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US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/April 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North. South Korea’s trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes […]The post US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power appeared first on STL.News.

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK/April 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76. Gallin died Friday after a long battle with […]The post Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76 appeared first on STL.News.

Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

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http://www.stl.news - BEIJING/April 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France’s closely watched presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 retreated 0.6 percent to 5,043.53 and London’s FTSE-100 shed just under 0.1 percent to 7,124.36. Germany’s DAX was little-changed at 12,023.01. […]The post Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote appeared first on STL.News.

US Defense Sec’y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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http://www.stl.news - TEL AVIV, Israel/April 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. The implication […]The post US Defense Sec’y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons appeared first on STL.News.

VP Pence praises Indonesia’s democratic, tolerant values

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http://www.stl.news - JAKARTA, Indonesia/April 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia’s democracy and moderate form of Islam on Thursday alongside the president of the world’s most populous Muslim nation, reinforcing his message with a visit to the region’s largest mosque. Pence’s comments, though routine, had significance for Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who […]The post VP Pence praises Indonesia’s democratic, tolerant values appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/April 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia (all times local): 5:55 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on Thursday as part of his visit to Indonesia. The vice president’s office says he will be touring the largest mosque […]The post The Latest: Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: Japan says differences with US on economic talks

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/April 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. A Japanese official says a difference in approach remains with the U.S. despite an agreement on a framework for new bilateral economic talks. The official said Tuesday that Japan still hopes to bring […]The post The Latest: Japan says differences with US on economic talks appeared first on STL.News.

Shares waver as US warns era of patience with NKorea is over

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/April 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a visit to South Korea, warned that U.S. patience with Pyongyang has run out. Many global markets were closed for Easter holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Markets were closed in France, Germany and Britain. U.S. shares were set […]The post Shares waver as US warns era of patience with NKorea is over appeared first on STL.News.

Pence: North Korea ‘provocation’ shows the risk to military

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/April 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that North Korea’s “provocation” underscored the risks faced by American and South Korean service members, hours after the North conducted a failed missile launch shortly before Pence’s arrival. Pence landed in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to […]The post Pence: North Korea ‘provocation’ shows the risk to military appeared first on STL.News.

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

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http://www.stl.news - PYONGYANG, North Korea/April 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions. Kim did not speak during the annual parade, which […]The post North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade appeared first on STL.News.

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State tunnel

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/April 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes […]The post US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State tunnel appeared first on STL.News.

US stock indexes post modest losses; bond yields slump

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http://www.stl.news - April 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Industrial and materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Wednesday on another day of subdued trading ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. The slide marked the second decline in a row for the stock market, extending its losses for the month. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices snapped a […]The post US stock indexes post modest losses; bond yields slump appeared first on STL.News.