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Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon, but U.S. close behind

Boston police on bicycles ride through the finish line area before the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017 , in Boston. Top-seeded distance runners Atsede Baysa, left, and Lemi Berhanu Hayle, both of Ethiopia, participate in a Boston Marathon media availability Friday, April 14, 2017, in advance of Monday's race in Boston.


America Letter: US policy towards Assad is hardening, but actions have consequences

America Letter: US policy towards Assad is hardening, but actions have consequences

Gabbard spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday to reiterate her stance that the US should not be involved in a "counter-productive regime change war", a phrase she used almost a dozen times during the 20-minute interview. The missile strikes catapulted the USA into confrontation with Russian Federation, which has advisers on the ground aiding its close ally Assad. "The consequences of this for regional and worldwide stability could be extremely serious".


Turkish parliament extends state of emergency

Turkish parliament extends state of emergency

The National Security Council and the cabinet convened successively on Monday, one day after a public vote that confirmed governance system change from the parliamentarian one to the executive presidency. "In this struggle, whatever is necessary will be done" against those accused of links to putschists, Kurtulmus said. The crackdown saw roughly 100,000 people lose their jobs, including judges, lawyers, teachers, journalists, military officers and police.



Japan urges 'peace, pressure' in North Korea row

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the border village of Panmunjom which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017 , a day after the North conducted a failed missile launch. Meanwhile Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi made a new appeal for calm on the Korean Peninsula and says he believed the United States would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the stand-off.


Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons

Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons

The concerns were exacerbated after a North Korean missile exploded during launch on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said. Kim Song Gyong, director general of the European Department of the Foreign Ministry in Pyongyang, told Reuters that if Washington made "the slightest movement" to make a nuclear strike on North Korea, Pyongyang would strike first and "destroy the aggressors without any mercy".