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April 24, 2017 2:36 PM China urges 'restraint' amid North Korea sinking threat

China's president has urged restraint on North Korea in a call with Donald Trump, a day after Pyongyang threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier. The telephone conversation is the second between the two leaders since they met in Florida earlier this month. It highlights Chinese fears that tensions between the US and North Korea could erupt into conflict 15

April 23, 2017 4:32 PM Pope Francis called refugee centers concentration camps. A Jewish group says there’s no comparison

Rhetorically speaking, comparing someone to Adolf Hitler is usually the nuclear option in policy and polite discussions alike. An opponent’s viewpoints can be outlandish, harmful or downright wrong — and still a far cry from the slave labor and extermination of 6 million Jews. Pope Francis, no stranger to lending his moral authority to a range of causes 17

April 22, 2017 6:14 AM Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister swept aside any lingering tensions Saturday over an Obama era agreement on the resettlement of refugees, joining forces to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to scuttle its nuclear weapons and missile program. Pence and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull repeatedly praised 17

April 21, 2017 8:17 PM U.K. May Have 24 Hours Without Coal Power

Britain expects to go 24 hours without using coal to generate electricity Friday. It would be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution. The United Kingdom may be in its first full day without coal power in more than a century, its National Grid announced Friday. "It looks likely that today will be the first ever working day in Britain without 14

April 21, 2017 2:23 PM Mike Pence, on Charm Offensive in Australia, Confirms ‘Historic Alliance’

SYDNEY, Australia — Vice President Mike Pence assured Australian leaders on Saturday that the United States was committed to the countries’ “strong and historic alliance,” and he reaffirmed that the Trump adminstration would honor a refugee deal that President Trump disparaged in a January phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Mr. Pence is wrapping 16

April 19, 2017 2:06 AM Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance, with both seeing a common adversary in Iran and its "destabilising" activities. The United States and Saudi Arabia have a decades-old relationship based on the exchange of American security for Saudi oil. But ties between Riyadh and Washington 18

April 18, 2017 6:46 PM Shunning, Not Nuking, Is The Key, Mr. Trump

Are we on the brink of thermonuclear war? Depending on your news source, and depending on how the question is put to either Donald Trump (“Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you.”), Mike Pence (“No more strategic patience”), Rex Tillerson (Military action is an option), Kim Jong Un (“I will burn up the world 17

April 18, 2017 7:59 AM North Korea reveals US targets it will launch ‘merciless strikes’

North Korea has placed its army on “maximum alert”, as it disclosed United States interests it will attack if provoked “from the remote US lands to the American military bases on the Korean peninsula”. Pence said Washington wants to achieve security “through peaceable means, through negotiations.” “The message of the people of the United States of America 18

April 18, 2017 5:57 AM Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

TOKYO – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese leaders began talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region, though tensions with North Korea loomed large. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the U.S. considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. "We appreciate 18

April 18, 2017 4:51 AM The state of global nuclear weapons today, and why North Korean tests would be suicidal

US President Trump has reversed his stance on a number of foreign policy issues, including NATO, Russia, and China. This leaves citizens in the United States and worldwide more unsure than ever of what to expect from the coming months and years. Nuclear bombs have a strange quality: They are a type of weapon that countries spend enormous sums of money 29