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Parts of controversial United States anti-missile system moved to South Korean site

Parts of controversial United States anti-missile system moved to South Korean site

Japan will work together with the United States, South Korea, China and Russian Federation to demand North Korea stop provocations and abide by U.N. Security Council resolutions, the 2017 Diplomatic Bluebook said Tuesday. "North Korea's unlawful weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to U.S. national security in the United States, the ROK and Japan". But the day passed in North Korea without reports of a test.


Snooker - Ding pegged back by O'Sullivan in last eight

Snooker - Ding pegged back by O'Sullivan in last eight

Ding won the first frame tonight with a break of 63 to go 5-4 ahead, and he led 42-0 in the next only for O'Sullivan to hit back with an 84 clearance. Wilson responded well with a 97 - the spirit shown by the "Warrior" would have impressed watching former England footballer Paul Ince. On the other table, John Higgins nudged ahead in his quarter-final with Kyren Wilson , taking a 5-3 lead into the evening session.



Trudeau defends Canada's dairy system against Trump protectionist charge

Trump was echoing and amplifying the complaints of Wisconsin and NY governors, who say Canada's decision to create a new lower-priced, classification of milk product has frozen us producers out of the Canadian market. Trump singled out Canada's dairy supply management system as putting American farmers at a competitive disadvantage. Parksville dairy farmer says Canadian industry is very healthy while President Donald Trump says regulations north of the border are unfair to American producers.


French vote for Macron, Le Pen; mainstream politics out

French vote for Macron, Le Pen; mainstream politics out

Final voting figures from the weekend's first round had put frontrunner Mr Macron top with 23.7 per cent share of the vote and Ms Le Pen, the far-right candidate, just behind on 21.5 per cent. It seemed that the presidential election would be a breeze as they expected their candidate to face Hollande, the most unpopular president of the Fifth Republic.


Trump backs off border wall in budget talks

Trump backs off border wall in budget talks

Both efforts come with Congress back from a two-week break just days before Trump's 100th day in office, an unofficial measuring stick of a new president's effectiveness. "Democrats are going to have to make a choice" whether to shut down government by opposing something similar to what they've supported in the past, said Davis.


US, North Korea flex military muscles as tensions simmer

US, North Korea flex military muscles as tensions simmer

North Korea reacted badly to news of the Carl Vinson deployment, promising a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike", while China has tried to act as peacemaker, urging calm in the region. Relations between North Korea and the United States and South Korea have deteriorated in recent months, as the rhetoric and military posturing on both sides has increased.