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The trade volume between China and other Belt and Road countries from 2014 to 2016 exceeded $3 trillion, and China's investment in these countries has surpassed $50 billion. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged US$ 124 billion (S$174 billion) to boost his hugely ambitious new Silk Road project , but stressed that China will not use it as a tool to impose its will on others and that every country is welcome to join it.
  • Rand Paul Pans Sessions' 'Tough On Crime' Prosecution Policy

    Rand Paul Pans Sessions' 'Tough On Crime' Prosecution Policy

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    ATTORNEY GENERAL Jeff Sessions announced on Friday a new Justice Department policy created to "enforce the law fairly and consistently". "It ruined families and took away a large number of African-American men from their communities at their prime working years", said Georgetown law professor Paul Butler, who was a federal prosecutor during the 1990s.
  • Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News

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    Trump also took to Twitter to warn Comey that he "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press". Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association. They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.
  • New South Korean president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'

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    Abe also sent a congratulatory message, saying he would like to meet with the new Korean president as soon as possible to "exchange honest opinions and cooperate to contribute to regional peace and prosperity". During Thursday's call, Xi reaffirmed China's opposition to the THAAD deployment, Moon's office said. The THAAD elements, installed on the day, were two mobile launchers, the AN/TPY-2 radar and other equipments.
  • Donald Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

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    The missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan , the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said. The missile firing took place Sunday, North Korea time, with the projectile landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan. Mr Trump has earlier said he'd be "honoured" to talk with leader Kim Jong Un under favourable conditions.
  • Trump says he may choose a new FBI director by Friday

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    In a series of early morning tweets, Trump assailed critics and the media over their response to Comey's ouster, and threatened to cancel daily news briefings at the White House. The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe. All respondents - Democrats, Republicans, and independents - were more likely to say Trump's decision was inappropriate after they were informed of the FBI's ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump ...
  • France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

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    Republican guards arrive for the formal inauguration ceremony of Emmanuel Macron as French president in Paris, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Mr Macron later paid tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe, greeting veterans and military officers in formation beneath the imposing arch.
  • United States government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

    United States government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

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    Last week, the White House repeatedly changed its tune about the firing - and the President's suggestion on Friday that he may have recorded conversations with Comey has led to comparisons to President Nixon. In an interview broadcast Saturday on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine" the president said he made a decision to fire Comey before the Attorney General reviews, which essentially concluded the FBI director mishandled the agency's Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 ...
  • Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into bin

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    The 54-year-old with a salt-and-pepper takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its global isolation while not marginalising hardliners within the movement. Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails have been refusing food since April 17 . Haniya, who lives in Gaza , has a reputation for being pragmatic and flexible.