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FDA questions Juul, Altria commitment to combat teen vaping

FDA questions Juul, Altria commitment to combat teen vapingWASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help reverse the boom in underage vaping.



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GOP Rep. Questions Dems’ Commitment to Stopping Gun Violence at Whitaker Hearing

GOP Rep. Questions Dems’ Commitment to Stopping Gun Violence at Whitaker HearingRepresentative John Ratcliffe (R., Texas) questioned his Democratic colleagues’ commitment to preventing gun violence on Friday, citing their lack of questions pertaining to the issue during acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. “Earlier this week my colleagues on the other side of the aisle indicated they had a great desire to reduce gun violence in this country. In fact we had an eight-hour hearing with six witnesses that talked about the need to reduce gun violence in this country,” Ratcliffe said.



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Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to KurdsRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners.



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France says it could help North Korea denuclearize if it sees real commitment

France says it could help North Korea denuclearize if it sees real commitmentFrance, a nuclear power and permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, is not directly involved in talks between North Korea, South Korea and the United States to work toward the region’s denuclearization. “We are waiting for precise commitments from Pyongyang to demonstrate its real desire to engage in a dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programs,” Macron told a news conference alongside his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in. “We are ready to put forward our expertise and play an active role if a negotiation process is started.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged at a landmark summit in Singapore in June to work toward denuclearization.



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Immigration rulings raise questions about Kavanaugh's commitment to precedent

Immigration rulings raise questions about Kavanaugh's commitment to precedentBrett Kavanaugh has said repeatedly that he respects “precedent," but some Democrats are wary of what they suspect is his willingness to disregard past opinions.



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Merkel: G7 agree on commitment to rules-based trade

Merkel: G7 agree on commitment to rules-based tradeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that G7 leaders had agreed on the wording of a common statement at their ongoing summit which would include a commitment to a “rules-based” trade framework. “By any reckoning we will have a final communique,” Merkel told journalists on the final day of the summit in Canada, which has been held amid anger towards the US for imposing tariffs on allies, circumventing the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the process. The German leader said there was “a common conviction” about the need for changes to the WTO, although it was not immediately clear if there would a clear call for reform in the final statement.



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Michael Bloomberg 'to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement'

Michael Bloomberg 'to write $  4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement'Billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $ 4.5m cheque to cover the US’s financial commitment to the Paris Climate agreement for 2018. Donald Trump pulled the US out of the climate pact last year, saying it was a “terrible deal” which would “undermine” the economy and put the US at a “permanent disadvantage”. The move made the US the only country in the world opposed to the climate change agreement which aims to cut carbon emissions in an effort to restrict global temperature rises to less than 2C by the end of this century.



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Pentagon signals open-ended troop commitment in Syria

Pentagon signals open-ended troop commitment in SyriaThe US military plans on staying in Syria as long as necessary to ensure the Islamic State group does not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday, as the fight against the jihadists winds down. “We are going to maintain our commitment on the ground as long as we need to — to support our partners and prevent the return of terrorist groups,” Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said. The United States currently has approximately 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria, where they have been helping train and advise Kurdish and Arab partner forces in the fight against IS.



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US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend SKorea

US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend SKoreaBUSAN, South Korea (AP) — U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill.



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