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Later Monday, Pence said in a joint statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that the United States' commitment to its ally is "iron-clad and immutable". "But I would be concerned he would feel the need to react strongly, as he would not want to appear weak". Another potentially serious effect, experts say, is failure.
  • Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

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    It has been one of the most unpredictable and dramatic presidential campaigns in French political history - and with less than a week to go before the election, the outcome remains too close to call. It warned main candidates in the ballot of a threat to their security, according to campaign officials. A group of terrorists killed 130 people in a series of explosions and shootings in November 2015.
  • Le Pen lurches back to far right as race tightens

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    The two men allegedly "intended to commit an attack on French soil in the very short term, which is to say in coming days", Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said during a brief news conference earlier on Tuesday. While national security previously has been a strong theme in the campaign, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen hardened her tone on foreign extremists and border controls in the wake of the arrests that came days before the first round of voting.
  • Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

    Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

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    Areas yet to be counted appeared likely to provide Republican votes. The question was whether Ossoff would ultimately command a majority to claim the seat outright - or be forced into a June 20 runoff. Centennial High School's polls closed at 7:35 p.m. And he tried to tap into deep voter discontent among young voters and women in the district, which stretches from east Cobb County to north DeKalb County.
  • Three killed in California shooting spree

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    He says Muhammad told police he wanted to be known as someone who killed many white people and not just a security guard. The shootings occurred within a block-and-a-half of each other, Dyer said. He surrendered to police, telling an officer: "I did it". Dyer says he had been living on the streets and most people had "disassociated" themselves from him.
  • Much Vaunted US Carrier Strike Group Actually Nowhere Near North Korea

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    White House officials told the Times that the military's Pacific Command made the announcement prematurely, and the mistake was repeated later by defence secretary Jim Mattis. -Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, said the matter was "very perplexing" and fed into North Korea's narrative that America is all bluster and doesn't follow through on threats.
  • Pentagon Might Try to Shoot Down Pyongyang's Next Missile Test

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso shake hands as they end the joint press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. "We are with you 100 per cent". But he stressed: "Dialogue for dialogue's sake is meaningless". "I think he wants to help us on North Korea", Trump said of Xi.
  • GOP Gets Scare in Kansas Special Election, But Holds On

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    But Thomas Hauser, 67, of Belle Plaine, a Republican who works in the information technology industry, said he crossed party lines in Tuesday's election to vote for Thompson. And after crunching Dave Wasserman's numbers , The Washington Examiner similarly concluded that "if turnout across all 435 districts followed this same pattern of partisan participation, then Democrats would win a 314-seat majority in the 435-seat House of Representatives next year".
  • Race attack shooter kills three at random in California

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    Officers witnessed him yell "Allah Akbar", Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Tuesday afternoon, adding that he has written anti-government sentiments on social media as well as posts saying that he does not like white people. "We offer condolences for the victims, we pray for the victims and their families". Records show Muhammad was charged in 2005 with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.
  • Pound gets a lift from May's election call

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    Readers will recall that she is the Tory party leader and prime minister only because she was the lone candidate remaining after the political bloodbath that followed the Brexit referendum last June. Although May has been the face of hard Brexit since taking office, it could be said that she has been forced to chart this course by the Parliament she inherited.
  • Why United Airlines Was Allowed To Boot That Passenger

    Why United Airlines Was Allowed To Boot That Passenger

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    On March 26, a United gate agent refused to let two people onto a plane because they did not meet the dress code required of passengers using free company tickets. If those crew members didn't get on board, a United spokeswoman said, their flight would have been canceled. The attorneys also want United's protocol for removing passengers from commercial aircraft.