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Part I: Thinking through the North Korea crisis

Part I: Thinking through the North Korea crisis

After Xi's return to China, Trump continued to pressure him. The report , carried by Reuters, also warned the USA and its allies "should not mess with us". mainland "to ashes", according to The Rodong Sinmun, official newspaper of North Korea's Workers' Party. While it has less reason to fear a North Korean nuclear weapon, China intensely dislikes instability in its neighborhood and worries about South Korea and Japan responding by going nuclear themselves.


France's Fillon cancels Friday election campaign event after Paris shooting

France's Fillon cancels Friday election campaign event after Paris shooting

Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis says the former USA leader spoke to Macron Thursday. He said he believed in an "independent France orientated towards peace". The theft Tuesday night near Lille airport in northern France is being investigated. They are sharing a stage but will be interviewed individually for 15 minutes as they seek to convince the electorate ahead of Sunday's first round vote.



US considers restoring Pyongyang to terror sponsor list: Tillerson

Earlier, US vice-president Mike Pence warned North Korea against testing Trump's "resolve", and said that former US President Barack Obama's "strategic patience" policy had ended. Pence also told gathered servicemembers from both US and Japanese forces that Tokyo will "assume a larger role and responsibility" within its security alliance with Washington.



UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls general election for 8 June

In a taster of the campaign ahead, May traded barbs in the Commons with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - most likely for one of the last times before the election, after the prime minister ruled out attending any television debates.


North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is security 'bulwark', says Trump in reversal

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is security 'bulwark', says Trump in reversal

He added: "Putin is the leader of Russian Federation. And it was very, very successfully done, as you well know", he said. "We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria", Lavrov said, referring to the cruise missiles President Donald Trump ordered to punish Assad for using chemical weapons.


Macron increases lead at 25%, Le Pen at 22%, polls say

Macron increases lead at 25%, Le Pen at 22%, polls say

An Elabe survey of voter intentions taken before the shooting on the Champs Elysees shopping street in central Paris showed Macron in front and far right leader Marine Le Pen falling further behind him. The outcome of the Sunday vote is highly uncertain, with the top four candidates all expected to be contenders for a top-two spot. French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ...