World Media

Pence says USA will review South Korea FTA

Pence says USA will review South Korea FTA

"We want to send an unambiguous message especially to North Korea that any attempt to use weapons of any kind against our allies in this region or American forces overseas will be defeated and will be met with overwhelming force", Pence said in an interview with CNN.

In just the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new President in the decisive action that he took in Syria and Afghanistan.

He told 2,500 military personnel at the Yokosuka Naval Base, a hub for the US Navy in the western Pacific, that "North Korea is the most risky and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific".

He previously visited South Korea, where he emphasized the Trump administration's "resolve" on the North Korean nuclear threat, a theme he revisited in Japan as well.

Speaking onboard the aircraft carrier Wednesday, Pence also said that more of the U.S.'s most advanced military assets would be deployed to the region, where 47,000 American troops are stationed in Japan and 28,000 in South Korea, under decades-old mutual defense treaties underpinning regional security in East Asia. Trump said last week it had been sent to waters near the Korean peninsula as a warning to North Korea, but which headed towards Australia instead. There is expectation that the strike group may arrive in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula around April 25.

Trump to order US Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms
The review that Mr Trump is ordering gives the administration a way to approach the issue independent of Congress. Banks say the regulations have hurt their liquidity and created burdensome processes.

The American vice president is on a 10-day trip to Asia that has been dominated by the North Korea issue.

Abe said Japan hoped for peaceful dialogue with Pyongyang, "but at the same time, dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless and it is necessary for us to exercise pressure North Korea so that it comes forward and engages in this serious dialogue".

"The United States of America will always seek peace, but under President Donald Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready", said Pence.

President Donald Trump in Washington and Pence at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea have signaled a forceful US stance on North Korea's recent actions.

North Korea did test a missile on Sunday, but by US and South Korean accounts it failed "within seconds".

Thunder survive to beat Rockets in Game 3
In Washington, Bradley Beal scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to push the Wizards past the Hawks, 109-101. Rockets G James Harden scored 30-plus points for the 14th time in his postseason career, second in franchise history.

Pence on Wednesday also reaffirmed the U.S.'s commitment to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and said its common defense alliance with Japan extended to islands also claimed by China. ECONOMY Planned fiscal stimulus from Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress could pose an "upside risk" to the US economy, Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George says, adding she is not yet forecasting it will materialize.

Mattis credited China with trying to help get the North Korea situation "under control" with the goal of denuclearizing the peninsula.

A senior North Korean official then accused the United States of bringing the countries to the brink of thermonuclear war.

If the United States is unwilling to negotiate with North Korea, and the regime is unwilling to abandon its nuclear and missile programs based on pressure alone, the prospect of the United States using military action to prevent North Korea from developing the capability to strike the continental United States becomes more likely. They say it fails to take into account the complex patterns of global trade, pointing out that the US has run big deficits during periods of strong economic growth.

EPA begins review of key Obama methane rule
East Chicago resident Thomas Frank, right, speaks during a rally Wednesday prior to EPA head Scott Pruitt's visit. Another 3,000 residents living in Zone 2 and 3 of the superfund site were not told to relocate.


  • N.Y. Rangers top Canadiens to tie series

    N.Y. Rangers top Canadiens to tie series

    BLUES 3, WILD 1: Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead St. The visitors became more aggressive in the third period but struggled to get many legitimate chances at the net.
    NASA Launches Spacecraft Named After John Glenn To Resupply ISS

    NASA Launches Spacecraft Named After John Glenn To Resupply ISS

    After the cargo is unloaded and Cygnus is packed full of trash, the module will be released for its descent back to Earth. The Cygnus rose into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida right on time, at 11:11 a.m.
    Paris terror attack: Hunt on for second suspect

    Paris terror attack: Hunt on for second suspect

    Laurent asked not to be identified by his last name because he does not represent the Paris police officially. Subway stations were closed off. "This threat will be part of our daily lives in the next years".
  • Son of world's oldest person dies aged 97 in Jamaica

    Son of world's oldest person dies aged 97 in Jamaica

    Violet Mosse-Brown, of Jamaica, is officially the oldest living person in the world, at 117 years of age. His carer Elaine McGrowder told the Associated Press: "He was a handsome man - very, very special".
    Starbucks barista 'stressed' over Unicorn Frappuccino

    Starbucks barista 'stressed' over Unicorn Frappuccino

    For context, the limited-run (April 19-23) beverage comprises 410 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 45 milligrams of cholesterol. Why ruin a perfectly good frappuccino with Warhead-tasting gunk? "It's just really sweet".
    Drug regulator finds Combiflam, D Cold Total and Oflox 100 substandard

    Drug regulator finds Combiflam, D Cold Total and Oflox 100 substandard

    Last year, when Combiflam had passed the disintegration test thrice, Sanofi India had recalled the affected batches. The analysts checks the amount and quality of the ingredients in the molecule when conducting the assay test.
  • Timeline of administration's statements shows confusion about location of US aircraft carrier

    It was moving away from North Korea when US officials said it was moving toward the peninsula, the Times confirmed on Tuesday. Mr Pence characterised North Korea as an "urgent and most unsafe threat" to peace and security in the Asia Pacific.
    Park district egg hunts are this week

    Park district egg hunts are this week

    Meanwhile , on the "big kid" end of the mall, children ranging from 5 to 10 were divided into groups by age for their egg hunt. Children of all ages should save their appetites and limber up for two township traditions on tap for Saturday, April 15.
    Jenson Button Will Replace Alonso for the Monaco Grand Prix

    Jenson Button Will Replace Alonso for the Monaco Grand Prix

    He'll be extremely prepared and I think he's going to put on a good show. "I wouldn't want to share the conversations he has had with whom".
  • Trump warming to EU free trade deal

    Trump warming to EU free trade deal

    However, a trade deal with Europe is far more lucrative for the U.S. than a deal with Britain. Whereas the USA exported $55bn from Britain and imported $54bn.
    French Elections: Scenario Analysis - 7IM

    French Elections: Scenario Analysis - 7IM

    As a result, the party has more support than it used to, even though there are still people who do not support what it stands for. Recent polling continues to suggest that Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron will move into the next round of voting.
    Warriors star likely to play Game 3 against Trail Blazers

    Warriors star likely to play Game 3 against Trail Blazers

    The Warriors did their usual work on Sunday, shooting 43-of-81 from the field while making 11 3-pointers to get the win. JaVale McGee said they miss not having Durant in the lineup but they also know how to adjust when he is not there.