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Japanese Government Preparing for Mass Refugees from the Korean Peninsula

Another hard point raised by the Associated Press is that Japan's government is drawing up plans to pre-position planes and ships in South Korea to assist with the evacuation of Japanese nationals in the event of hostilities, but the South Koreans may be uncomfortable with the presence of massed Japanese transports at their airfields and ports, due to long memories of World War II.



United Airlines CEO Won't Fire Anyone Over Passenger Incident

The incident on United Flight 3411 last week that sent the airline into an unprecedented public relations crisis hasn't caused it to downgrade performance expectations going into the second quarter. United's failed "system" prevented employees from being able to use their common sense to prevent the tragedy, Munoz had said days earlier. No one will be fired at United Airlines over the dragging of a man off a plane.


Donald Trump congratulates Turkey's hardline president Recep Erdogan on referendum win

Donald Trump congratulates Turkey's hardline president Recep Erdogan on referendum win

Opposition parties have complained of a series of irregularities, particularly an electoral board decision to accept ballots without official stamps, as required by Turkish law. Former Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, who spent four days in Turkey as an official global monitor, said there was clear evidence of the campaign being one-sided.


US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts

US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which play key roles in the coalition, have suffered the alliance´s heaviest losses in Yemen, with dozens of soldiers killed. The coalition said the helicopter was carrying out its mission when it fell down in Marib Governorate in Yemen. Seven ceasefires brokered between government and rebel forces by the United Nations have failed, while UN-backed peace talks have repeatedly broken down.



N Korea poses 'most dangerous' threat to Asia-Pacific - Pence

Pence on Wednesday also restated the US commitment to a peaceful resolution to the DPRK's missile and nuclear programs but intimated that it would be no pushover. On a recent visit to South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence said: "The era of strategic patience is over". The Trump administration has signaled a forceful US stance on North Korea's recent actions, dispatching Pence to the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Monday in a show of American resolve.


Tense crowd awaits Tusk in Poland as he is to testify

Tense crowd awaits Tusk in Poland as he is to testify

European Union president Donald Tusk heads to Warsaw today to testify before prosecutors in an investigation into two former military counterintelligence chiefs. Last month, Poland was the only one of 28 EU member states to vote against Mr Tusk's re-election as president of the European Council. From the station, Tusk will go on foot to the prosecutor's office, his spokesman said, a distance of about 1 km, or a 15 minute walk.