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US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told his Chinese counterpart that improved high-level relations between their countries will reduce the risk of unintentional conflict. Mattis and Chinese General Wei Fenghe met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore in an effort to normalize military relations. Following the talks, ...

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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old pact give China an 'unfair' advantage.

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A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog

Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.

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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not ...

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Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul’s residence in Istanbul in connection with the ...

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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.

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China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules

Beijing's crackdown on a film star and the Interpol chief highlights its use of secret detentions.

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ethnic Persian. The country's religion is Shi'ite Islam, and it is home to millions of ethno-religious ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Guatemalan police detained Bartolo Fuentes, a former member of the Honduran Congress, from the middle of ...

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China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

A senior official defended the vast detention network in the Xinjiang region, calling it a “vocational education and training program.”

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King ...

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China admits to locking up Uyghurs but defends Xinjiang crackdown

China has defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.

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Sundar Pichai: Google 'exploring' censored China search app

The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns.

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Trump visiting Hurricane Michael-affected areas in Florida, Georgia

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump headed to Florida and Georgia on Monday to meet with first responders and view damage caused by last week's storm.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' finally lands a release date in China

"Crazy Rich Asians" is scheduled to hit theaters in China on Nov. 30. The date is more than two months after its release in some East Asian ...

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Market Can Cope with Push for Zero Iranian Oil Sales, Says US Envoy

The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a ...

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Yang Kaili: China live-streamer detained for 'insulting' national anthem

Yang Kaili, who has millions of followers in China, apologised for not singing the anthem "seriously".

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Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia on first official tour

Their first official tour includes the Invictus Games and visits to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

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Chinese Envoy Says US Charge of Election Interference 'Groundless'

China's ambassador to the U.S. says many accusations the Trump administration has made against Beijing are "groundless", including election interference. "One of the fundamental principles in China's foreign policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," Ambassador Cui Tiankai told Fox television Sunday. "We have been ...

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Snake drops into Chinese bank meeting

Python drops in on a staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China.

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Trump Suggests Defense Chief Could Leave

U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis could be one of his next key officials to leave the government. The ...

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IMF Urges US and China to De-escalate Tariff Wars

President Donald Trump says the U.S. economy is the strongest it has ever been, because of his economic and trade policies. But the International ...

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US Arms Makers Express Concern to Trump Administration Over Saudi Deals

Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist ...

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world's two largest economies. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang offered no specifics, but said ...

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China's paranoia and oppression in Xinjiang has a long history

China finally admitted this week what had been widely reported: that it is interning thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people in "re-education camps" in the far-western region of Xinjiang.

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Pence Promises US Backing for Central America if Borders Strengthened

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence. Speaking at a ...

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