failed ceasefires and false dawns to an end".
  • Pope Francis Condemns Deadly Attack On Syria Bus Convoy

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    The Pope delivered his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica , speaking of a world laced with tensions and lacerated by conflict. It came just hours after Francis presided over the evocative torch-lit Good Friday procession at Rome's Colosseum, where he repeatedly denounced the "shame" of the blood spilled by innocent children, women and migrants in the world's conflicts, shipwrecks and other tragedies.
  • Japan Urges N. Korea to Refrain from More Provocative Actions

    Japan Urges N. Korea to Refrain from More Provocative Actions

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    On Friday, US media said that US President Donald Trump might order a strike against North Korea in case Pyongyang chose to carry out another nuclear weapon test. Following up on the US official's comments, South Korea said Seoul and Washington's position on the deployment is unchanged and they both will push for completion of the THAAD installation.
  • North Korea warned not to "test the resolve" of Donald Trump

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    United States vice president Mike Pence has visited a military base near the Korean Demilitarised Zone within 24 hours of the North's failed missile test. Pence sought to explain the policy in meetings with South Korea Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and other top officials in Seoul at the start of the trip, which will also include stops in Japan, Indonesia and Australia.
  • Aaron Hernandez found not guilty in double murder

    Aaron Hernandez found not guilty in double murder

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    Hernandez denied killing the men. Lloyd knew Hernandez because he was dating Hernandez's fiancee's sister. And minutes later, when Aaron Hernandez would turn his head to nod in approval toward his girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who was seated in the third row, many members of the de Abreu and Furtado families had already fled the courtroom, crying hysterically.
  • Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

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    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, along with Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams, and members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and US Marshal's spoke at the news conference. " If you see me again, it'll be a miracle ", she quoted him as saying. Stevens worked for Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency serving children through mental health services, foster care and adoption, at-risk youth programs and other services.