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China's Xi urges Trump to show restraint on North Korea

Trump spoke by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders today. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Abe described his 30- minute phone conversation with Trump as "intensive", public broadcaster NHK reported . Adding to the heightened tension, North Korea detained a USA citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country. Tony Kim , also known as Kim Sang-duk, was detained as he attempted to travel from Pyongyang Airport to China with his wife on Saturday.


How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

We will put jobs and living standards first. General secretary Robert Griffiths said a Labour victory would be an "essential first step" towards a left-wing United Kingdom government. A spokesman for the Conservative party said: "The British economy would be on a permanent holiday if Mr Corbyn got near Downing Street". Labour has insisted it still supports the retention of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent after Jeremy Corbyn appeared to throw its commitment into doubt.


EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was due to join IN leaders including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sens. Administrator Pruitt has been the main proponent of the Trump administration's proposed 31 percent across the board EPA cuts, including plans to completely eliminate funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and to slash funding for many other critical environmental protection programs in Region 5.


2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack arrested

2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack arrested

The unnamed person was detained on Sunday on the order of prosecutors, the force said, without going into further details on the suspected offence. Police officers stand next to a destroyed street sign near the department store Ahlens following a suspected terror attack in central Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, April 8, 2017.


Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

Mattis met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday during the unannounced trip to Kabul . The U.S. top commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson also accompanied Mattis. Despite a resurgent Taliban, the US military targeted ISIS militants two weeks ago, dropping a 22,000-pound bomb on a network of caves and tunnels near the border with Pakistan.



Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to halt Syria strikes if elected

Blair said he was so concerned about the prospect of Britain plunging out of the single market that he could even return to frontline politics himself, saying: "I look at the political scene at the moment and I nearly feel motivated to go right back into it".