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Smog becomes a political issue in South Korean election

Friday  06:20,   28 april 2017
MSN

Seoul’s air now regularly ranks among the dirtiest in Asia. Politicians blame China. Spring is notorious for its poor air quality here. The combination of smog and the yellow dust that descends from Mongolia’s Gobi Desert every spring has produced[...]

Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.-South Korea trade agreement

Friday  06:10,   28 april 2017
MSN

Trump calls Korea accord ‘a horrible deal,’ vows to renegotiate on better terms or withdraw.During an Oval Office interview about trade policy in North America, Trump served notice that he is looking to disrupt an important partnership in the[...]

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Friday  05:55,   28 april 2017
Reuters

<p>President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom.</p>In an interview with Reuters, Trump[...]

Taliban announce start of spring offensive

Friday  05:55,   28 april 2017
Associated Press

Afghanistan's Taliban have announced the start of a spring offensive, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced[...]

Facing Tough Odds in French Vote, Le Pen Assails Macron

Friday  05:22,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

At a rally in Nice the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen depicted her centrist opponent, Emmanuel Macron, as an unpatriotic out-of-touch banker.The showdown is a clash of opposites, a contest between her superheated anti-immigrant,[...]

Pena Nieto, Trudeau to remain in close contact over NAFTA: Mexico

Friday  05:17,   28 april 2017
Reuters

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on Thursday about the NAFTA trade deal and agreed there was an opportunity to update the accord to the mutual benefit of all signatories, the Mexican government[...]

Army To Send 1,500 Troops to Afghanistan This Summer

Friday  03:56,   28 april 2017
Newsweek

The Army will send 1,500 paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division to "train, advise and assist" in Afghanistan. The Army announced Thursday it was deploying 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan, where attacks by the [...]

Army To Send 1,500 Troops to Afghanistan This Summer

Friday  03:56,   28 april 2017
Newsweek

The Army will send 1,500 paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division to "train, advise and assist" in Afghanistan. The Army announced Thursday it was deploying 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan, where attacks by the [...]

A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table

Friday  03:35,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

President Trump used to be able to anger Mexico easily, but leaders there have developed a thicker skin as they prepare to renegotiate Nafta with the United States.His threats to build a border wall and make Mexicans pay for it would ignite[...]

Syria blames Israel for missile attack near Damascus airport

Friday  03:30,   28 april 2017
Los Angeles Times

BEIRUT — It's another in a series of attacks whose aftermath has solidified into a routine diplomatic dance. Syria's army accused Israel of "launching several missilesSyria's army accused Israel of "launching several missiles from[...]

Macedonian police fire stun grenades after protesters storm parliament

Friday  03:01,   28 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmakers still in the building.</p>Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament and assaulted [...]

Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised

Friday  03:01,   28 april 2017
AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin's principal opponent Alexei Navalny was briefly hospitalised Thursday after being hit in the eye by green dye that he said had damaged his cornea. "Shrek 2: now one-eyed," he wrote on his blog alongside a picture [...]

Baby penguin chicks make debut at London Zoo

Friday  03:01,   28 april 2017
Associated Press

Two baby penguins are the latest additions to the penguin colony at the London Zoo. One hatched on April 17, followed two days later by the other. The tiny Humboldt penguin chicks are being looked after by keepers because their parents were unable[...]

Exclusive: Brazil agriculture minister sends request for ethanol import tariff to trade body

Friday  03:01,   28 april 2017
Reuters

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has requested that the country's foreign trade council impose an ethanol import tariff as demanded by domestic producers to curb a surge in imports from the United States, an official said on[...]

Wealthy Chinese Scramble for Imperiled Commodity: U.S. ‘Golden Visa’

Friday  03:00,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

President Trump’s vow to tighten immigration policies have spurred thousands to seek an EB-5 visa before tougher requirements can be put in place. Lawmakers are discussing the EB-5 program this week as they try to reach a deal on the budget and[...]