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US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

In remarks to reporters at the Pentagon on April 11th, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said that "she's stationed there in the western Pacific for a reason". If so, please tell us. Officials later said the strike group, including the 97,000-ton carrier and its 60-plus aircraft, the guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E.


U.K. Lawmakers Vote in Favor of Early Election on June 8

U.K. Lawmakers Vote in Favor of Early Election on June 8

The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats welcomed the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party called the election a cynical political ploy. Those most in need, elderly, disabled, those who have learning difficulties and need support and often unable to get the care that we, as a civilised society, must and will deliver for all of them.


Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

Russia's Jehovah Witnesses have had several run-ins with law enforcement in recent years. Prosecutors charged that the group has ripped families apart and spurs hatred. A wtiness, Natalia Koretskaya from St. Petersburg had told the court she had been a member of that organisation from 1995 to 2009 and had realised over this period that the organisation's members "were living under full and total control of the [Jehovah's Witnesses] Administrative Centre".



Pence says seeks fairer trade with Indonesia

A Japanese official says a difference in approach remains with the USA despite an agreement on a framework for new bilateral economic talks. Pence said Trump would be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November.



5 things to know about federal marijuana plan

On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled two bills created to end more than 90 years of prohibition. For the first time, the bill would make it a criminal offense to sell cannabis to a minor and create significant penalties for those who engage young Canadians in cannabis-related offenses.


South Korean opposition adviser says renegotiated US FTA won't hurt trade

South Korean opposition adviser says renegotiated US FTA won't hurt trade

Aso told a joint news conference following the meeting that, "Japan-U.S. economic relations that were symbolized by the phrase "trade friction" are a thing of the past". "The policy of President Trump is to marshal the support of our allies in the region - Japan, South Korea, nations around the world, and China", he said.