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Foreign journalists visiting North Korea gathered in Pyongyang for "a big and important event" on Thursday with tensions high over the possibility of a new weapons test by the isolated state and as a USA carrier group sails towards the Korean peninsula.
  • Trump's advisers say US seeks to fight IS, oust Assad

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    Following the suspected attack, US President Donald Trump launched air strikes against a Syrian government air base, and branded Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad a "dictator" who had "launched a frightful chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians".
  • Trump pledges "to take care of" North Korea problem

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    Beijing has repeatedly called for a "dual-track and suspension" approach where the North would stop its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military exercises. He also said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was in a "vicious cycle" as tensions with the US and its allies deepen. Many North Korea watchers believe North Korea could have a viable nuclear warhead and a ballistic missile capable of hitting the USA mainland on Trump's watch as president ...
  • Pa. House GOP Passes its Own State Budget Bill

    Pa. House GOP Passes its Own State Budget Bill

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    Wolf and the two chambers are supposed to agree on a final spending plan - and the taxes and revenues to fund it - by the July 1 start of the new fiscal year. The Republican-crafted budget would trim spending throughout government, including in areas such as human services and prisons. It is unrealistic to suggest any significant progress can be made on the biggest cost driver in state government - the growing unfunded liability in the state's public employee pension funds - in time to ...
  • North Korea defiant on nuclear test, warns against pre-emptive strike by US

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    South Korea's top diplomat said today that the US would consult with Seoul before taking any serious measures. North Korea, still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political events and often threatens the United States, South Korea and Japan.
  • 6 times Trump has flipped on his issues

    6 times Trump has flipped on his issues

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    In fact, the first time the alliance ever invoked its mutual defense pact was in response to the September 11 attacks. But what kind of political consequences will he suffer? In 2004, one massive flip-flop was a crippling blow to John Kerry's campaign (See: his comments on how he " actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it").
  • Easter activities include egg hunts, free movie

    Easter activities include egg hunts, free movie

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    The fun starts early on Saturday in Kenwood with a 9 a.m. The New Paltz egg hunt on Huguenot Street in New Paltz this past Saturday. Next up is Cadbury's Caramel, with 1,683 calories, which would take 4.9 hours of sit ups, or 2.9 hours running, to burn off.
  • Whitehaven says Cyclone Debbie outages to hit coking coal prices for months

    Whitehaven says Cyclone Debbie outages to hit coking coal prices for months

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    With the price of coking coal doubling in the past 10 days, steel in India is set to become dearer. While the demand for iron ore is mostly met domestically, coking coal is largely imported, mainly from Australia. The major raw materials used for the manufacturing of steel are coking coal and iron ore. Steel companies are likely to pass on the rising coking coal prices to consumers as demand has begun improving.
  • North Korea defiant over nuclear test plan despite U.S. pressure

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    But North Korea does not seem to be backing down, accusing the United States of attacking Syria last week. He said the United States and President Donald Trump were making trouble in the region, citing Trump's tweets and the USA for moving an aircraft carrier into the region and for participating in its largest-ever joint military exercises with South Korea.
  • Syria President Bashar al-Assad says chemical attack '100 percent fabrication'

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    The chemical attack killed about 80 people and injured many more, yet Russian Federation does not seem to want to budge from its position of support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. Turkey has since said it has "concrete evidence" that the nerve agent Sarin was used. "The fact [US State Secretary] Rex Tillerson confirmed yesterday such approach of favoring there being no alternative to political process, despite all negative events of recent days, gives certain hope", Lavrov said at a ...
  • Canada introduces legislation to allow recreational use of marijuana

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    Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jane Philpott, Minister of Health listen as Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair responds to a question after announcing the legalization of marijuana during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday April 13, 2017.