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Lavrov also reaffirmed Russia's position that accusations that the Syrian regime had launched a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun last week "are not in line with reality". Pressed to clarify, McMaster said the goals of fighting IS and ousting Syria's president were somewhat "simultaneous" and that the objective of the missile strike was to send a "strong political message to Assad" to stop using chemical weapons.
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    Security Council, China strictly adheres to its worldwide responsibilities, including those from Security Council resolutions", Lu told a daily briefing. How did we get here? "As far as nuclear test is concerned, it was already announced to the public". Its aim is to be able to put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach targets around the world, including the US.
  • What North Korea is trying to accomplish with its provocations

    What North Korea is trying to accomplish with its provocations

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    North Korea on Saturday unveiled what appears to be its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), staging a large-scale military parade in Pyongyang amid increased military tensions on the peninsula. Kim Il Sung's birthday is a huge deal in North Korea, so it's not like they put this whole thing together last minute just to piss off Trump, but there is a non-zero chance he will take it that way.
  • N. Korea tries but fails to fire missile, S. Korean military says

    N. Korea tries but fails to fire missile, S. Korean military says

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    The reclusive communist nation rolled out new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICMBs) and other military hardware in a huge parade Saturday marking the 105-year anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung , the country's late founder. "If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full out war with full out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare".
  • AACC hosts annual Easter egg hunt

    AACC hosts annual Easter egg hunt

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    Just under three hours, Rashott said. "We loved coming along to get in touch with other people, and it's good that the holidays have started and we have something to do with the kids". It has grown to 21,000 eggs, Rashott said. "Lots of blue ones". "We want to offer them and their families the experiences that maybe they were told at some point by someone that they wouldn't get to have", Heaton said.
  • Former UK finance minister George Osborne to step down at June election

    Former UK finance minister George Osborne to step down at June election

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    Osborne said under his editorship, the public will get "straight facts and informed opinion to help them to make the big decisions Britain now faces about the kind of country we want to be". The opposition Labour Party had said he could not remain an MP and edit a newspaper: Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Tom Watson said at the time that "the long hours and early starts that editing a paper like the Evening Standard requires are incompatible with the demands placed on MPs".
  • Australia to abolish 457 immigration work visas

    Australia to abolish 457 immigration work visas

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    Turnbull said the 457 visas will no longer be "passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians". Since the economic crash in Ireland in 2008, the 457 visa has been particularly popular with Irish construction and healthcare workers looking to move to Australia.
  • North Korea: US is creating a situation for nuclear war

    North Korea: US is creating a situation for nuclear war

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    Pence told business leaders before leaving Seoul that the Trump administration is reviewing all trade agreements as part of its "America First" policy. Mr Trump's warning came after a tense weekend during which North Korea celebrated the birthdate of the regime's founder Kim Il-Sung with a massive military parade highlighting its growing missile capabilities.
  • United Kingdom election talk builds ahead of surprise statement from May

    United Kingdom election talk builds ahead of surprise statement from May

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    MPs must approve decision to dissolve Parliament part-way through full term. May's election call; he instead focused on economic and living-standards issues such as budget cuts to education and health care. Her critics say she was driven by political opportunism because of her party's commanding lead in the polls. However, the ICM/Guardian poll found that around three in five respondents said May was right to call an election.
  • Trump orders review of US visa program

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    Oddly, as Snap-On Tools CEO Nicholas Pinchuk was praising Trump's executive order , he was also calling for something the document failed to note altogether: worker training. Medina, who leads sales-automation company Outreach, said it's possible the executive order will mean fewer visas for outsourcing companies and more available for startups, who work to hire people with specific, harder to find technical skills.