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Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - designated in September of 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton - is one bookend of the Interior Department's review of national monuments, while the other bookend is Bears Ears , designated last December by President Barack Obama in his final month in office, Zinke said.
  • Corbyn is 'staggeringly irresponsible' on defence, says Sir Michael Fallon

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    With three years still remaining to Britain's Conservative Government elected in 2015, Prime Minister Theresa May has made a decision to seek a fresh mandate on June 8. It is "about preventing the Tories from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country". Its head, Neal Lawson, has insisted that cross-party alliances are necessary to deal with the "threats, challenges and opportunities" facing the country in the referendum's aftermath.
  • Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

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    Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay. But the vice president said he is encouraged and believes North Korea is listening to the Trump administration's concerns. Lu Chao, director of the China's Border Studies Institute at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times that the latest test, despite its failure, could be another defiant message from Pyongyang that it will not change its tough stance in the face of U.S.
  • French in Montreal react to election results

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    Mr Macron, a first-time candidate and political independent , was on course to take 23.4 per cent in Sunday's election, with National Front leader Ms Le Pen on 22.6 per cent, according to projections from the Interior Ministry based on nearly four-fifths of votes counted.
  • Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

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    Nigro says that when firefighters arrived four minutes later, the home was completely engulfed. Some of the victims were in the attic, a "super-human" task for firefighters to reach people in a home engulfed by such a massive fire. The whole block was thick with smoke and she could feel the heat emanating from the fire, Murray said. The guy who was carrying the baby out, you could just see the stress on his face.
  • North Korea Appears Ready for Nuclear Weapons Test

    North Korea Appears Ready for Nuclear Weapons Test

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    But the photos taken on April 16 via a commercial satellite unveiled games of volleyball, instead. The agency notes that this would be the first time that three games at the same location had been recorded. And for the past eight weeks, they have observed a lot of stepped-up activity at Punggye-ri. No activity of significance is noted at the West Portal, South Portal, Command Center Area or elsewhere in the facility.
  • On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

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    We can not let that ever even be thought of. He said although the Holocaust is "permanently branded in our flesh" it "is not the lens through which we should examine our past and our future". The piece was inspired by and written in honor of Holocaust survivor Armin Goldstein and expresses his life through music, Brown said. World powers knew of the mass destruction of Jews already in 1942 and if allies would have intervened by bombing the death camps millions of people could have been ...
  • MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June

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    May says holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country "certainty and stability" as it negotiates its departure from the European Union. The European Union, meanwhile, said it will stick to a timetable for preparing to launch Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom despite the early general election .
  • US VP Pence tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

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    Pence said Trump's administration would work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on issues around security, trade and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. After meeting with Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, he says Indonesia and the USA are both democracies and share the same values. Trump said the deal was a job-killing disaster, and Moshirian says officials in Canberra hope parts of the TPP can be revived without the United States.
  • VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November. The growing tensions on the Korean peninsula, America-China relations and the remaining trade barriers between Australia and the world power are expected to feature prominently in talks between Pence and Australian political figures.
  • House committee sets more hearings in Trump-Russia probe

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    The House Intelligence Committee announced Friday it is re-scheduling its previously scrubbed public hearing at which members of Obama's administration had been set to talk about Russia's meddling in the presidential election. Yates alerted the White House in January that Flynn had been misleading in his account of a December phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States in which economic sanctions against Russia were discussed.
  • GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant

    GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant

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    GM called the move an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. The Venezuelan government has offered no explanation for its seizure of the GM plant, and the timing of the move suggests Maduro may be looking to escalate his confrontation with the United States to try to move attention away from the intensifying protests against him.
  • President Trump turns fan-in-chief as Patriots visit the White House

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    Interestingly enough, Trump didn't mention Brady in his congratulatory speech as he rattled off the key players in the Super Bowl win. Some Patriots players, including quarterback Tom Brady , intend to skip the White House visit. Brady's mother has also reportedly been suffering from health problems. "But this one, the way we were treated and the opportunities to be in the oval office and meet with the president, sitting inside of the white house, it's been fabulous", the famously ...
  • Pence Stares Down North Korean Troops

    Pence Stares Down North Korean Troops

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    We condemn Pyongyang's opportunistic nuclear missile plans, which violate the numerous UN Security Council resolutions. Mr Mattis condemned the attempted missile launch as he began a Middle East tour, telling reporters travelling with him to Saudi Arabia: "The leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile".
  • Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons

    Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons

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    The U.S. and South Korea regularly train for such contingencies. Pence will meet Abe for a working lunch. China's chief objective is to get talks - of any kind - started to avoid conflict so close to home. The UK has sent more than £4 million in foreign aid to North Korea over the past six years, it has emerged. For Trump - and China and its neighbors - this means a much graver threat than the Obama or Bush administrations faced, Hecker wrote in The New York Times in January.
  • German EU lawmaker hopes for compromise with UK

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    May's governing Conservatives now have a slight majority, with 330 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons. Meanwhile Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the PM of "dodging" a head-to-head showdown. The House of Commons will vote on Wednesday on whether to approve the dissolution of parliament, which under the UK's fixed-term parliaments will require a two-thirds MPs majority.
  • Deputy shot, killed in Logan County

    Deputy shot, killed in Logan County

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    According to KOCO , Deputy David Wade, 40, was serving an eviction notice when Nathan Aaron LeForce, 45, opened fire. The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Nathan Aaron Leforce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The vehicle was spotted later Tuesday morning, but the suspect has yet to be taken into custody. Vincent said police used technology to track LeForce, but he did not give details of the search.
  • Dortmund keeper still having problems sleeping after attack

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    Dortmund lost the first leg 3-2, and after the game Nuri Sahin and Roman Burki, who were both sat close to Barta when he suffered his injuries, told reporters that focussing on the game had been hard. "It was another important step". You should never make excuses for losses, but postponing the match just one day after an explosion put Marc Bartra in the hospital is a bit unfair for the black and yellows.
  • Taking a 'Kiwi-First' Approach to Immigration, New Zealand Tightens Rules

    Taking a 'Kiwi-First' Approach to Immigration, New Zealand Tightens Rules

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    New Zealand has introduced tougher immigration rules for skilled workers and reaffirmed its new stance as Kiwis first. Mr Cooper also says the new essential work visa policy will need careful introduction to make sure workers and their families already here are given sufficient time to adapt to the new rules - "or we can expect some bad outcomes".
  • Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal

    Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal

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    But, mindful that this would likely trigger massive retaliation and casualties in South Korea and Japan , US officials say the Trump administration's main focus is on tougher economic sanctions. manufacturing jobs. Trump tweeted on Sunday. She advised patience with China on the issue. The remarks by Defence Minister Tomomi Inada came as fears grow over North Korea, which is believed to be on the verge of a sixth nuclear test and has threatened to launch missile tests "every week".
  • Neutral venue for North Korea vs Malaysia to be announced this week

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    Kim said it's important to understand the history of both countries. The Harimau Malaysia squad were supposed to fly to Pyongyang to play North Korea on the 28th of March for the group B Asian Cup qualifiers. Vice President Mike Pence, visiting the demilitarized zone on Monday, said the USA had no more strategic patience with North Korea was considering military force against the regime.
  • Senators Ask Administration to Act Against Canada's Milk Pricing Policy

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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a joint letter urging President Donald Trump to address the policies implemented by Canada that impact producers in two of the country's top dairy producing states. We're also going to stand up for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin. "We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada, and we're going to say, 'What happened?' And they might give us an answer, but we're going to get the solution, not just the answer, OK?" ...
  • As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

    As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

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    As Defense News first reported Monday, the strike force has been taking part in exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean over the last week . The confusion was compounded by an erroneous statement from Defense Secretary James Mattis, who mistakenly told reporters that the exercise had been canceled.
  • Most Americans no longer think Trump is keeping his promises, poll says

    Most Americans no longer think Trump is keeping his promises, poll says

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    Being a strong and decisive leader is the only characteristic that a majority still say applies to Trump. Trump has always had problems with the public believing he is "honest and trustworthy". A majority of Americans in a new poll says that corporations and upper-income individuals do not pay enough taxes. "Reality has intruded and it's clear he's finding it more hard to do a lot of the things he promised", said Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll .
  • Palestinians calls for global protection of Palestinian political prisoners

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    Protesters have launched sympathy marches in several major towns in the West Bank, such as Hebron and Ramallah. As part of Israel's effort to undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom, an Israeli court sentenced me to five life sentences and 40 years in prison in a political show trial that was denounced by global observers.