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Author: 0 Xi meeting watched for clues of future relationship

South Korean media speculated at the time that North Korea might have attempted to test a missile that it hasn't deployed. He plans to discuss with Xi a new "elevated" and streamlined framework for a US-Chinese dialogue with "clear deadlines for achieving results", the senior White House official said.

Author: 0 Trump says US prepared to deal with North Korea on its own

While campaigning, Trump repeatedly slammed China for "raping" and "killing" the U.S. on trade issues. China maintains that the China-U.S. trade imbalance is mostly the result of differences between the economic structures and development stages of the two countries.

Global Media Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end
Author: 0 Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

Uncertainty about Libyan output added volatility to oil prices, he said, calling it "a swing factor that can make it move both ways if one looks at the balances for the second half of the year". Since trimming the world's wealthiest countries' oil stocks to that average before the group's ministerial conference at the end of May would be a massive and improbable undertaking, Riyadh is arguing for an extension.

Author: 0 Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

The launch comes just a day before the start of a summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, where talks about adding pressure on the North to drop its arms development will take centre stage. The South's national security council convened an emergency meeting for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. This was North Korea's third missile test this year as it persists with its nuclear weapons program despite global condemnation and punishing economic sanctions.

Author: 0 Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

The gunman, who died in the hospital and has not been publicly identified, was a Ukrainian citizen, officials said. The shooting occurred at around 11:30 am local time in the centre of the Ukrainian capital, police said. Kyiv Police Chief Andrei Krishchenko said Voronenkov's murder was likely a contract killing, The Moscow Times cites Meduza as reporting. Voronenkov emigrated to Ukraine in October 2016 and, since December, he had only Ukrainian citizenship.

Global Media Strong 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Botswana
Author: 0 Strong 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Botswana

Indications are that the natural disaster was felt in Mozambique , Zambia, parts of Malawi and Lesotho. The USGS revised the depth of the quake from 35 km. We felt the house was vibrating, all the window and door panels shaking heavily. Tremors were reportedly felt in neighbouring Zimbabwe, Mozambique , Lesotho and Swaziland.

Author: 0 North Carolina 'bathroom bill' reset gets applause and jeers

Roy Cooper, a Democrat. The state of North Carolina made a step in the right direction on Thursday, even if it was for a disingenuous reason, by repealing its disgusting bathroom bill , HB2, which required transgender people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender, and not the one corresponding to their gender identity.

Global Media 'Chemical' attack in Idlib kills at least 43 Syrians
Author: 0 'Chemical' attack in Idlib kills at least 43 Syrians

It caused many people to choke and some to foam at the mouth. The Syrian government did not immediately comment on the allegations, but last week said claims the government was using chemical weapons were "devoid of truth". Chlorine gas is one of several elements and compounds used in devastating chemical attacks, outlawed by global treaties. Despite that, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has continued to document the use of toxic chemicals in attacks in Syria.

Global Media Outrage in Venezuela despite court move to reverse decision on legislative power
Author: 0 Outrage in Venezuela despite court move to reverse decision on legislative power

During a visit to Portugal this Friday, Chile's president Michelle Bachelet publicly condemned "any situation that changes the democratic order in Venezuela". Throughout Friday, pockets of protesters in oil-rich Venezuela blocked roads, unfurled banners and chanted slogans against Maduro's unpopular government, including "Freedom!" and "No To Dictatorship!" The country with which the Venezuelan regime has chose to ally itself stands accused of having used the tools of cyber-warfare to ...

Global Media Rain could cause flooding in parts of New Jersey
Author: 0 Rain could cause flooding in parts of New Jersey

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. The average high for April 4 is 59 degrees, according to AccuWeather , so Tuesday's forecast calls for an unseasonably warm day. The weather service asked residents to stay alert for possible flood warnings. The National Weather Service in Sacramento says rain and strong wind gusts will arrive by Thursday afternoon.

Author: 0 Peskov Says Putin, Trump Have Similar Approach to International Relations

Mr Putin noted that USA ambassador to Russia John Tefft was attending Thursday's forum and has a chance to meet with Russian government members there. The Obama administration also closed two Russian compounds in the United States and expelled dozens of Russian officials from the country. It wasn't the first time the Russian leader floated the idea of a meeting with Trump.

Global Media Duterte Sacks Philippine Interior Minister Over Corruption Allegations
Author: 0 Duterte Sacks Philippine Interior Minister Over Corruption Allegations

Mr. Sueno, who was instrumental in convincing Mr. Duterte to run for President previous year, accepted the decision "wholeheartedly", saying he remained innocent of corruption allegations against him. "There has been no comment, no mention and absolutely no reference to him (Mr. Marcos) as far as I'm concerned", the Palace spokesperson said in a press briefing, adding that the President has yet to choose a replacement for Mr.

Author: 0 Sen. Claire McCaskill to vote no on Neil Gorsuch, cloture

When asked by reporters on the Hill Friday about her comments in the Star, McCaskill said "I think my words speak for themselves". WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to line up enough votes to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Democratic leader is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Author: 0 John McCain to support 'nuclear option' to clear Neil Gorsuch for Senate

The filibuster still applies to legislation and Supreme Court nominees, meaning Justices and bills now need 61 votes for Senate approval, instead of a simple 51-vote majority. Ted Cruz of Texas had talked about keeping an eight-seat Supreme Court through the entire tenure of a President Hillary Clinton before the election.

Global Media Trump embraces Egyptian president amid human-rights concerns
Author: 0 Trump embraces Egyptian president amid human-rights concerns

After criticizing his predecessor's human rights record, President Donald Trump on Monday refused to publicly condemn widespread human rights abuses in Egypt during a visit from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. According to CNN , Trump declined to answer a question on whether he had discussed human rights with el-Sissi, who took control of Egypt in a bloody 2013 coup that resulted in at least a thousand deaths .

Global Media Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline
Author: 0 Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

Share's in Boeing were higher by as much as 1.3 percent after the announcement. The two plane transactions with the state-owned carrier were among the most high profile contracts Iran signed after sanctions were removed. When he was still Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn said that Iran was "officially on notice" after it conducted a missile test in February.

Global Media Leicester win to increase pressure on Moyes and Sunderland
Author: 0 Leicester win to increase pressure on Moyes and Sunderland

Moyes is facing a Football Association charge following his ill-advised comments to a BBC reporter and now seems certain to be looking at Championship football next season. Leicester were careless in possession early in the second half and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was forced to race from his area to head a high ball clear.