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Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat who has pushed for a war authorization against ISIS, also argued Trump would not have the authority to attack the Assad regime. And it is that leeway that presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Trump have used to their advantage. Similarly, Reagan justified his 1983 invasion of Grenada along similar lines, saying that it was "first, and of overriding importance, to protect innocent lives", and not just any lives - "American lives are at ...
  • United States cites Russian failures in Syria attack

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    The U.S. missiles struck early Friday morning in Syria , targeting Shayrat's hangars, control tower and ammunition areas. But we have to hold on to whatever moral boundaries we have managed to salvage from modern history, and this is one of them.
  • North Korea Threatens Nuclear Retaliation If US Attacks

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    South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, has warned of "greater provocations" by North Korea and ordered the military to intensify monitoring. In the meantime, the USA continues to put pressure on Pyongyang. The reclusive state has always been on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the USA mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five atomic tests, two of them previous year.
  • Revised UN resolution on Syria attack circulated

    Revised UN resolution on Syria attack circulated

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    When asked by "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson on Sunday what the secretary's message to Putin should be in the shadow of Syria's chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun and President Trump's subsequent missile strike, McCain advocated sharp cynicism and accountability.
  • USA strike in Syria was a warning for North Korea: Tillerson

    USA strike in Syria was a warning for North Korea: Tillerson

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    Sen. Edward Markey is calling on President Donald Trump to engage in direct negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as part of a proposed joint effort with China to reduce North Korea's nuclear threat. But it was also a criticism of Mr Trump, whom Mr Xi had hoped was a man China could deal with. As things stand, actions the USA could take against North Korea include toughening sanctions - last week it added a North Korean trading firm and 11 individuals to its already long blacklist.
  • Russia says six 'terrorist' recruiters detained in Saint Petersburg

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    Petersburg subway Monday. Putin met Wednesday with heads of the security services from the Commonwealth of Independent States, a grouping of most former Soviet republics. The parents of the suspected suicide bomber in Monday's deadly explosion on the St. Petersburg subway have arrived in St. Petersburg for questioning.
  • Tillerson and Lavrov open tense meeting in Moscow

    Tillerson and Lavrov open tense meeting in Moscow

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    NPR's Lucian Kim reports that Lavrov went into talks "warning that the USA not repeat strikes against Syrian government forces". "And Russia would not say "right, now we'll do things how you want" from one day to the next". It is not the first time Mr Putin and Mr Tillerson have had talks. It was unclear whether Putin, who once gave Tillerson an "Order of Friendship" award, would grant the visiting American an audience.
  • Donald Trump gave go ahead for Syrian attack after series of meetings

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    Haley said the USA was prepared to take further action in Syria but hoped it wouldn't be necessary. Such an inquiry will not, of course, sit well with Russian Federation, which is now demanding a U.N. Supporters of Mr Trump suggested that a one-off strike, which was in the U.S. national interest, did not breach the War Powers Resolution. But there could be other problems.
  • Toshiba's survival in doubt amid Westinghouse troubles

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    After twice missing deadlines, Toshiba reported a net loss of 648 billion yen ($5.9 billion) for the quarter ended in December. In February, the company, whose products include computer chips and household appliances, had forecast a 390 billion yen ($3.5 billion) loss for the fiscal year.
  • Carter Page now a 'no comment' on FBI investigations

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    Page issued a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, saying that he was "happy to hear" about the Post's report . They were able to convince a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, the Post said.
  • US, Russia: 'Low level of trust'

    US, Russia: 'Low level of trust'

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    Russian Federation says rebels dispersed whatever chemical agent was found, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign. In the latest veto, Russian Federation blocked a draft resolution backed by the United States, France and Britain to denounce the attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun and tell Assad's government to provide access for investigators and information such as flight plans.
  • 5 killed in Philippines clash

    5 killed in Philippines clash

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    The public should remain alert but not alarmed following the foiled Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol as the government is "in control" of the security situation, Malacañang said on Wednesday (April 12). The gunmen sailed into the Bohol town of Inabanga on Monday, going upriver toward a remote section of the island aboard three fast boats, Inabanga police officer Edwin Melicor told AFP by telephone.