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The date of the alleged assassination attempt is unclear; however, Kim Jong Un presided over a military parade on April 15. China's envoy to the United States, Cui Tiankai, conveyed the request to the USA side, to coincide with the first face-to-face, two-day meeting between President Donald Trump and Xi in Florida from April 6, but the Trump administration likely rejected it, the source said .
  • Portland chefs Mike Wiley and Andrew Taylor win Beard award

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    If you recall, Seattle's own Edouardo Jordan, who just last week opened his second restaurant JuneBaby , was a finalist for Best Chef Northwest, as were Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. It was Ortega's sixth year to be nominated as a finalist. Meanwhile, Philadelphia-based restaurateur Stephen Starr , who operates Le Diplomate in DC, was named "outstanding restaurateur".
  • Pittsburgh Steelers use 30th pick on linebacker TJWatt

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    Like his brother J.J., a three-time National Football League defensive player of the year for the Houston Texans, T.J.is a converted tight end who switched to defense in the middle of his college career. He continued to impress". And I think that we can attempt to draw some correlation between what the team has done so far this offseason and Rooney's comment about wanting to work on the red-zone offense.
  • YPG militants target Turkish army posts from Syria border town

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    US military officials were not provided any further information about the location of the target or the objective of the strikes, only that Turkey planned to conduct strikes against terrorist targets. "These are our partner forces". Both sides however vowed to keep up cooperation in the "fight against terror" in the future, it added. The Turkish foreign affairs ministry pushed back on these claims, stating that USA and Russian forces were adequately informed "in line with the bilateral ...
  • Wang-Tillerson meet amid tensions in Korean peninsula

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    Tillerson opened the meeting with a statement calling on all member states to enforce the existing sanctions, halt or downgrade diplomatic relations with the DPRK, and increase the country's isolation with new sanctions and with a tightening of existing measures.
  • North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says

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    In a show of force, Trump has dispatched to waters near the Korean Peninsula what he's called an "armada" of ships, including an aircraft carrier. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a USA aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards Korean waters and as top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo.
  • Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

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    While Turkish airstrikes have been targeted at PKK forces across Turkey's border, the number of YPG forces who have also been killed in the attacks has drawn the ire of the USA government. Although Turkey continues to raise the issue of the extradition of Pennsylvania-based imam Fethullah Gülen, the man allegedly responsible for perpetrating the July 15, 2016, coup attempt and the forming a parallel state within Turkey, upon any interaction with any USA official, the US government has remained ...
  • ASEAN welcomes progress on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

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    Last week, Asean chairman Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines , said the summit would avoid mentioning a ruling by an global maritime court in The Hague dismissing China's claims to 95 per cent of the South China Sea. Ahead of the one-day ASEAN summit, the Philippine leader said the Southeast Asian nations were helpless to stop Beijing from building artificial islands in disputed waters, hence there was no point protesting against it at diplomatic events.
  • General Election: Nicola Sturgeon faces HUGE seat losses to

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    And she urged voters to build on that on June 8 by backing the SNP. A majority of voters north of the border believe the SNP would have the right to hold a second independence referendum if the party wins more than half of the Scottish seats in the General Election, a poll has found.
  • Top Senate Democrat welcomes funding deal

    Top Senate Democrat welcomes funding deal

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    Congressional negotiators are close to a deal on a bill to fund the government through the end of September, a congressional source confirmed to CNN on Sunday evening. The deal also gives coal miners $1.3bn in health benefits, which will be funded by a rise in customs fees. Trump said repeatedly during the campaign that Mexico would foot the bill for the wall and Mexico says it will not.
  • At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs

    At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"

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    Le Pen follows in the footsteps of her father Jean-Marie, who made it through to the 2002 presidential run-off in what was a political natural disaster for France. "Hollande has asked ministers to fully commit themselves in the election campaign to ensure that Marine Le Pen has the lowest possible result", French presidential spokesman, Stephane Le Foll, said at the Council of Ministries on Wednesday.