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It was the fifth statement the council has adopted on North Korea this year, all with Chinese support. It said the man, in his late 50s and identified by his surname, Kim, has been involved in aid and relief programs to North Korea and was a former professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China.
  • Lib Dem leader quizzed: is being gay a sin?

    Lib Dem leader quizzed: is being gay a sin?

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    Coun Mike Ross, leader of the Lib Dem group on Hull Council, will be the party's candidate in Hull North. He said his party would "avoid a disastrous hard Brexit". A Conservative majority in 2015 followed by Brexit has had the unfortunate effect of emboldening fusty, arrogant, detestable Tory backbenchers who sense that following a period on the periphery during the Cameron years, they are in the ascendency and back in control of their party.
  • North Korea threatens to launch nuclear attack on Australia

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    However, Trump has also ordered what he has described as an "armada" to waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning to North Korea . " We are watching the situation closely and will not be letting our guard down ", Mr Lee said. North Korea's latest missile test fizzled last weekend, but it conducted two nuclear test explosions and 24 ballistic missile tests previous year.
  • Government to axe 457 visas, putting strain on ICT skills shortage

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    The government on Tuesday scrapped a visa programme for temporary foreign workers and replaced it with a new system aimed at reducing unemployment among Australians. The number of 457 visas granted had also already decreased significantly under the Turnbull government. "Are they employing mature aged workers who have found themselves out of a job elsewhere?" he said on the Nine Network.
  • Trump says he plans tax reform announcement on Wednesday

    Trump says he plans tax reform announcement on Wednesday

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    In February, during a meeting at the White House with USA airline executives, Trump said: "We're going to be announcing something I would say over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal in terms of tax". The White House claims that individuals and businesses now spend 6.1bn hours collectively complying with the tax code, costing the USA economy $234.4bn a year in time and expenses.
  • France enters final stage of nail-biting general election

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    French media are prohibited by the law from publishing any preliminary results until the last polling stations are closed. Security is a prominent issue after a wave of extremist attacks on French soil, including Thursday night's attack by a gunman who killed a Paris police officer before being shot dead by security forces.
  • Here's why PM Modi banned mobile phones in meetings with bureaucrats

    Here's why PM Modi banned mobile phones in meetings with bureaucrats

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    Claiming that people of Odisha have chose to oust the BJD regime as it failed on all fronts, BJP today said the party has emerged as a political alternative to meet the hopes and aspirations of the public. 'So I should have come in the director category'. Modi added that there had been several committees and commissions on administrative reforms, comprising officers from central and state governments.
  • Voting begins in French presidential election

    Voting begins in French presidential election

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    Almost 47 million voters will decide whether to back a pro-EU centrist newcomer, a scandal-ridden veteran conservative who wants to slash public spending, a far-left eurosceptic admirer of Fidel Castro or to appoint France's first woman president who would shut borders and ditch the euro.
  • North Korea's nuclear threats are empty: James Mattis

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    The US President has taken a tough line on Pyongyang after a string of missile tests - including a failed launch last Sunday. Asked whether Trump was quoting Xi, Lu Kang, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, didn't provide a direct answer, but said , "Korean people should not be anxious about it".
  • UK election 'good for EU' - European Parliament chief

    UK election 'good for EU' - European Parliament chief

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    More than two thirds of respondents said they would vote for the SNP (a higher percentage than any survey in the run up to the 2015 General Election). The Liberal Democrats, the only party to criticize Britain's departure from the European Union , said they would offer a second referendum on any Brexit deal, while UKIP denied it had tacked to the right with its proposal to ban face veils.