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Pence says US will honor refugee deal

US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, " dumb ". Turnbull has resisted pressure to choose between the two countries, both of which are considered vital allies; the U.S.is Australia's most important security partner, while China is its most important trading partner.


Arkansas executes Ledell Lee

Arkansas executes Ledell Lee

Lee died by lethal injection at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, April 20, just 4 minutes before his death warrant was to expire at midnight. Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese, 26, two years prior. Lee had maintained his innocence for years and was seeking DNA tests his lawyers said could prove his innocence. "We believe we have done all we can do at this time to recover our product", the company said in a statement .



Courtois fit to face Spurs - Conte

Ahead of Saturday's Emirates FA Cup semi-final clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium (17:15), Shoot! Antonio Conte's switch to a back three is widely credited with being the turning point in Chelsea's season and David Luiz is enjoying playing in the new system.


US authorities to charge Julian Assange

US authorities to charge Julian Assange

The U.S. Justice Department is considering filing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , according to multiple reports Thursday. Several newspapers, including The New York Times , did too. Do you think the USA should charge WikiLeaks? It's unclear if prosecutors are looking at WikiLeaks' role in publishing DNC emails or those of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, both of which are believed to have been hacked by the Russian government.



GM halts Venezuela operations after government seizes factory

Tens of thousands of protesters asking for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro. She told VOA that Venezuela's opposition supporters would continue peaceful protests. Supporters of the president, who was elected in 2013 and assumed the socialist mantle of late leader Hugo Chavez, say the opposition's street protests are violent disruptions of public order that exceed the rights of free assembly and would not be tolerated in any other country.