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Trump said that the world could not let a "murderous regime" continue to destabilise the Middle East while also "building unsafe missiles" and that the U.S. That crucial need to keep Trump on-side in worldwide agreements-key to the United Nations -is one big reason Macron's relationship with him appears increasingly important.
  • N. Korea threatens to sink Japan, reduce USA to ashes

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    While there are reports of Russian smugglers exporting oil and other sanctioned goods to North Korea, 90 percent of all North Korean trade goes through China. She added that the images from the North's nuclear test in 2016 did not show substantial change on the mountain's surface. The country is also developing solid-fuel missiles that could be fired from land mobile launchers or submarines.
  • Kuala Lumpur school fire kills at least 23, mostly students, officials say

    Kuala Lumpur school fire kills at least 23, mostly students, officials say

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    It is learnt that numerous victims suffocated as they were trapped inside the room. "I and two students broke the grills and went down using a pipe line and two more students jumped from upstairs", he added. The school is named as Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, as it is a tahfiz boarding school where students learn to remember the Quran. Fire department officials said the victims were trapped behind fixed window grilles, while one of the fire exits on the second floor was reportedly ...
  • After US compromise, UN Security Council strengthens North Korea sanctions

    After US compromise, UN Security Council strengthens North Korea sanctions

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    It also bans North Korean exports of textiles, a $726 million industry, and phases out North Korea's overseas labor program, which sends 93,000 North Koreans abroad to work in near slave conditions and send their pay back to the regime. Washington told the UN Security Council on Friday to call a meeting on Monday to vote on a draft resolution establishing additional sanctions on North Korea for its missile and nuclear programme.
  • Hurricane Jose - A Potential Threat to Canadian Coasts?

    Hurricane Jose - A Potential Threat to Canadian Coasts?

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    As for intensity, the hurricane center is predicting a high-end Category 1 hurricane with 90-mph winds by Saturday. "By days 4 and 5, Jose should track toward the west-northwest with a bit faster forward motion as the aforementioned mid-level high strengthens to the northeast of Jose".
  • Haryana Police questions Ryan School staff in Mumbai

    Haryana Police questions Ryan School staff in Mumbai

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    Gurgaon police spokesperson Ravinder Kumar told the BBC that the human resources manager and the northern India head of the Ryan International School Group had been arrested for failing to provide security to students. Police lathicharged people protesting outside the school premises, reported The Indian Express . It is also not certain as of now whether the remaining trustees stand to be implicated in the case which has snowballed into a major national issue concerning safety and ...
  • Some MU students could be affected by the end of DACA

    Some MU students could be affected by the end of DACA

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    Thousands of protesters descended on Columbus Circle Saturday to denounce President Trump's decision to end DACA . If Congress can not find a solution before March when the program is to be phased out, almost 300,000 immigrants would lose their protected status in 2018, and another 320,000 recipients would lose their status in 2019.
  • President Donald Trump's Press Conference with Kuwaiti Ruler Emir Al Sabah

    President Donald Trump's Press Conference with Kuwaiti Ruler Emir Al Sabah

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    He has said that the Emir of Kuwait is now helping America in the Gulf and that "things are going well". In a joint news conference in the White House East Room, Trump reaffirmed the USA commitment to al Sabah. "I think you'd have a deal worked out very quickly". "We support his efforts to help bring about a settlement", Tillerson said of the Kuwaiti leader.
  • Justice Kennedy reinstates Trump's refugee ban

    Justice Kennedy reinstates Trump's refugee ban

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    The appellate ruling could take effect as soon as Tuesday and could apply to up to 24,000 refugees. The department did not ask the court to immediately block a separate part of Thursday's ruling by the 9th Circuit that said grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of legal US residents should be exempted from Trump's ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.
  • Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo

    Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo

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    A security guard gestures near the site of an attack that killed at least 26 people in Minya, Egypt May 26, 2017. Heavily-armed Islamic State militants today ambushed a police convoy, killing 18 policemen and wounding eight others in the restive Al-Arish city of North Sinai in Egypt in one of the deadliest attacks on forces.
  • Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Up to 90

    Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Up to 90

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    The 8.1 magnitude quake that struck off the coast of Chiapas was stronger than the devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center, told NBC News . Authorities say two people were killed by a landslide in Veracruz state.
  • Mexico reels under double blow of natural disaster and Katia

    Mexico reels under double blow of natural disaster and Katia

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    The quake occurred near the point of collision between three tectonic plates, the Cocos, the Caribbean and the North American. "It's a big quake". Its epicenter was off the coast of Chiapas, said the United States Geological Survey. Authorities say that a hotel in Oaxaca has collapsed, but no one has been reported dead. Reports indicate a hospital and the town hall are among the collapsed structures.
  • Hurricane Irma is literally moving the ocean

    Hurricane Irma is literally moving the ocean

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    Kaydi K wrote: "I am in disbelief right now". Hurricane Irma is strong enough to completely change the shape of an ocean. Angela Fritz, a meteorologist and science editor at The Washington Post , wrote in a blog post that she has hear about this sucking phenomenon in the past but has never before witnessed it.
  • Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

    Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

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    In Key West, residents are under mandatory evacuation orders from Monroe County as of this morning. Mar-a-Lago isn't Trump's only South Florida holding, though. That's why, during a hurricane, you'll always see me here. Irma, which is now is battering the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with 185-mph winds, landed in Barbuda earlier today.
  • France's Macron urges greater European investment in Greece

    France's Macron urges greater European investment in Greece

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    The intellectual who also takes the opportunity to express his skepticism about the reform of the labor code, the first major project of the president's mandate: " Any continuing decline in unemployment in France would be welcome, but the experience of other countries suggests that this would involve new forms of inequality.
  • Syrian regime says Israeli jets target military facility

    Syrian regime says Israeli jets target military facility

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    The attack came from Lebanese airspace. The Syrian Foreign Ministry filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council and the Secretary General on Thursday, following the earlier strike it blamed on Israel . Nor has Hezbollah, with the notable exception of a 2015 anti-tank missile attack on an IDF jeep that killed two soldiers, though that was in response to an alleged Israeli strike that killed the arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar, not an attack on a weapons convoy or warehouse.
  • Catalan parliament paves way for Spain independence vote

    Catalan parliament paves way for Spain independence vote

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    Ines Arrimadas of Ciudadanos, leader of the official opposition in Catalonia, said the "illegal" bill not only lacked global support, but also violated the Catalans' rights. The Constitutional Court considers the referendum illegal because unlike countries such as Canada or the U.K., Spain's constitution simply does not allow for this type of vote.