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China welcomes US assertion not seeking N. Korea regime change

China welcomes US assertion not seeking N. Korea regime changeChina on Thursday welcomed comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Washington would not seek regime change in North Korea, after a week of verbal sparring between the two countries over Pyongyang’s rogue weapons programme. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said “we attach importance to the remarks”, when questioned on the US’s latest comments on the North, which has caused international alarm with two recent missile tests. “We have noted that the US side has recently paid more attention to security issues on the peninsula — China has always believed that security is at the core of the problem,” Wang said, at a joint press conference with the visiting the foreign minister of Turkey.



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‘I don’t even know where the satire begins’: Rep. Quigley bewildered by White House defense of wiretapping assertion

‘I don’t even know where the satire begins’: Rep. Quigley bewildered by White House defense of wiretapping assertionRep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., slammed White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday, comparing the daily media briefing and its defenses of President Trump to self-parody. The comment was in reference to Monday’s press briefing, in which Spicer attempted to clarify Trump’s evidence-free allegation that former President Barack Obama wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower prior to the election. Quigley, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, rejected this defense, saying, “These are extraordinarily serious allegations about the former president and our entire system.



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White House spokesperson qualifies Trump wiretap assertion, wants probe

White House spokesperson qualifies Trump wiretap assertion, wants probeWhite House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pressed about President Trump's Saturday tweetstorm on "This Week."



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Philippines demands proof for rights group's assertion of police 'executions'

Philippines demands proof for rights group's assertion of police 'executions'The Philippines on Thursday dismissed as “thoughtless and irresponsible” a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a “campaign of extrajudicial execution”. Duterte’s signature war on drugs was in the best interests of Filipinos and the New York-based group’s allegations of systematic police abuse were “hearsay” and not supported by evidence, said presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella. “All these accusations of circumventing police procedures should be proven in a competent court and if found meritorious should result in appropriate sanctions against the perpetrators,” Abella said in a statement.



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