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He said North Korea is so "single-minded" in its pursuit of an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the USA, that it will conduct missile and nuclear tests until it achieves its goal. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley appeared to rule out the possibility of talks, saying the U.S. would continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea and claiming Kim Jong Un is in a "state of paranoia".
  • China pledges $174b for mega Silk Road project

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    China's Belt and Road Forum was held at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. President Xi Jinping greeted leaders from 29 nations for the two-day summit in Beijing after US and South Korean military officials confirmed that Pyongyang had launched a ballistic missile.
  • Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte

    Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte

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    Mr Alejano wants the impeachment proceeding to embolden the public to speak up over a war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos, and over Mr Duterte's failure to pressure China to abide by an global arbitration decision a year ago that ruled some of Beijing's activities in the South China Sea were illegal.
  • Grand jury subpoenas issued in Russian collusion investigation

    Grand jury subpoenas issued in Russian collusion investigation

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    The real news is that neither Yates nor Clapper had any direct proof of Russia-Trump campaign collusion. Yates appeared once again in the face of the Trump administration when she testified at a Monday hearing created to explore any collusion between the Trump administration and Russian Federation.
  • Germany slams Turkey's refusal to let MPs visit NATO base

    Germany slams Turkey's refusal to let MPs visit NATO base

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    Merkel reinforced that point, noting that "one possible alternative, among others, is Jordan". Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel plans to raise the issue at a meeting with allies in Washington this week, Schaefer said. Jordan offered "the best conditions", a defense ministry spokesman added, saying it had also looked at Kuwait and Cyprus since Turkey first denied such visits to German MPs for several months past year.
  • Green vote helped NDP more than Liberals, says UBC prof

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    The final results of British Columbia's election are still not in, but already experts are predicting an unstable government that is unlikely to last a full four-year term. "British Columbians voted today to get big money out of politics", Horgan said. "It is my intention to continue to lead British Columbia", she added.
  • Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

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    Democrats also expressed outrage at Trump trying to play it coy with the existence of tapes. Sen. When CNN's Jake Tapper asked, "Internally, from the president?" "Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day", McCabe told the Senate Intelligence Committee, calling it the "greatest privilege" of his professional career to work with him.
  • Climate envoys meet in Bonn, but all eyes on Washington

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    The perspective comes as the Trump administration is engaged in a fierce internal debate about how to proceed with the Paris climate deal and whether to explore leaving the accord altogether. "He told him [Mr Trump] that he will protect what was made in Paris", she said. Macron and Trump spoke for about 10 minutes Monday, according to Haim.
  • 'Much of Syria out of bounds for U.S. air force'

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    The nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime was introduced on December 30, 2016, with Russia, Iran and Turkey serving as its guarantors. Asked about United States backing for Kurdish forces battling ISIL, also known as ISIS, in northeast Syria, he said what Syrian Kurds were doing against the group was "legitimate" at this stage and fell within the framework of preserving Syrian unity.
  • UK Labour deputy leader warns of 'Thatcher style' landslide

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    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour would build one million homes over the next parliament , half of which would be council homes. A Conservative spokesman said: " Jeremy Corbyn can't deliver any of this because his nonsensical economic policies would damage our economy and mean less money for the NHS, not more".
  • Conway slams media in wake of Comey's firing

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    The blowback against the firing of Comey angered the increasingly frustrated president, who made the decision after consulting only a small group of advisers, anxious the news would leak out. The chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, and its ranking member, Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, have criticised Mr Trump's handling of the Comey termination and are committed to the investigation.