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                                Director-General of South Bangkok Prosecutor’s Office Suthi Kittisupaporn talks to reporters at the South Bangkok prosecutor’s office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

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                                Director-General of South Bangkok Prosecutor’s Office Suthi Kittisupaporn talks to reporters at the South Bangkok prosecutor’s office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest. Read More
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                                A gas attendant waits by a pump at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday. Gas sales have been restricted in the North Korean capital for about a week with no official explanation, raising concerns over when the the situation will return to normal.

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

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                                A gas attendant waits by a pump at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday. Gas sales have been restricted in the North Korean capital for about a week with no official explanation, raising concerns over when the the situation will return to normal.
An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don’t get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. Read More
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                                In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey.

U.S.: Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes

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                                In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey.
Turkey gave coalition forces about 20 minutes notice before launching airstrikes on Kurdish troops in Syria this week, potentially putting American forces in the region at risk, U.S. officials said today. Read More
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                                French centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, makes his way at the Whirlpool home appliance factory today in Amiens, northern France.

Macron Holds His Own After Walking Into Le Pen’s Media Ambush

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                                French centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, makes his way at the Whirlpool home appliance factory today in Amiens, northern France.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm
Emmanuel Macron avoided a pitfall on his path to the French presidency, largely quieting an angry crowd of factory workers who’d been fired up a couple of hours earlier by his rival Marine Le Pen. Read More
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                                Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is greeted by workers outside a whirlpool home appliance factory in Amiens, France, today. While her centrist presidential opponent Macron was meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself, amid its workers and declared herself the candidate of France’s workers.

Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

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                                Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is greeted by workers outside a whirlpool home appliance factory in Amiens, France, today. While her centrist presidential opponent Macron was meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself, amid its workers and declared herself the candidate of France’s workers.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground today for France’s blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant threatened with closure. Read More
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                                Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, held his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria on April 4. France’s foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows it was responsible.

Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack, France says

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                                Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, held his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria on April 4. France’s foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows it was responsible.
France said today that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows it was responsible. Read More
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                                U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. testified on Capitol in Washington, today, before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on North Korea.

Missile defense for Hawaii needs to be stronger, Harris tells Congress

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                                U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr. testified on Capitol in Washington, today, before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on North Korea.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 10:23 am
The head of U.S. Pacific Command told Congress today that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today,” adding that a defensive radar for the islands is coming and installing intercontinental ballistic missile interceptors here is being discussed. Read More
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                                In this May 26, 2004 file photo, the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer, moves up the Hudson River in New York during Fleet Week. A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.

U.S. Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

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                                In this May 26, 2004 file photo, the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer, moves up the Hudson River in New York during Fleet Week. A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. Read More
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                                Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife in Houston in October. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan “Sandy” Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife’s innocence with the little information he had.

Chinese court sentences U.S. businesswoman accused of spying

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                                Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife in Houston in October. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan “Sandy” Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife’s innocence with the little information he had.
An American woman detained during a business trip to China was convicted of spying and sentenced today to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon. Read More
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                                Masahiro Imamura is surrounded by journalists after submitting his resignation from his post, disaster reconstruction minister, to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo today.

Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

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                                Masahiro Imamura is surrounded by journalists after submitting his resignation from his post, disaster reconstruction minister, to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo today.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Japan’s disaster reconstruction minister resigned over his remark that “it was good” that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo. Read More
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                                A youth looks in March at a new, taller fence being built along U.S.-Mexico border, replacing the shorter, gray metal fence in front of it, in the Anapra neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across the border from Sunland Park, New Mexico.

Top Mexican official calls US border wall a ‘hostile’ act

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                                A youth looks in March at a new, taller fence being built along U.S.-Mexico border, replacing the shorter, gray metal fence in front of it, in the Anapra neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across the border from Sunland Park, New Mexico.
Mexico’s foreign relations secretary called U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall an “unfriendly, hostile” act, adding today that it is a “bad idea” that will not accomplish anything. Read More
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                                In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in Dalian in northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, Wednesday.

China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

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                                In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in Dalian in northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, Wednesday.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 9:35 pm
China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries. Read More
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                                A young girl watches as North Korean men and women take part in a mass dance on Tuesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. Pyongyang residents hold mass dances across the city to mark the 85th anniversary of the country’s army.

North Korea celebrates as South Korea, U.S. keep watch

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                                A young girl watches as North Korean men and women take part in a mass dance on Tuesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. Pyongyang residents hold mass dances across the city to mark the 85th anniversary of the country’s army.
A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. Read More
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                                Chief nuclear negotiators from left to right, Joseph Yun, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Kenji Kanasugi, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, and Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the South Korean Foreign Ministry, join hands before their meeting about North Korean issues at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Chinese media warn N. Korea against nuke test

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                                Chief nuclear negotiators from left to right, Joseph Yun, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Kenji Kanasugi, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, and Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the South Korean Foreign Ministry, join hands before their meeting about North Korean issues at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo on Tuesday.
A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper is warning North Korea against conducting another nuclear test, saying that would likely propel events past the “point of no return.” Read More
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                                United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listened, April 7, as Syria’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador Mounzer Mounzer spoke during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria at United Nations headquarters.

Haley warns N. Korea about attacking U.S. base or testing ICBM

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                                United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listened, April 7, as Syria’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador Mounzer Mounzer spoke during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria at United Nations headquarters.

Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm
The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said today. Read More

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