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North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike'

North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike'

The State Department said Monday that China sent the Trump administration "positive signals" that it will increase economic sanctions to pressure its ally North Korea to abandon its development of missiles and nuclear weapons. However, the United States is in the first phase of deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system-THAAD-in South Korea.


Palestinians Stage Massive Hunger Strike To Protest Israeli Jails

Palestinians Stage Massive Hunger Strike To Protest Israeli Jails

Top Israeli officials have vowed not to negotiate with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, adding that the death penalty would "prevent" imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti from staging the nationwide protest. "He was given five consecutive life terms after being convicted in an Israeli criminal court of premeditated murder for his role in terrorist attacks that killed five people, along with other crimes".


Ivanka Trump And Kushner's Roles Inappropriate, Poll

Ivanka Trump And Kushner's Roles Inappropriate, Poll

On the April 18 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 , correspondent Tom Foreman noted that the trademark acquisitions are "big business" for Ivanka Trump's brand and added that the president's staff are held to legally enforceable prohibitions against conflicts of interest.


Trump Plans To Put 'Maximum Pressure' On North Korea

Trump Plans To Put 'Maximum Pressure' On North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence will also travel to South Korea on Sunday, in a signal of commitment to defending the country from North Korean aggression. North Korean soldiers are facing the death penalty after spreading a joke comparing Kim Jong-un to a kindergartner. South Korean military officials said they regard it as a new type of ICBM.


Defense treaty covers Diaoyutai: Vice President Pence

Defense treaty covers Diaoyutai: Vice President Pence

Pence has been using the early days of his Asia Pacific tour to signal a more forceful US posture towards North Korea, and reassure allies South Korea and Japan that the Trump administration is committed to their defense - amid soaring hostility on the Korean peninsula.


UK election will strengthen government's hand in EU talks, May says

UK election will strengthen government's hand in EU talks, May says

Theresa May kicked off seven weeks of campaigning on Wednesday with a promise of strong and stable leadership after MPs overwhelmingly backed her call for a general election on June 8th. Because she was not leading the Conservative Party at the time of the last general election, she has no personal mandate as leader. Because the law stipulates that two-thirds should be of the total number of MPs rather than a proportion of those in the chamber at the time , the government had to find ...