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HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on April 16 at 18:20 P.M. EDT/2220 GMT

April 16 (Reuters) - Highlights for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday: NORTH KOREA The United States, its allies and China are working together on a range of responses to North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test, Trump's national security adviser says, citing what he calls an international consensus to act.

Trump has employed tough rhetoric in response to North Korea's recent missile tests, but the new president's options appear limited in dealing with a challenge that has vexed his Oval Office predecessors.

Pledging that the U.S. commitment to South Korea has never been stronger, Vice President Mike Pence is set to meet on Monday with the nation's acting president, the day after North Korea launched a missile that blew up almost immediately.

AFGHANISTAN Trump's national security adviser meet Afghan officials in Kabul and say the new administration is weighing diplomatic, military and economic responses to its Taliban and Islamic State enemies in Afghanistan.

RUSSIA White House national security adviser H. R. McMaster says it is time for tough talks with Russia over its support for Syria's government and its "subversive" actions in Europe.

CHINA Trump defends his reversal on whether to call China a currency manipulator, saying on Twitter that China is helping with the North Korean problem.

ADMINISTRATION In a White House marked by infighting, top economic aide Gary Cohn, a Democrat and former Goldman Sachs banker, is muscling aside some of Trump's hard-right advisers to push more moderate, business-friendly economic policies.

(Compiled by Peter Cooney; Editing by Richard Chang)