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India Launches Airstrike Into Pakistani Territory in Response to Terror Attack

India Launches Airstrike Into Pakistani Territory in Response to Terror AttackIndia launched an airstrike against a terrorist training camp in Pakistani territory early Tuesday morning in response to a recent terrorist attack carried out in the disputed border region of Kashmir.Indian authorities claim the attack killed a “very large number” of fighters but Pakistani officials maintain that no one was killed in the strike.“Acting on intelligence, India early today stuck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Balakot,” India’s foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale ,told reporters in New Dehli, according to the Associated Press. “In this operation a very large number of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and jihadis being trained were eliminated.”The attack was launched in response to a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian soldiers on February 14 in Kashmir, a disputed territory that lies between Pakistan and Indian that both countries claim as their own.Pakistani terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by a member who lived in a section of Kashmir that remains under Indian control. Pakistani officials have denied any involvement in the attack and vowed to respond to any provocation by India.Chinese officials urged the two nuclear powers to show restraint and maintain stability in the region.“We hope that both India and Pakistan can … take actions that will help stabilize the situation in the region and help to improve mutual relations, instead of the other way around,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters.Tensions between the two nations continue to escalate as Indian officials routinely accuse Pakistan of providing safe haven and support to terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad, a group that contests India's territorial claims in Kashmir through violent attacks. Pakistan has, however, officially outlawed the group and seized some of its property.



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Florida’s Race For Governor Is In Recount Territory

Florida’s Race For Governor Is In Recount TerritoryTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The tight gubernatorial race between Tallahassee Mayor



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Ken Starr on Trump: We're in 'abuse of power' territory

Ken Starr on Trump: We're in 'abuse of power' territoryThe ex-Whitewater independent counsel during the Clinton presidency sees parallels with the current president's attacks on Robert Mueller.



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California wildfires entering ‘uncharted territory,’ Governor Jerry Brown warns

California wildfires entering ‘uncharted territory,’ Governor Jerry Brown warnsThe wildfires ravaging California are plunging the state into “uncharted territory”, governor Jerry Brown has said. Mr Brown – like other officials before him – warned on Wednesday that that situation could be the “new normal” for the state. Every year is teaching the fire authorities new lessons,” the governor said at a press conference, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.



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Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense minister

Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense ministerBy Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will not allow any Syrian refugees to enter its territory but will continue to provide them with humanitarian aid, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday. More than 120,000 people in southwestern Syria have been forced to flee since the Syrian government launched an offensive to recover an area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from rebels, a monitoring group said. The Israeli military said an increased number of Syrian civilians had been spotted in refugee camps on the Syrian side of the Golan over the past few days, and that it had overnight sent aid supplies at four locations “to Syrians fleeing hostilities”.



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Xi Jinping Warns U.S. That China Won't Surrender ‘One Inch’ of Territory

Xi Jinping Warns U.S. That China Won't Surrender ‘One Inch’ of TerritoryThe U.S. has criticized China's claims to the disputed South China Sea



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Xi Jinping tells US defence chief China will not give up 'even one inch' of territory it considers its own

Xi Jinping tells US defence chief China will not give up 'even one inch' of territory it considers its ownPresident Xi Jinping told James Mattis, the US Defence Secretary, he wouldn’t give up any territory that China considered its own, an unusually blunt warning as security disputes simmer below a fight over trade. Xi made his remarks while meeting Mr Mattis on Wednesday in Beijing, the first such visit by a US defence chief in more than four years. The comments appeared to be a reference to US complaints about Chinese military deployments in the disputed South China Sea and a push by American lawmakers to expand ties with the democratically run island of Taiwan, which Beijing considers a province. “Our stance is steadfast and clear-cut when it comes to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Xi said, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. “We cannot lose one inch of territory passed down by our ancestors. Meanwhile, we want nothing from others.” The meeting illustrates how disputes between the world’s two largest economies extend beyond US President Donald Trump’s plans to slap tariffs on Chinese goods and restrict the country’s investments. At a glance | The One China policy In recent months, the Defense Department has branded China a “strategic competitor” and rescinded an invitation to join annual international military exercises that begin Thursday near Hawaii. ‘Important Time’ Xi can’t afford to look weak after the ruling Communist Party repealed presidential term limits in March, and he’s pledged to go blow for blow on trade. He has warned against efforts to widen divisions with Taiwan and in April presided over China’s largest-ever naval review in a display of its growing military reach. The Chinese president’s comments were printed on the influential front page of the party’s flagship People’s Daily newspaper. Videos broadcast on Chinese state media showed Mr Mattis studiously taking notes as Xi spoke. American Protectionism in history “This is an important time in the history of China and the United States as we work our way forward,” Mr Mattis said as he sat with Xi in front of a bank of cameras and photographers prior to their private meeting, according to the Associated Press. “I’m here to keep our relationship on a great trajectory, going in the right direction, and to share ideas with your leadership, your military leadership, as we look at the way ahead.” Military Gains Since Xi hosted Mr Mattis’s predecessor, Chuck Hagel, in 2014, China has launched a second aircraft carrier and outlined plans to build a “world-class” military by 2050. The Trump administration, meanwhile, has replaced Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” with an “Indo-Pacific” policy that looks to draw India into the regional security framework as a counterweight to China. In recent weeks, prominent Chinese academics have begun to question whether the leadership underestimated the depth of anti-China sentiment in Washington and risked a premature showdown with the world’s sole superpower. Mr Mattis told a gathering of Asian defense chiefs earlier this month that Beijing’s deployments of military aircraft and missile batteries in the South China Sea were causing the US to reconsider its “cooperative stance.” Why Trump's trade war with the EU and China could end in disaster He said China risked “larger consequences” in the future. Still, Mr Trump needs Xi’s help to keep North Korea engaged with disarmament talks. Xi hosted Kim Jong-un in Beijing last week - the North Korean leader’s third China trip since March – in a demonstration of China’s enduring sway as the country’s top trading partner and wartime ally. Mr Mattis was expected to leave for Seoul later Thursday, where he would likely encounter questions about Mr Trump’s decision to halt joint military drills with South Korea. He’ll then head to Japan, the US’s closest ally in the region, before heading back to Washington.



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Xi tells Mattis China won't give up 'even one inch' of territory

Xi tells Mattis China won't give up 'even one inch' of territoryBy Phil Stewart and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – China is committed to peace but cannot give up “even one inch” of territory that the country’s ancestors left behind, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday during his first visit to Beijing. Xi’s remarks underscored deep-rooted areas of tension in Sino-U.S. ties, particularly over what the Pentagon views as China’s militarization of the South China Sea, a vital transit route for world trade. Beijing is also deeply suspicious of U.S. intentions toward self-governing and democratic Taiwan, which is armed by the United States.



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Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP Territory

Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP TerritoryDemocrats have launched a serious bid to win an April 24 special election for



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West Virginia Teacher Strike Heads Into Uncharted Territory

West Virginia Teacher Strike Heads Into Uncharted TerritoryThe statewide strike by teachers and other school workers in West Virginia stretched into its second week on Thursday, as protesters filled the state Capitol for a sixth straight workday with no clear end to the work stoppage in sight. The standoff between workers and legislators appeared all but resolved just two days earlier, when Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced a deal with union leaders to hike pay for teachers and state employees. In a remarkable turn, workers bucked union leadership and vowed to return to the picket lines, carrying out what amounted to a wildcat strike. Schools in all 55 counties stayed closed on Thursday, a day Justice had expected everyone to return to work after a one-day “cooling off” period on Wednesday.



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