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Pence says USA to expand military alliance with Japan

And those who would challenge our resolve or our readiness should know: We will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response. On both the North Korean and United States sides of the conflict, all talk of military action can likely be dismissed as bluster. The Vice President also participated in a listening session followed by remarks to the US and Japanese business community.



Pollsters project Macron vs Le Pen in French runoff

The selection of Le Pen and Macron presents voters with the starkest possible choice between two diametrically opposed visions of the EU's future and France's place in it. Many French workers who have lost out by globalization are similarly fed up with establishment parties and attracted by promises of ditching the status quo.


French police charge 2 in thwarted pre-election attack

French police charge 2 in thwarted pre-election attack

The 48-year-old leader of the anti-immigration National Front (FN) called for France to "immediately" take back control of its borders from the European Union and deport all foreigners on a terror watchlist. President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on voters there.


General Election 2017: Theresa May hits West Midlands campaign trail - with PICTURES

General Election 2017: Theresa May hits West Midlands campaign trail - with PICTURES

He said there was no guarantee "a sprinkling of additional Conservative MPs on the backbenches" would change this. The lead-up to London's formal announcement in March of its intention to withdraw - technically referred to as invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon - has been messy with the Conservatives proving to be as divided as the country as a whole over the terms of the negotiations.



Starving Striking Palestinian Prisoners leader put in isolation

Barghouti's op-ed, timed with the announcement of a Palestinian prisoner hunger strike, accused Israel of "judicial apartheid" and the abuse of Palestinians behind bars. A day before the strike began, Barghouti had described his personal experience in Israeli prisons, speaking of " inhumane " treatment and " humiliation " when explaining the reasoning behind the protest.