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North Korea says don’t mess with us as U.S. plans next move

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program as North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike”, saying don’t “mess with us”. U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with …

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Asian stocks set for cautious start on weak U.S. cues

Asian stocks may slip for a second consecutive day on Thursday as a weak Wall Street and declining commodity prices, especially for oil, prompted investors to trim their exposure to risky assets. With the outcome of the French presidential elections due at the weekend, markets are set to trade in …

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Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with U.S. attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed …

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Thousands at U.S. rallies demand Trump release tax returns

Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue. Organizers of “Tax March” in more than 150 cities across …

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U.S. retail sales, inflation data highlight weak first quarter growth

U.S. retail sales fell for a second straight month in March and consumer prices dropped for the first time in just over a year, underscoring the magnitude of the loss of economic growth momentum in the first quarter. But with the labor market near full employment, Friday’s weak reports failed …

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U.S. unleashes ‘mother of all bombs’ for first time in Afghanistan

The United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said. President Donald Trump touted the bombing as evidence of a more muscular …

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Assad allies say U.S. attack on Syria air base crosses ‘red lines’

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed “red lines” and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally. …

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Trump explained U.S. position on THAAD to Xi: South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea on Saturday he had explained to China’s President Xi Jinping America’s position on the deployment of an anti-missile defense system to South Korea, according to a statement from South Korea’s acting leader. Trump informed South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn in a Saturday …

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Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched …

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Weather dampens U.S. job growth; unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

U.S. job growth slowed sharply in March amid continued layoffs in the embattled retail sector, but a drop in the unemployment rate to a near 10-year low of 4.5 percent suggested labor market strength remained intact. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest since last May, the …

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