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Trump plans North Korea nuclear summit with Kim Jong-un for February

Trump met with a top Kim deputy at the White House Friday amid evidence that Pyongyang is developing ballistic missiles.

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EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was organized at very short notice and noting that Iran ...

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Top US Navy Officer Urges China to Avoid Confrontations

The U.S. Navy's top officer says he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted that ships should be able ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national ...

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US Navy Chief: Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a ...

Canadian's death sentence leaves Beijing and Ottawa trapped in a crisis

There's no easy way out in the darkening diplomatic feud between China and Canada over the detention of a Huawei executive -- even as a man's life ...

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Hitachi to Cease Work on Nuclear Power Plant in North Wales

The company said it could not come to financial terms for the nearly $20 billion endeavor with the British and Japanese governments.

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American's Brother Says Russia Delays Consular Prison Visit

The brother of an American being held in Moscow for alleged spying says a prison visit by U.S. Embassy staff has been postponed. David Whelan expressed disappointment that Russian authorities didn’t allow the visit scheduled for Thursday, but said he hoped it could be rescheduled soon and British diplomats also would be given access to his twin ...

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Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since 2010. Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, Trump said his plan will allow the United states to detect and destroy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace.” “It is not enough to keep pace with our ...

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Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?

As both the government and households try to reduce their debt levels, car sales across China are declining.

China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on Monday, a move likely to further inflame ...

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US to Roll Out New, Space-Based Missile Defense

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and ...

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Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

A US-born journalist working for Iranian media was allegedly subjected to "violent and abusive" treatment.

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Canadian Sentenced to Death in China for Drug Smuggling Will Appeal

“For a court to announce a death sentence just an hour after the trial really is very, very rare,” said a lawyer for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg.

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US Envoy: Taliban Must Engage Afghan Government

A high-level U.S. diplomat responsible for negotiations with the Taliban made it clear the insurgent group would have to engage with the Afghan government if they wanted the peace process to move forward. "The road to peace will require the ...

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster ...

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Why a 1,200-year-old calligraphy piece angered China

News the prized Tang dynasty work is being sent from Taiwan to Japan triggered outrage across China.

Netanyahu: Israel struck Iranian weapons depot at Damascus airport

In a rare acknowledgment of Israeli operations in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country's air force struck Syria over the weekend.

Canada issues travel warning for China amid 'crisis' over death sentence

Relations between Beijing and Ottawa are at crisis point after a Canadian man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court, a former Canadian ambassador to China told CNN.

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Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China

He appeared to lead a typical suburban life - but he was secretly involved in international espionage.

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US Condemns Failed Iranian Attempt to Put a Satellite in Orbit

The United States is criticizing Iran's failed attempt Tuesday to launch a satellite into orbit. Iranian officials say the launch failed when the ...

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Russia, US: No Progress in Talks Over 1987 Nuclear Arms Treaty

Russia and the United States said Tuesday there was no progress in talks over Washington's intention to withdraw from a 1987 nuclear arms treaty ...

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Robert Schellenberg: What we know about his case so far

The Canadian's trial in China had been sparsely reported outside of the country, until now.

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making ...

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Robert Schellenberg case: China accuses Canada of 'double standards'

PM Justin Trudeau had accused China of "arbitrary" justice in the case of a Canadian citizen.

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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

The 74-year-old says China has never asked it to share "improper information" about its clients.

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