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Global Media Pence says South Korea-US free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed
Author: 0 Pence says South Korea-US free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed

US Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on the US commitment to Asia Pacific with a stern warning for North Korea, which he called the "most risky and urgent threat" to the region. "That's the hard truth", Pence told the meeting. Pence repeated the phrase in South Korea, the first stop on his tour, and again during his speech aboard the Ronald Reagan.

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs 2017, Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 4

With Dubinsky in the box for cross-checking, Guentzel got his second goal of the game 11:48 into the third period to give the Penguins the 4-3 lead. He didn't play in overtime because there was too much swelling around his right eye. It ended another tough night for Bobrovsky, whose goals against average (3.49) and save percentage (.897) are among the worst in the playoffs' opening round.

Global Media Finance leaders defend trade, worry about those left behind
Author: 0 Finance leaders defend trade, worry about those left behind

The World Bank chief also called for a change in "the way we work", adding that "We have to find new and innovative ways to reach the poor, and make the world more secure and stable". The IMF this week raised its forecast for global economic growth this year to 3.5 percent, partly because of China's stronger-than-expected growth.

Global Media Three killed as protests against Venezuelan government continue
Author: 0 Three killed as protests against Venezuelan government continue

For a second consecutive day, thousands of protesters in Venezuela demanded the departure of President Nicolas Maduro in marches Thursday highlighted by violent clashes with police. It wasn't clear who shot him and there was no immediate comment from authorities. The opposition has asked protestors to honor the victims on Saturday by dressing in white and marching in silence.

Global Media MOAB death total rises to 94
Author: 0 MOAB death total rises to 94

Almost 100 dead bodies have been pulled from Islamic State caves targeted Thursday by the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US military's arsenal, Afghan military officials told The Wall Street Journal. It is also claimed that no civilians were killed. The massive bomb was deployed after fighting intensified over the past week and US -backed ground forces struggled to advance on the area, where a USA special forces soldier was killed on April 8.

Global Media France on edge as presidential vote looms
Author: 0 France on edge as presidential vote looms

On Thursday evening, Cheurfi with an automatic riffle shot dead a policeman and severely wounded two others before being killed. The Islamic State identified him as Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki (father of Yusuf the Belgian) through its Amaq news agency.

Author: 0 France PM warns Le Pen against 'exploiting' Paris tragedy

Le Pen, who has often employed hardline rhetoric against Islam and immigration during her campaign delivered a speech early Friday despite calls from other candidates to put aside politics for now. If she does win the final vote, France should prepare for an administration defined by "constant crisis", paralysis, and brutal economic blowback.

Global Media United States military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan
Author: 0 United States military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan

One resident living around 2 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the blast told CNN he heard an "extremely loud boom that smashed the windows of our house". Those troops are separate from a wider NATO-led effort to train, advise and assist the Afghan army and police force. The United Nations has raised concerns that the American air campaign is swelling civilian casualties in Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Trump says China could solve NKorea 'problem'

Gentiloni said Rome would abide by its commitments to increase defence spending under a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation agreement, despite budgetary constraints that have kept it from spending 2% of gross domestic product on defence. "We both seek a trading relationship that is balanced, reciprocal", said Trump, who has been outspoken against deficits, which he sees as the U.S. propping up other economies without getting enough in return.

Global Media France says pressure needed to stop North Korea crossing next nuclear hurdle
Author: 0 France says pressure needed to stop North Korea crossing next nuclear hurdle

Earlier, Vice President Mike Pence warned it would be unwise to test the "resolve" of Mr Trump and said "all options are on the table" to deal with the threat posed by Pyongyang. Trump basically taunted North Korea with an ill-advised tweet where he accused the country of "looking for trouble". China is North Korea's biggest trading partner.

Global Media Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash
Author: 0 Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

More than 100 other animals depend on the prairie dog as food or move into the burrows they dig, said Lindsey Sterling Krank, the organization's director for its Prairie Dog Coalition. "They don't know how much fun it is". The Montana congressional special elections are heating up with both House candidates trying to prove their love for guns by shooting screens in a pair of warring advertisements.

Author: 0 Pilot ejects from jet on US aircraft carrier headed to Korea

That message wouldn't be sent as powerfully if Trump has told Bartiromo: "We are sending the Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula after it gets back from some maneuvers in the Indian Ocean". Spicer: Sure, but that's not what we ever said. "The president said that we have an armada going to the peninsula", Spicer said, referring to a April 12 Fox Business interview where President Trump said, " We are sending an armada ".

Author: 0 Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

Trump then revisited his past, repeated criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ), calling it "a disaster for our country". She says it means higher food prices for Canadians while it prevents producers from expanding into foreign markets because, as Trump confirmed in Wisconsin, there is a widespread perception that the Canadian government gives the agricultural sector unfair advantages in the domestic market that destroy the potential for trade deals.

Global Media Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect confesses to committing 'terror crime'
Author: 0 Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect confesses to committing 'terror crime'

Those killed included two Swedes, a British man and a Belgian woman. The suspect had been denied permanent residency in Sweden and expressed sympathy for Islamic State. Police said the truck attack suspect was known for having been sympathetic to extremist organizations. "Without a doubt people who don't have asylum or do not need protection should return", said Ygeman to Aftonbladet .

Global Media Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers back June 8 election
Author: 0 Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers back June 8 election

If she wanted a mandate, why didn't she call a general election as soon as she became prime minister without anybody having a vote? She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, criticising opposition parties for trying to thwart her plans for leaving the EU.

Global Media Carrier was 3000 NM Away During North Korea Tensions
Author: 0 Carrier was 3000 NM Away During North Korea Tensions

In an interview a week ago with Fox Business Network , Trump declined to outline his potential strategy against North Korea , but added that "we are sending an armada, very powerful". It was widely assumed that the carrier group was patrolling somewhere within range last weekend, when US officials feared Kim Jong Un's military would conduct a sixth underground nuclear test, or try to test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time .

Author: 0 Pence visits youth baseball players in Japan

Pence was addressing U.S. military personnel and guests including Japanese sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which is forward-deployed with the U.S. He again reiterated that with the Trump administration, "the era of strategic patience is over". The Japan-U.S. "economic dialogue" - the idea for which emerged after the inauguration of U.S.

Global Media 2000 homes evacuated in southwest Florida amid brush fires
Author: 0 2000 homes evacuated in southwest Florida amid brush fires

Nine homes were destroyed on Friday evening and mandatory evacuations of approximately 7,000 homes remain in place. The fire was not under control as of late Friday, officials said. Officials have not ruled out arson as a cause of the fire. The American Red Cross will open a shelter at 8 p.m. for those who were displaced at First Presbyterian Church at 305 East Central Avenue in Lake Wales.

Global Media Turkish party to challenge election decision
Author: 0 Turkish party to challenge election decision

Trump also thanked Turkey for supporting for US missile strikes on an Assad regime air base in retaliation for the chemical attack, and both men stressed the need for cooperation in the fight against terror groups, including ISIL. "The main opposition party not recognising the results is not an acceptable thing", Mr Yildirim said. CHP party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu also accused the electoral board of bias and favoring Erdogan's party.

Author: 0 Iraqi soldiers hit by Islamic State gas attack in western Mosul

Mosul, 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions.

Global Media Labour has a real opportunity in this general election
Author: 0 Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

Britain now has two years to negotiate the terms of the divorce before it comes into effect in late March 2019. Free trade agreement talks that Britain is calling for will likely be pushed back to 2020 or later. May is predicted to lead the Conservatives to victory with a bigger majority in June. She continues to oppose Brexit. British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn kicked off the general election campaign on Thursday with a promise to beat the establishment, raise taxes on the wealthy ...

Author: 0 Trump is pushing Congress toward a government shutdown

Mick Mulvaney , Trump's budget chief, said Thursday Democrats will need to agree to pay for some Trump's top priorities, including a wall at the US-Mexico border, in legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends October 1.

