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World reacts to Trump's speech on new Afghanistan strategy

Global reaction to President Donald Trump's speech on the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan: Afghanistan's chief executive is welcoming President Trump's strategy for Afghanistan, calling it a unique opportunity to fight terrorists in the region and insisting that it renews the U.S. commitment to ...

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The Latest: UN chief urges turn down rhetoric on Korea

Lavrov, speaking at a news conference in Moscow, added that the "potential for economic pressure has been practically exhausted" and emphasized the need to encourage political settlement. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "made a very wise and ...

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China says US trade probe would violate international rules

Trump told U.S. trade officials to look into whether to launch a formal investigation into whether Beijing improperly requires foreign companies to hand over technology in exchange for market access. "If the U.S. side disregards the fact it does not respect multilateral trade rules and takes ...

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Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready

The comments by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford in a series of meetings with senior South Korean military and political officials and the local media appeared to be an attempt to ease anxiety over tit-for-tat threats between President Donald Trump and North Korea while also showing a ...

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Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

China's ruling Communist Party controls internet traffic across the country's borders and tries to keep the public from seeing thousands of websites including Facebook. China's biggest internet service provider, China Telecom Ltd., sent a letter to corporate customers last month saying that ...

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Xi calls for calm after Trump says US is 'locked and loaded'

Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the U.S. But China says it alone can't compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.

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Bus crash in China's northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

The front end of the red bus was left mangled after it ploughed into the wall at the entrance to the tunnel on a four-lane highway, according to photos published by state media. The Xinhua News Agency and other media outlets said the bus was the only vehicle damaged, although it wasn't clear if ...

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China raises toll to 20 dead in quake in southwest mountains

The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth under the Chinese Academy of Sciences drew the conclusion from satellite imagery collected after the magnitude 6.5 quake struck Tuesday night, the official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV said Thursday. The quake knocked out ...

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Experts: US-N.Korea nuclear war unlikely, but risk is rising

A nuclear war between North Korea and the United States is not imminent, analysts said, but the inflammatory rhetoric on both sides is increasing the risk. North Korea's army said in a statement distributed by state media Wednesday that it was examining a plan to use ballistic missiles to make ...

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The Latest: Death toll in China's Sichuan quake rises to 13

Chinese state media are reporting that the death toll from Tuesday's strong earthquake in southwestern China has risen to nine. The Xinhua News Agency says another 164 people were injured by the 7.0 magnitude quake in Sichuan province. The U.S. Geological Survey has a magnitude 6.5 earthquake ...

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