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Trump called Italy a "key partner" in the fight against terrorism, noting it is the second largest contributor of troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, and praised it for its efforts to stabilize Libya . Trump has pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact that he called "a disaster". He said it requires social and economic collaboration with Muslim communities to be effective.
  • North Korea detains USA citizen Tony Kim as tensions rise

    North Korea detains USA citizen Tony Kim as tensions rise

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    Speculation had mounted that the North could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark 85 years since the founding of its army. "We agreed to warn North Korea to stop any additional strategic provocation and take intolerably strong punitive measures against Pyongyang if it goes ahead with such provocations", Kim Hong-kyun told reporters following his meeting with Joseph Yun of the USA and Japan's Kenji Kanasugi.
  • Euro Surges on French Election, While Dollar Slides

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    Macron came in second among Israelis, receiving 30.93% of the vote, and Le Pen was in third with 3.72%. A total of 11 candidates campaigned in this year's race for the French presidency and the two leading candidates are set to face off in the runoff on May 7.
  • United States defence secretary visits Afghanistan to craft policy

    United States defence secretary visits Afghanistan to craft policy

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    On Friday, as many as a dozen Taliban militants stormed the largest army base in northern Afghanistan , killing at least 140 soldiers, many of them unarmed. dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS hideouts in the country's east. This comes in the wake of two major attacks against military installations in the past few week, including Friday's incident.
  • Trump Administration Goes After H-1B Visa Program

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    On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the " Buy American and Hire American " executive order (EO), which addresses H-1B visas. The agencies also would propose changes so that the visas are only given to "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants", an administration official told the AP.
  • Top Mexican Official Calls US Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act

    Top Mexican Official Calls US Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act

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    The comments came after reports that the Republican Party is having second thoughts about the wall as part of its strategy to avoid a government shutdown. The president did not address whether he would still demand Congress fund the wall in this week's spending bill. But at least eight Senate Democrats are needed to pass this week's spending bill or the government will shut down Friday night and Democrats have stated they will not vote for the bill with border wall funding included.
  • 'I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete.'

    'I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete.'

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    President Donald Trump said Wednesday it was "time to end this brutal civil war" in Syria and return refugees to their homeland. He said a usa declaration of Chinese manipulation could jeopardize efforts to secure the country's help in containing the threat posed by North Korea.
  • Late Night Hosts Break Down Donald Trump's First 100 Days As President

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    The first 100 days, the Times declared, is a period the president "might prefer to forget". Trump long has advocated lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. Among Trump's accomplishments: confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement.
  • San Bernardino shooting: Family shares photos of slain 8-year-old

    San Bernardino shooting: Family shares photos of slain 8-year-old

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    Jeffrey Imbriani and his grandfather Ruben Gutierrez describe their experiences Tuesday, April 11, 2017, after a teacher and student were shot to death Monday at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino , Calif. "She keeps telling me 'My teacher got shot, my friend got shot, '" her mother, Elizabeth Barajas, said as she clutched her daughter's blood-stained sweatshirt.
  • Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

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    These are the first tariffs imposed by President Trump, who during his election campaign threatened to use them on imports from both China and Mexico. As Donald Trump threatens a trade war with our neighbors to the north, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to phone the White House on Tuesday, likely to explain basic economics to the reckless US president.