Author: 0 MPs overwhelmingly support May's call for snap election

She made an unexpected announcement on Tuesday that she would seek an early election less than halfway through her government's five year-term. British voters chose to leave the European Union in a referendum last year, signaling the end of the country's 44-year membership of the bloc.

Global Media Venezuelans protest after opposition leader sidelined by Maduro
Author: 0 Venezuelans protest after opposition leader sidelined by Maduro

Maduro said authorities detained 30 people involved in Thursday's demonstration. A ban on holding office would prevent Capriles from running for president again in elections now scheduled for late 2018. "This thing that they just did to Capriles is the product of tyranny", said Adel Rincones, 61, who wore the uniform of Venezuela's Olympic team. "People are exhausted of so much corruption, hunger and poverty", said Vanessa Garcia, 37, an optometry student.

Global Media Officials identify 2 officers wounded in fatal shootout
Author: 0 Officials identify 2 officers wounded in fatal shootout

Smith was shot near the collarbone and the hand, Malphrus said. He was by flown to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah where Malphrus said he was in stable condition and awaiting surgery around 3 p.m. In fact, he's been arrested before for drug possession. No matter the agency, from state patrol to firefighters, everyone is family. One of the officers wounded in the firefight is a deputy with the Jasper County sheriff's department, the other is an officer with the Hardeeville, ...

Global Media Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France
Author: 0 Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

Today, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins confirmed that Cheurfi was the attacker. Le Pen said those in the files who are foreigners should be deported, those with duel citizenship should be stripped of their French nationality, and those who are French should be prosecuted.

Author: 0 Missing Tennessee teen to return home, teacher charged with kidnapping: family

Cummins was cooperative with law enforcement, Siskiyou Sheriff Jon E. Lopey told the Associated Press. But Barry, 29, said he became suspicious when the older man tried to keep the teen away. A tipster led them to the girl and health teacher Tad Cummins Thursday . The U.S. State Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee also filed a federal charge of transportation of a minor across state lines with intent of having criminal sexual intercourse against Cummins, said U.S.

Author: 0 Macron set for round one victory over Le Pen

The man who shot dead a French policeman in an Islamist militant attack had served time for armed assaults on law enforcement officers, police sources said on Friday, as authorities sought a second suspect flagged by Belgian security services.

Author: 0 Pence flies to Australia to discuss security, trade

The daughters of US Vice President Mike Pence, Charlotte (3rd R) and Audrey (R), sit with the daughter of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Kahiyang Ayu (C), as they watch a Balinese dance performance at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on April 20, 2017 .

Global Media Pence expected to discuss security, trade with Turnbull
Author: 0 Pence expected to discuss security, trade with Turnbull

In his opening remarks to the meeting, Mr Pence said he and US President Donald Trump regarded the free trade agreement signed by Australia and the US in 2005 as an excellent model and a "win-win" for both countries who share a $US1.5 trillion relationship.

Author: 0 Jakarta Gov. Ahok concedes election after divisive campaign

The polarizing campaign gave hard-line Islamic groups a national stage and has undermined Indonesia's reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam. The maximum jail sentence for article 156 of the blasphemy act is four years' jail but prosecutors requested he be given two years on probation with a one year jail sentence if he reoffended.

Author: 0 U.S. defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit

Despite political tensions, the US and Egypt have remained important military partners throughout recent history, said Zack Gold, an analyst at Washington think tank CNA, which specializes in Egyptian security studies. Sobhi met with Matisse and the accompanying delegation to discuss the latest developments on the regional and worldwide arenas and their impact on security and stability in the Middle East, as well as bilateral military cooperation between the two countries.

Author: 0 In abrupt shift, Trump warms to China and NATO, sours on Russia

All NATO countries have agreed to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on their own defense by 2024, but only a few of the member countries now meet that goal. In the days since, Trump administration commentary on Syria sounded much like that of the Obama administration, which called for Assad to step down and for Russian Federation to drop its support.

Author: 0 Turkey condemns attack on Champs-Elysees in Paris

Molins identified the attacker during a news conference Friday as Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old who had a long police record that included a previous attempted attack on police. Le Parisien newspaper said he had done jail time for, among other things, shooting a police officer. "I didn't see if they were two, three or just one assailant".

Global Media Austria's Wiesberger keeps lead at Shenzhen International
Author: 0 Austria's Wiesberger keeps lead at Shenzhen International

That gave the American a one-shot lead over the rest of the field, with five players tied on five under and a further four just two off the pace. Bubba Watson held an early lead following a first-round 66, but finished just five holes Thursday before play was suspended.

Global Media Cow vigilantes attack 5 including 9-year-old girl in Jammu & Kashmir
Author: 0 Cow vigilantes attack 5 including 9-year-old girl in Jammu & Kashmir

Recounting the incident, one of the victims of the attack told NDTV , "They beat us ruthlessly". Sammi, the nine-year-old girl, suffered multiple fractures and has been shifted to a hospital. "Strict action will be taken against these goons", NDTV quoted Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid as saying. So far, however, no arrests have been made.

Global Media Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'
Author: 0 Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a referendum victory speech on April 17, 2017 in Ankara . The spokesperson for the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, said the call comes after Turkey rejected global observers' criticism of the referendum on Sunday, in which over 51 per cent of voters supported granting greater powers to President Recep Erdogan .

Global Media USA may charge Julian Assange of Wikileaks
Author: 0 USA may charge Julian Assange of Wikileaks

He said news organizations that reveal government secrets and crimes are "enemies" of the United States, and individuals who leak secret information about U.S. Obama on down?" There had been some doubts from initial enthusiasts about WikiLeaks once information from leaks released on its site started puncturing holes in an already worn Democratic campaign in 2016.

Author: 0 Israel Vows Not to Negotiate with Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The goal of the strike is ostensibly to protest prison conditions, to receive more visitation time with family and to end detention without trial, but a number of observers see the effort as part of a Barghouti run for PA leadership. According to Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, there are 6,300 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons. " Israel must not be given a free hand to systematically dehumanize the Palestinian people without any serious accountability or ...

Author: 0 Paris gunman thought to be 39-year-old from suburbs

The terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack - giving the attacker a war name indicating he had ties in Belgium and praising him as a "fighter of the Islamic State", the Independent of the United Kingdom reported . "This must be the priority", he said. One of the key questions is how the attack might impact on the vote. Sources told AFP that a handwritten note in praise of ISIS was found near the attacker's body, and a Koran in his vehicle nearby.

Author: 0 Paris attack: Police officer shot dead, another wounded, Champs Elysees closed off

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said the note apparently fell out of the pocket of Karim Cheurfi , a 39-year-old with a criminal record, after he was shot dead. The busy street was evacuated, with at least one restaurant shielding customers in its basement. The warrant said the man had arrived in France by train from Belgium.

Global Media Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam
Author: 0 Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam

But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. It was the first time a high-ranking US government official had made a public comment about the possibility of a renegotiation of the Korea-US FTA since US President Donald Trump took office.

Author: 0 Tom Brady, And Other Patriots Skip 'Super Bowl' White House Visit

That media narrative boiled over onto Twitter, when The New York Times tweeted pictures of Wednesday's ceremony and one from 2015, the last time the team won the Super Bowl and visited President Barack Obama. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today", the tweet said. Gronk and 33 other Patriots players are at the White House to celebrate their win in Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Global Media Lumber train derails in northern Vancouver Island injuring two people
Author: 0 Lumber train derails in northern Vancouver Island injuring two people

Tammy Douglas says significant efforts by first responders were made to try reach those who were trapped under the logs. "We've got a couple hundred people here", Rushton said. Paramedics transported two people to hospital, one via air and one via ground ambulance. Our hearts and minds are with them. According to Wikipedia, the Englewood Railway is headquartered in Woss and the line runs 90 km (56 mi) from Vernon Lake, through Woss, past Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park to Beaver Cove.

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