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The launch came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week, raising speculation that it might have been timed to get their attention. Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental USA within a few years. Japan's chief cabinet secretary said his government could not tolerate North Korea's repeated provocative acts.
  • South Korea, China agree to take strong measures against North Korea

    South Korea, China agree to take strong measures against North Korea

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    The Chinese official is expected to express Beijing's opposition to the recent installation of a U.S. missile system in South Korea. "We have been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", he explained Sunday, "We have no objective to change the regime in North Korea; that is not our objective".
  • Lenin Moreno claims victory in Ecuador's presidential election

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    Although Correa's birthday is on April 6, he was given a early cake, as winning Vice-Presidencial candidate Jorge Glas chuckles next to him. Lasso demanded a recount as his supporters protested. On Monday, he appeared alongside Moreno at changing of the guard ceremony at the presidential palace. With Correa departtung after 10 years of consecutive rule and a number of social gains made under the Citizens' Revolution .
  • Gorsuch a win for Trump and GOP establishment

    Gorsuch a win for Trump and GOP establishment

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    Neil McGill Gorsuch of Colorado won Senate confirmation Friday as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court, completing a 419-day odyssey that stretched from the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the denial of President Obama's nominee to a Senate rules change known as the " nuclear option ".
  • Yankees' Pineda perfect through 6 innings in home opener

    Yankees' Pineda perfect through 6 innings in home opener

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    Using a sweeping slider and a well-spotted fastball to maximum effect, Pineda set down the first 20 Rays batters - half of them on strikeouts - on a 76-degree day. "Prior to getting the call to head to the 'Big Apple", Montgomery previously made one start for the club's Advanced Single-A affiliate en route to allowing three hits and one unearned run across five innings of work.
  • Air strikes kill at least 18 in northwestern Syria

    Air strikes kill at least 18 in northwestern Syria

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    Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has accused Moscow of being responsible "in proxy" for the civilian deaths in the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Their comments came as Tillerson was making the Trump administration's first official trip this week to Russian Federation, a staunch Assad ally. A town in Syria, which was hit by a chemical attack earlier this week, was once again targeted by new airstrikes.
  • Boris Johnson cans trip to Moscow over Syria

    Boris Johnson cans trip to Moscow over Syria

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    In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Moscow said it plans to buttress Syria's air forces, the Times reports , and announced that it would suspend an agreement between the USA and Russian Federation, meant to minimize the possibility of in-air collisions.
  • Cook County judge shot to death on Chicago's south side

    Cook County judge shot to death on Chicago's south side

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    Detectives working the case don't know if the judge's job had anything to do with his shooting, police reportedly said, and Myles may have been a victim of attempted robbery. Chicago saw 762 homicides a year ago. Navarro said authorities would use "every resource" to find the suspect. Timothy Evans, the circuit court's chief judge, eulogized Myles' "wealth of experience in law and extensive service to the community".
  • Rapport 'outstanding' with Xi, Trump says

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    On other issues like United States arms sale to Taiwan - which China regards as a breakaway province to be reunited at some point in time - Mr Trump would not have given way on this and could even increase the quantity and quality of the arms sold to Taipei, said Prof Shi.
  • Uganda police arrest academic who rebuked the first family

    Uganda police arrest academic who rebuked the first family

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    She was picked up after the Rotary Fellowship that she addressed this evening", someone posted on Nyanzi's Facebook page on Friday. They shake, jiggle, shit and fart. She later shared the nude photos of herself on social media. Maria Burnett, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch, on Saturday said Nyanzi's arrest was "yet another clear indicator that those who express critical views of the government can face its wrath".