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In February, China announced it was halting coal imports from North Korea based on a sanctions resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council. "The development of these two classes of missiles represents a major development in North Korea's strategic power", the Lowy Institute said in a Thursday note.
  • Haley on Syria: No political solution with Assad in power

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    I think what you're going to see is strong leadership. The decision to send cruise missiles against the Syrian government, which counts Russian Federation as its most powerful ally, is a dramatic U-turn for the Trump administration. "And saying, 'we are only going after chemical weapons areas, ' ignores the enormity of the problem", he said. " We've seen the evidence on Assad, we know exactly what happened ", Haley said.
  • Trump Signs Buy American Hire American Executive Order

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    The President then signed an executive order requiring the federal government to buy American-made products if at all possible. ".If you change that current system that awards visas randomly without regard for skill or wage to a skills-based awarding, it makes it extremely hard to use the visa to replace or undercut American workers because you're not bringing in workers at beneath the market wage.
  • Microsoft Testing Digital Purchased Content Refunds On Xbox And Windows Store

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    The self-service refund system, which is now testing in alpha (read: may or may not ever actually see the light of day) was first spotted by some members of the Xbox Insider program. The Xbox One Insider program is now testing refunds, according to a photo posted on the Xbox One subreddit . Microsoft announced that the Creators Update for Windows 10 is rolling out today .
  • Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan after contested referendum

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    The CHP on Monday called for the annulment of the referendum and said it would take its challenge to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary, after a last-minute decision by the electoral board to allow unstamped ballots. With the constitutional changes, Erdogan could now rule the country until 2029 with far fewer checks on his power. Before the referendum , Erdoğan said Turkey will review its relationship with the European Union.
  • North Korea threatens to 'ravage' US if Trump orders airstrike

    North Korea threatens to 'ravage' US if Trump orders airstrike

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    State television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a black limousine and saluting his honour guard before walking down a red carpet on Saturday. The Trump administration has conducted a policy review but has not revealed details about its plans for dealing with the North, although USA officials say it will rely on "maximum pressure and engagement", according to AP.
  • Gordhan Won't Quit South Africa Parliament Before Zuma Vote

    Gordhan Won't Quit South Africa Parliament Before Zuma Vote

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    Cosatu is in an alliance with the ANC and the South African Communist Party, which already called for Zuma's resignation last Friday. The dismissal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan deepened concerns about government corruption and led the Standard & Poor's agency to lower South Africa's credit rating, citing political instability and threats to economic growth.
  • BP struggles to contain a natural gas leak in Alaska

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    The U.K. company didn't say how much oil or natural gas may have spilled. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Candice Bressler says the well operated by BP Exploration Alaska Inc., a subsidiary of BP, was successfully controlled overnight.
  • UK, Brussels row over Gibraltar rumbles on

    UK, Brussels row over Gibraltar rumbles on

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    Events were held during the weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War, when Britain under then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fought off an Argentine invasion of the disputed archipelago in the South Atlantic. "It is interesting in the draft guidelines from the European Union that Spain is not saying that the whole thing is subject to the transfer of sovereignty".