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Trump has repeatedly hammered China for exporting more to the US than it buys. Among the topics of discussion was the vexing problem of North Korea. It has conducted five nuclear tests -two since the beginning of last year-and scores of missile tests.
  • Russian Federation 'guilty of killing civilians' after Trump's Syria missile strike

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    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks at the Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria on Friday in NY. In a significant shift from the White House's stance on the Syrian president - just a week ago the Trump administration acknowledged the "political reality" of Assad remaining in power - Ms Haley said that Mr Assad must go.
  • Rouhani, Putin: US attack on Syria is act of invasion

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed the U.S. missile strike on Syria's Shayrat airbase in a phone call, the ministry said Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the USA strike as "act of aggression" and said it violated worldwide law. Johnson had been due to fly to Russian Federation on Monday for talks with his direct counterpart, the first such meeting since 2012.
  • Russian MP Calls Haley's Words on Syrian Peace Impossibility 'Sabotage'

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    Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the removal of Assad are priorities for the U.S. Russia and Iran have accused the USA of crossing "red lines" in ordering the airstrike, and the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom said attempts to push for sanctions could lead to a "real war".
  • Steve Bannon Loses His National Security Council Gig

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    President Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon, seen here March 23, was cut from the National Security Council Wednesday. Mr Bannon, a former chief of the far-right website Breitbart, was elevated to the NSc's principals committee at the beginning of Mr Trump's presidency.
  • North Carolina legislator compares Lincoln to Hitler

    North Carolina legislator compares Lincoln to Hitler

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    Another day, another controversy involving state Rep. Larry Pittman. A commenter wrote that the Supreme Court ruling settled the law on gay marriage and that the lawmaker should "get over it". "Memo: the Civil War is over". He made the statement in the comments under a newsletter Facebook post . White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer found himself embroiled in controversy when he said at his daily briefing Tuesday that Hitler, who was responsible for the gassing of millions of ...
  • Trump Rebukes Putin for Backing 'Animal' Assad

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    Also, a senior official said the US concluded Russian Federation knew ahead of time about the chemical attack. Mr. Mattis reiterated that the US would strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria again if it used chemical weapons. It was an ominous start to Tillerson's visit. As their envoys gathered in Moscow , Trump joined Putin in voicing protests of his own. The U.S. says Syrian President Bashar Assad's government carried out the attack , and it accuses Russian Federation of ...
  • Stockholm suspect admits truck attack

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    Arrested in a Stockholm suburb just hours after Friday's attack, Akilov appeared in a special heavily-guarded high-security courtroom. Police detained Akilov on Friday after he drove the stolen beer truck into a crowd outside an upscale department store in central Stockholm in the afternoon.
  • Russia Worried US Will Attack North Korea

    Russia Worried US Will Attack North Korea

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    The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (MSDF) may conduct helicopter landings on each other's ships, as well as communication drills, as the USS Carl Vinson and its escort ships pass through waters close to Japanese territory, the sources said.
  • Tillerson in Russian Federation as Syria tensions flare

    Tillerson in Russian Federation as Syria tensions flare

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    The Trump administration says that ambiguity is intentional. "And we believe that the first priority is the defeat of ISIS", Mr Tillerson said in an interview with CBS television's "Face the Nation" later Sunday. He said if the Russians continued to support the regime in Damascus, they would be "contaminated" by its actions and could find themselves the target of new worldwide sanctions.
  • UK: Hundreds protest Assad regime for chemical attack

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    A political solution to the war in Syria is not possible with President Bashar al-Assad in power, the USA ambassador to the United Nations has said in an apparent hardening of the Trump administration's position. He said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility".