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China urges end to US-South Korea military exercises

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill , reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a USA aircraft carrier in the flashpoint region. Abe and Trump also agreed that China should play a larger role in easing tensions, based on a shared understanding that to stop North Korea's provocative actions, it is crucial for China, which carries great economic influence toward North Korea, to take an unwavering stand.



France Links Sarin Gas Used In Syria Attack To Regime

It's one of the largest sanction actions in USA history. The attacks came a day after Turkey conducted air strikes on Kurdish rebel positions in Syria and Iraq. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia's position on the attack is "unchanged", and that "that the only way to establish the truth about what happened...



North Korea stages drill, U.S. sub docks in South

Meanwhile, top nuclear envoys from Japan, South Korea and the United States met Tuesday in Tokyo and vowed "stern action" against any fresh North Korean provocations. The statement said that Seoul and Washington have been pushing to get THAAD working soon to cope with North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile threats.



President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Refine the Tax System

President Donald Trump has offered us a little hint into the tax reform plan he wants to unveil on Wednesday. The Ryan-Brady plan proposed a 20-percent corporate tax rate. Importantly, the Trump plan was not expected to include any specific proposals for raising new revenues to offset revenue losses that would result from tax cuts.



President's executive order threatens future of national monuments

Earlier this year, Patagonia, REI and other companies pressured the association to pull its annual trade show out of Salt Lake City in protest of Utah officials' stance on protecting public lands. The order may not rescind the monuments entirely, but could shrink their boundaries or open them up for development or further use than what's now allowed.