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By Ken Thomas The Associated Press

Trump, facing pushback, vows US will be stronger on trade

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump faced pushback Monday from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war.

But the president defended his actions saying the U.S. would soon be in a stronger position with its top trading partners.

Pence warns NKorea ‘era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, Korea, Republic Of — Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of strategic patience is over.”