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From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the USA military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.
  • British MP's back Theresa May's snap election

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    Britain's second female prime minister, who took over last summer following her predecessor David Cameron's failure to convince voters to back the European Union , also appears to have won strong popular support for her handling of the political natural disaster unleashed by Brexit .
  • New Zealand favourites to win ahead of Lions visit - bookmakers

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    Hartley, who recently led the English to a record-equaling 18 straight test wins, became the third England captain in succession to miss out on Lions selection, after Steve Borthwick in 2009 and Chris Robshsaw in 2013. "We believe that Sam's experience and leadership qualities make him an obvious choice as captain". Munster will supply scrum-half Conor Murray and back rowers Peter O'Mahony and CJ Stander , while Ulster provide the same in Ireland captain and hooker Rory Best, lock ...
  • US VP Mike Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

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    The US aircraft carrier strike group, composed of the Carl Vinson with guided-missile destroyers and other vessels, is understood to be around the East China Sea and heading north toward waters near the Korean Peninsula. -Korea trade agreement. "We have to be honest about where our trade relationship is falling short", said Pence, adding the Trump administration would work with businesses on reforms.
  • 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge honoured in Calgary

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    Before the prime minister spoke, Canadian Governor General David Johnston pointed to the majestic Vimy monument, unveiled between world wars in 1937, and declared it a symbol of what the battle accomplished a century ago. "Their sacrifice must inspire us to do everything to avoid that senseless losses happen again", Charles said of the long-ago Canadians who lost their lives in France.
  • 'Aussie values': 457 visa will go

    'Aussie values': 457 visa will go

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    Just as we resigned ourselves to the reality that big Malc was determined to do absolutely nothing of substance as Prime Minister, he came out swinging today with the surprise scrapping of the 457 visa. Under the new reforms, the applicants must be permanent residents for at least four years - three years longer than at present - and must be committed to embrace "Australian values".
  • Rex Tillerson calls Iran nuclear deal a failure

    Rex Tillerson calls Iran nuclear deal a failure

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration would uphold it nonetheless. "The U.S. would be isolated from the rest of the world". It did not address Iran's alleged support of terrorism or its dismal human rights record, but focused on its commitment not to build a nuclear weapon for at least a decade and to open its facilities to United Nations inspections.
  • Canada: Trump wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

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    Canada's supply management system restricts how much milk each farmer can produce using a quota system that's set according to the size of the domestic market. About 70 dairy producers in both Wisconsin and NY are affected by the new rules, and have lobbied the USA government for action on the file. MacNaughton said it remains to be seen how quickly NAFTA talks can get underway because of a looming election in Mexico, and the fact the U.S.
  • Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers approve June 8 election

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    There was a short debate on the motion in the House of Commons to over-ride the Fixed Terms Parliaments Act, which would have seen an election being held only in 2020. "We won't be doing television debates", May said, adding that politicians should spend election campaigns "out and about" meeting voters. She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, suggesting that opposition parties were trying ...
  • USA to Enhance Military Presence in Asia Pacific - Vice President Pence

    USA to Enhance Military Presence in Asia Pacific - Vice President Pence

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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". & North Korea. This lends to the perception that Trump is creating a new conflict to distract the public from his abysmal approval ratings at home and his inability to pass any of the legislation he promised.
  • Starbucks serving up Willy Wonka-inspired Unicorn Frappuccino

    Starbucks serving up Willy Wonka-inspired Unicorn Frappuccino

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    There's a whole lot of mysterious left for the eye's imagination. The vibrant frap's ingredients include sweet pink powder, mango syrup and a sour blue drizzle - and it's topped with whipped cream and sweet pink and sour blue powder. The beverage, which doesn't contain coffee, is caffeine free. "But give it a stir and its color changes to pink, and the flavor evolves to tangy and tart".
  • Marine le Pen seeks to halt reverse

    Marine le Pen seeks to halt reverse

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    Police seized guns and explosives from the apartment the men were leaving when they were arrested, Molins said. It was unclear whether a campaign event was a potential target for the attack; Molins said investigators have not determined "the day, the targets and the exact circumstances" of the suspects' plans.