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Washington is concerned about the recent detention of a fourth US citizen in North Korea and is working with the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang to resolve the issue, White House Spokesperson Sean Spicer said at a regular press briefing in the USA capital on Monday.
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    The U.S. and other countries have long maintained their diplomatic posts in Tel Aviv, and such a move to Jerusalem would likely draw global condemnation. The Swedish government released a statement explaining its voting on the resolution on Tuesday , saying that it had "consistently strived for European Union unity on this resolution" but "since the European Union unfortunately has not been able to stay united, and since Sweden believes the current text is acceptable, Sweden has voted in ...
  • Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first

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    India has voiced displeasure at the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a Belt and Road project aimed at linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea. "In implementing this Corridor, we are not striving to merely leverage geography for economic prosperity; we are also trying to build a peaceful, connected and caring neighbourhood".
  • N.Korea missile test posed no threat to Russian Federation, defense ministry

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    Moon had said in his inauguration speech that he was willing to visit Pyongyang "in the right circumstances" to ease tensions. "Commenting on the CIA's decision to create a Korea Mission Center, John Dunn described it as "the beginning of the Trump Administration's actual response to North Korea" and the sign that the North Korean problem got worse".
  • China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road

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    And some economists are cautious about the viability of projects in areas of political instability and poor governance. "As leaders, we have to respond to these concerns by continuing to seek new opportunities to expand trade but at the same time by ensuring that all our citizens are reaping the benefits that trade brings".
  • Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

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    Trump has threatened military action but recently appeared to have softened his stance, saying he would be "honoured" to meet leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the launch was "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan will respond resolutely. The JCS also issued a strong warning message, urging the North to immediately stop its nuclear and missile development programs.
  • India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of 'unsustainable' debt

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    In a veiled reference to India, which is dead against the CPEC as it goes through Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, Sharif said the issues of CPEC "must not be politicised". The idea of cooperation and inclusiveness extends to funding projects and investments along the new trade routes, which are being developed both on land and at sea.
  • Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of their talks

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    And, as was nearly to be expected, Mr. Trump's justifications for firing Mr. Comey are already unravelling. Holt asked if his having tweeted that the "Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax" adding, "when will this taxpayer funded charade end?" he is sending a signal to prospective new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to "lay off".
  • Let Me Help Palestinians Sign Final Agreement With Israel, Trump Tells Abbas

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    While Abbas will be challenged on the payments, Trump will also use their meeting to recommit the USA to helping the Palestinians improve their economic conditions, officials said. "I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians - none whatsoever", he said.