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Trump Responds To North Korean Threat With Just Two Words

To demonstrate that it is no longer business as usual at the White House, Trump ordered the so-called Mother of All Bombs, first tested, in 2003, the largest conventional weapon in the United States arsenal be dropped on an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province, along the border with Pakistan, Fourteen years after it was deemed ready to use.


Australia Scraps Visa Program for Foreign Workers, Popular With Indian Graduates

Australia Scraps Visa Program for Foreign Workers, Popular With Indian Graduates

The new visa will include mandatory criminal checks and tighter English language requirements. The scheme will be replaced with a two- to four-year Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) initiative. The TSS is due to be in place by March 2018 as a replacement, with the process beginning immediately. "Responding to a query regarding the new Australian visa policy, the Official Spokesperson said that the Government is examining consequences of the new policy in consultation with all stakeholders.


The world's oldest person has died aged 117

The world's oldest person has died aged 117

Emma Morano , an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor born before 1900, has died at the age of 117. "'Either you agree to marry me or I will kill you'", Morano said, recalling his proposal. She is the oldest living person born in America and the second oldest living person in Europe. Then she worked at a hotel, working way beyond the usual retirement age.


Pence says United States will review South Korea FTA

Pence says United States will review South Korea FTA

Thornton also said that the THAAD installation, a decision finalized by the Park administration in July of 2016, is a "purely defensive deployment" made necessary due to "imminent threats from North Korea" against South Korea and the USA troops deployed in the region.


Korea's 2017 growth forecast to 2.7 pct

Korea's 2017 growth forecast to 2.7 pct

Both the ADB and World Bank projected the country's growth at 5.2 percent in 2017 and 5.5 percent in 2018. The forecast for this year was revised down in 0.5 percentage point over the one made in January, with next year's estimate also brought down 0.1 percentage point.