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President Xi Jinping also offered to buy more American grain and agricultural products. President Donald Trump's administration has yet to form a coherent worldwide trade policy. Ross admitted that it was "a very, very short time" for trade talks. The reality, cause and possible impact for the U.S. trade deficit with China are well understood by both countries, a spokesperson of the MOC said.
  • Beijing may offer concessions to avoid trade war with Washington

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    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Don't forget, we're the piggy bank. In a recent interview with the Financial Times , Trump pledged to curb the regime's nuclear ambitions alone, if China fails to step up pressure on its North Korean ally. Pyongyang claims it is pursuing nuclear weapons to defend itself from what it calls U.S. aggression. Arabella also recited two poems by Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) poet Li Bai for Xi and Peng, the reports said.
  • Narrow majority backs strikes on Syria

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    The Syrian government has denied it was behind the April 4 attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun. 'We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians, ' he said. policy on Syria and Russian Federation, far from being a poodle". A new CBS News poll - the first live-caller poll to test reactions to the strikes - shows 57 percent of Americans agree with the decision Trump made.
  • Kyrgios beats Querrey to seal Davis Cup tie

    Kyrgios beats Querrey to seal Davis Cup tie

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    Clearly enjoying life on-court, Kyrgios spearheaded Australia's passage into the semi-finals with a 3-2 victory in the World Group quarter-final tie against the United States in Brisbane . Success against the U.S. marks a quick return for Australia to the final four after their last appearance in 2015, when they were defeated 3-2 by Great Britain in Scotland.
  • EU Expands Sanctions Against N. Korea As Trump Meets Xi

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    Navy strike group Carl Vinson canceled a planned trip to Australia and was moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force , a U.S. "Pre-emptive strikes may be aimed at resolving North Korea's nuclear problems, but for us, it is also related to defending the safety of the public", he told reporters.
  • South Korea's Park behind bars

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    The Seoul Central District Court earlier issued a warrant to detain Ms Park on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets, after a almost nine-hour court hearing on Thursday. Park lost her immunity from prosecution when South Korea's Constitutional Court dismissed her from office on March 10 after concluding that she had "continuously" violated the law.
  • Trump accepts Xi's China invitation

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    Yet they did so without any clear guidance from Washington on the next steps in Syria. The White House, in its statement released Sunday about the previous day's call, said Trump thanked Abe for his support of the USA missile strikes and they "also agreed to further cooperation on a range of regional issues, including the threat posed by North Korea".
  • Pakistan's army sentences alleged Indian spy to death

    Pakistan's army sentences alleged Indian spy to death

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    He was found guilty by a military court which was closed to the public and was sentenced to death. And Pakistan has repeatedly refused to grant India consular access to him. In this photograph taken on March 29, 2016, Pakistani journalists watch a video showing Indian national Kulbhushan Yadav, arrested on suspicion of spying, during a press conference in Islamabad.
  • Chinese media cheer Xi-Trump meeting

    Chinese media cheer Xi-Trump meeting

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    The talks come shortly after Trump hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a summit at which he pressed Pyongyang's key ally to do more to curb the North's nuclear ambitions. If President Trump were willing to amend current executive orders on the books, his administration would presumably target Kim Jong-un and not be penalized under the criminal code.
  • North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

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    Trump has recently threatened unilateral action against Pyongyang if Beijing fails to help curb its neighbour's nuclear weapons programme. US National Security Adviser H.R. "Armed with nuclear weapons, he would hardly flinch at the attack in Syria", Chang said. South Korean acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn ordered the military to intensify monitoring of the North's activities and to ensure close communication with the ally the United States.
  • Trump drops China bashing in summit with Xi

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    What was billed as a showdown between the leaders of the United States and China over trade and North Korea ended with little sign of confrontation Friday - or of concrete progress in resolving their differences. Officials have said the leaders are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear ambitions and trade, among other issues important to the world's two biggest economies.