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Jakarta's Christian governor faces defeat in divisive run-off election

Bay Ismoyo, AFP | Jakarta's Christian governor lost heavily to a Muslim former government minister in an election run-off, polls indicated, after a divisive battle that has damaged Indonesia's reputation as a bastion of tolerant Islam.

Jakarta's Christian governor looked set to lose to a former government minister in a divisive run-off election on Wednesday, after a campaign that cracked open ugly religious and racial divides in the world's most populous Muslim nation.


Trump talks tough on North Korea, says Kim 'gotta behave'

The White House displayed a tough and unyielding approach to North Korea and its nuclear ambitions Monday, with President Donald Trump warning that Kim Jong-un has "gotta behave".

Earlier on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence sternly advised Kim not to test America's resolve and military power.

Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, signaled a forceful U.S. stance on North Korea's recent actions and threats. But no one was predicting what might come next.


North Korea warns 'thermonuclear war could break out at any moment'

Thermonuclear war possible ‘at any moment’, warns North Korea

Country’s deputy UN ambassador, Kim In-ryong, makes declaration as Trump tells Kim Jong-un he has ‘gotta behave’

A senior North Korean official has accused the US of turning the Korean peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment”.


May's real reason for calling election? To show EU that Brexit really means Brexit

‘Another one!?’: UK reacts to May’s election announcement

PM’s decision aims to dispel the lingering belief in Europe that Britain will change its mind about leaving the EU

Of the many reasons Theresa May supplied for calling a general election, the Conservative leader provided one particularly important one. She believes she still needs to convince her European counterparts that Brexit does indeed mean Brexit.


Trump's North Korean 'armada' was actually headed to Australia

US Navy, AFP | A picture of the US Pacific Fleet taking part in exercises with the Japanese navy on March 28, 2017.

When US President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an "armada" as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction.


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