China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… its southern border that could send millions of refugees flooding into China and potentially risk bringing a US military presence to China’s borders. Earlier this year, China called on the US and North Korea to give up something to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The US, along with South Korea, should suspend annual military exercises that antagonize North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its nuclear program, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in early March. …

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

April 19, 2017

… during the encounter, each of whom gave the same account of what unfolded. Racial slurs and profane, sexist insults have no place in conversation between Senators and will not be tolerated while I am serving as Senate President, Negron said in a statement. In an exchange with a colleague of mine in the Senate, I unfortunately let my temper get the best of me, he said. There is no excuse for the exchange that occurred and I have apologized to my Senate colleagues and regret the incident …

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VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing

April 14, 2017

… in exchange for their help deterring North Korea. “That’s worth having not as good a trade deal as I would normally be able to make,” said the President. Trump, Chinese leader face North Korea dilemma During a meeting at the White House on Thursday, Trump said that North Korea “is a problem” that will be “taken care of.” Now, this upcoming trip will offer Pence the opportunity to deliver that message to the region in person. More From this publisher : …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)US-Russia relations are facing considerable scrutiny during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, filled with scandal over communications between key Trump aides and Russian officials and allegations of Moscow meddling in the 2016 election. But all of that was a world away Tuesday evening at the Russian embassy in Washington, as high school students from middle America participated in a rich cultural exchange. About 200 high school students from the …

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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact – BBC News

April 3, 2017

Carbon locked up The role of plants in taking up CO2 is one of the known unknowns in climatology. CO2 is a plant fertiliser and researchers think that as levels increase the trees will fix more of it into their trunks, roots and organic matter in the earth. But they believe the fertilizing effect will be limited over time by other factors such as lack of nutrients, lack of water and rising temperatures. Humans and forests currently participate in a mutually beneficial exchange in which trees …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… adviser Michael Flynn, who also served as a top campaign aide, was offering his testimony to Congress in exchange for legal immunity signaled a potential turning point. Watch: Flynn likened immunity to guilt in 2016 If you’re arriving on the scene late, the Flynn news can be summed up this way: One of Trump’s highest-ranked and most-trusted campaign hands, who then scored one of the most powerful positions in the White House, is now saying he wants to answer …

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