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White House officials say the US intelligence community is confident that Syrian President Bashar Assad attacked his own people with chemical weapons on April 4 - and that an alternative explanation offered by Russian Federation is an effort to deflect blame and "confuse the world community".
  • Tillerson offers Russia a choice

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    In a four-page document, the White House sought to rebut many of Moscow's claims about the circumstances of the attack. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says U.S. "You can not have a stable Syria without jihadist elements on the ground as long as Bashar al-Assad is in power", Rubio said on ABC's "This Week". The G-7 has called for an independent worldwide investigation into last week's chemical attack in Syria, and Johnson says depending on what it finds "those responsible for unleashing those ...
  • Tillerson meets with Putin during Russian Federation visit

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    Tillerson answered a question about effecting regime change by saying the US was organizing a coalition to do just that. "We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared ... "One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated", Putin said in an interview on Russian television, according to Reuters .
  • US and Russia set to square off over Syria

    US and Russia set to square off over Syria

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    Last Thursday, Trump ordered a series of missile strikes against Syrian regime airbases in response to the chemical attack , which a Pentagon spokesperson said were "intended to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again". has yet to respond to reports of additional airstrikes on the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhou. Putin's spokesman has said there are no scheduled plans for Putin to meet Tillerson on Wednesday, but Russian media have cited unnamed sources as ...
  • Trump to make China visit after hosting Xi for talks

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his USA counterpart Donald Trump on Friday pledged to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect. Regarding the biggest pending issue between them, North Korea, Trump and Xi managed only a pledge to strengthen cooperation toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
  • USA carrier diverts to north Asia amid North Korea tension

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    Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula as North Korea has conducted four missile launches this year and US officials have said it appears another North Korean underground nuclear test could occur at any time. The move will raise tensions in the region and comes hard on the heels of a USA missile strike on Syria that was widely interpreted as putting Pyongyang on warning over its refusal to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
  • Kim Jong-Nam Deceased's body returned to North Korea

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    The travel bans left nine Malaysians stranded in North Korea but after Kim Jong-nam's body was returned to his native country, the group have now been allowed to return home. "If you maintain a relationship with North Korea that includes the presence of many North Koreans in your country, you run certain risks". Pyongyang banned all Malaysians in North Korea from leaving the country until Kim's corpse was repatriated.
  • Macron's lead in French election polls shrinks

    Macron's lead in French election polls shrinks

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    The debate may be pivotal. The top two finishers will go to a runoff on May 7. However, polls show his support is wobbly, with many of his potential voters still unconvinced he's the man to run this nuclear-armed country. "The non-candidate president was perhaps not wrong", Noblecourt said. Melenchon would yank France out of NATO, European treaties and global trade pacts.
  • China to Broaden Financial Market Access, Beef Import

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    Mr Trump informed South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn in a Saturday telephone call of his summit discussion with Mr Xi. As the two presidents went into their final lunch there were no specifics though, and in the aftermath of the US missile strike on Syria, all the big questions which bedevil the US China relationship have been kicked down the road for President Trump's visit to China later this year.
  • Australia Sports Partnership launched (With Images)

    Australia Sports Partnership launched (With Images)

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    Malcolm Turnbull. India and Australia on Monday made a decision to deepen their bilateral defence and security partnership and boost cooperation in maritime safety and security. Australian PM also extended strong support for India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Notwithstanding the frequent metro travel, Modi went in for tokens instead of a smart card, said officials, with the rest of the entourage following suit.
  • USA internet privacy law repealed

    USA internet privacy law repealed

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    Internet service providers' ad targeting capabilities have been given a significant boost in the U.S. after congress repealed an Obama-era internet privacy law , allowing them to share customer data with marketers and other third parties without the need for customer consent.
  • British foreign secretary cancels Moscow visit

    British foreign secretary cancels Moscow visit

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    While he did not rule out the future use of military force, he said the U.S. administration was mindful of "the lessons of what went wrong in Libya when you choose that pathway of regime change". President Donald Trump ordered the missile strike after watching television images of infants suffering from chemical weapons injuries. The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom hit back at that decision on Sunday saying: "It is deplorable that Boris Johnson found himself unfit to stand Western ...