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Beijing banned imports of coal from North Korea in February. The latest detention comes amid high tension on the peninsula, with the United States warning its "strategic patience" on the North's nuclear programme is over. Meanwhile, the North Korean government have sent out barely veiled threats to both America and Australia. After the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was murdered recently in Malaysia, Malaysian citizens in Pyongyang were arrested and held until North Koreans ...
  • Trump slams poll showing him with low approval rating

    Trump slams poll showing him with low approval rating

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    He also continued to maintain he would have won the popular vote, a curious claim that surfaces periodically. The ABC/Washington Post survey suggested that because fewer Clinton voters (85 percent) said they would vote for her than Trump voters (96 percent) would for him, it would result in an overall Trump victory (43 percent to 40 percent) over Clinton in a "hypothetical re-do".
  • American detained in North Korea

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    In January, North Korean defector Thae Yong-ho told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that the communist state amassed wealth through insurance fraud. Merril Newman, who at the time of his October 2013 detention was an 85-year old U.S. veteran of the Korean War, was released two months later after a videotaped apology.
  • Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

    Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives are on track to win the majority of parliamentary seats in Wales for the first time in more than 100 years, according to a YouGov poll published on Monday. During the run up to the 2015 General Election the Conservative Party inadvertently leaked a list of non-target seats where winning was considered highly unlikely, the list included Alyn and Deeside, the seat is now seen as winnable for the Tories and firmly on their 2017 target list.
  • Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

    Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

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    The Trump administration's decision to launch missile strikes on the Assad regime's al-Shayrat airfield two weeks ago was a major surprise. "These sweeping sanctions target the scientific support centre for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's horrific chemical weapons attack on innocent civilian men, women, and children", U.S.
  • Trump calls Asian leaders as North Korea tensions rise

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    But will Beijing play ball? "China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will", Trump tweeted on Friday. Instead, it made clear that the red line would be troops on the ground, warning China would intervene militarily if South Korean and US troops cross over the inter-Korean border.
  • Macron vs. Le Pen Reveals Deep French Nationalist Divide

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    Analysts said the result could be seen as a disappointment for the Front, based on polls before the vote. That opened up space for newcomers - far-left populist Jean-Luc Mélenchon did surprisingly well too. Bullish bets on the yen fell as Macron's massive lead in polls ahead of the final-round vote reduced anxiety over the future of the common currency, options showed.
  • No breach of pact by not giving access to Jadhav: Abdul Basit

    No breach of pact by not giving access to Jadhav: Abdul Basit

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    The cry to save Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav , who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage and anti-Pakistani activities, grows louder in the United States. However, he recently said that if Jadhav was innocent then why was he carrying two passports, one with a Hindu name and another one with a Muslim name.
  • Have full faith in judiciary: UP BJP on SC's Babri order

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    The apex court has directed the sessions judge in Lucknow to conduct the trial in the Babri demolition case on a daily basis for the next two years, and said the judge will not be transferred. Senior BJP leader and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in New Delhi that the party will study in detail the Supreme Court's order before offering comments .
  • Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    People look at an exhibit as they tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Jerusalem, Sunday, April 23 , 2017. "He recited the first blessing, and the second and then continued to the third blessing, his large audience of Jews joining him as he said, 'Blessed be He, O Lord, who has kept us alive, and preserved us and enabled us to reach this moment'".
  • South Korea Prepares for North Follow Up Actions

    South Korea Prepares for North Follow Up Actions

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    US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the Vinson and its strike group would arrive in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) - which sits between the Korean peninsula and Japan - "in a matter of days". But it seems more than a coincidence that the development follows a summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.