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Spicer, when asked about the alliance between Russian Federation and Syria, contended that chemical weapons weren't used in World War II, adding that "you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons". "I would ask obviously for folks' forgiveness", he added. The New York-based human and civil rights organization, which is named for Jewish German teenager Anne Frank who died in the Holocaust, blasted Spicer's Tuesday press briefing remarks as ...
  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria

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    The United States and other Western governments blame Assad's regime. The US-along with France and the UK-had sought to pass a resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria and calling for a full probe into last week's attack only to have it vetoed by Russian Federation during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, the Hill reports.
  • Pence warns North Korea of United States resolve

    Pence warns North Korea of United States resolve

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    The North conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile tests last year, defying six Security Council sanctions resolutions banning any testing, and it has launched more missiles this year including a failed attempt this past weekend.
  • China says conflict could break out at any moment over North Korea

    China says conflict could break out at any moment over North Korea

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    But it's doubtful the North is now able to build reliable, survivable warheads for an intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike the USA mainland, he said. "The president has no further comment". Any US strike on North Korea could prompt retaliation against allies or US forces in South Korea or Japan. The US president has recently demonstrated his willingness to resort to military methods.
  • Japan PM urges NKorea to stop missiles

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    He said the USA and its allies would deal with the situation "through peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means are necessary". Pence travelled from Seoul in a Blackhawk military helicopter to Camp Bonifas, a defence compound near the DMZ named after one of two USA soldiers killed by North Korean troops in 1976.
  • Erdogan is defiant as opponents contest referendum result

    Erdogan is defiant as opponents contest referendum result

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    The opposition said the change would have affected the results and called for a partial recount of at least 37% of the votes, said Erdal Aksunger of the CHP. He has also been at the centre of global affairs, commanding NATO's second-biggest military on the border of Middle East war zones, taking in millions of Syrian refugees and controlling their further flow into Europe.
  • Pence warns North Korea 'era of patience is over'

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    Noting Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan , Pence said, " North Korea would do well not to test his resolve ", or the USA armed forces in the region. The visit came after a huge military parade Saturday during which North Korea showcased apparent intercontinental ballistic missiles, and as a United States carrier group converges on the Korean peninsula.
  • Cleveland shooting the latest crime video on Facebook

    Cleveland shooting the latest crime video on Facebook

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    ET Monday. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams says authorities have already searched every location Stephens has been associated with in the Cleveland area. Williams said police have not verified that information. If you see Stephens, do not approach. "To the young man who murdered my daddy, I ask that you please surrender", Godwin-Baines said .
  • Cleveland Facebook suspect Steve Stephens hunted in five states

    Cleveland Facebook suspect Steve Stephens hunted in five states

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    Cleveland police are advising residents not to donate to GoFundMe accounts set up for the victim of Sunday's Facebook shooting. Godwin's son, Robert Godwin Jr. Nancy Kortemeyer, vice president of marketing and PR at Beech Brook, "We are doing everything we can to help and help locate him". Beech Brook on Monday closed its offices over concerns for the safety of its employees, clients and visitors, said the report .
  • Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize Obamacare

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    Without that certainty, insurers facing deadlines may decide not to sell plans on the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act - or be forced to raise their premiums significantly. A federal judge ruled in favor of the Republicans previous year; the Obama administration appealed the decision. Providing an appropriation for CSR payments would permanently take this particular weapon out of Trump's hands - no matter how an underlying lawsuit , over the constitutionality of the Obama ...
  • Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

    Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

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    On Tuesday, former congressional aide and filmmaker Jon Ossoff will find out if voters wish for him to represent Georgia's Sixth Congressional District. "I know that we need to have conversations and so on, but I don't think that's the way to do it", she said . Fully 80 percent of Democrats say the Republican Party is mostly divided.
  • United States warns Syria of 'more' strikes if Assad uses chemical attacks again

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    MCMASTER: Well, I think what we should do is ask Russian Federation - how could it be, if you have advisors at that airfield, that you didn't know that the Syrian air force was preparing and executing a mass murder attack with chemical weapons? According to Al Arabiya , Iran has condemned the USA missile strike on Syria, saying the "unilateral action is unsafe, destructive and violates the principles of worldwide law".