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North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and it showed no let-up in its defiance after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang. Pence's advisers said the vice president would make the case to Abe and Aso that the USA rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, under Trump did not signal a US withdrawal from trade and economic development in the region.
  • India, Australia ink six pacts

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    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is on his first visit to India , and in a lighter vein, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he hopes the visit is as productive as it has been for Australian cricket captain Steven Smith's batting.
  • Trump's 2016 tax returns won't go publice because of audit: White House

    Trump's 2016 tax returns won't go publice because of audit: White House

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    Presidents and Vice Presidents are automatically subjected to tax audits by the IRS as a matter of routine practice - a fact that has not stopped previous holders of those offices from publicly releasing their returns. "Show your taxes, show your ties!" Yesterday, Trump got on Twitter to blast those participating in marches across the country as they demanded he release that information.
  • U.S. strike on Syrian air base has limited impact on Assad

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    The statement says King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud agreed it "was a necessary response" to the chemical weapons attack by Bashar Assad's government, which killed dozens of civilians in rebel-led northern Idlib. "The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria", Nikki Haley , the US ambassador to the United Nations, said during an emergency Security Council session.
  • US commitment to South Korea is 'iron-clad and immutable,' Pence says

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    Speaking at the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, Pence cited USA military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan this month as proof of President Trump's willingness to use force, if necessary. He said North Korea's measures to bolster its nuclear forces are self-defensive "to cope with the US vicious nuclear threat and blackmail", and he said his country "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S".
  • American Airlines to add new route to Charlotte at Toledo Express Airport

    American Airlines to add new route to Charlotte at Toledo Express Airport

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    The service will operate twice-daily on a 50-seat Canadair regional jet aircraft. The new service is welcome news after Allegiant Airlines announced in January that it was cancelling a popular route to Myrtle Beach. "Without the Small Community Air Service Development grant and the continued support of the Department of Transportation, as well as American Airlines' continued interest in the Toledo market, this new service would not be possible", said Toth.
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort 'to register as foreign agent'

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    Maloni said that Manafort began talking to officials about the advisability of registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act prior to the 2016 presidential election, and "received formal guidance recently from the authorities". The AP first reported Manafort's and Podesta Group's work for the European Centre last summer. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA ), requires that "agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity" disclose their relationship ...
  • Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye Is Formally Indicted

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    The probe by prosecutors has already convulsed the biggest conglomerate, Samsung Group, with its chief Jay Y Lee under arrest for bribing Park and her friend, Choi Soon-sil. Such rallies could pressure whoever becomes her successor. Dozens of high-level figures including Choi, top administration officials and Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong have already been indicted and await separate criminal trials.
  • Violent clashes in Venezuela as demonstrators denounce 'dictatorship'

    Violent clashes in Venezuela as demonstrators denounce 'dictatorship'

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    The move against Capriles is part of a broader government crackdown that began with a decision last week by the Supreme Court to gut the opposition-controlled congress of its last vestiges of power. He said he wanted elections "so as to hand a defeat to those people very soon, so that they will stop the rioting and violence; to respond to them with votes".
  • North Korea's failed missile test draws dueling rhetoric

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    A US State Department official said Monday there is no hiccup in the ongoing deployment of a cutting-edge missile defense system in South Korea, dismissing concern about a political setback. "We might see some choppy waters with a progressive administration, but it's going to take a lot more than one election in South Korea - or, even for that matter, in the United States - to change the relationship that's lasted for over six decades", Kim says.