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The vice president earlier visited a military installation near the DMZ, Camp Bonifas, for a briefing with military leaders. Pence's advisers told reporters that he hopes to win better US access to Japanese markets and to attract more Japanese investment in the U.S.
  • North Korea blows up United States in alarming video simulation

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    Defiant North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chosen to celebrate an important national holiday by sanctioning a video simulation of a missile being fired at a United States city - all set to rousing music. It was now heading for the Western Pacific as ordered, it said. "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC in Pyongyang.
  • Former South Korean president indicted for bribary, faces possible life sentence

    Former South Korean president indicted for bribary, faces possible life sentence

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    She is accused of abuse of power, coercion, bribery and leaking government secrets, Yonhap news agency reported , citing prosecutors. Prosecutors charged Shin without detaining him. South Korea's biggest conglomerate has already been drawn into the inquiry. He is the second chief of a local firm to be put on trial in connection with Park's scandal, following Samsung Group's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong.
  • Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

    Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

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    The new administration has expressed a desire to peacefully resolve this issue, but the US will not back down from a fight if the North takes on a more aggressive approach. With no U.S. Trade Representative yet in office and other key negotiator positions still unfilled, such nitty-gritty discussions will have to come later.
  • Israel puts Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement for writing op-ed

    Israel puts Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement for writing op-ed

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    Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reiterated its support for the issue of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, hailing their determination to stage hunger strike in order to convey their message, voice, and suffering to the world in the face of arbitrary Israeli measures, inhuman treatment, and denial of basic rights.
  • Greek government after International Monetary Fund report: No additional measures for 2018

    Greek government after International Monetary Fund report: No additional measures for 2018

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    That figure is up from the previous estimate of 3.4 percent as the bank cited "buoyant financial markets and a long-awaited cyclical recovery in manufacturing and trade under way". The Philippines which grew by 6.8 percent a year ago has the highest growth projections among ASEAN-5 nations, followed by Vietnam (6.5 percent for 2017), Indonesia (5.1 percent), Malaysia (4.5 percent) and Thailand (three percent).
  • White House Says Trump Won't Release 2016 Tax Returns

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    In fact, according to the story quoted above, the IRS's audits of the president's and vice president's returns are "fast-tracked": "The returns must be assigned within 10 business days of receipt in the group". "We're under the same audit that existed, and so nothing has changed". Trump is the first president in four decades to not release his tax returns .
  • North Korea Says Don't Mess With Us As US Plans Next Move

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a trip to Asia, has repeatedly warned that the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over and on Wednesday said it would meet any attack with an "overwhelming response". Along with the video the Korean State Merited Chorus sang a rousing new song which mentioned Hwasong missiles blasting off to challenge American imperialism along with other typical North Korean propaganda.
  • UN peacekeepers' child sex ring left victims, but no arrests

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    But they also leave under a cloud. Haitian lawyer Mario Joseph has been trying to get compensation for victims of a deadly cholera strain linked to Nepalese peacekeepers that killed an estimated 10,000 people. Haley raised the thorny topic of allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers. "Did these peacekeepers keep them safe?" she asked.
  • Open Season On Wenger And His 'cowards'

    Open Season On Wenger And His 'cowards'

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    We need to respond and that's only going to come from hard work at training. Tonight wasn't us. We're very disappointed and have let the fans down. Majority shareholder, United States businessman Stan Kroenke, a Wenger supporter, will ultimately have the final say.
  • Pence: No negotiations with NK 'at this time'

    Pence: No negotiations with NK 'at this time'

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    This new stance Pence described, if it becomes formal US government policy, not only breaks from decades of Washington orthodoxy and conventional wisdom; it also may place the United States in a different position than its key Asian allies.