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Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation for second time in a month

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Xinhua said Xi and Trump pledged "close contact through various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common concern", including North Korea. The call came as ties between the two Communist allies have visibly deteriorated after China banned all coal imports from North Korea from February 26. Read More »

U.S. missile submarine arrives in South Korea

North Korea staged a massive live-firing drill on Tuesday (25 April) with its leader Kim Jong-un presumably overseeing the event. But the timing, as the U.S. Mr. Trump has spoken by phone to the leaders of China and Japan. Kim said they discussed ways to get more cooperation from China and Russian Federation, which they agreed is crucial to applying effective pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Read More »

Splatoon 2's teasing a rift between the Squid Sisters… and IT'S ALL

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During Splatoon's final Splatfest, the two iconic Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, were pit against each other in an epic, squiddy, shoot-em-up free-for-all for popularity, and, as expected, only one of the two came out victorious. "The girls left the studio arm in arm, smiling and laughing as they always had". As reported by Kotaku , it appears Nintendo used a fan event as the inspiration for at least some of the story for the upcoming sequel to its 2015 hit Splatoon. Read More »

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat

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North Korea has an air base in Wonsan and missiles have also been tested there. North Korean Defense Minister Pak Yong Sik said Monday that "the situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula is so tense that a nuclear war may break out due to the frantic war drills of the USA imperialists and their vassal forces for aggression", according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Monster bull shark caught at Swansea

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It was uploaded yesterday (24 April) to the Offshore Fishing NSW Facebook page, a community of fisherman in the region. The image of the fisherman being dwarfed by the shark was shared by Offshore Fishing NSW and quickly garnered an influx of social media attention. Read More »

BC Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

Liberals and the B.C. NDP are more focussed on advancing short term election strategies than they are on advancing a vision for the province. This plan is about putting the people of British Columbia first". Carbon tax would begin increasing on January 1, 2018, expanding two years later to include vented emissions from natural gas and forest slash burning. Read More »

Great Wall Motors ute fails safety tests

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ANCAP rated the Great Wall Steed at 16.49 out of a potential 37 points for its part in the bits of the crash testing in which the vehicle was eligible to take part - it made a decision to not test the Steed for pedestrian protection "due to its poor performance in the frontal offset test". Read More »

Pence reaffirms US Australia alliance after Trump spat

US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, "dumb". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Sydney for a weekend visit that will include meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other top officials. Read More »

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump's agriculture secretary

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Department of Agriculture (USDA) before getting to work on his first day. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said , "Farm Bureau heartily congratulates Secretary Sonny Perdue on his new role leading our nation's Agriculture Department". Read More »

Paris Police Shooting: Attacker Was French, Had Long Criminal Record

But his lawyer strongly denied his client had anything to 'do with the attack and said a police raid at the man's home was linked to another criminal investigation. Trump said Le Pen is the "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France", which many regarded as a subtle endorsement of the National Front leader. Read More »

Trump Moves to Support Wisconsin Dairy and Lumber Competing with Canada

For local dairy farmers, the policy is just another contributor to low milk prices. The action has had the effect of cutting prices Canadian buyers pay for dairy imports from the U.S. The United States imported nearly $6 billion in Canadian softwood lumber in 2016. US lumber producers generally cut timber grown on private land. The U.S.is imposing significant duties of up to 24 per cent on lumber imports from Canada. Read More »

Republicans Trump, Ryan join Democrat Schumer to press Canada on milk trade

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US President Donald Trump has vowed to "act immediately" to address what US dairy farmers believe are unfair trade conditions in Canada for their goods. "I understand that Wisconsin dairy farmers are unhappy". "This is another NAFTA disaster, and we're not going to let it continue onward". US dairy farmers contend that the new Canadian policy, first rolled out at the provincial level a year ago but soon set to go national, drops the price of that Canadian product to the point where USA ... Read More »

Remember the service of the fearless

After World War I, dawn vigils were held and soldiers still remarked on the comradeship felt during those peaceful moments before dawn. Meanwhile, in Villers-Bretonneux, about 2130 people attended the dawn service , well down on the 3400 who attended previous year. Read More »

