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The U.S. Navy said the USS Wayne E. Meyer and the South Korean navy's Wang Geon are conducting exercises in waters west of Korean Peninsula. The measures, if enacted, are expected to further squeeze North Korea's foreign currency earnings, which are believed to be funneled into its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.
  • Dairy, lumber additions to NAFTA? Trump administration signals that's the goal

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    For many, including Secretary Ross, this is perceived as a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has directed nearly all of his NAFTA criticism at Mexico, which makes this decision even more surprising. "NAHB estimates that the annual impact of the 19.88 percent duty, if in effect throughout 2017, would be a loss of $498.3 million in wages and salaries for USA workers, $350.2 million in taxes and other revenue for governments in the US, and 8,241 full-time U.S.jobs".
  • Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

    Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

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    Although more deaths have been reported by political activists and Venezuelan media, those have not been confirmed. The ruling Socialist Party accuses foes of seeking a violent coup with USA connivance, while the opposition says Maduro is a dictator repressing peaceful protest.
  • North Korea reportedly conducts massive live-fire drill amid tensions

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    In a further warning of its military might, North Korea said the USA will have to choose between political and military surrender if Washington launches a preemptive strike, Yonhap reported Tuesday. North Korea has ambitions to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Almost a quarter of its GDP goes towards the military.
  • Gloves off as Macron, Le Pen square off

    Gloves off as Macron, Le Pen square off

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    The victory for pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron , who is now expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote next month, sent the pan-European STOXX 50 index up 3 percent, France's CAC40 nearly 4 percent and bank stocks more than 6 percent.
  • US THAAD missiles arrive in Seoul, China not amused

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    The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea, China and Russian Federation, which see the system's powerful radars as a security threat. The United States began moving the first elements of the advanced missile defense system into South Korea in early March after the North test-launched four ballistic missiles, Reuters explained.
  • Trump says he does not fear a trade war with Canada

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    She says in a statement there is no evidence of unfair trade practices and the United States has taken approach that amounts to being "presumed guilty until proven innocent". What comes next on softwood is a study of separate anti-dumping duties, followed by a final verdict by the U.S. Commerce Department as early as September 7, and then one of three possible outcomes: a negotiated agreement, a surprise retreat from the U.S.
  • Sakho: Why I celebrated Benteke's goal

    Sakho: Why I celebrated Benteke's goal

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    Benteke and the on-loan Sakho, who was ineligible to play against his parent club, staged an encore performance at the conclusion of the match, causing some to interpret the move as a message to Klopp. Liverpool were on top from the start and dominated the early exchanges, but chances were hard to come by against a compact Palace defence. "All the set-pieces in training we had done very well but again we concede a goal after a set-piece".
  • Trump speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day event

    Trump speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day event

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    President Trump speaks during a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. He said that anti-Semitism "continues all around the world". Trump's emphasis on Israel was a notable departure from the speech made by his predecessor , Barack Obama, at the same event on Capitol Hill a year ago.
  • US Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

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    Senator Perdue said , "I rise tonight to speak briefly about our new Secretary of Agriculture , my first cousin, Sonny Perdue ". USDA officials need to keep farmers at top of mind as they go about daily business, Perdue said. U.S. Sen. David Perdue abstained since he is Gov. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 on Monday evening. "We are going to get comfortable in working clothes", Perdue said as he removed his tie and suit jacket to cheers and loud ...