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Xi urges restraint on N Korea in call to Trump

Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of worldwide sanctions. Tuesday marks the founding anniversary of North Korea's armed forces. North Korea called the move "undisguised military blackmail" against the DPRK and a unsafe action that plunges the peninsula into a "touch-and-go situation".


President Trump Hits Historically Low Approval Ratings At 100-Day Mark

President Trump Hits Historically Low Approval Ratings At 100-Day Mark

As of April 25, only 40 percent of respondents approved of the president while 55 percent disapproved. "No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days", Trump said April 18 before an audience of manufacturing workers and technical students at the headquarters of Snap-On, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company.



United Nations should consider 'stronger sanctions' on North Korea

US President Donald Trump has said the United Nations Security Council must impose new sanctions on North Korea, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, speaking on NBC's "Today" programme, said the United States and the worldwide community were maintaining pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but were " not trying to pick a fight with him ".


Defense chief on Philippine-occupied island in disputed seas

Defense chief on Philippine-occupied island in disputed seas

Construction would cost about MXN1.60 billion, equal to USD32.0 million, he said. The ruling infuriated China and it refused to accept the verdict. "I don't have all the facts (that are only available to the President) so I do not dare make any recommendation", she said.


Iran FM mocks USA claims it is violating nuclear deal

Iran FM mocks USA claims it is violating nuclear deal

Tillerson's certification prompted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to say on April 20 that "worn-out USA accusations can't mask its admission of Iran's compliance" with the nuclear deal. "So if it were to be renegotiated all over, you would be at ground zero again, and would be exceedingly hard", she said, during a breakfast roundtable at Albright Stonebridge Group, a Washington consultancy firm where she now works.


White House still wants Obamacare repeal vote this week

White House still wants Obamacare repeal vote this week

On "Fox News Sunday", White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Democrats are "holding hostage national security". If they fail to come together on the measure, it will make health-care reform exponentially more hard since the reconciliation bill allows them to pass the measure with just a simple majority in the Senate.