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Under the deal, agreed with former President Barack Obama late past year, the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru. The prime minister, for his part, said that "whatever the reservations of the president are", the decision "speaks volumes for the commitment, the integrity of President Trump, and your administration, sir, to honor that commitment".
  • College students clash with security forces in Srinagar

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    The clashes erupted soon after the students took to the streets at these places to protest against the "brutal use of force" against their comrades in and outside the government-run Degree College in southern Pulwama town on Saturday. The decision came after a video of a man tied to an army jeep in Budgam district went viral on social media. State-wide student protests have since been held in solidarity with the Pulwama college students and against the action of the police.
  • Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

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    The comments both from the president and the minister came the next day after Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK ) rejected appeals to annul the results of the referendum filed by the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP ), the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP ) and the Patriotic Party (Vatan Partisi).
  • Tories lead in latest United Kingdom opinion poll

    Tories lead in latest United Kingdom opinion poll

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    Parties are now confirming their candidates for June's election, but Dr Fox and Mr Penrose will both be seeking re-election for the Conservative Party. "Are we going to be a country that gives riches and makes riches for all of us, or are we going to be a country that works only to the make the richest even richer?" "Britain needs a Labour government that is prepared to fight for people in every part of the country - our towns, villages as well as big cities".
  • S. Korea on Heightened Alert as Isolated North Readies for Army Celebration

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    OPINION: Will China intervene in North Korea? . Trump said on Twitter , recounting what he told Xi while hosting him this month at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort. Trump has harshly criticized a similar deal China helped broker between former President Barack Obama and Iran. Standard policy - which calls for shooting down of a North Korean missile after launch if the trajectory is deemed to threaten South Korea, Japan or the United States - remains in place.
  • Spicer: Navy ships eventually will reach the Korean Peninsula

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    The real movements came to light after the Navy released a photograph showing the Vinson off Java over the weekend. Despite the embarrassing revelation, U.S. was responding to provocations from North Korea. Speaking to the media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the armada led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was indeed on its course towards Korean waters.
  • Le Pen gains support after Paris attack but Macron still seen winning

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    Le Pen has gained momentum in the election with her promises to crack down on immigration and terrorism and to remove France from the European Union. "She seeks to benefit from fear for exclusively political ends", the Prime Minister said in a televised address. On Thursday, the Socialist leader said "all appropriate means must be mobilized to ensure a good course of voting", adding the government would "implement specific protection measures, including those in relation with cyber ...
  • Trump Certain China to Help Deal With North Korean Threat

    Trump Certain China to Help Deal With North Korean Threat

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    This move is being made in an attempt to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency". North Korean special-forces soldiers march and shout slogans during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.
  • Russia Hopes Iran's SCO Membership Process Starts in June: Foreign Minister

    Russia Hopes Iran's SCO Membership Process Starts in June: Foreign Minister

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    You know main priorities of Kazakhstan's chairmanship within the Organization, outlined by President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the previous meeting of the SCO Heads of State. The ministers said the member countries should continue to implement the SCO long-term good-neighborliness treaty, and resolve border issues via friendly negotiations.
  • Britain's main opposition gears up for June 8 elections

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    In his first keynote speech of the campaign, Corbyn will insist Labour can "change the direction of this election" by "putting the interests of the majority first". Officials believe the usual system of party members being invited to choose a candidate in their area is impractical because of the short timeframe for the 8 June election.
  • President Trump, Italian prime minister speak at White House

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    Trump has been pressing China both publicly and privately to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear ambitions. Trump says the agreement was "a bad agreement". Italy spends about half that amount - 1. 1 percent of GDP in 2016, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation estimates. Trump on Thursday praised Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts to promote stability in Libya.