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China has always been North Korea's primary ally, supporting the hermit state with food, energy and most of its economic trade. "This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime". On Friday, the United States carried out a missile strike on the Shayrat airfield near Homs in response to an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Idlib province, the blame for which Washington pinned on Syrian President Bashar Assad.
  • North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

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    FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, a U.S. Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle betwe. The European Council on Thursday expanded its sanctions against North Korea after recent missile tests by the Pyongyang regime. In February US defence Secretary James Mattis reassured Washington's Asian allies and said any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an ...
  • First minister talks of global role of independent Scotland

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    In this, the first minister continues to use the trip to the United States not only to build trade relationships but also market the idea of a separate political identity on the global stage at a time when tensions around Brexit rise. "I might put forward the timescale I think makes sense, and if she doesn't agree with that then we should discuss what the alternative might be". In a speech at Stanford University, the First Minister said she was "seeking that legal consent from the ...
  • Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal

    Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal

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    The Russian government is accused of interfering in several elections around the world, most notably the USA presidential election last fall. In a cheeky bout of April fool's Day fun, the Russian foreign ministry has posted a proposed voicemail message for its embassy answering machines to help callers seeking Russian hackers or requesting interference in elections.
  • Twitter challenges U.S. order for anti-Trump user records

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    Twitter did not comply with either the summons or the request for silence - instead, the company is asking a federal court to declare the summons "unlawful and unenforceable". "Defendants have not come close to making any of those showings", the company's lawyers write. It was an anonymous account that was highly critical of Customs and Border Protection.
  • Amazon Cash lets you shop without a bank card

    Amazon Cash lets you shop without a bank card

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    Amazon Cash is launching now in the U.S. In April 2016, PayPal added the ability to deposit cash at CVS , Rite Aid, and 7-Eleven locations via the mobile app for Android and iOS. Unfortunately, adding money to your Amazon account this way seems like a one-way transaction, so make sure you're actually ready to spend that money before you load it onto your account.
  • Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

    Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

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    Alvarez has accused Floirendo, a key contributor in the Duterte election campaign, of corruption, but Floirendo denies the charge. The MRRDNECC is perceived to have played a major role in convincing Duterte to run for president. Mr Abella said the president checked those accusations before he chose to dismiss Mr Sueno. He said that he gave them another chance to reform, considering he does not want infighting in the organization.
  • Obama aide says intel not used to spy on Trump advisers

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    More than Hillary Clinton's, it was her post-Benghazi comments that gave the Obama administration major headaches, given Rice said the attack appeared to result from spontaneous protests due to an anti-Islam video. Flynn was sacked after it became clear that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about the content of those discussions. "We only do it to protect the American people and to do our jobs", she told Mitchell, adding she never "leaked nothing to nobody".
  • Ex-Trump adviser says he met with a russian spy

    Ex-Trump adviser says he met with a russian spy

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    Carter Page met with Victor Podobnyy - who was later charged by the USA government for acting as unregistered agent of a foreign government along with three other men in a Cold War-style spy ring - according to 2015 court documents. But several Trump campaign officials have told The Daily Caller that Page was a low-level adviser who never met Trump and had little input into the campaign.
  • Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid Compete Over Theo Hernandez

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid Compete Over Theo Hernandez

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    Carrasco crossed into the box and the ball was missed by the defence and Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli. Real Madrid are reportedly on the brink of an historic deal which will see them trigger the release clause of an Atletico Madrid defender.
  • McCain: Nunes 'killed' opportunity for bipartisan investigation into Russian interference

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    The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday. That information was subsequently included on an amended disclosure form, which the White House released on Saturday. The White House's apparent involvement in helping Nunes access the information has overshadowed what Trump officials contend are real concerns about how much information about Americans is disseminated in intelligence reports .
  • Shadab Khan named in Pakistan's Test squad for West Indies series

    Shadab Khan named in Pakistan's Test squad for West Indies series

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    The former cricketer said non-sub-continental teams struggle against leg-spinners and advised Pakistan to take advantage of it in the upcoming ODI and Test series against the West Indies. Critics and naysayers have been urging Pakistan's Test skipper to retire from the game after his recent unimpressive performances against New Zealand and Australia.