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New Zealand bans all assault weapons after mosque shootings, prime minister says

New Zealand bans all assault weapons after mosque shootings, prime minister saysPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is immediately banning assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and "military style semi-automatic rifles" like the weapons used in last Friday's attacks on two Christchurch mosques.



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Turkey's foreign minister says allies should not intervene in its purchase of weapons: Hurriyet

Turkey's foreign minister says allies should not intervene in its purchase of weapons: HurriyetTurkey’s allies should not intervene with Ankara’s purchase of defense systems from non-NATO countries because they have rejected proposals to purchase it from them, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Wednesday. “These allies who sometimes create obstacles for us to purchase even simple weapons have started feeling uneasy after we bought S-400s,” he was quoted as saying by Hurriyet newspaper. The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Washington has made clear to Turkey that if it proceeds with the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system the United States will have to reassess Ankara’s participation in the F-35 fighter program.



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Forget About Nuclear Weapons: North Korea’s Artillery Could Kill Thousands

Forget About Nuclear Weapons: North Korea’s Artillery Could Kill ThousandsAnd impact millions within 24 hours.



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North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: Trump

North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: TrumpWASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large scale spring military exercises. “North Korea has an incredible, brilliant economic future if they make a deal, but they don’t have any economic future if they have nuclear weapons,” Trump said at a Conservative Political Action Conference.



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Donald Trump: North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons

Donald Trump: North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weaponsDonald Trump said North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal, but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons. In his first major public appearance since returning from his summit with Kim Jong-un in Vietnam, the US president said America's relationship with the secretive country seemed to be “very, very strong". “North Korea has an incredible, brilliant economic future if they make a deal, but they don’t have any economic future if they have nuclear weapons,” he told an audience at a Conservative Political Action Conference. The second meeting between the US president and the North Korean leader was cut short after they failed to reach a deal on the extent of sanctions relief the country would get in exchange for steps to give up its nuclear programme. The United States and North Korea have said they intend to continue talks, but have not said when a next round might take place. While some credited Mr Trump for refusing to be drawn into a bad deal, he was criticised for earlier praising Kim’s leadership and saying he accepted his assertion that he had not been aware of how American student Otto Warmbier, who died after 17 months in a North Korean prison, had been treated. Mr Trump said: “I’m in such a horrible position because in one way, I have to negotiate and in the other way, I love Mr and Mrs Warmbier. And I love Otto. And it’s a very delicate balance. He was a special young man and to see what happened was so bad – was so bad. "And a lot of what I do with respect to North Korea, and any success that we hopefully have – and we’ve had a lot, given no credit. They don’t remember that in the last days of the Obama administration, rockets were flying all over the place". In what was the longest speech of his presidency, Mr Trump touched on a range of red-meat issues in front of a receptive audience. Mr Trump predicted an even "bigger" win in the 2020 presidential election, calling Democratic presidential candidates as “maniacs” and accused their party of supporting “extreme late term abortion.” US election 2020 | Democrats running for President The president was back in his comfort zone with his most vocal allies, appearing on stage cracking jokes after a bruising week in which his former lawyer's explosive testimony to Congress dominated headlines at home and his summit with Kim Jong-un came to nothing.  Looking ahead to his 2020 re-election campaign, Mr Trump attacked Democratic candidates, saying he shouldn't have referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren, as “Pocahontas” so early on in the election cycle. “I should've saved the Pocahontas thing for another year because I’ve destroyed her political career and now I won't get a chance to run against her and I would've loved it,” Mr Trump told the laughing crowd. “I don’t want to knock out all the good stuff and end up with somebody that’s actually got talent.” Mr Trump also invited Hayden Williams, a conservative activist, on stage as he announced he will be signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want to receive federal grants. U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as Hayden Williams, a member of the Leadership Institute, listens during the Conservative Political Action Conference Credit: Bloomberg The 26-year-old was reportedly attacked on California's UC-Berkeley campus while he was attempting to recruit students to his conservative activist group. The president also renewed criticism of the Federal Reserve and said the US central bank's tight monetary policy was contributing to a strong dollar and hurting the United States' competitiveness. "We have a gentleman that likes a very strong dollar at the Fed," Mr Trump said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland. "I want a strong dollar, but I want a dollar that's great for our country not a dollar that is so strong that it is prohibitive for us to be dealing with other nations."



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North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: Trump

North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: TrumpU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea had a bright economic future if the two countries made a deal, but did not have any economic future with nuclear weapons. “North Korea has an incredible, brilliant economic future if they make a deal, but they don’t have any economic future if they have nuclear weapons,” Trump said at a Conservative Political Action Conference.



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Trump-Kim summit Day 1: Nuclear weapons (and Michael Cohen)

Trump-Kim summit Day 1: Nuclear weapons (and Michael Cohen)Trump set to have dinner with the North Korean leader just hours before his ex-lawyer testifies publicly before Congress.



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U.S. envoy calls for full list of North Korean weapons programs

U.S. envoy calls for full list of North Korean weapons programsIn a speech at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, envoy Stephen Biegun said North Korea would need to declare all its nuclear and missile programs and warned that Washington had “contingencies” if the diplomatic process failed. Biegun, in his most detailed public remarks on his approach to North Korea after five months in his role, said Washington would have to have expert access and monitoring mechanisms of nuclear and missile sites and “ultimately ensure removal or destruction of stockpiles of fissile material, weapons, missiles, launchers and other weapons of mass destruction.” Pyongyang has rejected declaring its weapons programs for decades. Biegun also said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed during an October visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the dismantlement and destruction of plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities.



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North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear weapons: U.S. spy chief Coats

North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear weapons: U.S. spy chief CoatsNorth Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons capabilities despite recent moves indicating it was open to such actions, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Tuesday. Coats said North Korea has halted its provocative behavior related to weapons of mass destruction, has not conducted any nuclear missile tests in more than a year and has dismantled some of its nuclear infrastructure.



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North Korea Unlikely to Give Up Nuclear Weapons, Coats Warns

North Korea Unlikely to Give Up Nuclear Weapons, Coats WarnsThe intelligence community “continues to assess that it is unlikely to give up all of its WMD stockpiles, delivery systems, and production capabilities,” Coats said, referring to weapons of mass destruction.



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