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Powerful Earthquake on Iran-Iraq Border Kills Over 330

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday.

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The American President offered to help resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea during a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi.

“I am a very good mediator and a very good arbitrator,” Trump said on Sunday ahead of a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. “If I can be of help in any way let me know,” he added.

China, US ink $250 bn trade deals to mark Trump's 1st visit

US President Donald Trump pressed China to do more to rein in North Korea on Thursday and said bilateral trade had been unfair to the United States, but praised President Xi Jinping’s pledge that China would be more open to foreign firms.

On North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, Trump said “China can fix this problem quickly and easily”, urging Beijing to cut financial links with North Korea and also calling on Russia to help.

Trump warns ‘rogue regime’ North Korea of grave danger

US President Donald Trump arrived in China on Wednesday seeking help to rein in North Korea after warning North’s leader that the nuclear weapons he is developing “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.”

Trump used some of his toughest language yet against North Korea in a wide-ranging address in Seoul that lodged specific accusations of chilling human rights abuses. He called on countries around the world to isolate Pyongyang by denying it “any form of support, supply or acceptance.”

At N Korea’s doorstep, Trump warns of US power while also striking conciliatory note

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea he was prepared to use the full range of military power to stop any attack, but in a more conciliatory appeal than ever before he urged Pyongyang to “make a deal” to end the nuclear standoff.

Speaking on North Korea’s doorstep during a visit to Seoul, Trump said that while “we hope to God” not to have to resort to the use of full US military might, he was ready to do whatever was necessary to prevent the “North Korean dictator” from threatening millions of lives.

Trump Pushes Japan to Buy Military Equipment, Hits Out on Trade

President Donald Trump urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to purchase U.S. military equipment to create jobs in America after telling leaders that Japan had an unfair advantage on trade.

In a joint press briefing with Abe in Tokyo on Monday, Trump hailed the U.S.-Japan alliance even as he called for a reduction in the trade gap between the countries. Trump reeled off several possibilities, including missile-defence systems, missiles and F-35 fighter jets.

Trump’s H-1B reform may make life hell for firms, immigrants

Donald Trump came into office promising a restrictive new approach to immigration and there has been little question about his intention to follow through – with one seeming exception. Despite its enthusiastic rhetoric about the H-1B programme, which provides temporary visas to high-skilled workers, the administration failed to make significant changes in time to impact the programme’s annual lottery this April, leaving some who had anticipated action fuming. It has also declined to take up any of the legislative proposals for H-1B overhaul.

No dictator should underestimate US resolve, warns Trump

US President Donald Trump warned nations against challenging the US as he rallied American troops in Japan on the first stop of his 11-day tour of Asia. Speaking to US and Japanese military personnel on Sunday at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, Trump said he would push for freedom in the region and fair trade in meetings with other leaders. He also exuded confidence in the US military as tensions rise with North Korea.

Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man charged in New York attack

US President Donald Trump called for the death penalty on Wednesday for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a “terrorist.”

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning Tuesday’s attack a year ago, according to a criminal complaint filed against him on Wednesday.