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United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, US spar over words

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, US spar over words

During his visit to the DMZ, Pence refereed to the US's "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea and stated that Washington would try to maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula through strength. Russia's United Nations embassy earlier said that the USA delegation tried to deviate from the standard wording and exclude the call for a peaceful settlement through dialogue.



Russia, U.S. come to understand each other better after Tillerson's visit

Any hope in Russian Federation the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship", he warned. Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the US election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation.



Trump threatens to hold Obamacare subsidies hostage to force Dems to table

The failed Republican legislation would have gutted Medicaid, drawing back on its expansion under the ACA as well as allowing states to block-grant the insurance program for the poor. Medica spokesman Greg Bury offered a slightly more optimistic statement from the Minnesota-based insurer that sells plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Kansas.



VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia

He said earlier on the visit that Washington wanted to "break down barriers" for exporters seeking to enter the Indonesian market. Nevertheless, Pence was due to witness the signing of more than $10 billion in memoranda of understanding with USA companies in Indonesia on Friday, a White House official said.



"Maximum pressure and engagement" key to Trump's North Korea policy

Experts like Professor Robert Kelly of Pusan National University say, although most of the details have yet to be released, the new strategy is not expected to diverge too much from the policies of previous USA administrations, but there will be a stronger focus on deterrence and engaging with Beijing.


US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

The 23-year-old woman, Paola Ramirez, died after being shot in the head in the western city of San Cristobal, the state prosecution service said later in a statement. The Detroit, Michigan-based automaker confirmed on Wednesday that authorities in Venezuela have suddenly seized their plant in the country, and they are thus forced to halt production.