Revamped Galaxy Note 7 Moves Closer to Reality

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Samsung initially said that the issue can be addressed with a manual screen calibration, but has now confirmed plans to roll out an update to fix the issue directly. The publication also notes that the issue is not immediately noticeable unless the user is comparing the two devices side-by-side. However, the Note 7 owners and the Samsung fans were not prepared to let it go. Read More »

US Navy gathers off Korea

In a phone conversation with the U.S. president on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint. In an editorial, the paper warned Pyongyang of serious consequences if it acts on its latest provocations, following tensions between Kim Jong-un's regime and the USA, which is threatening to launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korean nuclear advances. Read More »

New Sonic Forces gameplay video shows the classic Green Hill Zone level

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But if you're still not convinced of the connection between the two games, then this next piece of footage might do the trick. For me Sonic The Hedgehog was the game to start my gaming journey back in the early 90's. With the vibrant colors and the killer visuals, it's looking like a ton of fun. We have faith that this will be a return to form, though. Sonic Forces is set to release sometime in holiday 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Read More »

NBN regional Fixed Wireless trials hit 1Gbps

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The 1Gbps+ speeds were achieved by bonding three wireless network terminators (WNTDs) together, while the other speed tiers were achieved using a single antenna. It also demonstrated that intermediate speeds of 400/55Mbps and 250/50Mbps were possible. As part of the demonstration for media, including iTWire , the network also delivered trial peak speeds of 400Mbps/55Mbps, 250Mbps/50Mbps and 100/40Mbps, all using carriers in the two spectrum bands. Read More »

Macron must win big now to fulfill campaign pledges

Le Pen is confident that she can - and will - win the second round and that she wants to be the president of all French people. In a television interview, she said that she wanted to be above "partisan considerations". The result reflected a desire for change in the deeply divided country, with the top spots going to two outsiders who transcended the left-right divide. Read More »

Kenosha police: One student stabs another outside Bradford High School

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For more updates on this situation, visit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . The weapon used in the incident has been recovered. There is no further threat to students, staff or the community. "We have been and will continue to work closely with the Kenosha Police Department on this incident". The injured student is fighting for his life at the hospital tonight after police say he was stabbed by another student. Read More »

Trudeau: Canada-U.S. relationship bigger, more important than any one 'irritant'

Lumber Trade Council, which represents companies including Canfor, West Fraser and Intefor Corp. Trump's point man on the file explicitly linked all these individual disputes to the broader negotiation. "We are tremendously interconnected in our economy with that of the United States, but it's not just a one-way relationship", Trudeau said today during a stop in Kitchener, Ont. Read More »

Hogan addresses farmers on Brexit concerns

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The election in the United Kingdom, he said, could provide a further positive twist as a larger majority for British Prime Minister Theresa May will allow her more room for compromise in the Brexit negotiations. Sinn Féin spokesman on Agriculture Martin Kenny TD said that the clear message from the IFA conference yesterday was that if the Irish Government does not step up to defend Irish agriculture in the context of Brexit, there is a crisis of unprecedented proportions facing farmers. Read More »

Turkey opposition to appeal referendum result at top court

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Citizens voted in favor of an 18-article constitutional reform constructed by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would reconstruct Turkey's parliamentary system into a powerful executive presidency, according to The Post. Opposition parties appealed against electoral board's decision to allow unstamped ballots to be counted. Turkey's opposition party is contesting the results of April 16 referendum over a number of irregularities, in particular an electoral board decision to accept ... Read More »

Xi urges restraint over North Korea in call with Trump

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The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in "tactical training" drills near the Philippines, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said. Jim Kilby, the commander of the carrier strike group, noted. "That I can tell you". The paper quoted a Japanese military official as saying that the participating Japanese destroyers, Samidare and Ashigara, would "practice cruising in tactical formation and test communications procedures" with the USA ships during the drill. Read More »