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According to Italy's ministry, the two men agreed to continue their conversation with "a common goal of preventing an escalation of violence" and relaunching a political process for stabilizing Syria . They also see Russian Federation as a foreign occupier whose relentless aerial bombardment of rebel-held areas has led to thousands of civilian casualties.
  • Are you anxious about escalating tensions between US and North Korea?

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    Its army vowed Friday a "merciless" response to any USA provocation, adding that Trump had "entered the path of open threat and blackmail" against Pyongyang. " We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack ", he said. United States officials feared Kim Jong-un would mark the national holiday by launching North Korea's sixth nuclear weapons test, since the country has used previous holidays to showcase its military prowess.
  • U.S. confirms 'failed' North Korea missile test

    U.S. confirms 'failed' North Korea missile test

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    But at the same time, McMaster said on "This Week" on ABC that "it's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully". Pence is visiting South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia. Pence's first trip to South Korea carries personal meaning as well. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Monday that tensions need to be eased on the Korean Peninsula to bring the escalating dispute there to a peaceful resolution.
  • US VP Pence arrives near demilitarised zone dividing Koreas

    US VP Pence arrives near demilitarised zone dividing Koreas

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    While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the spectre of a potential escalated United States response trailed Pence as he began a 10-day trip to Asia. He's launched dozens of projectiles and conducted three nuclear tests since coming to power after his father's death in 2011, and claimed in January to be nearly ready to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 22 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

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    Military officers operate an excavator during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses in Colombo . The death toll from the collapse of th. With around 800 tons of solid waste added to the site every day, the mountain of trash has absorbed much of Colombo's garbage for several years as large areas of the capital have undergone extensive renovations.
  • Trump on protests demanding he release his taxes: 'The election is over'

    Trump on protests demanding he release his taxes: 'The election is over'

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    Organized by Philadelphia Jobs With Justice, a local nonprofit in the area, the march wanted to show specifically with the tax returns and get answers to some questions that have been surrounding the Trump campaign and now presidency. "We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have".
  • United Airlines faces mounting pressure over hospitalized passenger

    United Airlines faces mounting pressure over hospitalized passenger

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    Munoz, who leads United's parent company, apologized again to Kentucky physician David Dao, his family and the other passengers who witnessed him being taken off the flight. It was at least Munoz's fourth statement about the confrontation. These complex software packages, generally outsourced from either Hewlett Packard Enterprise or IBM, combine all major passenger service functions, including pricing, shopping, reservations, ticketing, check-in and seat assignment, said Brett Snyder, founder ...
  • Facebook releases statement

    Facebook releases statement "condemning" killing of man in Facebook video

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    Authorities are looking for Steve Stephens , 37, a case manager at a behavioral health agency in Cleveland. Officials in the OH city said they were looking for Steve Stephens in connection with the one confirmed killing but had found no evidence to support what police said was a claim he made in the video of having killed more than a dozen other people.
  • VP warns North Korea 'strategic patience' is over

    VP warns North Korea 'strategic patience' is over

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    Earlier, Pence made an unannounced visit to the perilous Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea , which he called the "frontier of freedom". Although the vice president said that the United States wanted to deal with North Korea "through peaceable means, through negotiations", he made it clear that military force would be used if necessary.
  • Asian economies escape 'manipulator' tag, but expect more pressure on trade

    Asian economies escape 'manipulator' tag, but expect more pressure on trade

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    With Washington pushing a trade agenda aimed at reducing deficits, experts say the most logical option is to lengthen the time period for reviewing currency market interventions from 12 months to several years. However, if for example he put a 30 percent tariff on imports from Mexico, it is nearly certain that the Mexican peso would drop in value against the U.S.
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets Russia's Putin At The Kremlin

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets Russia's Putin At The Kremlin

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    Syria's government has denied responsibility for the gas attack in a rebel-held area of northern Syria that killed at least 87 people, many of them children. In Moscow , Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said they'd create working groups to smooth over differences on issues where the two countries share common goals.
  • Trump 'creating a war situation' says North Korean official at enormous parade

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    If you're still suffering from possible war anxiety, another sign to watch for is whether Vice President Mike Pence travels to Seoul , South Korea, on Sunday as part of a previously scheduled tour of Asia. As NPR's Merrit Kennedy reported earlier this week, the regime said it would "hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions".